COMING IN FEBRUARY --  THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF "THE PRINCESS IN BLACK"

If you've got a young child who is enthusiastic for stories, you may already be aware of the first two volumes in "The Princess in Black" series, which is a huge hit in the K-3 set. Written by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, the stories feature frilly-pink-dress- wearing Princess Magnolia, who as her alter ego the Princess in Black uses princess-ninja skills to do battle with goat-eating monsters.

     Good news for Princess in Black fans and their parents. She's back in a new book. In her latest adventure, the Princess in Black answers the call for help to find ... a meadow of cute bunnies? How can this be a threat? Find out in "The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde." It's on sale Feb. 9. Reserve a copy in advance at Page 2, or get the latest, as well as the first two books, at the store.

 

 


 

 A NEW SERVICE — BOOKBINDING AND RESTORATION

     Page 2 Books is pleased to announce a new service to our customers. We are now affiliated with Pavel’s Custom Book Restoration, which provides such book repair, restoration and binding services as rebinding Bibles and old books, binding medical journals and magazines, foil gold stamping, custom slip cases and boxes and more. Examples of his work can be found at pavelbookrestoration.com. You can bring in your book binding and restoration projects to Page 2 and pick them up here when they’re done.

 


 

 

 

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PAGE 2 SATURDAY MORNING BOOK CLUB -- FEB. 20, 9 A.M.

Our new book group, which meets the third Saturday of the month, will be discussing "The Rosie Project," a romantic comedy by Graeme Simsion.

Here's a synopsis from the publisher:

 

The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.

 

 Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you.

 

Copies are available for purchase at Page 2.

 

 


 

The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.

Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you. - See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/The-Rosie-Project/Graeme-Simsion/9781476729091#sthash.DDVG6Ox1.dpuf
The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.

Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you. - See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/The-Rosie-Project/Graeme-Simsion/9781476729091#sthash.DDVG6Ox1.dpuf
The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.

Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you. - See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/The-Rosie-Project/Graeme-Simsion/9781476729091#sthash.DDVG6Ox1.dpuf

 

The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.

Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you. - See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/The-Rosie-Project/Graeme-Simsion/9781476729091#sthash.DDVG6Ox1.dpuf
The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.

Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you. - See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/The-Rosie-Project/Graeme-Simsion/9781476729091#sthash.DDVG6Ox1.dpuf
The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.

Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you. - See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/The-Rosie-Project/Graeme-Simsion/9781476729091#sthash.DDVG6Ox1.dpuf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For March the book to be discussed is "Life or Death" by Michael Robotham.

 

 

INTRODUCING THE PAGE 2 COLORING BOOK CLUB

Coloring books aren’t just for kids any more. Coloring books aimed at adults have been a huge phenomenon of the publishing world in recent years, as grown-ups get in touch with their inner artist or as  way to relax and unwind.

     Page 2 invites you to join in the fun with our new Coloring Club, to be held at 9 a.m. the first Saturday of each month. Bring your own book and supplies, or select from our great selection. The next get-together will be held Feb. 6.

 

BIRDFEST AT PAGE 2 -- SATURDAY FEB. 13

 

     The annual celebration of the avian world takes roost in Page 2 Books on Saturday Feb. 13 with a great line-up of experts on birding.

 

     Here’s the schedule:

 

     ■ 11 a.m.: Gordon Orians, professor emeritus of biology at the University of Washington, is the author of “Snakes, Sunrises and Shakespeare: How Evolution Shapes Our Loves and Fears,” as well as six other books about birds and ecology.  A regular on KPLU-FM’s “BirdNote” program and a long-time researcher on blackbirds, Orians will be speaking on the birds of Washington and how we learn from them.

 

     ■ Noon: Judy Lane is a Burien artist and author in whose works birds figure prominently. Her book “Keiko and the Crow” combines text and images taken on the Pacific Northwest's Salish Sea to tell the story of her dog Keiko's interaction with a community of crows.

 

     ■ 1 p.m.: Jane Hadley is the editor of the second edition of the Washington Ornithological Society’s “A Birder’s Guide to Washington.” She’ll discuss how the book was put together as well as some favorite bird-watching sites in the state.

