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"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." ~ Albert Einstein
Happy New Year!
The month of January gets its name from the Roman god Janus. Janus has two faces, one looking backwards to the past, and one looking forward to the future. Even in ancient times, the need for reflection and the need for planning were regarded as paramount, assigning these themes to the beginning of each year.

Here at 'ye olde bookshoppe,' we are giving a nod to the age-old wisdom of Janus. Our booksellers are compiling a list of each of their favorite books of 2018. Many of these titles were released towards the end of the year, so the list continues to evolve. We are also looking forward in anticipation of the new titles coming out in 2019. Look for these to be featured in our mid-month newsletter.
It's no secret that the indie book business is under siege throughout the country, but thanks to our fervent island supporters and increasing support flooding off the ferries, we've just ended our strongest year. Hugs to all of you for that! Even the Seattle Times got the word, as it featured our little indie bookstore as one of six best bookstores in the region.
Also in 2018, we hosted many exciting author events, including The Seattle7Writers Summer Bookfest, which was bigger and better than ever. We helped to launch new amazing works of beloved local authors Jonathan Evison, Lynn Brunelle, Suzanne Selfors, Nancy Blakey, and many others. We expanded our store with a cozy reading nook as a respite from too much rain, or from too much national news that we'd rather not hear. Our children's section has expanded as well, to give picture books the space they deserve.
Janus says that we must also look ahead, and we are heeding that message. As you make your New Year's resolutions, we are doing the same. Our expanded space will allow us to host a broad range of local and national authors. New upgrades throughout the store and online are in the works. We've taken pre-orders of upcoming titles for years, and while many of you have taken advantage of that convenience, others are still unaware of this capability. We will be making pre-orders easier in the new year.
If you are like many who are so-inclined to put your thoughts and plans to paper, you can find your ideal journal, notebook or planner here. We stock journals for every style, from minimalist to lovely to bold, and even guided journals to help you get started. The new trend towards dotted journals (Bullet Journals) allow complete flexibility in your daily writing, habit tracking, or planning processes, and we have many in stock. Whatever you decide and however you decide to do it, we can help you with the tools to record this amazing life of yours!
Finally, and most importantly, Janus also symbolized the values of home, family, friendship and civilization. In that generous spirit, we wish you all a very Happy New Year!
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EHBC 2018 Bestsellers
1. Becoming
by Michelle Obama
2. Lawn Boy
by Jonathan Evison
3. Less
by Andrew Sean Greer
4. Pachinko
by Min Jin Lee
5. Educated
by Tara Westover
6. Crazy Rich Asians
by Kevin Kwan
7. Turn This Book Into A Beehive!
by Lynn Brunelle
8. A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amor Towles
9. Fear: Trump in the White House
by Bob Woodward
10. Walks on Bainbridge
by Dave & Alice Shorett
11. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
by Gail Honeyman
12. Beartown
by Fredrik Backman
13. All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr
14. Lincoln in the Bardo
by George Saunders
15. The Woman in Cabin 10
by Ruth Ware
16. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari
17. The Soul of an Octopus
by Sy Montgomery
18. Killers of the Flower Moon
by David Grann

19. Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas
by Dav Pilkey
20. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
By Mark Manson
21. Celine
by Peter Heller
22. Dog Man and Cat Kid
by Dav Pilkey
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23. Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead
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24. How to Change Your Mind
by Michael Pollan
Author Events and Readings
S unday, January 6, 3:00 pm
When she isn't making pie, Kate McDermott has people to feed. From roasted chicken and veggies for Sunday supper to batches of hearty soup to reheat when there's no time to cook, Home Cooking with Kate McDermott focuses on staple recipes for people who aren't looking for a part-time job in the kitchen. Using ingredients that can be found in any supermarket and techniques that every home cook needs, McDermott shares tasty and repeatable meals for friends and family. Home cooked, home baked, homegrown, homemade.

Sunday, January 13, 3:00 pm
Join Amanda Mander in celebration of the launch of her new book, Wild Rescues: Amazing Stories from a Wildlife Shelter. She will read stories from this book for kids, joined by the West Sound Wildlife Shelter and one of its animal ambassadors. Young readers will have a blast!

Thursday, January 17, 7:00 pm
George Lakey returns to discuss his new book, How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigns.With a new generation of activists looking to take action - from the Women's March, to Black Lives Matter, to the students of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School - the time is ripe for a guide on campaigning today. Through vivid stories,Lakey reveals best practices for fostering cooperative, inclusive leadership and unity with diversity. He explains how campaigns can become building blocks for a movement  that transforms an unjust society.
Sunday, January 20, 3:00 pm
What a fun celebration we'll have when Bainbridge Island author Jennifer Mann visits to read and discuss her new book, Josie's Lost Tooth! She'll be joined by Toni Yuly, the popular
Bremerton author of many great preschool books. What if you're first and best at everything - except losing your first tooth? A sweet, relatable story about comparing yourself to others, losing teeth, and the value of good friends.  

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Thursday, January 24, 6:30 pm
Help us welcome back Seattle author Elise Hooper (The Other Alcott), when she visits us to discuss her new historical novel, Learning to See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange, the Woman to Revealed the Real America. At a time when women were supposed to keep the home fires burning, Dorothea Lange, creator of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century, dares to be different. But her choices came at a steep price. Learning to See is a gripping account of the Dorothea Lange, the woman who risked everything for art, activism, and love.

And there's more...
In-Store Book Fair: PAWS
Wednesday, January 23, 4 - 6 pm
To support their services, 20% of all sales during those hours will be donated to PAWS, a local non-profit animal welfare organization. Come and learn about this important Kitsap resource, and support our animal friends while you shop. A table of recommended books about pets will be on display.

Book Lovers Night Out at the Library! 
Thursday, January 31, 6:30 pm 
Join the Bainbridge Public Library and Eagle Harbor Book Co. for a library fundraiser at the library. There will be a panel of NW authors, snacks, wine, and prizes (21-years-old and over). Tickets are $35 per person.
Seattle mystery writer Kevin O'Brien will moderate a panel of best-selling authors, including Lynn Brunelle, Deb Caletti, Elizabeth George, and Anna Quinn.
For tickets, please visit the bookstore, or purchase online at Eventbrite.
EHBC Bookgroups
Drop in - You are welcome!
All Store Book Group titles are discounted 15%     
up until the date of discussion

January 8, 7:00 pm

January 8, 7:00 pm
by Kate Atkinson 
       Mystery Book Group:
January 22, 7:00 pm
by Martin Walker

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