Now Is the Month of Maying

Maybe you're looking for a reason to pay Island Books a visit. If so, Jim Lynch's appearance on May 16th gives you an awfully good excuse. He's touring in support of his new novel, Truth Like the Sun, which paints a dual portrait of Seattle, showing it as it was in the 1960s and as it is in our current century. Lynch is a Mercer Island product and a gem among Northwest writers, and this latest book may be his finest yet. 

Give these other a-May-zing books a try, too.

April, Come She Will

Come she has, in fact. Time for spring break, spending time in the garden, and National Poetry Month. In honor of that last one, we're sponsoring a poetry contest open to young and old alike. Be a part of it! Submit your own verses and read those written by your neighbors--the poems will be on display in the store all month long.

April is also a great opportunity to reacquaint yourself with poetry in general. You can start with this list of recently published work if you like. Don't neglect the prose, though. There's a great lineup of fiction and nonfiction on our shelves to choose from, as always.

Spring in Our Steps

It's the season of new growth and rejuvenation, of haggadot and Fran's chocolate eggs. We've got those items on hand if you need them, and we're doing some other things to help celebrate spring, too.

We're commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Space Needle on Wednesday the 21st of March with a not-to-be-missed appearance by the authors of the beautiful and informative history book The Future Remembered.

On Saturday the 24th, we're celebrating a different birthday, that of our esteemed owner/operator, Roger Page. We won't say whether he's older or younger than the Space Needle, but we will say that you're the ones getting a gift. Bring in your special Roger Dollars that day and get a substantial discount on purchases. 

And don't forget to check our events calendar for our usual book club meetings and Saturday Story Times. 

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