Saturday February 1: The Neverending Bookshop is pleased to host a special story time at 10:15 a.m. with Vicky reading the “Ping Pong Panda” multi-lingual books. A trilogy of children’s picture books, these works help children learn both English and Mandarin. Join us to listen to Vicky’s wonderful story telling and meet Peng the Panda. For more information about Ping Pong Panda, visit www.pingpongpandabook.com.
Saturday February 1: The Neverending Bookshop is pleased to welcome Shauna Ahern at 2 p.m. with her book “Enough”. This latest offering from Seattle’s Gluten-Free Girl is a collection of essays about how Shauna figured out what enough meant for her life, and how one might figure out what it means for theirs. Shauna will be discussing her book, taking questions, and signing copies of her books. Please stop in and join us!
Saturday February 1: The Neverending Bookshop’s Craft Group will meet at 6 p.m. to continue listening to “The Ten Thousand Doors of January” by Alix E. Harrow. We left off just before Chapter 3, and will continue on with our adventure in crafting and books. Bring your portable craft and join us!
Sunday February 2: The Neverending Bookshop’s Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Group will meet at 2 p.m. to discuss “The Mythic Dream” edited by Dominik Parisien and Navan Wolfe. A collection of short stories that reimagines different mythologies from around the world, with a futuristic bent. Join our group as we discuss this book and pick our next read!
Wednesday February 5: Help The Neverending Bookshop celebrate World Read Aloud Day! We’re celebrating by welcoming HashtagMolly back to the shop for Drag Queen Story time starting at 11:30 a.m. She’ll be reading from a wonderful selection of picture books, so be sure to stop by and catch a story to celebrate WRAD!
Saturday February 8: The Neverending Bookshop is pleased to welcome E. J. Koh at 2 p.m. with her book “The Magical Language of Others”! E. J.’s memoir followed letters between her mother and herself after her parents left E.J. and her brother in America to return to South Korea. At just 15, E.J. had to find a way to survive without her parents, especially her mother. Join us to learn more about this amazing journey! For more information about E. J. and her work, visit https://thisisejkoh.com/.
Saturday February 15: The Neverending Bookshop is pleased to welcome local author and musician Erica Miner at 2 p.m. with her books “Murder in the Pit” and “Death by Opera”. Erica’s work follows the adventures and exploits of violinist Julia Kogan – who just so happens to stumble on different plots and mysteries while working as a full-time musician for different opera orchestras. Through sleuthing and music, Julia works her way into and out of prickly situations. Erica will do a reading, answer questions about her books, and sign copies. For more information about Erica and her writing, visit www.ericaminer.com.
Saturday February 15: The Neverending Bookshop’s Audiobook Craft Group will meet at 6 p.m. to continue listening to “The Ten Thousand Doors of January” by Alix E. Harrow. Bring your portable craft and join us!
Saturday February 22: The Neverending Bookshop is pleased to welcome The Edmonds Writing Sisters writing group at 2 p.m. with their anthology “Writing In Place: Prose and Poetry from the Pacific Northwest”. This anthology features stories and poems inspired by the Pacific Northwest and the women who live and write here. Each author will share a selection from the anthology, sign copies, and answer questions from the audience. For more information about The Edmonds Writing Sisters, visit www.kizziejones.com.
Saturday February 29: The Neverending Bookshop’s Audiobook Craft Group will meet at 6 p.m. to continue listening to “The Ten Thousand Doors of January” by Alix E. Harrow. Bring your portable craft and join us!
Sunday March 1: Join The Neverending Bookshop’s Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Group at 2 p.m. to discuss “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K. Dick. We will also be picking our book for March. Feel free to stop by and help us choose!
Saturday March 7: The Neverending Bookshop is pleased to welcome local author and poet Oliver Amatist at 2 p.m. with his book “Dead Flowers”. Told in a free form, spoken word prose, Oliver’s book follows a disabled, homeless teenager through their experiences on the street. Oliver will discuss his book, do a reading, answer questions, and sign copies of his work. Stop by to support this spoken word poet and learn more about Oliver’s work!
Sunday March 8: The Neverending Bookshop is very excited to announce the return of the Romantic Endeavors Book Group! We are jumping back in with “The Duke and I” by Julia Quinn, soon to be a Netflix series. Join us for some incredible romance, discussion, and critique of cover art! We’ll be picking our next book as well, feel free to stop by and help!
Saturday March 14: The Neverending Bookshop is pleased to welcome local author Karlos Dillard and his book “Ward of the State”. As a child, Karlos was taken out of an abusive household as a child and put in the foster care system. His book is a memoir of his time in the Michigan state foster system, along with commentary on the system as a whole. Karlos will discuss his book and experiences, do a reading, answer questions, and sign copies. Stop by to learn more about Karlos and his story!
Saturday March 21: The Neverending Bookshop is pleased to welcome, at 2 p.m., local authors Karen Eisenbrey, Kimberly Miltimore, and Lydia Valentine and the book they contributed to, “Shout: An Anthology of Resistance Poetry and Short Fiction”. They will be discussing their written contributions to “Shout” and why it was important for them to speak up. In addition, Karen, Lydia, and Kimberly will each read and sign copies of the book. Stop by to find out more about this new anthology from local publisher Not A Pipe Publishing.
Saturday March 28: The Neverending Bookshop welcomes local author Steven Scribner at 2 p.m. with his “Tond” book series. A fantasy series that follows the Fyorians – scientists, poets, and philosophers – and the Karjans – invaders to the world of Tond – Steven’s books are full of fantasy and adventures. Steven will read from his books, answer questions, and sign copies of his work. Stop by to join us!
Saturday April 11: The Neverending Bookshop is pleased to welcome local author Anna Holmes at 2 p.m. with her books “Ember” and “Spark”. Princess Caelin of Elyssia has defeated a conquering army and finds herself with not much to do but regular day-to-day work. However, when a kidnapping attempt turns into an opportunity to help others, Caelin jumps at the chance to get out of the palace. “Spark” is the sequel and continues Caelin’s adventures. Anna will read from her work, answer questions, and sign copies of her books. For more information about Anna and her work, visit www.annaholmeswritesbooks.com.
Saturday April 18: The Neverending Bookshop is pleased to welcome local author Gina Handley Schmitt and her book “Friending: Creating Meaningful, Lasting Adult Friendships” at 2 p.m. Gina’s book discusses how important adult friendships are, and how those connections are suffering in the age of social media. She will talk about how to work on forming positive, lasting friendships in the digital age, along with signing copies of her book, and answering questions. Stop by to learn more about Gina and forming healthy, important relationships with others. For more information about Gina and her work, visit https://counselorgina.com/.
Saturday May 2: The Neverending Bookshop is pleased to welcome Dr. Habib Fanny at 2 p.m. with his book “A Gazelle Ate My Homework”. By turns funny and challenging, Habib’s book chronicles his journey from the Ivory Coast to America, and from poverty to work as a doctor. Recently moved to Oregon, Habib is excited to share the journey that brought him to the West Coast. He will answer questions about his book and adventures, do a reading, and sign copies. For more information about Habib’s work, visit www.thorntreepress.com/a-gazelle-ate-my-homework/.