A recent email newsletter from Village Books reminded me about a program booksellers around the country are participating in to help showcase debut books: Indies Introduce. The American Booksellers Association has posted videos of debut authors introducing their own books, like actress and author Octavia Spencer, above, introducing her chapter book for kids, Randi Rhodes, Ninja …
Village Books in Bellingham, WA got national attention on CSPAN’s BookTV.
Oooh, I just love a good holiday gift guide! So after I helped put one together for Queen Anne Book Company, I surfed the websites of the independent bookstores of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association and found MORE. Take a browse. You might even want to share your favorite lists because not everyone is lucky …
While some of us boast about an arduous 7-mile hike along a well-traveled trail, Erin McKittrick and her husband, Hig, have trekked more than 7,000 miles of Alaska’s wilderness. By foot and by packraft, they travel around Alaska, both for their love of adventuring, but also on behalf of their nonprofit, Ground Truth Trekking. The …
Last Sunday, Village Books, family, and friends celebrated the marriage of Paul & Kelly, two Village Books booksellers. Thanks to an article in Shelf Awareness, a feature in Village Books’ electronic newsletter by Lindsey McGuirk, and a wonderful photo of the book-themed cake on facebook that went viral among the northwest indie bookselling community, people …
Alright, grown-ups: time to start getting jealous! Kids at Third Place Books and Village Books have been enjoying a week of book-themed summer day camp fun. These day camps are a far cry from the Kumbaya singing, potholder weaving, and vicious Red Rover playing I remember from summers of yore. No wonder Jessica Baloun, Camp …
In the wake of price wars among online megastores plus the President’s jobs speech at an Amazon warehouse and the American Booksellers Association’s letter about it, we thought we’d share the thoughtful email that the owners of Village Books in Bellingham sent to customers. We’re so grateful to all of you for the outpouring of support since the reports …
Mockingbird is Julie Trimingham’s debut novel. Rich with the sights, sounds, and smells of Cuba, the novel is told through the eyes of Mia, an unemployed actress tagging along with her lackluster boyfriend as he desperately works to finish his book. Her days are spent ambling through the neighborhoods with a mix of thrill and tedium. …