Posted October 8, 2019 by Wesley

In 1994, in a southern Baptist household on a dead-end street of nine houses, I felt one way and one way only: alone. Where I grew up, queer was a crime. If you were lucky you were ignored and if your luck ran out, you were punished. It felt like the only option was to keep your head down and mouth shut. I was fifteen years old and knew exactly who I was but struggled to articulate my identity.


 Posted September 30, 2019 by Allie

Dear Book Doctor,

I just graduated and am really missing school now that September is around the corner. Can you recommend some fun books to recapture the back-to-school spirit?

-Never Going Back to School


Dear Never Going Back to School, 

 Posted September 11, 2019 by Claire
New Book Club

Dear Kids and Teens of Lake Forest Park,

If you’ve heard through the grapevine that we’re starting some new book clubs for you, you would be correct! This fall we’re welcoming both a Middle Grade book club, and a Young Adult book club to our Lake Forest Park location. You can find out more information about when those clubs meet, as well as other general information at the Book Club page

 Posted September 5, 2019 by Allie

Confession: I do about half my reading via audiobook. I listen to audiobooks pretty much constantly; in the car, before bed, while cooking. Sometimes I listen in the shower, or while also playing video games, or while walking my dog. I love audiobooks. They help me squeeze books into moments that would be otherwise tragically bookless. 

 Posted August 17, 2019 by Third Place Books

Bookstore Romance Day is upon us: a day where we invite our loyal romance readers to come in, browse the selection, and shop local. We’re offering a 20% discount on Romance titles for the day. Come to us, Romance readers -- we can’t wait to see you!

But this post isn’t necessarily for the seasoned Romance reader -- you don’t need my help. I’m here to talk to the rest of you lovely readers. The readers who aren’t on board yet. 

 Posted August 4, 2019 by Allie

The Doctor Is In!

As book lovers, I think most of us know the joy of reading the perfect book at the perfect time. When you’re facing life’s various adversities, the right book can offer useful insight, reassure you that you aren’t alone, or it can transport you to a place where your troubles don’t exist.

 Posted January 27, 2019 by Erin

Twenty favorite books of 2018 from your favorite booksellers.

 Posted July 15, 2018 by Kitri

Photo by Josh Applegate

Kitri explores why we reread and why we don't.

 Posted June 26, 2018 by Wesley

Introducing our brand new, nonfiction, book club at the Lake Forest Park location.

 Posted June 24, 2018 by Courtney

Photo by yoav hornung

Courtney shares her first encounter with LGBTQ+ literature.