Eagle Harbor Book Company

157 Winslow Way East
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

United States

(206) 842-5332; staffeagleharborbooks.com

Type: Bookstore — Not set

Web site: http://www.eagleharborbooks.com/

Events: http://www.eagleharborbooks.com/event

Description: "We are a full service, locally-owned and proudly independent bookstore located on Bainbridge Island, home to a large community of authors and discriminating readers.
A short ferry ride from Seattle, we offer a broad selection of fine new & used books."

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Upcoming events

Local Authors: Stephen Merlino and Sue Sutherland-Hanson (Sunday, April 19 at 3pm)
Help us welcome two area authors! Seattle's Stephen C. Merlino will talk about his new fantasy novel, The Jack of Souls. And Susan Sutherland-Hanson will read from An Invitation to Openness: Poems for Individuals and Communities Seeking the Sacred in the Present Moment, a book she co-authored with Kimerly Beyer-Nelson.

Location: Street: 157 Winslow Way E. City: Bainbridge Island, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98110 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Headwaters, with Saul Weisberg (Wednesday, April 22 at 7pm)
We are pleased to help celebrate Earth Day witha visit by North Cascades Institute Founder and Executive Saul Weisberg, who will read from his new book of poetry, Headwaters: Poems & Field Notes.

The collection features more than 100 poems written from a seasoned naturalist's perspective on wilderness and imagination. His poetry grows out of specific images and distinct moments fathered from the natural world. It celebrates green and misty landscapes and the wilderness they hold -- an invitation to walk alongside a perceptive observer on ramples in the mountains, runs down the river, and ruminations in desert canyons, investigating the ties that bind people and place.

Weisberg has always been drawn to mountains, and says he came late to the love of rivers. Born in Manhattan and raised in Ohio, he followed friends and the writings of beat poets to the Pacific Northwest. He got to know his new home through lots of work, mostly outdoors: commercial fishing, fire lookout, tree planting, field biologist, environmental educator, naturalist, and wilderness ranger in the North Cascades National Park.

"My poems have been born from these experiences, mosty written outdoors, seasoned by solitude, sunrises, campfire smoke, and morning dew," he says.


Saul Weisberg is a poet, naturalist, educator, and executive director of North Cascades Institute, a conservation organization that connects people, nature and community by teaching at the convergence of natural and cultural history, science, humanities and the arts. Saul worked throughout the Northwest as a wilderness climbing ranger, field biologist, commercial fisherman and fire lookout before starting the Institute in 1986.Saul is adjunct faculty at Huxley College of the Environment and has served on the board of directors of the Natural History Network, the Environmental Education Association of Washington, and the Association of Nature Center Administrators. He is author of North Cascades: The Story Behind the Scenery and From the Mountains to the Sea: A Guide to the Skagit River Watershed. He lives with his wife Shelley in Bellingham, Washington.

Location: Street: 157 Winslow Way E. City: Bainbridge Island, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98110 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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2015 Limerick Contest! CANCELLED (Thursday, April 23 at 7pm)
Seriously, let's get silly! After a year's hiatus, Eagle Harbor Book Company's Limerick Contest has returned! Break out your rhyming dictionary and brush up on the form -- judges consider proper syllable count and scansion -- and let your creative juices flow. We will announce the winners and honorable mentions at our gala reading on Thursday, April 23, at 7pm! There will be prizes and glory for our winners! Deadline for entries is Monday, March 23rd! This year's theme is The Places We Call Home. And what does that mean? Up to you! Here is a sample from our staff that many Bainbridge Islanders will relate to: Down at T&C you can play The game of ‘Where is it today?’ Where once there was bread Now dog food instead The hunt will just blow you away. In other words, celebrate in verse whatever means home to you -- here on the Island, on the Salish Sea, across the Pacific Northwest! We welcome entrants from beyond our shores, too! Bring your limericks into the store and give them to John or Ann, or mail them to: Limerick Contest Eagle Harbor Book Company 157 Winslow Way E Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 Please include your phone number and email address with your entries.

