Eagle Harbor Book Co.
"Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better."  ~ Albert Camus

Happy Independence Day!
The bookstore will close at 3 pm on July 3 for the annual Street Dance,
and will be closed all day on July 4. 

We've selected some titles to get you in the spirit!
Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow
  Destiny of the Republic, by Candice Millard
Blue Sky, White Stars, by Sarvinder Naberhaus
Americans, by Douglas Wood
This is Our Constitution, by Khizr Khan
Author Events and Readings
Monday, July 2, 2018, 3:00pm
There will be book signing and banjo picking at the store when Nitty Gritty Dirt Band co-founder  John McEuen visits the store on Monday, July 2. We'll have copies of his book,  The Life I've Picked: A Banjo Player's Nitty Gritty Journey. McEuen is a born storyteller, and his tales of working with everyone from Linda Ronstadt to Willie Nelson to Johnny Cash to the Allman Brothers to Bob Dylan to Dolly Parton to, of course, Steve Martin will thrill every fan of folk, rock, and country music alike.
Join us in meeting a musical legend.

Thursday, July 12, 6:30pm
Fans of the paranormal, UFOs, and the extraordinary will want to hear Bainbridge Island author  Michael Brein talk about two  books he co-authored:  The Road to Strange: Travel Tales of the Paranormal and Beyond, and  The Road to Strange: UFOs, Aliens and High Strangeness. These collections of original, true stories tell of travelers around the world who are suddenly faced with ghosts, paranormal phenomena, unusual synchronicities, time slips, magic, visions, past-life connections, premonitions, mystical experiences, mysterious figures, and in detail personal encounters with alien beings and their craft. Each story has an expert, insightful commentary that explores these issues further.

Friday, July 13, 6:30pm
Join us when Eagle Harbor Book favorite Thor Hanson (Feathers and The Triumph of Seeds) brings us a fascinating historical, cultural, and biological look at the buzzing wee beasties that make the world go round. His new book, Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees is a delightful must-read for anyone who loves honey, pollination, or the planet's most successful vegetarian insect. And it is an important book at a time when questions about insect crashes are in the news. As informative and enchanting as the waggle dance of a honeybee, Buzz shows us why all bees are wonders to celebrate and protect. Read this book and you'll never overlook them again.

Sunday, July 15, at 5pm
Help us welcome author and pickleball champion Jennifer Lucore and her book History of Pickleball: More than 50 Years of Fun! Though most Islanders know that pickleball got its start here, there is still a lot to learn! Are you curious about how pickleball came to be or how the sport got such a funny name? Do you know what caused pickleball to become the fastest growing sport in America and what people and events helped spark this growth? History of Pickleball has these answers and many more! Authors Jennifer (daughter/17 time USAPA National Champion) and Beverly Youngren (mother/one of the first USAPA Ambassadors) have gathered stories from pioneers of the sport, as well as their personal experiences to bring you a fascinating compilation of pickleball history.

Thursday, July 19, 6:30pm
We are delighted to welcome back best-selling author Debra Dean (Madonnas of Leningrad, The Mirrored World), who will talk about her new biography, Hidden Tapestry: Jan Yoors, His Two Wives, and the War That Made Them One. This is the unforgettable story of Flemish American artist Jan Yoors-childhood vagabond, wartime resistance fighter, and urban bohemian. At the peak of his fame in the 1970s, Yoors's photographs and vast tapestries inspired a dedicated following in his adopted Manhattan. Though his intimate friends guessed the rough outline of his colorful life, Hidden Tapestry is first to detail his astonishing secrets. A luminous and inspiring account of resilience, resourcefulness, and love.

Thursday, July 26, 6:30pm
Help us welcome two area authors! We'll have Bainbridge Island author Victoria Josslin speak about her novelThe Bookstore of Other Languages, and Tacoma writer Connie Hampton Connally will speak about her novel, The Songs We Hide. The stories in both debut books traverse the globe in action and adventure.
More Fun in July!

