Books

Author Laura Numeroff Reads

Author Laura Numeroff shares her new book "Otis & Sydney and the Best Birthday Ever." A sweet and tender tale by the New York Times #1 bestselling author of "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie." A portion of her royalties will be donated to First Book, a national nonprofit organization that promotes children's literacy. Free.

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Secret Garden Bookshop
2214 N.W. Market St.

Author Steve Duno Reads

Author Steve Duno shares his new book "Last Dog on the Hill: The Extraordinary Life of Lou." A Rottweiler mix, Lou began life as the feral offspring of guard dogs on a secret marijuana farm in northern California. One day, when a young teacher named Steve Duno happened by, all the puppies scattered but one. So begins the story of "Last Dog on the Hill," in which this indignant young dog goes on to become a real-life hero. Duno is a veteran pet behaviorist and author. He has trained thousands of dogs, and a good number of cats. Come meet him and hear Lou's amazing story first-hand. Free.

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Secret Garden Bookshop
2214 N.W. Market St.

Author Lindsay Craig Reads

Author Lindsay Craig shares her new book: "Dancing Feet!" Part of Secret Garden's Ultimate Tuesdays, a new and special story time every last Tuesday of the month, where the story teller is an author or illustrator reading his or her own work with themed prizes for all listeners. Lindsay Craig's new get-up-and-dance toddler book is so catchy and rhythmic, you'll almost want to sing it. Prizes for all listeners as they walk out the door. Free.

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Secret Garden Bookshop
2214 N.W. Market St.

Authors Laura Cooper, Kiyo Marsh Share Seafood Recipes

Authors Laura Cooper and Kiyo Marsh share their new book "The Fishes & Dishes Cookbook: Seafood Recipes and Salty Stories from Alaska’s Commercial Fisherwomen." Some of the most dangerous work in the world takes place in the grounds of Alaska, where crews must deal with gale-force winds, towering seas, long hours, and..."Baked Salmon Wellington?" Kiyo and Tomi Marsh conceived this book of delicious seafood recipes and salty fishing stories while rolling around the stormy Bering Sea on Tomi's 78-foot fishing boat, the "Savage." What began as a joke about "cooking in the ditch" (the trough of  read more »

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Ballard Library
5614 22nd Ave. N.W.

Author Lauren Goldman Marshall Reads

Author Lauren Goldman Marshall reads from her new book "My Beautiful Bow: An Adoption Story." The red ribbons of a little girl’s sash become imaginary ties to her birth mother and her adoptive mother in this picture book appropriate for those aged 4-8. Abby wonders if she came from her mother’s belly, like her older sister. When a casual comment at the breakfast table prompts questions, Abby learns how the birth mother who carried her in her belly and the forever mommy who carries her on her hip both love her and have helped to make her who she is.  read more »

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Secret Garden Bookshop
2214 N.W. Market St.

Author Rita Golden Gelman Reads

Author Rita Golden Gelman reads from her new book "Female Nomad and Friends: Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World."  read more »

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Secret Garden Bookshop
2214 N.W. Market St.

An Evening With Author Solveig Torvik

Suggested donation: $5  read more »

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Nordic Heritage Museum
3014 N.W. 67th St.

'The Green Sheep' Drama Story

Secret Garden Bookshop is proud to announce its brand-new partnership with Seattle Children’s Theatre for the 2010-2011 Season. During the run of each show of the season, we will be hosting weekend Drama Story events with artists from Seattle Children’s Theatre. The first one is "The Green Sheep." Experience the story from the inside using acting, imagination and interactive, multi-sensory props.

Remaining 2010 dates:

2 p.m. Sept. 11 – THE GREEN SHEEP (best for ages 1-4)
2 p.m. Oct. 10 – THE BORROWERS (best for ages 8 and up)  read more »

Location

Secret Garden Bookshop
2214 N.W. Market St.

West Seattle ArtWalk - Meet the Artist & Book Signing - Chancy Grace, MSW

West Seattle ArtWalk - Meet the Artist & Book Signing - Chancy Grace, MSW
Thursday, July 8th, 6 - 9 pm

A Seattle native, Chancy travels the world to capture magical moments in time and place. We are proud to present her "Angels & Pathways, Mermaids & Mist" and "Harmony" (painterly abstracts) Series of 35 mm film photos; "Wishes & Dreams Boxes," and a few remaining limited edition fine arts books "The Photographs & Musings of Chancy Grace, MSW." Live solo guitar by Geoff Kraus. Join us for a delightful summer evening of art, music, and treats.  read more »

Location

Alki Bathhouse Art Studio and Gallery
2701 Alki Ave SW
West Seattle

Authors Robin Abel and Peggy Sturdivant Read

Twenty-four-year-old Maria Federici was on her way home from work on Interstate 405 in February 2004 when a piece of furniture flew off the trailer being hauled by the car in front of her. The 60-pound piece of particle board flew through her windshield and pulverized her face. Maria’s injuries were initially pronounced non-survivable. The book "Out of Nowhere" is her mother Robin Abel’s behind-the-scenes story of a woman determined to rebuild her daughter’s life and change road safety laws in order to prevent other tragedies.  read more »

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