I get up most days and try to be a curmudgeonly
but this fall has me mumbling that this has to be the most wonderful and
colorful season in a very long time. Is it my fading eyesight that makes everything
blur together into a joyful riot of orange, red, and yellow? Or
am I getting soft,
We are grateful to be celebrating our store birthday. 39 years on Nov 1st.
We are grateful for this warm, funny, entertaining, and enthusiastic community.
We are grateful for the young and the old, who usually don’t have smart phones and seem to have time for our stories in the store.
We are grateful for the rain, long nights, and familiar chairs.
We are grateful for the opportunity to give back through our bookfairs to those schools and parents who have spread the gospel of reading and the pleasures of Captain Underpants and Babar.
We are grateful for our steadfast and savvy staff, Cindy, Garry, Lori, Kay, Marni, James, Marilyn, Miriam, and our conscripted children Emma and Lewis.
We are grateful for books, our beloved companions and guides. We are grateful for the excess of the holidays: stacks of books, platters of food, feasts of friends.
We are grateful to have enough and sometimes plenty.
The tables are set. Please join us.
Thu, Nov 8, 7:30pm: Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Fri, Nov 9, all day: West Mercer Elementary School Book Fair
Thu, Nov 15, 6:30pm: Mercer Island High School Book Fair
Sat, Nov 17, all day: St. Thomas School Book Fair
Tue, Nov 20, 7:30pm: Y.A.B.F.A.B.: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Tue, Nov 27, all day: Island Park Elementary School Book Fair
Wed, Nov 28, all day: Lakeridge Elementary School Book Fair
Thurs, Nov 29, 6:30pm: Emmanuel Day School Book Fair
Thurs, Nov 29, 7:30pm: Open Book Club: Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard @ Stopsky's Delicatessen
Sat, Dec 1, 6:30pm: PJ Story Time with Nancy Stewart
Island Books hosts an open book club
that meets the last Thursday of each month at 7:30pm. All are welcome
to attend, and if you purchase your book here in the store you'll always
get a 10% discount. And don't forget about our Young Adult book club!
Catch up on the titles dominating the indie bestseller lists and save 20% when you order online.
Did you know you can download ebooks and read them instantly from our website? We have a brand-new partner and more options than ever!
Read on your desktop, smart phone, tablet, or dedicated reading device. Don't have one? We can even sell one to you!
Click through for more information, or just drop in to find out in person. You'll be glad you did.
"I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot." —Bill Gates