Holiday Catalog, First Friday, and More!
The Holiday Catalog is here! Plus, find out which new books indie booksellers across the country are loving.
Check out our 2013 calendars. Also read about the latest titles in Cooking. And drop by and see on First Friday!
The Holiday Catalog
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Holiday Catalog is here! And it's full of
great gift-giving selections for all. Come in to browse the books at
the front of the store. Below are but a handful of catalog highlights:
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
by Timothy Egan
Edward Curtis was charismatic, handsome, a passionate mountaineer, and a
famous photographer. He was thirty-two years old in 1900 when he chose
to pursue his Great Idea: to capture on film the continent's original
inhabitants before the old ways disappeared. An Indiana Jones with a
camera, Curtis spent the next three decades traveling from the
Havasupai at the bottom of the Grand Canyon to the Acoma on a high mesa
in New Mexico to the Salish in the rugged Northwest rain forest,
documenting the stories and rituals of more than eighty tribes.
The Oregonian Cookbook
This lavishly illustrated cookbook showcases Oregon's emerging
reputation as a source for some of the best food grown in America with
360 recipes created by exceptional home cooks, the region's most
talented food writers, and the newspaper's most popular food writers.
Compiled by editor Katherine Miller, this resourceful new cookbook is
one all cooks will want to have, as it features the most popular and
frequently requested recipes from FOODDAY'S three decades of
outstanding culinary coverage.
by Amanda Coplin
At the turn of the twentieth century, in a rural stretch of the Pacific
Northwest, a reclusive orchardist has found solace in the fruit he
grows and the land he cultivates. One day, two scared and very pregnant
teenage girls take up on his land. When men arrive in the orchard with
guns, a shattering tragedy ensues. In her astonishing debut novel,
Coplin weaves a tapestry of solitary souls who come together in the wake
of unspeakable cruelty and misfortune.
by David Abrams
In the satirical tradition of Catch-22 and M*A*S*H, Fobbit
is based on the author's own experiences in Iraq. The novel is set in a
Forward Operating Base, which is like the back office of the
battlefield--where people eat and sleep, and where a lot of soldiers
have what looks suspiciously like an office job. Male and female
soldiers are trying to find an empty Porta Potty in which to get
acquainted, grunts are playing Xbox and watching NASCAR between
missions, and the senior staff are more concerned about getting to the
chow hall than little things like military strategy.
The Power of Trees
by Gretchen Daily & Chuck Katz
Intimate in size yet quietly breathtaking in scope, this graceful gift
book will forever change how you think, and how you feel, about trees.
In poetically sparse scientific observations, renowned conservation
biologist Daily narrates the evolution, impact, and natural wonder of
trees. Alongside Katz's photographs, the text and images form a quiet
and moving meditation.
Winter of the World
by Ken Follett
This second entry in The Century Trilogy picks up right where the first
book left off, as its five interrelated families enter a time of
enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the
rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great
dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet
Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure
by Matthew Reinhart
Pop-up artist and engineer Matthew
Reinhart has crafted another spectacular pop-up book for George Lucas's
epic Star Wars movies. This brand-new 3-D experience is packed with a
variety of novelty features--pop-ups, working lightsabers, pull tabs,
and other interactive features. It's a stunning book that will impress
fans of all ages and gives a whole new perspective to the Star Wars
by Colin Meloy
Ever since Prue McKeel returned home from the Impassable Wilderness
after rescuing her brother from the malevolent Dowager Governess, life
has been pretty dull. But then a growing threat draws Prue back into
Wildwood, where she and Curtis will face their greatest challenge yet:
to save themselves and the lives of their friends, and to bring unity
to a divided country. In Under Wildwood, Meloy and illustrator Carson Ellis reveal new dimensions of the epic fantasy-adventure series.
National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia
Featuring 2,500 species and packed with stunning color photographs, amazing animal facts, maps, and more, the new National Geographic Kids Animal Encyclopedia
is the most comprehensive guide today. It will amaze and entertain
readers, while providing them with authoritative information about the
animal kingdom. This book showcases more than 1,000 gorgeous color
photographs of animals from around the world.
December Indie Next List
month, the coalition of independent bookstores puts together a list of
titles recommended by booksellers across the country. Come in to browse
all the picks for December. Here are a few of the selected titles (click
on a cover or title to read more on our website):
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
by Jon Meacham
at Andover Bookstore writes: "Jefferson's story has never been more
perfectly told. Quite simply, Meacham has written a masterpiece!"
Dear Life: Stories
by Alice Munro
at Northshire Bookstore in Vermont says, "Munro's writing is a gift to
the world. Achingly real people in ordinary situations are illuminated
by her words, as an elusive shock of recognition grabs the reader."
Life Among Giants
by Bill Roorbach
who works at the University of Southern Maine's bookstore, call this
novel "a totally unique family saga that is infused with love, sex, and
by Nick Harkaway
at Next Chapter in Mequon, Wisconsin describes this novel as an
"escapade into a world of mad scientists, a religious cult, secret
agents, a death czar, covert government bureaucrats, swarms of golden
bees, and gangsters galore." Now in paperback!
A Thousand Lives
by Julia Scheeres
at Green Apple Books in San Francisco says of this book on the
Jonestown Massacre: "Scheeres does an excellent job humanizing this
tragedy while poignantly showing the evolution from hope and belief to
desperation." Also now available in paperback.
Here are some of the best new titles from our Cooking section:
Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
by Ina Garten
For Ina, "foolproof" means more than just making one dish successfully;
it's also about planning a menu, including coordinating everything so
it all gets to the table at the same time. In Barefoot Contessa Foolproof, Ina shows you how to make a game plan so everything is served hot while you keep your cool. To keep you on track,
there are notes throughout detailing where a recipe can go wrong, plus
tips for making recipes in advance. It's as though Ina is there in the
kitchen with you, guiding you every step of the way.
by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
Ottolenghi and Tamimi explore the vibrant cuisine of their home city,
with its diverse Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities. Both men
were born in Jerusalem in the same year--Tamimi on the Arab east side
and Ottolenghi in the Jewish west. This stunning cookbook offers 120
recipes from their unique cross-cultural perspective, from inventive
vegetable dishes to sweet, rich desserts. With five bustling
restaurants in London and two stellar cookbooks, Ottolenghi is one of
the most respected chefs in the world; in Jerusalem, he and Tamimi have collaborated to produce their most personal cookbook yet.
Yes, Chef: A Memoir
by Marcus Samuelsson
Ethiopian-born Marcus was only three years old when his mother died of
tuberculosis. It was his Swedish adoptive mother, Helga, who sparked in
him a lifelong passion for food and cooking. Yes, Chef
chronicles Marcus Samuelsson's remarkable journey from Helga's humble
kitchen to some of the most demanding and cutthroat restaurants in the
world. Yes, Chef is a tale of personal discovery, unshakable determination, and the passionate, playful pursuit of flavors.
Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
by Deb Perelman
Deb founded her award-winning blog, Smitten Kitchen, on the premise
that cooking should be a pleasure, and that the results of your labor
can--and should--be delicious every time. Deb is a firm believer that
there are no bad cooks, just bad recipes. She has dedicated herself to
creating and finding the best of the best and adapting the recipes for
the everyday cook.
Vegan Eats World
by Terry Hope Romero
The author of Veganomicon and Viva Vegan continues the vegan food revolution with more than 300 bold, delicious recipes based on international favorites. Vegan Eats World
will help you map your way through a culinary world tour, whether you
want to create a pierogi party or Thai feast, easy Indian chaat lunch
or Your International House of Dinner Crepes.