We're excited to announce a new 3-day  Comic Art Workshop for kids ages 8 to 12, to be held 3 days,  July 10, 11, 12,  10:30 am to 1:00 pm ; and a second Comic Art Workshop for teens ages 13 to 18, to be held  July 24, 25, 26, 3:00 to 6:00 pm!  Led by our own Kiyo Toma -- aspiring illustrator and comics creator -- the workshops will introduce kids to art concepts and techniques used by comic professionals. The workshops are open to kids of all artistic levels.  Through visual lessons, fun exercises, and group discussions, the workshops will strengthen kids' drawing skills and deepen their appreciation of comic art. Seating for each class is limited to a maximum of 8 students. Students will also receive a bibliography of recommended graphic novels, art technique books, and a 20% discount coupon on select items. There is a $12 workshop fee to cover costs for the materials, which will be provided by EHBC. To register, you may purchase an online event ticket, call us, or register in the store. 

~~~~~~~ BINGO!  ~~~~~~~
Hey, kids! Eagle Harbor Book Co. challenges you this summer to read a variety of books that expand your reading habits. As you complete each task, record the title and date for each book that you read. Complete a full line (5 tasks) and receive a
10% coupon. Complete the entire card by August 15, 2018 and you will be entered to win a $15 gift certificate! Come into the store to get your bingo card and get started!

He's Back!
Waldo and friends have arrived back on Bainbridge Island for a month of fun in downtown Winslow! He'll be hiding in 25 downtown businesses all month, and you can earn prizes by finding him. Just ask for a passport at any of the participating businesses. He will be here from July 1 until July 31, when there will be a Waldo Party at Eagle Harbor Books.
May we recommend...

The Bees, by Laline Paull
This is undoubtedly the most unusual book I have read in at least a decade (or more). The story does for bees and religion, class and "group think" what Animal Farm did for barnyard animals and government. The Bees has transformed this reader. I have a deeper curiosity and respect for an animal that I once looked at with nothing more than revulsion and fear. I'm not saying I'll be going out and making friends with my neighborhood bees anytime soon, but at least now I can understand their position.  ~ Jenna

Awkward Squad, by Sophie Henaff
Anne Capestan, suspended from her fast-tracked position with the Paris police, is given a remedial job heading up a new police squad focusing on cold cases. Her "team" is a rag-tag bunch of miscreants unfit for policing but unable to be fired. From their box of long abandoned files, three cases catch their attention: the seven-year-old murder of a little old lady, a dead sailor found in the Seine with three gunshot wounds, and the peculiar shipwreck of a ferry off the coast of Florida. Could they possibly be related? As the team begins to connect the dots, the police hierarchy begins to get very nervous. Why are they being warned-off these cases? Fans of Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q stories and the popular BBC TV series New Tricks will love this bumbling pack of misfits whose skills so deftly blend to crack cold cases! ~ Susan

Bibi, The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu, by Anshel Pfeffer
Israel figures prominently in our political life and it's hard to see that changing. Understanding Bibi and what makes him tick will be essential to understand Israel going forward. His deep, personal connections to the U.S. coupled with his barely disguised loathing of most American Jews, his convoluted personal life, uncompromising view of what his country must have to survive, and his willingness to directly inject his government into our political system is richly told by Pfeffer in this comprehensive biography. This telling of the long conflict surrounding Palestine and Gaza and the Israeli internal politics driving that discussion is clear and vivid. It was refreshing to read a book on an individual and an issue about which so few find common ground that lets the facts rather than a political agenda be the focus of the story. On the other hand, it's hard to be neutral when reading about the bizarre power Netanyahu's wife seemingly has over his decisions as Israel's longstanding prime minister. ~ Dave

Thessaly, by Jo Walton
A strange, fascinating book about time traveling immortals attempting to create Plato's ideal society. A tale that veers from Iron Age Greece to a distant planet in the 26th century, featuring a memorable cast of mortals and gods. Philosophy, politics, religion, science thread throughout, making for a thought-provoking saga.  ~ Tim

  Buy Now

Dear Martin, by Nic Stone
If you've read The Hate You Give (or even if you haven't) and you're looking for the next big book to push your comfort zones, look no further.  Dear Martin is a thoroughly engaging read for ALL PEOPLE who want a more contemporary understanding of the matters of race in the United States. Expand your horizons. Lessons from this book will stick with you for years to come. ~ Jenna

