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ARE YOU READY FOR MORE HARRY POTTER?

Just because she's been dabbling in adult fiction and a series of detective novels doesn't mean J.K. Rowling has put Harry Potter on the shelf for good.

Quite the contrary. There's a new Harry Potter story coming this summer, officially dubbed the eighth book in the series.

This time it's in the form of a two-part play, to debut in London in late July. That will be followed by publication of a rehearsal edition and then a special collector's edition, each containing the play's script.

Here's the official synopsis of the story line:

 

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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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s 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.dpu

INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY

     Saturday April 30 is Independent Bookstore Day, recognizing all that local stores like Page 2 do in connecting great books to readers, promoting local authors and invigorating the community. We’ll be celebrating all day with prizes, giveaways and special deals. Come in and share the fun.

 

COLORING BOOK AUTHOR/DESIGNER SARAH MO -- SATURDAY MAY 7, 10:15 A.M.

In conjunction with our monthly coloring circle (at 9 a.m. the first Saturday of each month, Page 2 welcomes Sarah Mo, who produces beautiful letterpress coloring books on watercolor-quality paper.  She’ll be giving a demonstration of coloring techniques and have books and coloring sheets available for purchase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAN GEMEINHART -- SATURDAY MAY 7, 1:30 P.M. AT BURIEN LIBRARY

Dan Gemeinhart, who lives in Cashmere, writes powerful novels for middle-grade readers about kids embarking on huge adventures and quests.

     Here's a synopsis of his second book, "Some Kind of Courage":

Joseph Johnson has lost just about everyone he’s ever loved. He lost his pa in an accident. He lost his ma and his little sister to sickness. And now, he’s lost his pony-fast, fierce, beautiful Sarah, taken away by a man who had no right to take her.
Joseph can sure enough get her back, though. The odds are stacked against him, but he isn’t about to give up. He will face down deadly animals, dangerous men, and the fury of nature itself on his quest to be reunited with the only family he has left.
Because Joseph Johnson may have lost just about everything. But he hasn’t lost hope. And he hasn’t lost the fire in his belly that says he’s getting his Sarah back-no matter what.

     And for his first book, "The Honest Truth":

 

In all the ways that matter, Mark is a normal kid. He’s got a dog named Beau and a best friend, Jessie. He likes to take photos and write haiku poems in his notebook. He dreams of climbing a mountain one day. But in one important way, Mark is not like other kids at all. Mark is sick. The kind of sick that means hospitals. And treatments. The kind of sick some people never get better from. So Mark runs away. He leaves home with his camera, his notebook, his dog, and a plan. A plan to reach the top of Mount Rainier. Even if it’s the last thing he ever does. The Honest Truth is a rare and extraordinary novel about big questions, small moments, and one incredible journey.

Come meet Dan, an elementary-school teacher and librarian, hear more about these stories set in the Northwest  and have him sign copies of his books for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HALIMAH BELLOWS -- SATURDAY MAY 14, NOON

For more than 20 years, Halimah Bellows has been helping Pacific Northwest clients find their ideal careers.  In “Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work,” she addresses the needs of a new generation of career seekers in a rapidly changing economy and job marketplace. Designed as a self-paced career development workshop in book format, it provides self-assessment tools to enable individuals to explore their personal passions, values, strengths and skills along with sound strategies and resources for decision making, goal setting and networking to begin a fulfilling new career.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAN MILKOWSKI -- SATURDAY MAY 14, 2 P.M.

Burien’s own Stan Milkowski, author of “Legend of Shamrock Gold,” returns with addition copies of his book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORDSWEST LITERARY SERIES, WEST SEATTLE, WEDNESDAY MAY 18, WEST SEATTLE

Page 2 Books will be at the WordsWest Literary Series meeting at 6 p.m. May 18 at C & P Coffee Co., 5612 California Ave. SW.  The event is open to all and will feature presentations by two local authors: Kelly Jones, author of the young-reader novel “Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer”; and Dana Claire Simpson, whose comic strip “Phoebe and Her Unicorn,” currently syndicated in nearly 200 newspapers, has been collected in three books, “Phoebe and Her Unicorn,” “Unicorn on a Roll” and “Unicorn vs. Goblins.” Page 2 has books by both authors available for purchase in the store, and will be selling them at the meeting.

 

 

MEMORIAL DAY, MONDAY MAY 30

Page 2 Books will be open normal business hours on Memorial Day.

 


 

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