To honor the late beloved author Ivan Doig, Riverhead Books and independent bookstores around the Northwest are planning Ivan Doig Day celebrations to coincide with the publication of his upcoming novel Last Bus to Wisdom. The book is due out on August 18 and so far, according to Riverhead publicist Glory Plata, nine stores are officially participating in Ivan Doig Day.
“We knew we wanted to do something to honor Ivan, but the big question was how we would do it,” explained Plata. “We kept coming back to the fact that Ivan was beloved by booksellers nationwide. What better way to celebrate his life and this new novel than at the places and with the people who loved and shared his art?”
The nine stores that have signed on for Ivan Doig Day are: Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, Wash. (which is co-hosting the event at the Seattle Central Library); Montana Book & Toy Company in Helena, Mont.; Country Bookshelf in Bozeman, Mont.; Fact & Fiction in Missoula, Mont.; Powell’s in Portland, Ore.; Book Passage in San Francisco, Calif.; Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, Wash.; Parkplace Books in Kirkland, Wash.; and the King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, Utah. A 10th store, Village Books in Bellingham, Wash., will also be hosting an Ivan Doig tribute, but in September instead of on August 18.
–from Shelf Awareness Pro Tuesday, July 21, 2015
You can read more about Parkplace Books’ event to honor Ivan Doig here.