Saturday June 8: The Neverending Bookshop is pleased to welcome local author Monika Wieland Shields at 2 p.m. with her book “Endangered Orcas: The Story of the Southern Residents”. Her book follows the three different pods – J, K, and L – that visit the Puget Sound, and the different ways humans have treated them. Monika will read and discuss her book, answer questions, and sign copies. For more information about Monika and her work, visit www.orcawatcher.zenfolio.com.
Saturday June 8: The Neverending Bookshop welcomes all writers to share at the monthly poetry/flash slam at 6 p.m.! Come a few minutes early to sign up for a five minute spot to showcase some writing! For more information, please call (425) 415-1945 or visit www.theneverendingbookshop.com.
Sunday June 9: The Neverending Bookshop’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group will meet at 2 p.m. to discuss “American Hippo” by Sarah Gailey! This Weird West novella duology explores the idea of domesticated hippos and hippo cowboys in the US. The group is also reading another novella, each member gets to choose their own, if they have time. See everyone in June!
Saturday June 15: The Neverending Bookshop’s Audiobook Craft Group will meet at 6 p.m. We’ll continue listening to “A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet” by Becky Chambers. Bring your portable craft and join us in listening to this excellent audiobook!
Saturday June 29: The Neverending Bookshop is very excited to welcome picture book author Nancy Day with her book “Pirate Jack Gets Dressed”. At 10:30 a.m. Nancy will read her book during a special storytime, captain pirate crafts, and judge a pirate costume contest! So put on your best eye patch and hook and join us for pirates and stories! For more information about Nancy, please visit www.nancyrainesday.com.
Monday July 1: The Neverending Bookshop is inviting children and teenagers ages 6 to 18 to participate in our first ever Summer Reading Challenge! Starting July 1 and ending August 31, stop by the shop to pick up the SRC passport, read five books, and turn the passport in to earn a free used book! Participants can claim up to three used books during the challenge! TNEBS will host a party at the end of August to celebrate. Questions? Stop by the shop during business hours or call (425) 415-1945.
Saturday July 6: The Neverending Bookshop will be helping kick off the crowd-funded third volume of Itty Bitty Writing Space with two of its contributors! At 3:30 p.m. Karen Eisenbrey and Helen Carothers will talk about the project, read their itty bitty writing selections, and sign copies of Itty Bitty Writing Space! Join us before heading to the Edmonds Summer Wine Walk! For more information on the Itty Bitty Writing Space Project, visit www.brickcommajason.com.
Sunday July 7: The Neverending Bookshop’s Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Group will meet at 2 p.m. to discuss the first book in the Phosfire series, “Purveyors and Acquirers”. James Macon, the author, will be joining the group discussion!
Saturday July 13: The Neverending Bookshop is very excited to welcome local poet Savannah Slone and her book “Hearing the Underwater”. Her poetry and short fiction has been published in Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Crab Creek Review, FIVE:2:ONE, Pidgeonholes, decomP magazinE, TERSE, along with other publications. Savannah will read from her book, discuss her poetry and writing, take questions, and will sign copies of her book. For more information about Savannah and her work, visit www.savannahslonewriter.com.
Sunday July 14: The Neverending Bookshop is pleased to welcome Rajani LaRocca and her newly published book, “Midsummer’s Mayhem” at 1 p.m.! Her newest middle-grade offering follows 11-year-old Mimi Mackson on mysterious baking adventures. Following the themes of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Rajani’s latest book is not one to be missed! Rajani will be joined by debut author Chris Baron, who will be discussing his book “All of Me”. For more information about Rajani, visit www.rajanilarocca.com.
Sunday July 14: The Neverending Bookshop is pleased to welcome author Chris Baron and his debut book “All of Me”! Written in verse, this first novel from Chris follows Ari, a teenager who loves role-playing games and cryptozoology, and who struggles with body image issues. Wonderfully told through poetry, Chris’s debut beautifully tackles issues many teens face. Chris will be joined by author Rajani LaRocca during this event. For more information about Chris and his work, visit www.chris-baron.com.
Saturday July 20: The Neverending Bookshop is pleased to welcome Katrinka Mannelly at 2 p.m. with her book “Section 130”. Katrinka’s book is a series of short stories based on the Dewey Decimal System’s distinction for the supernatural – 130. Full of terrifying beasts, perilous characters, and fascinating scenarios, “Section 130” is sure to give readers something to think about. Stop by to listen to Katrinka discuss her writing, read a portion from her book, and sign copies of her work. For more information about Katrinka and her writing, visit www.130andbeyond.com.
Friday July 26: The Neverending Bookshop is excited to host the launch party for Sierra Hill’s next book “Game Changer”! Starting at 6:30 p.m., TNEBS will celebrate Sierra’s newest romance series with food, drinks, and books! Sierra will be on-hand to answer questions, sign copies, and do a reading. For more information about Sierra and her work, visit www.sierrahillbooks.com. Come help us party, book-style!
Saturday July 27: At 10:30 a.m., join the first Picture Book Book Group at The Neverending Bookshop! We’ll be reading “Lambslide” by Ann Patchett out loud and talking about what parts we liked best. Please bring your littles and join us!
Saturday August 10: The Neverending Bookshop welcomes author V.M. Karren at 2 p.m. with his books “The Deceit of Riches” and “From the Rooftops”. His novels follow American student Peter Turner, living in Russia, as he uncovers a network of murders and cover ups. Turner must flee to avoid being killed himself. V.M. will read and talk about his books as well as signing copies. For more information about V.M. and his work, visit www.flybynightpress.com.
Saturday August 17: The Neverending Bookshop will be celebrating Bookstore Romance Day! Stay tuned for more details! For more information about Bookstore Romance Day, visit www.bookstoreday.org.
Saturday August 31: The Neverending Bookshop invites all participants in the Summer Reading Challenge to come celebrate a summer of books! Details to be announced, stay tuned!
Saturday September 28: The Neverending Bookshop happily welcomes local author LeeAnn McLennan with her Supernormal Legacy trilogy at 2 p.m. LeeAnn will talk about her books, do a reading, answer questions, and sign copies of her work. The Supernormal trilogy centers around 14-year-old supernormal Olivia and her super powered adventures. For more information about LeeAnn and her books, visit www.lemwritesstories.com.
Saturday October 12: The Neverending Bookshop is pleased to welcome back local author and historian Paula Becker! Paula will be discussing her new book “A House On Stilts”, a memoir about her son and his fight with addiction. Paula describes her latest book as an “intensely personal account of trauma and survival offers a timely exploration of a family forced to grapple with America’s opioid crisis.” Paul will discuss her book, take questions, and sign copies. For more information about Paula and her books, visit www.paulabecker.org.