 

     ■ 2 p.m.: Nature photographer and author Kevin Ebi returns to Page 2. His book “Year of the Eagle” documents three years of detailed research at one bald-eagle nesting site in the region, and more than a decade of photography in their wintering grounds.

 

     Page 2 will have books available for sale.

 

     Birdfest is organized and sponsored by Bob Edgar, Sustainable Burien and Wild Birds Unlimited. It’s timed to coincide with the Great Backyard Bird Count, an event that lets anyone be an ornithological researcher by counting the birds and species at their own home for as little as 15 minutes on a single day or for as long as they like over each day of the event. Reports from all over the world are compiled to give researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society a snapshot of how bird populations are doing. The 19th annual Great Backyard Bird Count will be held Feb. 12-15; the website birdcount.org has information on how you can participate.

 

 


 

We've been fortunate at Page 2 Books to host many wonderful authors in our store, who have come to introduce their latest works, meet customers and sign books. We just finished a session with two Page 2 favorites, Jayne Ann Krentz and Stella Cameron, and we've got copies of their books in the store for those who couldn't make it.

 

We've got lots of other great books in our store, all signed by their authors, like...


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough, 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? This book is a finalist for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association 2016 book awards.

 

My Old Dog by Laura Coffey, which shares success stories that show how blissful retirement can be for older dogs who get rescued, and how life-changing senior dog adoption can be for the humans who do the rescuing.

 

Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison, the story of 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?

 

Sophie's Quest by Sonja Anderson, in which a mouse and an owl set off on a ship bound for the Holy Land. This novel, for children 8 to 12, entertains while teaching about the power of friendship to overcome differences.

 

The League of Regrettable Superheroes by Jon Morris. Do you remember comic books featuring Doll Man, Doctor Hormone, or Spider Queen? Probably not, but they were superheroes just like Superman or Batman,  except in terms of success. Jon Morris’ “The League of Regrettable Superheroes,” introduces readers to 100 of the strangest superheroes ever to see print, complete with backstories, vintage art, and colorful commentary  about Bee Man, the Clown, the Eye and other comic-book (non)favorites.

 

Bigfoot Does Not Like Birthday Parties by Eric Ode, a talented and versatile entertainer a children's singer/songwriter, performer (including a regular gig at Remlinger Farm), poet and author (“Elliott the Otter”, “Larry Gets Lost Under the Sea”). His latest hilarious read-aloud book is about the town of Mossy Pockets and the birthday party the residents throw for reluctant Bigfoot.

 

Washington's Pacific Coast by Greg Johnston. Washington’s coast is a unique adventure destination and this new guidebook covers all 157 miles of it. Veteran outdoors writer Greg Johnston’s authoritative guide provides detailed, fun, and family-friendly activities, as well as expansive information, history, and geology. Greg covers hiking options (including little-known trails), every state park along the coast, other public parks, campgrounds, fishing and clamming spots, paddling options, and the best beachcombing destinations.

 

Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can't or Won't Show You, by Harriet Baskas, whose book details all the weird and sometimes wonderful items that museums don’t put out in the display cases.

 

The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot by Blaine Harden tells the parallel tales of how a defector from North Korea who made his escape, bringing a MiG jet with him, and how Kim Il-Sung built his family’s iron grip on that country. It’s an important and fascinating bit of history, but it’s also as contemporary a story as tomorrow’s headlines.

 

hoop: the american dream by Robin Layton. From the humblest garage and street court to the White House, award-winning and nationally famed photographer Robin Layton has captured the wide variety of American hoops, the places where weath-ered dreams, fading memories and future glories were created and are still nurtured. Her new book in-cludes the childhood hoops of celebrated players such as Shaquille O’Neal, Larry Bird, LeBron James, and Sue Bird. The images are complemented by the words of such basketball luminaries as Mike Krzyzewski, Robin Roberts, Gary Payton, Danny Manning, and Rebecca Lobo.

 

We've got lots more. Come in and tell us who you're buying for. We can find just the right book -- one the author has signed!

 

 


 

 

Photo in banner by Michael Cole (michaelcolephoto.com)

 

WHERE WE'RE AT

We're 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

 

Contact info:

Phone: 206-248-7248

Email: books@page2books.com