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Staff Favorites of 2018

Bookseller Favorites!
Your home-town booksellers have strong opinions about books they read, and Islanders have been relying on these recommendations for nearly forty-nine years. More recently, we've introduced the tradition of asking our booksellers to reveal their three favorites of the previous year. Here you'll find a diverse selection of titles - from historical fiction, to fascinating biographies, contemporary poetry, and even titles for kids and teens. Take a sneak peek here, or find them in our Staff Recommends section! 

Next month we'll revert back to our normal staff recommendations section in the newsletter, where we give you our thoughts on new titles, but for now, here's a nostalgic look back at 2018.

Author Events and Readings
Sunday, February 3, 1:00 pm
Join us as local authors share stories about the island we call home. "Write what you know" is the conventional wisdom given to writers. Winslow Writers, a local writing group, took that advice to heart and has published an anthology, Short Stories of Bainbridge Island, edited by Kirsten Foster and published by Red Rover Books. These five stories address themes of love, loss, and redemption as reflected through the unique lens of island culture. Winslow Writers include Abigail Hamilton, Lara O'Neal, Jessica Dubey, Starre Vartan, and Ulla Solberg. 
Friday, February 8, 6:30 pm
Join  Andrew Knapp, his dog  Momo, and the  Kitsap Humane Society for a fun evening of discovery Since 2012, photographer Andrew Knapp and his border collie Momo have captivated fans on Instagram with Knapp's hide-and-seek photography, garnering them more than 630,000 followers. His first books,  Find Momo, Find Momo Coast to Coast, and the children's board book  Let's Find Momo! explored landmarks and little-known places across North America. In Find Momo Across Europe: Another Hide-and-Seek Photography Book, Knapp and Momo travel across the pond to explore the historic cities, beautiful landscapes, and diverse cultures of nineteen European countries. Space is limited! To reserve a free seat through Eventbrite, please click  here.
Sunday, February 17, 3:00 pm
Three YA authors, five cities, countless fans. Join Mary Cronk Farrell (Standing Up Against Hate: How Black Women in the Army Helped Change the Course of WWII), Maureen McQuerry (Between Before and After), and Stephen Wallenfels (Deadfall) on their YA Survival Tour featuring an afternoon of stories about resilience, courage, adversity, and triumph. Surviving isn't easy. Good thing you don't have to do it alone!
Sunday, February 17, 4:00 pm
Welcome back bookstore favorite Robert Michael Pyle. In Magdalena Mountain, Pyle's first and long-awaited novel, the award-winning naturalist proves he is as at home in an imagined landscape as he is in the natural one. At the center of this story of majesty and high mountain magic are three Magdalenas - Mary, a woman whose uncertain journey opens the book; Magdalena Mountain, shrouded in mystery and menace; and the all-black Magdalena alpine butterfly, the most elusive of several rare and beautiful species found on the mountain.
Thursday, February 24th, 7:00 pm
Join  James Forsher as he presents his new book,  Stock Footage -  the only book that gives an overview of the use of archival footage and how it played an expanding and crucial role in documentary and TV films. In this informative book, readers learn how to research images and get permission for the use of these images.  Each section of the book offers interviews with experts who give a realistic idea of how they've used stock footage in their own work. Forsher has nearly forty years of experience producing, writing, and directing documentaries and television commercials. His productions, ranging from half-hour shows to feature-length documentaries, have aired on The Discovery Channel, The Movie Channel, Cinemax, A & E and PBS
Thursday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 pm
19th Annual Book Group Night

Calling all book groups -- and anyone interested in joining a book group! Hot on the heels of our Annual Book of the Year Survey, we present an evening that promises to abound with ideas and camaraderie for the many bibliophiles that call us headquarters. With great fanfare, the Book of the Year winners will be announced! B est-selling author Amy Stewart (Wicked Plants, The Drunken Botanist, and the popular Kopp Sisters mystery series), will join us for an evening of book recommendations, fun book group ideas, prizes, and delicious treats!  The event is open to all, including those who seek a book group or wish to form one.  

New in Fiction
Black Leopard 
Red Wolf
by Marlon James
by Elizabeth McCracken
The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls
by Anissa Gray
Finding Dorothy
by Elizabeth Letts
Binti: The Complete Trilogy
by Nnedi Okorafor
The Age of Light
by Whitney Scharer
New in Nonfiction
Never Enough
by Judith Grisel
by Stephanie Land
Earth Shattering
by Bob Berman
Brave, Not Perfect
by Reshma Saujani
by Adam Makos
Putin's World
by Angela Stent
New in Paperback Fiction
The Lost Girls of Paris
by Pam Jenoff
The Sparsholt Affair
by Alan Hollinghurst
The Huntress
by Kate Quinn
Aunt Poldi and the Sicilian Lions
by Mario Giordano
The Immortalists
by Chloe Benjamin
A Long Way From Home
by Peter Carey
New in Paperback Nonfiction
Disappointment River
by Brian Castner
The Breath of a Whale
by Leigh Calvez
Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine
by Alan Lightman
Feel Free
by Zadie Smith
Text Me When You Get Home 
by Kayleen Schaefer
Born a Crime
by Trevor Noah
New Books for Kids
Hands Up!
by Breanna J McDaniel
The Babysitter From Another Planet
by Steven Savage
Hello World: Ocean Life
by Jill McDonald
Pay Attention Carter Jones
by Gary d. Schmidt
Song for a Whale
by Lynne Kelly
Watch Us Rise
by Renee Watson & Ellen Hagan
New Books for Young Adults
On the Come Up
by Angie Thomas
The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali
by Sabina Khan
Four Dead Queens
by Astrid Scholte
EHBC Book Groups
Drop in - You are welcome!
All Store Book Group titles are discounted 15%      
up until the date of discussion

February 5, 7:00 pm
by   Imbolo Mbue

February 5, 7:00 pm 
by Deon Meyer 
       Mystery Book Group:
February 26 7:00 pm
by Mick Herron

And in other news...
Literary Awards Announced!

The 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals
 for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction 

Rebecca Makkai
The Great Believers
Kiese Laymon
Heavy: An American Memoir

American Library Association
Youth Media Awards:
John Newbery Medal 
For the most outstanding cont ribution to children's literature:   
Meg Medina

Randolph Caldecott Medal
For the most distinguished American picture book for children:
Sophie Blackall
Hello Lighthouse

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award: 
For the best illustrator in childrens' books:

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award 
Recognizing an African-American author and illustrator
of outstanding books for children and young adults:

Michael L. Printz Award
For excellence in literature written for young adults:
Elizabeth Acevedo
The Poet X

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