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October 2011 eNewsletter

Island Books

Roger and Nancy PageWe’ve been selling books here on the Island since 1973 and truly believe our store has a welcoming atmosphere one that leads to the kind of conversation, sharing, and chance encounter that is at the heart of our idea of community. If you can’t visit, drop by our website. You can check out what we are reading and raving about, link to our Facebook page, Twitter, or our blog, and order books to be picked up at the store or mailed to your home. Please feel free to share this newsletter and encourage your friends to subscribe.


We look forward to seeing you,
Roger and Nancy Page
Owners and Booksellers

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COUNTER INTELLIGENCE: BOOKSELLER PICKS

Lord of Misrule 

Kay: Lord of Misrule

by Jaimy Gordon

A brilliant novel that captures the dusty, dark, and beautiful world of small-time horse racing, where trainers, jockeys, grooms and grifters vie for what little luck is offered at a run-down West Virginia track.

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Destiny of the Republic

Garry: Destiny of the Republic

by Candice Millard

The drama of what happened after President James A. Garfield was shot is the focus of this powerful and meticulously researched story of a nation in turmoil.

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The Magician King

Marni: The Magician King

by Lev Grossman

The long awaited sequel to The Magicians, The Magician King is a grand voyage into the dark, glittering heart of magic, an epic quest for the Harry Potter generation.

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 When She Woke

Cindy: When She Woke

by Hillary Jordan 

A fable about a stigmatized woman struggling to navigate an America of the not-too-distant future. Hannah unknowingly embarks on a path of self-discovery that forces her to question the values she once held true and the righteousness of a country that politicizes faith.

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Drawing From Memory 

Lori: Drawing From Memory

by Allen Say

Caldecott Medalist Allen Say presents a stunning graphic novel chronicling his journey as an artist during WWII, when he apprenticed under Noro Shinpei, Japan’s premier cartoonist.

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OCT 18TH: READING GROUP BOOK NIGHT

Thirteen Moons The PassageThe Invisible BridgeI Don't Know How She Does It

Don't Miss This Great Event!

The Northwest is blessed with some of the best and most experienced publisher sales reps in the country, and on Oct 18th, we're excited to welcome two of them to our store. They'll talk about books they love and we'll offer them at a fantastic discount that night only: only $10 per title, regardless of the cover price. If you're an organizer or member of a book club, this is a great opportunity to plan your reading list for the fall and beyond.

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CHILDREN'S CORNER

 The Artist Who Painted a Blue HorseIf You Give a Dog a Donut

Picture Books

Picture books get children excited to read on their own. This season welcomes highly anticipated efforts from Maurice Sendak and Eric Carle, as well as other beautifully illustrated and charming titles bound to foster any young reader's growing love for books.

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 Ranger's Apprentice: The Lost Stories13 Art Mysteries Children Should Know

Middle Grade

9-12-year-old readers take on increasingly complex adventures, mysteries, and science books. What they read at this age will be the gateway into lifelong interests and ideas.

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BIG FALL FICTION AND NONFICTION

 The Marriage Plot Reamde

New On The Shelf

Here's a selection of good reads coming this fall.

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BOOKS SPOTTED ON CAMPUS

 The Last LectureYou Are Not a Gadget

On the Syllabus

In the past few years, colleges have started assigning reading to their incoming freshmen, the idea being that all of them will have at least one book in common when they arrive on campus. As such, we thought we'd share a list of titles that are making the grade at schools across the country.

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BOOKS WITH A STRONG SENSE OF PLACE

  Rules of CivilityCaleb's Crossing

Take an Armchair Vacation

 There's no better way to escape than between the pages of a good book, so we put together this list of ten titles that will take you on a memorable trip.

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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: 12:00 - 5:00

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Island Books

October Events

Oct 17, 7pm: Sharon and Julie Kramis, authors of Cast Iron Skillet Big Flavors
Oct 18, 7pm: Special Event! Reading Group Book Night; All Featured Books $10
Oct 27, 7:30pm: Open Book Club (The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa)

Nancy's Gifts 

Nancy hand-picks the unique gifts we feature in our store.

Joli Jewelry

Joli Jewelry

STOPstart Bags and Purses

STOPstart Bags and Purses

GLOB Arts and Crafts

GLOB Arts & Crafts

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Steve Jobs 

Pre-order the first authorized biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and other select titles on our website and save 20%.

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Teen Central

Daughters of Smoke & Bone

We love to cultivate voracious readers, and fortunately, todays' teen titles are filled with enough danger and romance to keep young adults turning the pages rather than turning on the television.

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Our Blog

Island Books Blog
 Stay posted on books we're excited about, our literary musings, and other reading-related rambles.

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Open Book Club
The Leopard 

Island Books hosts an open book club that meets the last Thursday of each month at 7:30pm. Our staff facilitator chooses both fiction and nonfiction titles. 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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Our Bestsellers 

In the Garden of Beasts

Catch up on the books dominating the bestseller lists.

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Poetic Pleasures

 

 

 

 

 

"There are kids underneath my bed,"
Cried little baby monster Fred.
Momma monster smiled. "Oh, Fred,
There's no such things as kids," she said.

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