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 Posted June 18, 2020 by Rosa

My first oral presentation took place in the 4th grade. My teacher presented us with a hat filled with names of famous people throughout history. 

The name fate handed me was Christopher Columbus.

I didn't think much of this and honestly I was just so stressed about doing an actual oral presentation in front of my class that it was hard to focus on anything else. I had a terrible lisp and was extremely shy as a child. 

When I told my mom about the project we decided to walk the three blocks to the public library, which was our second home. 

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 Posted June 11, 2020 by Allie

In response to the latest demonstration of the inherent dangerousness of being Black in the United States, we’ve seen nonfiction bestseller lists explode with books by Black authors. So much so that it’s become difficult to get our hands on those books. It’s a good problem to have. The importance of the work those books do, and help others to do, cannot be overstated.


 Posted June 2, 2020 by Allie

In the last week we’ve seen an explosion of orders for books about race and activism. We’re selling out of books by Black authors -- and so are our distributors. Printers are rushing reprints, and we’ll get these books into your hands as quickly as we can, but we want to do everything we can to make sure you have access to information as quickly as possible.

To that end we thought we’d remind you that if you like audiobooks, you can download these books from Libro.fm -- while still supporting the local indie of your choice -- and start listening right now. 


 Posted May 26, 2020 by Allie

Hello fellow crafters! I think it's fair to say we've all had a bit more time to engage in our indoor hobbies these days, which means many of us have been crafting more than usual! And whether you're knitting, or embroidering, or maybe sewing masks, as several of our Third Place Booksellers have been these past few months, there's nothing better than crafting with the company of a great audiobook.

So here’s a list of quick, engaging reads that you can download off libro.fm right now, no leaving your house necessary. 


 Posted May 19, 2020 by Allie

Well, we made it through winter, Pacific NW friends. It isn't the Spring we were expecting, but nevertheless, May is here!  Hopefully everyone has been able to enjoy the changing weather as much as possible. If you’ve been stuck indoors more than you prefer to be this Spring, here are some unrelated books with flowers on the cover to bring the Spring inside. 

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 Posted May 14, 2020 by Allie

Curbside pick-up is a go, everyone! You can at last get in your car, leave your house, and return to it with books!

So in honor of short road trips for books, here’s a short list of books about road trips:


 Posted May 13, 2020 by Allie

It’s going to be a strange graduation season folks, which is all the more reason to celebrate the graduates in our lives. There may be no ceremonies, but we should still honor this accomplishment -- in a safe way. And as far as graduation gifts go, books are an evergreen idea. 


 Posted May 10, 2020 by Sam

There was a time when I would, fairly frequently, go to see concerts alone. I lived more than an hour from Seattle then, but I would duck out of work early on a Friday and drive to see whoever was in town. I had just gone through the breakup of a long-term relationship, and was experiencing the very specific mix of scrutiny and isolation that comes, in the wake of such a thing, in a town still small enough somehow for people to know you.


 Posted May 7, 2020 by Niki
Lend an Ear

Nothing keeps me saner than the long midday walks I go on in between staring at screens and the audiobooks I've been listening to while I meander. Sometimes story elements bleed into my walking path, and I get to notice a sweet verisimilitude and drift deeper into the narrative. 


 Posted May 5, 2020 by Third Place Books

Christina and Michael are both big mystery readers and here have formed a dynamic duo to bring you some fresh recommendations! Maybe you have extra time to read these days - or maybe you need something wholly engaging to de-stress from another difficult day. 


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