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August 2013 eNewsletter

                                       "Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint."Mark Twain


Island Books

Before the summer became too crazy, the Island Books team gathered for a staff barbeque. Here we are, soaking up the Mercer Island sun. Life is good at Island Books these days, and that's thanks to our customers, who continue to support their local independent bookstore. We're fortunate and we know it.


August is the last month to get in some summer reading before school starts and the demands of fall return. Stop by and see us while everyone is still wearing sandals and flip-flops.


The Staff


Kay's August Pick: Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish (Audio Edition)

We read a lot, and despite ourselves, we're guilty of playing favorites.

For example, this month Kay is excited about Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff. She specifically recommends the audio version because Rakoff reads his tales of generosity or cruelty as only he could. He managed to accomplish this just right before he died. Kay adds that print version is really special as well and the illustrations are fantastic.

Here, our booksellers share their other August recommendations.

See More Staff Picks


3014 78th Ave. SE

MI, WA 98040

(206) 232-6920

Store Hours

Mon-Wed: 9:30 - 7:00

Thurs: 9:30 - 8:00

Fri: 9:30 - 7:00

Sat: 9:30 - 6:00

Sun: 11:00 - 5:00


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Upcoming Events
We're unplugging in August. Check back in September for new store happenings!

Ticket to Read

Ticket to Read

From June 1st to Aug 31st, drop by our childrens' desk and pick up a "Ticket to Read." Each time you purchase a children's or teen title, we stamp your ticket, and when you've purchased ten books you earn one free children's hardcover of your choice. Browse our list for some summer reading suggestions and find more great ideas on IMS teacher Mrs. Behnke's own blog, Sweet Summer Reads. Tickets are redeemable through September 30th.




Did you know you can download ebooks from our website and read them instantly? Or that we sell top-notch ereaders and tablets ourselves?

Read more about it. You'll be glad you did.


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