In preparation of the upcoming changes for Parkplace Books, the bookstore is clearing up our used book sections. Check out these super slashed prices on over 12,000 titles.
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Monday, November 16th ~ 7:00 pm
Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me From Myself
Join us as author, Julie Barton discusses and signs copies of her heartwarming and poignant memoir, DogMedicine. At twenty-two, Julie collapsed on her kitchen floor in Manhattan. She was one year out of college and severely depressed. Summoned by Julie's incoherent phone call, her mother raced to New York and took her home. Nothing reached her until the fateful day that she decided to do one hopeful thing: adopt a Golden Retriever puppy she named Bunker.
Dog Medicine "captures the anguish of depression, the slow path to recovery and the astonishing way animals can heal even the most broken hearts and minds."
Fine Art Photography
Saturday, November 21st
5:00 ~ 7:00 pm
Melt by Eva Skold Westerlind
Born and raised in Sweden, Eva Skold Westerlind is a fine art photographer living in the Seattle area.
She has exhibited widely and her work is included in multiple collections including Microsoft Corporation, King County Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Jamtlands Lans Landsting in Sweden.
She will sign copies of her newest book, Melt which is filled with photographs of her contemplative wanderings in the Cascade Mountains. "Finding decomposition, regeneration and the sublime while looking down, her photographs transcend place and time."
Holiday Party Open House
Friday, December 4th
7:00 ~ 9:00 pm
'Tis the season and you are invited
to our last *(in this location)
Annual Holiday Bash & Benefit!
Please join us for an evening of merriment and good cheer as we celebrate the holiday season. Munch on tasty goodies and imbibe in wassail while you visit with friends, neighbors and have a book or two signed by any one of our guest authors.
Tap your toes to live Holiday music by Ostgard and Allen.
Gift a Book or Food Item!
Donate any new childrens book to Santa's Sleigh or food item in the Gift Box. AttainHousing will distribute these items to Eastside families in need. Remember, your donation can make a difference!
So join us for this evening of Holiday Cheer and good conversation as Parkplace Books celebrates 29 years in the same location.
* Our hoped for move to a new spot is still in the works but we will keep everyone up to date as details become more firm.
RSVP to email@example.com or call 425-828-6546
An Ivan Doig Memorial Bench
Carol recently contacted us to let everyone know that Ivan's memorial bench has been placed in the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden in "a lovely spot, dappled in sunlight (when there is any)" and to say how grateful she is for the lovely idea and the contributions that made it happen.
The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, located at 20312 15th Ave. NW, Seattle, is a free public garden created in 1958 by and named after Dr. Art Kruckeberg, Professor Emeritus of Botany at the Univ. of Washington and his wife, Maureen, a self taught botanist, on property that the Professor's still lives on. The professor's book Gardening with Native Plants of the PacNW was considered to be the classic PacNW gardening guide for years while in print. The grounds also houses the MSK Rare and Native Plants Nursery.
Check out the website www.kruckeberg.org for further details, hours and public events.
Ivan would be pleased.
Upcoming Events November 2015
Quotes of the Month
"Not all those who wander are lost." ~ Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." ~ Oscar Wilde
Wednesday, November 11th
Tonight's program is a Poeming Pigeons anthology reading featuring PacNW poets Lynn Knapp, Lillo Way, Judith Skillman, Irene Bloom and Linda Strever. Join in this interesting evening of poetry and Open Mic. This is a great chance to read from your own personal work and hear from some of our best local talent. Open to All.
"Poets are...the trumpets which sing
to battle"- Percy Bysshe Shelley
Instore Book Clubs
Sunday, November 22nd ~ 3:00 pm
Knit Too Readers will discuss Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty.
This month's meeting will not be held at the bookstore.
Tuesday, November 24th ~ 7:00 pm
Reading Circle will discuss Americanah by Chimanada Ngozi Adichie
Both Bookclubs are Open To All
from Mary & Rebecca
House of Thieves by Charles Belfoure
Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
What is Visible by Kimberly Elkins
Click, Clack, Boo! by Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin
Firefly Hollow by Alison McGhee
The Marvels by Brian Selznick
Sword of Summer - Bk #1 Magnus Chase & the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan
We're in the Wrong Book by Richard Byrne
Waiting by Kevin Henkes
Order a BOOK from us!!
See something you like or need a recommendation? Not sure what the title is? Can't make it into the bookstore?
Well, call or email us with your order or questions. Nine times out of ten, we can have the right book for you in 1 to 3 days.
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When you shop at your local independent bookstore... You keep money in your local economy, You help create and keep local jobs, You conserve tax dollars, You help the environment and you nurture our community.
All of this along with discovering the next great reads!