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July 2012 eNewsletter

                         "In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own." —Anna Quindlen

Island Books

Island Books

This is a great month for celebrating, with Canada Day at the beginning and Vanuatuan Independence Day at the end. In between, of course, there's the Fourth of July and Bastille Day and the arrival of real summer weather here in the Pacific Northwest. While you're out enjoying the long sunny days, don't forget to tuck a book into your pocket or purse (or just carry one electronically on your phone). The laziest of days is well spent reading.


Roger Page
Owner and Bookseller

TOM SAWYER, HIS FENCE, AND MOVING THE BOOKSTORE

Mark Twain

Half Off Mark Twain in July

We were overwhelmed by how many volunteers helped us with the store recarpeting project. Clearly Islanders have never read about Tom Sawyer and how he got pulled into painting a fence. Well, we're so grateful the carpet job is behind us and thankful for all the community support that we're making all Mark Twain books half price for the month of July.

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ROAD TRIP SEASON!

Road Trip SeasonRoad Trip Season

Hit The Road, Jack

July is often the month of road trips, where we set out with our families to discover our country via gas stations, landmarks, and the landscape of the open highway. Here are some books to help guide you on your way.

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MORE SUMMER READING FOR KIDS AND TEENS

Summer Reading for KidsSummer Reading for Kids

Stock Up For July

Don't let the kids stop reading this summer! Keep the good books rolling so they get the most out of Ticket to Read. Here are some suggestions to keep them going as the weather heats up.

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HOT TOPICS ON OUR STORE JOURNAL

Store Journal

Reading-Related Rambles

Catch up on recent posts, including a guest appearance by former Island Books employee Mary Jane Beaufrand, an interview with local artist Tom Baker, and some suggestions for patriotic reading this Fourth of July.

By the way, did you know you can get our Store Journal by email?

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COUNTER INTELLIGENCE

Counter IntelligenceCounter Intelligence

Nancy's July Pick: 

In the Woods

We read a lot, and despite ourselves, we're guilty of playing favorites. For example, this month Nancy's steering customers towards Tana French's stellar debut, In the Woods (just as French's latest book and Miriam's pick, Broken Harbor, hits the shelves). Here, our booksellers share their July recommendations.

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GET IN TOUCH

Island Books

3014 78th Ave. SE

MI, WA 98040

(206) 232-6920

islandbooks@seanet.com

Store Hours

Mon-Wed: 9:30 - 7:00

Thurs: 9:30 - 8:00

Fri: 9:30 - 7:00

Sat: 9:30 - 6:00

Sun: 11:00 - 5:00

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Island Books

Thurs, July 26, 7:30pm: Open Book Club: Doc by Mary Doria Russell
Sat, July 28, 10:00am: MEOW Cat Rescue Event and Book Signing

Ticket to Read

Ticket to Read

From now until Aug 31st, drop by our childrens' desk and pick up a "Ticket to Read." Each time you purchase a children's or teen title, we stamp your ticket, and when you've purchased 10 books you earn one free children's hardcover of your choice.

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Open Book Club

Open Book Club

Island Books hosts an open book club run by our staff facilitator that meets the last Thursday of each month at 7:30pm. All are welcome to attend, and if you purchase your book here in the store you'll always get a 10% discount.

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20% Off Indie Bestsellers

20% Off

Catch up on the titles dominating the indie bestseller lists and save 20% when you order online.

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eBooks

ebooks

Did you know you can download eBooks and read them instantly from our website?

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