Authors at Third Place Books January 25 - 29

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Third Place Books at LFP Towne Centre is a major stop on the book circuit for 
authors promoting new books. Authors generally read from their books, sometimes answer a few questions, and then autograph the copies that people have purchased. Most of the events take place in The Den, a cozy area in the middle of the store. 

David Volk
The Cheap Bastard's Guide to Seattle:
Secrets of Living the Good Life--For Less!
Tuesday, January 25th at 7pm
Living big in Seattle takes just the sort of big bucks that fewer and fewer folks have at their disposal these days, right? Think again. Seattle is full of free and ridiculously cheap stuff—one just needs to know where to look. Leave it to “The Cheap Bastard” to uncover all the exclusive bargains to be had, and to set forth the real deal with wit and humor.

Bruce Taylor & Brian Herbert
Wednesday, January 26 at 7pm
After the Greenland ice cap suffers an abrupt and catastrophic collapse, Earth’s climate suddenly changes, turning the planet into a horrendous stormworld. Against this backdrop, men and women in the Cascade Seed Repository valiantly struggle to protect the food supply of civilization….
Both local authors, Bruce Taylor is known as “Mr. Magical Realism” and Brian Herbert continues the legacy of his father with the DUNE books. 

Makiko Itoh
The Just Bento Cookbook:  Everyday Lunches to Go (Kodansha)
Thursday, January 27 at 7pm
You don’t have to prepare intricate recipes or acquire exotic foods to fill your oh-so-cute and super useful bento boxes.  Makiko Itoh presents 150 recipes for both Japanese and Not-so-Japanese food that’s bento-perfect! 

Matthew Kangas
Burning Forest: The Art of Maria Frank Abrams
Friday, January 28 at 6:30pm
This new monograph deepens our vision of how Pacific Northwest art developed and flourished. In this lavishly illustrated study, art critic Matthew Kangas chronicles Abrams's evolution from adored child artist to Holocaust survivor to second-generation Northwest School artist and late-blooming geometric abstract painter.  

Judy Bentley
Hiking Washington’s History (UW Press)
Saturday, January 29 at 6:30pm
This blend of hiking guide and Washington State history will appeal to both the outdoorsman and the general history buff.  With fantastic maps, historical and contemporary photographs and archival materials this is “must have” for anyone who loves our beautiful state.


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