Our facebook post about the Where’s Waldo local business promotions in Paulina Springs, Oregon and Palmer, Alaska started a hilarious discussion because Waldo is appearing in so many northwest communities for the second year of the “Find Waldo Local” promotion. In 2012, Waldo (of the seek-and-find books) turned 25, and Chronicle, the American Booksellers Association, …
We recently honored Alaskan author/bookseller Eowyn Ivey with a 2013 PNBA Award for her novel The Snow Child. Thanks to Ivey for sharing this essay with us in celebration of the award (See posts from Jonathan Evison and G. Willow Wilson and look for essays from the other three winners in the coming weeks). Palmer, Alaska readers are invited …
“I read this as slowly as possible over the course of a year, and when I finished it, started right back at the beginning.”—Ruth, Fireside Books, Palmer, AK. Buy Pilgrim at Tinker Creek from Fireside Books.
There’s been lots of early buzz for bookseller Eowyn Ivey’s debut, The Snow Child, which officially comes out Feb 1 (We’ve got word from some of our bookstores that they’ve already got it on the shelves). Ivey, who works at Fireside Books in Palmer, Alaska and who we interviewed here about the double life of a …
Thanks to three Alaska bookstores, a Federal District Court in Anchorage has ruled to protect free speech, halting enforcement of a broad statute that would have made anyone who operates a website criminally liable for posting, selling, or loaning material that’s “harmful to minors.” The bookstore plaintiffs were Fireside Books in Palmer, Alaska, and Title Wave Books …
“Fireside Books has a new bestseller, and it’s a debut by Alaskan Don Rearden. . . The gist of the book – post apocalyptic Bush Alaska. A deadly epidemic sweeps through an Alaska village, and the main character has to strike out on his own to find help. Critics have compared it to Cormac McCarthy’s The Road …
In semiautobiographical stories set largely in David Vann’s native Alaska, Legend of a Suicide follows Roy Fenn from his birth on an island at the edge of the Bering Sea to his return thirty years later to confront the turbulent emotions and complex legacy of his father’s suicide.—recommended by Mary Ann at Fireside Books in Palmer, …
Almost exactly one month after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals invalidated two Oregon laws that could have put booksellers and librarians in jeopardy of jail time, the federal district court in Anchorage, Alaska granted a preliminary injunction today halting the enforcement of that state’s recently adopted Senate Bill 222, “which could have made anyone …