Think about holiday shopping. Imagine malls. Parking. Crowds. Now imagine a Saturday afternoon in November, walking up the deliciously worn wooden steps of the Phinney Neighborhood Center to find a boutique bookstore, created especially by local indie bookstore Secret Garden. Imagine encountering not only the books, but the authors who wrote them – signing, chatting, reading (and sometimes even singing). And all the while you can nibble on fresh baked goods, created by the authors themselves.
The 27 authors include Daniel James Brown, Garth Stein, Elizabeth George, Nancy Horan, Kevin O’Brien, Jim Lynch, Lynn Brunnelle, Deb Caletti, Boyd Morrison, Megan Chance, Sean Beaudoin, Bridget Foley, Stephanie Kallos, Peter Mountford, Tara Austen Weaver, Thor Hanson, Lyanda Lynn Haupt, Dori Hillestad Butler, Waverly Fitzgerald, William Dietrich, Bharti Kirchner, Clare Meeker, David Laskin, Donna Miscolta, David Lasky, Ed Skoog, and David Williams. Laurie Frankel, Erica Bauermeister and Jennie Shortridge will be there as well, making sure everything runs smoothly. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Bureau of Fearless Ideas (formerly 826 Seattle) and the PNA, so you can indulge your bookishness and help two good causes, all at the same time.
P.S. Seattle7Writers will be collecting gently used books for the pocket library programs – bring three or more books and get a reusable Seattle7Writers bag you can use to carry your purchases.
3 :00 Music: The Rejections and the Trailing Spouses
3:30 Lynn Brunelle
3:45 Thor Hanson
4:00 Dori Hillestad Butler
4:15 David Williams
4:30 Lyanda Lynn Haupt
4:45 Bharti Kirchner