Just a quick note that the kids and I will be working as honorary booksellers at Eagle Harbor Books this Saturday, November 29th. Our shift is from noon to 1:00pm. This is part of the Indies First promotion to encourage support of local, independent bookstores. (What, exactly, my presence there will do to encourage support remains to be seen.) But it’s a fun event, and fortunately, there will be lots of other writers–David Guterson, Jonathan Evison, Lance Weller among them–throughout the day as well.
I will be there pushing Closer to the Ground…er, I mean…suggesting good books from other authors for holiday gift giving, and will be happy to sign or inscribe books as well. Even the ones I didn’t write. Did I mention what a great gift Closer to the Ground makes? Skyla and Weston will be on hand to consult with parents or grandparents about books their kids or grandkids would enjoy.
Come on by, shop for gifts, buy something for yourself, or just say hi.
Just a quick reminder, I will be “working” as a bookseller at Eagle Harbor Books on Bainbridge Island this Saturday from 3:00 to 5:00pm. My fellow guest booksellers during the day will include David Guterson, Lance Weller, Jonathan Evison, Jennie Shortridge, Garth Stein, Carol Cassela, Rebecca Wells, Kelli Russell Agodon and more. Pretty much a Who’s Who of local and regional big-time authors…and me.
If you’re looking for signed and/or inscribed books for holiday gifts, this a great opportunity to find something for everyone on your list. Come on down and support your local indie bookstore on Small Business Saturday.
Well, the maiden voyage of the good ship Closer To The Ground launched last night at Eagle Harbor Books. We had a good crowd–about 40 people–on a rainy night when the Seahawks were playing on TV, so I was stoked. I was grateful to see so many familiar faces. It was also unexpectedly nerve-wracking, but I think it ended up going okay. This is a picture of me still signing books after they put all the chairs away, so I figure that’s a good sign.
And now…on to Elliott Bay Book Co. in Seattle this Sunday (2:00pm), then Grass Roots Books in Corvallis, Oregon on Wednesday the 24th (7:00pm) and Powell’s City of Books in Portland on Thursday the 25th (7:30pm). Come on out! It Would be great to meet you in person.