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Literary Book Club - The Universe Versus Alex Woods

Struck by a meteorite at age 10, Alex gained sudden, short-lived fame. A few years later, pursued by bullies, he meets a neighbor who introduces him to the works of Kurt Vonnegut and impacts his life in unexpected ways. This thoughtful, lighthearted debut novel is full of wacky twists, turns, and philosophical meanderings.

Join Jane in the Den for a lively discussion.

Event date: 
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316246590
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Red Hook - January 14th, 2014

A rare meteorite struck Alex Woods when he was ten years old, leaving scars and marking him for an extraordinary future. The son of a fortune teller, bookish, and an easy target for bullies, Alex hasn't had the easiest childhood.


LFP - Salish Sea : Jewel of the Pacific Northwest by Joe Gaydos

This fascinating visual journey through the Salish Sea combines a scientist’s inquiring mind, beautiful photographs, and a lively narrative of fascinating stories, which impart a sense of connection with this intricate marine ecosystem.

As Chief Scientist for the SeaDoc Society, Joseph K. Gaydos has been studying the fish and wildlife of the Salish Sea for over a decade. Gaydos lives on Orcas Island, WA. - See more at: http://www.thirdplacebooks.com/book/9781570619854#sthash.raLO6Tp3.dpuf

As Chief Scientist for the SeaDoc Society, Joseph K. Gaydos has been studying the fish and wildlife of the Salish Sea for over a decade. Gaydos lives on Orcas Island, WA.

Find out more about the SeaDoc Society here.

As Chief Scientist for the SeaDoc Society, Joseph K. Gaydos has been studying the fish and wildlife of the Salish Sea for over a decade. Gaydos lives on Orcas Island, WA. - See more at: http://www.thirdplacebooks.com/book/9781570619854#sthash.raLO6Tp3.dpuf

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
$24.95
ISBN: 9781570619854
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sasquatch Books - March 31st, 2015

Fashioned by the violent volcanism of the Pacific Rim of Fire, plate tectonics, and the sculptural magic wrought by Ice Age glaciers, the Salish Sea straddles the western border between Canada and the United States and is connected to the Pacific Ocean primarily through the Strait of Juan de Fuca.


LFP - Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce & Maggie Stiefvater

From bestselling authors Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce comes an exciting new series. A young girl named Pip and her new friend Tomas team up for adventures that are full of magical creatures, and whimsical adventures.

Read more on Maggie's blog here and on Jackson's here.

Maggie's Tumblr & here she is on the Facebook.

Jackson Tweets and Facebooks too!

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545709262
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scholastic Press - April 28th, 2015

From bestselling authors Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce comes an exciting new series full of magical creatures, whimsical adventures, and quirky illustrations.
Here's a list of things Pip Bartlett can talk to:
Unicorns
Miniature Silky Griffins
Bitterflunks
Basically, all magical creatures


LFP - The House of Owls by Tony Angell

Tony Angell and his family shared the remarkable experience of closely observing pairs of western screech owls. The journals in which the author recorded his observations, and the captivating drawings he created, form the heart of this compelling book--a personal account of an artist-naturalist’s life with owls.

Visit Tony's website here.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
$30.00
ISBN: 9780300203448
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yale University Press - April 28th, 2015

Indie Bookstore Challenge!

 

The Indie Bookstore Challenge!
Seattle area bookstores have joined together to crown the most dedicated of their customers Indie Bookstore Champs by creating a bookstore day trip.  Indie Bookstore Champs will WIN 25% OFF ALL YEAR AT ALL 17 PARTICIPATING BOOKSTORES!*  

Here’s how you can be an Indie Bookstore Champ :

* Pick up a bookstore passport at any of the 17 participating stores on May 2nd.
* Visit ALL 17 stores on May 2nd and get their unique stamp on your passport.
* Turn your passport in  at the last store of your daytrip and  be crowned an INDIE BOOKSTORE CHAMP and WIN 25% OFF ALL YEAR AT ALL 17 PARTICIPATING BOOKSTORES*

Can’t make it to all bookstores? Visit three or more and be entered to win gift cards, first edition books, and more!  Grand prize is  $425 in gift certificates! ($25 gift certificate to each of the 17 participating stores)  Drawing will be held on May 7th.  Winners will be notified by email.
*Some restrictions apply see each participating stores for details. Indie Bookstore Champ discount card will be mailed out May 7th.

Log your progress (and share your book haul!) on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #SEABookstoreDay.

Participating Bookstores :  Book Larder, Eagle Harbor Books, Edmonds Bookshop, Elliott Bay Book Co, Fantagraphics Books,  Island Books, Liberty Bay Books,  Mockingbird Books, Open Books, Park Place Books, Phinney Books,  Queen Anne Books, Ravenna Third Place, Seattle Mystery Bookstore, Secret Garden Books, Third Place Books, University Book Store

 

 

Event date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 9:00am

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with us!

Join us at both Third Place locations for a day of celebration. Saturday, May 2nd is Independent Bookstore Day and we will be throwing a party to celebrate our awesomeness, and YOU our favorite customers. 

Exclusive Independent Bookstore Day Swag!

Sixteen exclusive books and art pieces for IBD 2015 will be available for purchase on May 2nd.  More than 65 authors have demonstrated their support for independent bookstores by donating work for IBD. Both Third Place books locations will have a selection available on May 2nd. More details to come.

 

Third Place LFP Schedule of Events

All Day Events

Take the Indie Bookstore Challenge -Find out more here.

Free Drip Coffee @ Honey Bear

Scavenger Hunt - check in at our info desk and receive an in-store scavenger hunt sheet, return your completed sheet to info and win a prize! Scavenger hunt ends at 5pm.

Exquisite Corpse Writing Project - Calling all writers! Join our collective story project in celebration of Independent Bookstore Day!  Each writer will have a 30 minute block of time to contribute, the only rule is you must use the previous collaborator's contribution as inspiration.  The result of this collaborative effort will be a book published and printed by Third Place Press.  Registration is $10 and must be done in-store at the Third Place cashier. Space is limited and registration closes on Friday, May 1st.

Prize Wheel - spin the prize wheel with every purchase until 5pm.  Prizes include advance copies of books, gift items, coupons, and more!

9am- Breakfast Treats for our first 50 customer provided by the Honey Bear bakery.

11am - Story Time  - Join us in the children's section for a special story time.  We will be announcing the winner of our 'Name the Gorilla' contest, come meet him and get a sticker!

3pm - Book Swap -  Bring 2 books that you have read and enjoyed, check in with the staff member in  the bookstore Den, take a bookmark and write a one-sentence pitch for your book, telling others why you loved it, select one book from the swap to take home, mingle with fellow book lovers!

4pm - Cake - join us for a slice of cake in the bookstore den as a final celebration of Independent Bookstores.

 

Third Place Ravenna Schedule of Events -

All Day Events

Take the Indie Bookstore Challenge -Find out more here.

Scavenger Hunt - Pick up a scavenger hunt form at the cash register, and turn in your completed form by 5PM for a chance to win a Third Place Books Gift Card.

Free Books! - pick out an advance reader copy with a suggested donation. Proceeds will will be donated to Friends of the Library.

8am - Coffee and breakfast treats for the first 25 customers provided by Vios Cafe.

11am - Storytime with Debbie Deutsch.

2pm - Cake - Join us for some delicious cake to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day. 

 

 

 

Event date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 9:00am to 10:00pm

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