December 6 is First Friday!
be serving wine and juice. Plus, we'll be giving away great prizes for
our adult and children's drawings. Drop by Annie Bloom's anytime after 6:00 on Friday night and register to win!
Two lucky folks will win the adult prize-- signed Advance Readers Copies of the forthcoming:
Under the Wide and Starry Sky
by Nancy Horan
(published January 2014)
The kids prize is an autographed copy of:
Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise
by Susan Blackaby
Holiday Catalog, First Friday, and More!
The Holiday Catalog is here! 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:
Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest
by Sarah Swanson and Max Smith
This lively, practical guide helps readers discover 85 of the region s
most extraordinary birds. This is an accessible guide for casual
birders, weekend warriors, and families looking for an outdoor
experience. Eight easy-going birding weekends, including stops in Puget
Sound, the Central Washington wine country, and the Klamath Basin,
offer wonderful getaway ideas and make this a must-have guide for
locals and visitors alike.
The Kinfolk Table
This cookbook from the creators of Kinfolk
magazine features profiles of 45 tastemakers who are cooking and
entertaining in a way that is beautiful, uncomplicated, and
inexpensive. Each of these home cooks, artisans, bloggers, chefs,
writers, bakers, and crafters has provided one to three of the recipes
they most love to share with others, whether they be simple breakfasts
for two, one-pot dinners for six, or a perfectly composed sandwich for a
Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants
by Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal
From the author of 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth
comes this second collection of over 50 comics. You'll be treated to
the hilarity of "The Crap We Put Up with Getting On and Off an
Airplane," "Why Captain Higgins Is My Favorite Parasitic Flatworm,"
"This Is How I Feel about Buying Apps," "6 Things You Really Don't Need
to Take a Photo of," and much more. Along with lambasting the latest
culture crazes, Inman serves up recurrent themes such as foodstuffs,
holidays, e-mail, as well as technological, news-of-the-day, and his
snarky yet informative comics on grammar and usage.
by Ivan Doig
In the winter of 1920, a quirky bequest draws Morrie Morgan back to
Butte, Montana, from a year-long honeymoon with his bride, Grace.
Financial dilemmas catapult Morrie into his new career as editorialist
for the Thunder, the fledgling union newspaper that dares to
play David to Anaconda's Goliath. Amid the clatter of typewriters, the
rumble of the printing presses, and a cast of unforgettable characters,
Morrie puts his gift for word-slinging to work. As he pursues victory
for the miners, he discovers that he is enmeshed in a deeply personal
battle as well--the struggle to win lasting love for himself.
Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington
by Terry Teachout
Ellington was the greatest jazz composer of the twentieth century--and
an impenetrably enigmatic personality whom no one, not even his closest
friends, claimed to understand. He wrote some fifteen hundred
compositions, and he sought inspiration in an endless string of
transient lovers, concealing his inner self behind a smiling mask of
flowery language and ironic charm. Duke peels away countless
layers of Ellington's evasion and public deception to tell the
unvarnished truth about the creative genius who inspired Miles Davis to
say, "All the musicians should get together one certain day and get
down on their knees and thank Duke."
This absurdly fun mash-up reimagines the most popular table-top game of
all time as a creepy zombie march with twisted rules and game
components for a new generation of players, including a
custom-illustrated deck of cards. Points earned through card play send
zombies lurching down a cobblestone scoreboard in a race to the finish
line. Zombie Cribbage resurrects a great card game for all ages in a
package that's as handy on-the-go as it is at home.
I Am Malala
by Malala Yousafzai
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl
spoke out. Malala refused to be silenced and fought for her right to
an education. When she was fifteen, she was shot in the head at
point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few
expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken
her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern
Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen,
she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest
nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.
by Emily Winfield Martin
Ideal for bed time reading, this book will appeal to parents and children who love Grandfather Twilight and On the Night That You Were Born.
Author, illustrator, and creator of The Black Apple Etsy shop, Emily
Martin convinces children to close their eyes and discover who their
dream animal might be-and what dream it might take them to. With a
perfect nighttime rhyme and gorgeous illustrations, this book is
Here are some of the best new titles from our Cooking section:
by Liz Crain, John Gorham, and David Reamer
At the heart of Portland's red-hot food scene is Toro Bravo, a
Spanish-inspired restaurant whose small plates have attracted a fiercely
loyal fan base. This cookbook is an honest look behind the scenes:
from chef John Gorham's birth to a teenage mother who struggled with
drug addiction, to time spent in his grandfather's crab-shack dance
club, to formative visits to Spain, to becoming a father and opening a
restaurant. Toro Bravo also includes 95 of the restaurant's
recipes, from simple salads to homemade chorizo, along with an array of
techniques that will appeal to both the home cook and the most
seasoned, forearm-burned chef.
by Andy Ricker and J.J. Goode
This cookbook is more than just a collection of favorite recipes: it is
also a master course in Thai cooking from one of the most passionate
and knowledgeable authorities on the subject. Clearly written,
impeccably tested recipes teach you how to source ingredients; master
fundamental Thai cooking techniques and skills; understand flavor
profiles that are unique to Southeast Asian cuisine; and combine
various dishes to create show-stopping, well-balanced meals for family
and friends. Filled with thoughtful, colorful essays about chef Andy
Ricker's travels and experiences, Pok Pok is not only a
definitive resource for home cooks, but also a celebration of the rich
history, vibrant culture, and unparalleled deliciousness of Thai food.
by Gabriel Rucker, Meredith Erickson, and Lauren Fortgang
Serious yet playful, this debut cookbook recounts the ascension of
James Beard Award-winning chef Gabriel Rucker to the top of the
Portland food scene and the shift of a modest neighborhood eatery to a
must-visit destination. Offal-centric and meat-heavy, but by no means
dogmatic, this collection of 125 recipes offers uncommon delicacies
like Elk Tongue Stroganoff and Rabbit and Eel Terrine, envelope-pushing
twists on classics like Beef Cheeks Bourguinon and Lamb Belly BLT, and
surprisingly uncomplicated dishes like Simple Roasted Pigeon, Leek
Carbonara, and Pork Tacos.
by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
Now available for the first time in an American edition and updated
with US measurements throughout, this debut cookbook from the authors
of Jerusalem and Plenty features 140 recipes culled
from the popular Ottolenghi restaurants and inspired by the diverse
culinary traditions of the Mediterranean. The recipes reflect the
authors' upbringings in Jerusalem yet also incorporate culinary
traditions from California, Italy, and North Africa, among others.
Featuring abundant produce and numerous fish and meat dishes, as well
as Ottolenghi's famed cakes and breads, Ottolenghi invites you into a world of inventive flavors and fresh, vibrant cooking.
The Paleo Chocolate Lovers Cookbook
by Kelly Brozyna
This cookbook features 75 gluten-, grain-, and dairy-free recipes for
the health-conscious chocolate lover. Brozyna, host of the delightful
cooking blog, The Spunky Coconut, has created delicious chocolate treats
made with coconut and ground nut flours for both breakfast and
dessert. And, using dates and small amounts of the herbal sweetener
stevia in these nutrient-dense baked goods, she shows you how to keep
the honey and coconut sugar to a minimum. This book also details the
components of chocolate--the importance of organic and fair trade
chocolate, frequently asked questions about chocolate, and a
side-by-side comparison of store-bought dark chocolate bars.