|2016 Holiday Catalog, Giving Tree, First Friday, and More!
The Holiday Catalog is here! And please join us for our final author reading of 2016. Also, read about our Giving Tree children's book drive. And drop by and see on First Friday!
|Shawn Levy & Peter Ames Carlin
Monday, December 5, 7pm
"The Vault" at O'Connor's Restaurant
Shawn Levy's Dolce Vita Confidential
is a romp through the worlds of film, fashion, and titillating journalism that made 1950s Rome the sexiest city on the planet. Gossipy, colorful, and richly informed, Dolce Vita Confidential
re-creates Rome's stunning ascent with vivid and compelling tales of its glitterati and artists, down to every last outrageous detail of the city's magnificent transformation.
Peter Ames Carlin's Homeward Bound
is a revelatory account of the life of beloved American music icon Paul Simon. He has lived one of the most vibrant lives of modern times; a story replete with tales of Carrie Fisher, Leonard Bernstein, Bob Dylan, Woody Allen, Shelley Duvall, Nelson Mandela, drugs, depression, marriage, divorce, and more. A life story with the scope and power of an epic novel, Homeward Bound
is the first major biography of one of the most influential popular artists in American history.
The Holiday Catalog
|The 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:
Color the Pacific Northwest
by Zoe Keller
Color the Pacific Northwest is an inky exploration of the people, places, plants, and popular culture that define Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. The 50 illustrations appear on only one side of a high-quality paper that supports a variety of mediums, including pencils and markers. You can color Sasquatch, ink your own latte art, fill in the details of an intricate family of salmon, discover the Oregon Trail, and color a flying fish from Seattle's Pike Place Market, all from the comfort of your own home.
Today Will Be Different
by Maria Semple
Eleanor knows she's a mess. But today, she will tackle the little things. She will shower and get dressed. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son, Timby. She won't swear. She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into action-life happens. Today, it turns out, is the day Timby has decided to fake sick to weasel his way into his mother's company. It's also the day Joe has chosen to tell his office-but not Eleanor-that he's on vacation. Just when it seems like things can't go more awry, an encounter with a former colleague produces a graphic memoir whose dramatic tale threatens to reveal a buried family secret.
by Jamie Duclos-Yourdon
Froelich's Ladder is the debut novel from Portland writer Jamie Duclos-Yourdon. When Froelich disappears from the fourth-tallest ladder in the world, his nephew's quest to find him interlaces with the journeys of two spunky young women who outwit their guardians. In a Wild West populated with immigrants, skittish Civil War veterans, hungry clouds, a circus menagerie, and a few murderers, this fairy-tale twist on the American dream explores the conflict between loyalty and ambition, and the need for connection, even at the highest rungs..
Art of the Pie
by Kate McDermott
Over the years, McDermott developed more than a dozen crusts, half of which are gluten-free, and in this book she gives detailed instructions for making, rolling, and baking crusts. A pie needs filling, too, and she does not neglect a single detail when describing her ingredients, methods, and tricks for making the filling and finishing off the pie. Art of the Pie is more than a cookbook. Kate's rules extend well beyond pie baking: keep everything chilled, respect the boundaries, and remember to vent. This is a book to keep close at hand.
by Carli Davidson
The pet photographer and bestselling author of the Shake series presents more than sixty cute, cuddly, and charming dogs caught in mid-lick in this delightfully funny full-color photography collection. Photographed in Carli Davidson's recognizable style, Lick Dogs includes more than 130 highly detailed, up-close portraits of dogs at their most candid tongue-flicking moments. Filled with adorable and entertaining photographs, Lick Dogs is a must for every dog and animal lover and photography fans.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Illustrated Edition
by J. K. Rowling and Jim Kay
Award-winning artist Jim Kay illustrates year two of Harry's adventures at Hogwarts, in the same beautiful, gift-ready format as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Fresh torments and horrors arise for Harry, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls' bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley's younger sister, Ginny. But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone -- or something -- starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects . . . Harry Potter himself?
Great City Maps
by DK Publishing
A beautifully illustrated history of the world's most celebrated historical city maps, from the hubs of ancient civilization to sprawling modern mega-cities, created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Great City Maps explores and explains 30 of the world's greatest historical city maps, providing a captivating overview of cartography through the ages. With its genuinely unique and superbly illustrated approach to the most celebrated city maps in history and its lavish textured and foiled jacket, Great City Maps is a beautiful piece to add to any collection and a must-have for all history and geography enthusiasts.
Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History
by Sam Maggs
Smart women have always been able to achieve amazing things, even when the odds were stacked against them. In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs tells the stories of the brilliant, brainy, and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors. Plus, interviews with real-life women in STEM careers, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to women-centric science and technology organizations all to show the many ways the geeky girls of today can help to build the future.
The Hidden Life of Trees
by Peter Wohlleben
Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland. After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.
The Book of Joy
by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
These men have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships--or, as they would say, because of them--they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the fact of life's inevitable suffering? They offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives.
The Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead
In Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.
The Ominous Eye: The Nocturnals Book 2
by Tracey Hecht
Join Dawn, Bismark and Tobin as they set out to investigate the source of a violent jolt that fractures the earth! Along their journey, the Nocturnal Brigade meets an unfamiliar reptile--a tuatara named Polyphema--who reveals that a giant beast caused the destruction and will soon strike again. Polyphema, with her special insights, is the only one who can help the Nocturnal Brigade stop this fearsome predator... but can she be trusted? With help from an owl, the jerboas, and some kiwis, the animals set a trap since surrender is not an option against this relentless beast
Oregon Reads Aloud
edited by SMART
The twenty-five stories in Oregon Reads Aloud are a celebration of all things Oregon, including a great food cart feud, the dance of the Chapman Swifts, the creation of Oregon's mountain ranges, and a legendary African American cowboy at the Pendleton Round-up. The book is a tribute to twenty-five years of SMART's (Start Making a Reader Today) work empowering Oregon children for reading and learning success. Oregon Reads Aloud proudly features the state's rich trove of talent within the children's literary community.
Paint by Sticker Kids: Create 10 Pictures One Sticker at a Time
The book includes everything you need to create 10 bright, playful, full-color illustrations illustrated templates printed on perforated card stock, and 10 pages of stickers to fill in and create the artwork. As in paint-by-number, each template is divided into hundreds of spaces, each with a number that corresponds to a particular sticker. Find the sticker, peel it, and place it in the right space. Add the next, and the next, and the next and voila: It's a rocket ship blasting through space. A Tyrannosaurus rex prowling his domain. A pickup truck hauling its load. A friendly toucan hanging on his perch. Kids will love watching these pictures come to life. Plus each is suitable for framing or the fridge.