Reporter, a Memoir, by Seymour M. Hersch
One of our top investigative reporters for the past 50 years, Hersch details his most important work (the My Lai massacre, Vietnam, Watergate, Abu Ghraib) in this granular description of what it takes to dig, dig, dig to get the stories our government is so keen to hide. In his "just the facts ma'am" style, this very new memoir is replete with insider snapshots of well-known political figures (Kissinger) to lesser known cultural ones (The New Yorker's William Shawn). Although obviously bright and a wonderful writer, he makes clear that those are unimportant traits compared with tenacity and fervor in getting the job done. What he did to uncover the My Lai massacre is riveting, almost as much as his repeated descriptions of how hard our political leaders worked to hide the ball. That recurring theme through the book should remind us of the need to always question our political leaders' explanations of what they are doing and why. It also reminded me that Hersch has had one hell of a grand time during the course of his life.  ~ Dave

Winterhouse, by Ben Guterson
Adults might call this book charming, but young readers will be thrilled by a world where kids are essentially on their own. Elizabeth, a brainy orphan who lives with rotten relatives, finds herself unceremoniously whisked away alone to a grand and mysterious hotel one Christmas. There, along with her new friend Freddy (also sent there by his family), she snoops, gets into trouble, and solves puzzles. And along the way, she begins to feel a sense of belonging - as well as adventure. Can't wait for the next in this trilogy! ~ Victoria

Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees, by Thor Hanson
Thor Hanson once again hits the sweet spot in bringing nature right into our hands. This time he gives us the fascinating story of bees, perfect for any one who loves honey, pollination, or simply the planet's most successful vegetarian. And not just honey or bumble bees! Hanson's research considers the more than 20,000 bee species, and brings us the historical, cultural, and biological importance of the buzzing creatures that literally help make our world work. Extra important as we worry about the crash of some of these industrious workers! ~ Victoria

Sometimes Amazing Things Happen, by Elizabeth Ford, MD
In the Bellevue Psychiatric Prison Ward things are often grim. Dr. Elizabeth Ford describes the grimness as she details the years she spent working there. She dealt with all manner of transfers from Rikers, the violent, the schizophrenic, the antisocial, the juveniles. Working with them, as she describes it, is exhausting and at times was more than she could bear.  But in this gripping account she explains why she continues to work in this challenging environment. ~ Ann

Our Story, A Memoir of Love and Life in China, by Rao Pingru 
This gentle memoir  extends from 1921 to 2008, and examines two lives, Rao Pingru and his wife Meitang, during this time. It's told simply and, as it develops, with the addition of Rao's small and charming illustrations. The story is extensive covering China's history and the book itself a work of art. ~ Ann

New in Hardcover Fiction
Clock Dance
by Anne Tyler
Spinning Silver
by Naomi Novik
The Other Woman
by Daniel Silva
Fruit of the Drunken Tree
by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Dear Mrs. Bird
by A.J. Pearce
Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win
by Jo Piazza
New in Hardcover Nonfiction
by Porter Fox
The Fall of Wisconsin
by Dan Kaufman
The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars
by Paul Broks
A Course Called Scotland
by Tom Coyne
More Together Than Alone
by Mark Nepo
by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic
New in Paperback Fiction
The City of Brass
by S.A. Chakraborty
by Andy Weir
How to Find Love in a Bookshop
by Veronica Henry
Reincarnation Blues
by Michael Poore
George & Lizzie
by Nancy Pearl
Stay With Me
by Ayobami Adebayo
New in Paperback Nonfiction
An Odyssey, A Father, a Son, and an Epic
by Daniel Mendelsohn
by Ben Mezrich
What She Ate
by Laura Shapiro
The Age of Overwhelm
by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
The Written World
by Martin Puchner
Sons and Soldiers
Bruce Henderson
New Books for Kids
Mrs. Mole I'm Home
by Jarvis
How to be a Lion
by Ed Vere
Mixed, a Colorful Story
by Arree Chung
The Apprentice Witch
by James Nicol
The Lost Continent
by  Tui Sutherland
  Buy Now
Stu Truly
by Dan Richards
New Books for Young Adults
Bright Smoke,
Cold Fire
by Rosamund Hodge
by Marie Lu
She Loves You,
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
by Ann Hood
EHBC Book Groups
Drop in - You are welcome!
All Store Book Group titles are discounted 15%    
up until the date of discussion

No meeting in July, due to the July 3 Street Dance!

No meeting in July, due to the July 3 Street Dance!
July 24, 7:00 pm

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