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A Q&A With Garth Stein, Bestselling Author and Upcoming Island Books Grill Master

On Sunday, July 29th from 4-6pm, the remarkable Seattle7Writers are coming to Island Books! They’re a nonprofit collective of Pacific Northwest authors whose mission is to support literacy and the literary arts in the community. They’ve also done a tremendous job making connections between writers, readers, independent booksellers, and libraries.  Bestselling author Garth Stein will be on hand as our grill master with other S7W members serving up drinks and other sides. The first 50 customers to shop in the store that day will receive a Seattle7Writers tote, and you can also enter our raffle for a bag of signed books by the Seattle7. You’ll definitely want to stop by for a hot dog, meet authors, and pick up summer reads.

Along with Garth Stein, there will be a crowd of great authors including Jim Lynch, Bridget Foley, Dori Butler, Robert Dugoni, J. Anderson Coates, and Clare Meeker. During the event, 20% of all book sales will benefit Team Read, a nonprofit organization that pairs struggling young readers with trained teen reading coaches for one-on-one tutoring after school and during the summer.

To get everyone fired up for the party, we asked Garth a few questions. Read on for his book recommendations, grilling tips, and a funny story about Tim Egan’s missing car keys ... continued