Location: Street: 157 Winslow Way E. City: Bainbridge Island, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98110 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Children of the Stone, with Sandy Tolan (Saturday, April 25 at 3pm)
A special Saturday event is in store with renowned author Sandy Tolan, (The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East), whose inspiring new book, Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Lane, tells the story of a singular vision rooted in the love of children bears testament on the power of music to change lives. Tolan chronicles the journey of musician Ramzi Hussein Aburedwan, a child of the first Palestinian Intifada, and his dream to build a broad musical presence in occupied Palestine. His music center has served thousands of Palestinian children through classes, workshops, music festivals, a summer music camp, and much more.

Musicians from all over the world came to help. A violist left the London Symphony Orchestra, in part to work with Ramzi at his new school, Al Kamandjati. An aspiring British opera singer moved to the West Bank to teach voice lessons. Daniel Barenboim, the eminent Israeli conductor, invited Ramzi to join his West Eastern Divan Orchestra, which he founded with the late Palestinian intellectual, Edward Said. Since then the two have played together frequently.

"Ramzi has transformed not only his life, his destiny, but that of many other people," Barenboim said. "This is an extraordinary collection of children from all over Palestine that have all been inspired and opened to the beauty of life." Children of the Stone chronicles Ramzi's journey-from stone thrower to music student to school founder-and shows how through his love of music he created something lasting and beautiful in a land torn by violence and war. This is a story about the power of music, first, but also about freedom and conflict, determination and vision. It's a vivid portrait of life amid checkpoints and military occupation, a growing movement of nonviolent resistance, the prospects of musical collaboration across the Israeli-Palestinian divide, and the potential of music to help children everywhere see new possibilities for their lives.

Please note the special day and time of this not-to-be-missed event! ------------- Sandy Tolan is an author, journalist, and public radio documentary producer with extensive experience covering the Middle East. His work from the region has been honored with several prestigious awards. Tolan has written for FreshAir, The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, Audubon, Los Angeles Times Magainze, USA Today, and dozens of other publications.

Location: Street: 157 Winslow Way E. City: Bainbridge Island, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98110 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Nobody But the Wind, with Barbara Winther (Sunday, April 26 at 3pm)
Help us welcome back a long-time friend, author of books, plays, and articles, the irrepressible Bainbridge icon Barbara Winther. She visits on behalf of her new novel, Nobody But the Wind.

This book is uniquely centered on her family, illustrated by her son Mikael and dedicated to the memory of another son, her youngest, David, who died in 2003. The story follows an 11-year old boy who moves with his family from a big house in San Francisco to a cabin on the crest of the Central Sierra, where he learns about nature, makes new friends, and faces adventures that test him to his limits while on a backpacking trip to a remote lake.


Barbara Winther writes novels, historical non-fiction, plays, musicals and articles on travel and Native American art. She wrote her most recent book, The Time of the Kachinas, for children and adults. It looks at a ceremonial Kachina year through the eyes of two Hopi children. She graduated as an English Major from the University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A) and did post graduate work at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), where she received her teaching credential. For ten years she taught elementary school. With her husband, she owned and operated Old Bear Trading Company, dealing in Native American art, which led to six years of teaching seminars for the University of California.

Location: Street: 157 Winslow Way E. City: Bainbridge Island, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98110 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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In-store Book Fair: The Madrona School (Wednesday, April 29 at 5pm)
Join us in supporting one of our Island's unique educational institutions, the Madrona School. We will donate 20% of all sales between 5pm - 7pm to Madrona, which offers Waldorf education to families in our community.

Families and friends can shop ahead for summer reading, or simply catch up on books on their must-read list. Non-book items and any book pre-ordered and paid that evening will also be counted toward the total!

We love supporting our local institutions, particularly those that foster a love of reading. The Madrona School works to let students experience a joyful, child-centered education that honors the human spirit, instills and nurtures a sense of wonder and creativity, and offers academics integrated with art and movement, developing resourcefulness, compassion, and confidence.

Location: Street: 157 Winslow Way E. City: Bainbridge Island, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98110 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Youth Poetry Night at EHBC (Thursday, April 30 at 7pm)
Young poets take the center stage at the bookstore April 30th as we end National Poetry Month with two special events in one.

First, we will recognize the youth contingent featured in this year’s edition of the Poetry Corners Project, presented by the Bainbridge Arts & