Eagle Harbor Book Co.
The Annex is dead; 
long live the Annex!
As to the Used-Book Annex, we are either stretching the definition of "metaphor" or at least getting a little carried away in announcing that our used-book space is disappearing downstairs - but only to shape shift upstairs.  

We are breaking our stride for this space to focus on a significant change at the bookstore.  Throughout September, we will be closing the Annex in its present form down in the nether world, sharpening our focus to assure our used book collection is top-drawer, and integrating it with all of our new books upstairs. We are also opening a new used-book buying, check out and information station. To assure our chance to buy all the quality used books we need, we will be buying used books from our customers virtually all day, every day as of October 1.  

Author Events and Readings
Thursday, Sept. 14, 6:30 pm
Do you feel stuck and wish you were living in another story? What stories are you telling yourself?   StoryJacking  is a guide that offers a practical road map to your personal power. By getting curious and changing your story, you can shift your brain from fear into learning and create the life you want.
Bainbridge Island life coach and therapist  Lyssa Danehy deHart  also produces and hosts the podcast StoryJacker.  Get a preview of this event in this Bainbridge Community Broadcast podcast, Lyssa talks with BCB host Channie Peters about what the term 'StoryJacking' means, and how she came to write this book. 
Sunday, Sept. 17, 3:00 pm 
Join us for an electric afternoon of poetry when  Tara Hardy and  Gary Copeland Lilley come to read from their latest works.
Hardy's My, My, My, My, My is short-listed for the 2017 Washington State Book Awards. Suddenly stricken by a life-threatening condition, Hardy finds she has slipped into an alternate reality, one in which her life and her livelihood are no longer to be counted on. Her fight to stay alive, while terrifying, is deeply vibrant.
Gary Copeland Lilley's collection, The Bushman's Medicine Show, is a southern gothic testament delivered by an archetypical denizen of the modern south, a sort of everyman from the Carolina low-country traversing the territories of family, the spirits, society, culture, and identity, while refusing to be eradicated.  
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 5:00 pm
Fermentation on Wheels is an enlightening and delicious road adventure/cookbook from the woman the  New York Times dubbed "the Johnny Appleseed of Pickling."  Three years ago, food activist Tara Whitsitt had a dream: to take to the road in a converted school bus and spread the gospel of kombucha, kimchi, and kefir nationwide. She would bring her microbe-dense delicacies, her expertise, and her generosity to food communities across the country. Her motto: Tasty food belongs to everyone!   Eagle Harbor Books will join with BARN at their new location to host this free event.  Guests are asked to register here.

Thursday, September 21, 7:00 pm
In Razor Clams, his lively history and celebration of the Pacific razor clam, David Berger shares with us his love affair with the glossy, gold-colored  Siliqua patula  and gets into the nitty-gritty of how to dig, clean, and cook them using his favorite recipes. In the course of his investigation, Berger brings to light the long history of razor clamming as a subsistence, commercial, and recreational activity, and shows the ways it has helped shape both the identity and the psyche of the Pacific Northwest. 
Saturday, September 23, 2:30 pm
West Sound Reads is proud to present best-selling author Jamie Ford and his new novel, Love and Other Consolation Prizes. Ford will appear at South Kitsap High School on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 2:30 pm. This beautifully crafted tale, based on a true story, follows an orphan boy who is raffled off to a "good home" at the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exhibition. The winning ticket belongs to the flamboyant madam of a high-class brothel, famous for educating her girls. There, Ernest settles in as the houseboy and finds the sense of home he's always desired. Fifty years later, in the shadow of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, the now elderly man struggles to help his ailing wife, while trying to keep their history secret from their daughters.
Sunday, September 24, 3:00 pm
We all know the story of the March sisters, heroines of Louisa May Alcott's  Little Women . But while everyone cheers on Jo March, based on Louisa herself, Amy March is often the least favorite sister. Now, it's time to learn the truth about the real "Amy": Louisa's sister, May. Join us when Seattle author  Elise Hooper  talks about her new historical novel,  The Other Alcott , based on May. May embarks on a quest to discover her own true identity, as an artist and a woman. From Boston to Rome, London, and Paris, this brave, talented, and determined woman forges an amazing life of her own, making her so much more than merely "The Other Alcott."
Thursday, September 28, 5:00 pm
Award-winning author of  The Running Dream  and Flipped Wendelin Van Draanen  will visit with middle grade and young adult readers at the book store. In her most incisive and insightful  book yet,  Wild Bird is a remarkable portrait of a girl who has hit rock bottom but begins a climb back to herself at a forced-participation wilderness survival camp in the desert.  Please note the early time slot for this event.

Thursday, September 28, 7:00 pm
During Bainbridge Prepares'  Three Days of Preparedness workshops , we are proud to present  Scott James, author of Prepared Neighborhoods: Creating Resilience One Street at a Time. Resilience is a worthwhile pursuit, both for individuals and communities. But how to build strength and flexibility into our lives as citizens and into our towns? The answer may be within our neighborhoods, where sustainability meets preparedness.

Please join us for a community discussion with Scott!

