Independent Bookstore Day
Saturday April 24, 2021 | 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Join us for Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 24 from 11-6.
We will be open an extra hour to celebrate -- stop in for some fun and a few freebies. With every purchase of $20 or more customers may choose a FREE wrapped mystery book (while supplies last).
Enter your name into a raffle basket for a chance to win a small collection of our favorite picture books from 2020-21, plus some other goodies.
Exclusive merchandise produced only for Independent Bookstore Day will be on hand. Yes, there will be tote bags for those of you who know!
Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. We are so excited to be a part of this celebration and we'd love to see you there!!
Joshua Beckman's Animal Days: A Reading and Conversation with Alejandro de Acosta
Sunday April 25, 2021 | 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us for an event celebrating the publication of Joshua Beckman’s new book of poetry, Animal Days. Joshua will read from the book and dialogue with Olympia writer Alejandro de Acosta about the poems and the process of making the book.
Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e12nxB3YT7edvT8F2x7jwA
Joshua Beckman was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the author of a number of books, including Animal Days (Wave, 2021), The Lives of the Poems and Three Talks (Wave, 2018), The Inside of an Apple, Take It, Shake, Your Time Has Come as well as a number of translations including Micrograms, by Jorge Carrera Andrade and 5 Meters of Poems by Carlos Oquendo de Amat, both done with Alejandro de Acosta.
Alejandro de Acosta is a teacher, writer, and translator in no particular order; he also works in publishing. His poetry translations include Micrograms by Jorge Carrera Andrade and Five Meters of Poems by Carlos Oquendo de Amat. In Austin, Texas he founded mufa::poema, a micropress that freely distributed a dozen poetry and prose chapbooks. He teaches creative writing in the low-residency MFA program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art—and elsewhere. Find him on twitter: @objeu
May Browsers Book Club
Thursday May 20, 2021 | 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us for the virtual Browsers Bookclub on Thursday, May 20 at 6:00 PM PT. We are meeting every month virtually until we can meet together again in person.
Register in advance for this meeting:
This month we will be reading Afterlife by Julia Alverez.
Antonia Vega, the immigrant writer at the center of Afterlife, has had the rug pulled out from under her. She has just retired from the college where she taught English when her beloved husband, Sam, suddenly dies. And then more jolts: her bighearted but unstable sister disappears, and Antonia returns home one evening to find a pregnant, undocumented teenager on her doorstep. Antonia has always sought direction in the literature she loves—lines from her favorite authors play in her head like a soundtrack—but now she finds that the world demands more of her than words.
Afterlife is a compact, nimble, and sharply droll novel. Set in this political moment of tribalism and distrust, it asks: What do we owe those in crisis in our families, including—maybe especially—members of our human family? How do we live in a broken world without losing faith in one another or ourselves? And how do we stay true to those glorious souls we have lost?