SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27th 7:30pm COMMUNITY OPEN MIC--HOSTED BY COUTH BUZZARD'S THEO DZIELAK Hey, we had so much fun at the last weekend Community Open Mic, we decided to do it again. There is so much talent in our Community. Come Strut you stuff: Music, Poetry, Stories, Dance, Rants, Whatever. No Cover. Sign-up at 7pm Come early. Great Food and Drinks--including beer from Fremont Brewing--available.
Writer's Group Now you have two Writer's Groups to choose from: Writing with Marilyn meets every Monday at 7pm and is for those need fun exercises to perk up their creative muse. Writer's Sharing Group is for Writer's already working on something, wanting friendly tips and critiques. Every Tuesday at 7pm.
Did you know that China Mieville's British Science Fiction Award-winning and Arthur C Clarke Award-winning masterpiece The City & The City is now in paperback? We've got it! Wanted to pick up Michael Pollan's foodphiliac works, all now in softcover? We have each of his latest releases on our front table. Gary Shytengart's Super Sad True Love Story is sitting cheek-by-jowl with Tinkers (Paul Harding), Abraham Verghese's Cutting For Stone, and Jedediah Berry's fantastical mystery ride debut, The Maunal of Detection.We've even beefed up our Northwest Authors section, so you're likely to find lots of work by some of the Northwest's best exports, including; Sherman Alexie, Chuck Palahniuk, Octavia C Butler, Neal Stephenson, William Gibson, Nicola Griffith, Jonathan Raban and David Guterson.
And not only did we score great adult reads, but we now have some of the most sought-after young adult books on our shelves! From The Hunger Games to werewolfpireromance title Shiver (Maggie Stiefvater), Scott Westerfeld's World War I steampunk fantasy Leviathan to the whole Percy Jackson series, we have it all! Come check out what's left in stock, and let us know what new titles you would be interesting in snatching from us, your independent bookseller!
No one is certain enough to prognosticate the future of books and bookstores--and the ones loudly proclaiming their clairvoyance on the subject are often most clueless of all--so the kind of dichotomy these two articles provide is telling. For the moment, we at *this* independent bookstore are just happy to read the enthusiastic press at New York Mag and to nod our heads sagely: that's right, we ARE here to stay, in a community-minded way!