Thursday, October 5, 6:30 pm

Join us for a timely conversation between generations when Frances Moore Lappe and Adam Eichen talk about the new book they coauthored, Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We WantThe duo has crafted an optimistic book for Americans who are asking, in the wake of Trump's victory, "What do we do now?" The authors' answer: We need to organize and fight to protect and expand our democracy. With riveting stories and little-known evidence, they demystify how we got here, exposing the well-orchestrated effort that has robbed Americans of their rightful power. 

May we recommend...
If you need a reminder that humanity still exists in our world, read this book! After tragedy struck on September 11, 2001, 38 jet liners bound for the U.S. were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland. The citizens of this small community took the passengers and crews in and gave ceaselessly of their time, resources and emotional support until the journeys could be safely continued. This amazing act of humanity got little publicity at the time, but DeFede set about interviewing those involved, and created an astonishingly wonderful and touching story. We should never forget what they did! ~ Susan

For those of us artists who struggle to improve our craft, this wonderful book shines a light on the fears hiding in our psyche. Bayles and Orland's central question about artists is "Why do so many who start, quit?" What follows is an honest inquiry into why making art can be challenging, why facing our fears is crucial, and advice on how to deal with new fears as our careers evolve. If you find yourself struggling with procrastination, creative block, fear of failure, or fear of success, give this book a try. It might be the kick in the pants you need. ~ Kiyo

The Half-Drowned King, by Linnea Hartsuyker
In this grim and absorbing epic drawn from Scandinavian history, Hartsuyker captures a violent, turbulent world with vivid prose and memorable characters. Having enough adventure, intrigue, and skullduggery to satisfy Game of Thrones' fans, this tale is brutal and uncompromising, yet beautiful in its own way. ~ Tim

My Absolute Darling, by Gabriel Tallent
After the mysterious loss of her mother, Turtle is raised by a powerful, unpredictable father. He claims to love and adore her while treating her to horrendous abuse, physical and psychological. She excels at survivalist tactics and wilderness skills, but is failing academically and socially. Despite such a desperate situation, her course begins to change when she develops a friendship with two charismatic older boys. Turtle's father will not give away his control easily, however. This is a tense novel, well told. You will be cheering for Turtle long after you turn the last page. ~ Jane

Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward
Available September 5th! This stark yet lyrical, brilliantly written novel revolves around a racially mixed family's odyssey from the Gulf of Mississippi to the state penitentiary at Parchman, to pick up the husband and father upon his release. Intimately viewed from the alternating perspectives of mother and son, the journey unfolds as a drama whose details confront the central issue of race in our country, and its effects on one extended family. Written by the author of the National Book Award-winning Salvage the Bones, this is an important book! ~ John

In this anniversary edition of a memoir originally published in 1996, Kidd explores the experience of feminine spirituality from multiple perspectives, including that of Christianity. The journey of a woman redefining her perceptions and delving deeply into her relationship with the divine, this book changed me fundamentally. It is one of the most important influences on my life. ~ Charysse

New in Hardcover Fiction

Reincarnation Blues
by Michael Poore
The Heart's Invisible Furies
by John Boyne

Stay With Me
by Ayobami Adebayo
by Molly Patterson
by Ryan Gattis
Home Fire
by Kamila Shamsie
New in Hardcover Non-Fiction
The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shores  by Jared Yates Sexton

Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult
by Bruce Handy
A Beautiful Terrible Thing
by Jen Waite
Notes on a Foreign Country
by Suzy Hansen

Surfing with Sartre
by Aaron James
The H-Spot: The Feminine Pursuit of Happiness
by Jill Filipovic
New in Paperback Fiction
The Willow King
by Meelis Friedenthal
The Solace of Trees
by Robert Madrygin
The Hike
by Drew Magary
Brave Deeds
by David Abrams
The Stone Sky
by N.K. Jemisin
The Trap
by Melanie Raabe
New in Paperback Non-Fiction
The Story of Egypt
by Joann Fletcher
Mad Enchantment
by Ross King
Stamped from the Beginning
by Ibram X. Kendi
The Trouble With Reality
by Brooke Gladstone
The Cost of Courage
by Charles Kaiser
At the Existentialist Cafe'
by Sarah Bakewell
New Books for Kids

Chibi Samurai Wants a Pet
by by Sanae Ishida
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Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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Yo Soy Muslim by Mark Gonzales

The First Rule of Punk

by Celia C. Perez

Tumble & Blue
by Cassie Beasley
by Jason Reynolds
New Books for Young Adults

by Kwame Alexander
Far From the Tree
by Andrew Solomon
The Hawkweed Legacy
by Irena Brignull
And there's more...
Store Book Groups:

September 5, 7:00 pm   
The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread, by Dan Robertson       
Speculative Fiction Book Group:
September 5, 7:00 pm 
The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047, by Lionel Shriver  
September 26, 7:00 pm
No Graves As Yet, by Anne Perry

Community News:

Bainbridge Prepares is a collaborative blend of individuals, organizations, and local government, actively working to make our island more resilient. In the event of a disaster like an earthquake, first responders will be overwhelmed and our neighborhoods will be on their own. That's when community is vital - neighbors helping neighbors - with everyone sharing the common goal of taking care of each other. Each fall we celebrate this island-wide journey with a  Three Days of Preparedness event weekend. For 2017, this weekend begins on September 27. 

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