Eagle Harbor Book Co.
The year of 2020 will bring some happy new chapters to Eagle Harbor Book Co. Later this year, we will celebrate our 50th year serving Bainbridge Island! Look for promotions and activities throughout the year to celebrate this outstanding milestone. We are lucky to have such and dedicated and supportive community, and we look forward to many more years together.

In this issue we celebrate some of our favorite books of 2019, and present many of the latest new releases. Our robust event schedule continues, and our in-store book groups are ready to welcome you. There's always an experience waiting for you at the bookstore, so we hope to see you soon.  

~ Jane
Events and Readings
20th Annual Book Group Open House! 
Thursday, February 6, 6:30pm


Calling all book groups -- and anyone interested in joining one!  Representatives from Penguin Random House, David Glenn and Katie Mehan, will be joining us for an evening of book recommendations, fun book group ideas, prizes, and delicious treats!  With great fanfare, the Book of the Year winners selected by Bainbridge Island book groups will be announced.  The event is open to all, including those who are seeking a book group or wish to form one!  Respond to this email with your RSVP, and you will be entered in a drawing for a very special prize that evening!
Thursday, February 13, 6:30 pm
Book Lover's Night Out at BPL
Come support the Bainbridge Island Public Library for the festive annual  Book Lovers Night Out. This event is 21 and over and will include a panel of your favorite Northwest authors: Michele Bombardier, Megan Chance, Jonathan Evison, and Jennifer Longo. George Shannon from the Island School will serve as the moderator. You will also enjoy appetizers, wine, and desserts! This event will be held at the Bainbridge Public Library. Tickets ($35) are available at Eagle Harbor Books (cash or check) or online at  Eventbrite
Sunday, February 16, 3:00 pm
We are excited to welcome bookstore favorite author Joshua Hammer (The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu), who will discuss his new book, The Falcoln Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hung for the Perfect BirdThis true-crime tale follows a rogue thief with a decent knowledge of birds and wildlife who trades in rare birds and their eggs, and the British wildlife detective who is determined to stop him.

Sunday, February 23, 3:00 pm
Join local author and University of Washington professor Tyler Sprague to celebrate his new book  Sculpture on a Grand Scale: The Thin Shell Modernism of Jack Christiansen. Many know the fate of Seattle's iconic dome, but fewer are familiar with its innovative structural engineer, Bainbridge Islander Jack Christensen (1927-2017), and his significant contribution to Pacific Northwest and modernist architecture. Sprague places Christiansen within a global cohort of thin shell engineer-designers, exploring the use of a remarkable structural medium known for its minimal use of material, architecturally expressive forms, and long-span capability. 

Sad...
That you can't make it to one of these amazing events? Well, we can't recreate the thrill of meeting your favorite author, but contact us ahead of time, and we will make sure to reserve signed copies for you. 

Staff Favorites of 2019

Your home-town booksellers are often asked which books they loved most, and Islanders have been relying on these recommendations for  fifty years . Find a diverse selection of our favorite titles -- from historical fiction, to fascinating biographies, and even titles for kids and teens. We have them in stock and you can find them on the ever popular "Staff Picks" wall in the store or on our website. Take a sneak peek  here !
For the newest 2020 releases, scroll down and consider the possibilities.
New in Fiction
Dear Edward
by Ann Napolitano
Such a Fun Age
by Kiley Reid
Long Bright River
by Liz Moore
A Long Petal of the Sea
by Isabel Allende
Cleanness
by Garth Greenwell
Creatures
by Crissy Van Meter
Recipe for a Perfect Wife
by Karma Brown
Verge: Stories
by Lidia Yuknavitch
The Vanished Birds
by Simon Jimenez
New in Nonfiction
The Magical Language of Others
by E.J. Koh
Wilmington's Lie
by David Zucchino
Author in Chief
by Craig Fehrman
Brother & Sister
by Diane Keaton
Why We Can't Sleep
by Ada Calhoun
You're Not Listening
by Kate Murphy
Tightrope
by Nicholos D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
Successful Aging
by Daniel J. Levitin
A Very Stable Genius
by Philip Rucker & Carol Leonnig
New in Paperback Fiction
The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls
by Anissa Gray

Golden State
by Ben H. Winters
Daisy Jones & the Six
by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Black Leopard Red Wolf
by Marlon James
A Woman is no Man
by Etaf Rum
The Border
by Don Winslow
The Department of Sensitive Crimes
by Alexander McCall Smith
The Library of Lost and Found
by Jerome Charyn
Beautiful Bad
by Annie Ward
New in Paperback Nonfiction
The Source of Self-Regard
by Toni Morrison
From Scratch
by Tembi Locke
Barracoon
by Zora Neale Hurston
Inheritance
by Dani Shapiro
Bad Blood
by John Carreyrou
Deep Creek
by Pam Houston
Midnight in Chernobyl
by Adam Higginbotham
Parkland
by Dave Cullen
Zucked
by Roger McNamee
New Books for Kids
No More Naps!
by Chris Grabenstein
Macca the Alpaca
by Matt Cosgrove
In a Jar
by Deborah Marcero
From the Desk of Zoe Washington
by Janae Marks
Here in the Real World
by Sara Pennypacker
Hilo: All the Pieces Fit
by Jud Winick
New Books for Young Adults
One of Us is Next
by Karen M. McManas
Yes No Maybe So
by Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed
The Night Country
by Melissa Albert
Eagle Harbor Book Groups
Drop in - You are welcome!
All Store Book Group titles are discounted 15%           
up until the date of discussion


Reader's Circle
Book Group
February 4, 7:00 pm
Speculative Fiction 
Book Group
February 5, 7:00 pm
Mystery
Book Group
Fe bruary 25, 7:00 pm




The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
by Bill Bryson
The Revenger
by Alastair Reynolds
The Man Who Came Uptown
by George Pelecanos


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