WHAT'S NEW

IN BOOKS

 


 If you've read "The Boys in the Boat" -- and there are a lot of you, it's easily our best-selling title since we've opened the store -- you know that George Pocock is not just an instrumental figure in the book but likely the most important man in making Washington a center for international-caliber rowing. The University of Washington Press has reissued a book providing much more color about this fascinating man. You can find "Ready All: George Yeoman and Crew Racing" at Page 2 Books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one isn't a book, but a CD. Parents of young children know how excruciating a lot of music aimed at them can be. No less a musical genius than Weird Al Yankovic proclaimed Caspar Babypants "one of the few children's recording artists I can listen to without wanting to stab myself in the eyes." The owners of Page 2, being parents of a 5-year-old and owners of an extensive library of Caspar CDs, agree. Caspar is the alter ago of local musician Chris Ballew, who scored national success in the alternative group The Presidents of the United States of America. Page 2 now has a full selection of Caspar CDs. Your kid will love them, and you won't mind hearing them again and again and...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And now there's another rediscovered book from a favorite author. This will excite kids, as well as their parents and grandparents who grew up with Dr. Seuss. The latest is "What  Pet Should I Get." It goes on sale July 28, but we're taking orders for it now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Two long-lost books from two of literature's best known authors will be published this year:

 

Harper Lee was long believed to have written just one book, "To Kill a Mockingbird." now, however, comes news of a second book, a 'sequel' that was actually written before the original. "Go Set a Watchman" features Scout, a character in "Mockingbird," but this time as an adult.

     The new book is due out July 14. Reserve your copy now with Page 2 Books.

 

 

 

Ayn Rand, known for novels such as "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Fountainhead" and writings that formed the basis of the philosophical movement known as Objectivism, wrote an early work of fiction called "Ideal," then rewrote it as a play. Now both versions will be published in a single volume to be released July 7. Order a copy now from Page 2 to have it on release day.

 


 

MORE BOOKS FROM

LOCAL FAVORITES

     The new book from science fiction/futurist master Neal Stephenson, a Seattle resident, is "Seveneves," described as "a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years. A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space." It's due out May 19.

 

Erik Larson's readable and heavily researched histories have taken us from Chicago at the time of the world's fair ("The Devil in the White City") to prewar Berlin ("In the Garden of Beasts.") Now he takes on the sinking of the Lusitania in "Dead Wake," on sale March 10. (Bill has read this one and strongly recommends it.)

 ALSO:

Richelle Mead ("Vampire Academy" series), "The Ruby Circle" Feb. 10

 Kristin Hannah, "The Nightingale," now on sale


 

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JAYNE ANN KRENTZ -- TUESDAY APRIL 21, NOON

 

 Jayne Ann Krentz is back, this time as Amanda Quick, to sign copies of “Garden of Lies,”  a tale of intrigue and murder set in Victorian London. She’ll be in the store at noon Tuesday April 21 to sign copies and meet fans. Can’t make it that day? You can order a copy for Jayne to sign, which we’ll send to you (or you can pick it up at the store). Find the details at the “Jayne Ann Krentz” tab on our website.

 

 

ATHIMA CHANSANCHAI -- SATURDAY APRIL 25, 1:30 p.m.

How well do you know your own city? What's on your bucket list of sights, sounds, tastes and experiences? What should be? Seattle journalist and writer Athima Chansanchai is here to help you discover your own city with her new book "100 Things To Do In Seattle Before You Die." Come meet Athima and learn more about the well-known treasures and undiscovered gems of this city.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS DAY

STELLA CAMERON -- 1:30 p.m. May 2

We're celebrating Independent Booksellers Day by introducing a second author for whom we're handling advanced orders of signed copies of books. Stella Cameron is a local author but a national bestseller. Now she's launching a new series of mysteries, with the first book, "Folly," due out May 1. We're now taking orders for that book. For more on Stella and the new Alex Duggins mystery series, see our Stella Cameron page.

Stella will be in Page 2 at 1:30 p.m. May 2 to sign copies, meet fans and speak on the topic of "New Trends in the Character-Driven Mystery." Please call or email to reserve a spot at this presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEGAN MORRISON -- 11 A.M. SATURDAY MAY 9, BURIEN LIBRARY    

    Middle-school teacher Megan Morrison has created the fantasy world of Tyme, whose residents include a certain well-known long-haired girl. But do you know there’s much more to the Rapunzel story? Come meet Megan, learn about her debut novel and have her sign copies for you (cupcakes are also on the agenda). Page 2 is handling sales for this event, which will be held at the library, a block from our store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTHA BROCKENBROUGH -- 2 P.M. SATURDAY MAY 23rd

The latest book from Seattle author Martha Brockenbrough (“Devine Intervention,” “The Dinosaur Tooth Ferry”) is a Depression era tale of an unlikely love, between an African-American girl who dreams of becoming the next Amelia Earhart by day and sings in the smoky jazz clubs of Seattle by night, and the white adoptive son with all the world’s opportunities before him. What do the fates have in store for these two? Come meet Martha, learn about the book and Seattle in 1937, and enjoy a jazz vocal performance by her daughter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SONJA ANDERSON -- 3 P.M. SATURDAY JUNE 13

Elementary-school librarian and local author Sonja Anderson introduces her new book "Sophie's Quest," featuring the fun and faith-challenging adventures of Sophie Topfeather, an owl, and Timley, a mouse, as they run away from home and board a ship bound for the Holy Land.


 

 

 

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     Want to order a book? Want to know if we've got a title in stock? Want to join the mailing list for our monthly newsletter? Send us an email at books@page2books.com.

 

 


 

Photo in banner by Michael Cole (michaelcolephoto.com)

 

WHERE WE'RE AT

We are Located at:

457 SW 152nd St.

Burien, Washington, 98166

At the corner of Sixth Avenue (across the street from the new condos, just west of the city hall/library building).

Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday

 

We can be Contacted by:

Phone: 206-248-7248

Email: books@page2books.com