Most of the time Island Books is a good place to get away from the cares of the world, and that’s the way we like it. Sometimes, though, the world insistently intrudes. Even the most apolitical among us couldn’t help but notice that the must-have book of December was Obama: An Intimate Portrait by photographer Pete Souza (reprint due at the end of the month, we’re told), for example. And then came the sudden January release of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, an even hotter ticket. We’re doing our best on the supply end but at this point demand is still winning—barely. We’re waiting on the publisher to print more copies so we can fulfill our last few pre-orders, and should be all caught up soon (you can always download the ebook or audio version if you need truly instant gratification).
With all this hubbub on everyone’s mind, it seems to us that it’s a good time to come together as a community to share some ideas about what we can do to take care of each other and keep our national ideals alive. So we’re hosting an event where we can do just that. This Saturday January 20th we’re welcoming writer and Seattle Weekly editor Mark Baumgarten to our store to discuss the new political action anthology Fly to the Assemblies! Seattle and the Rise of the Resistance ... continued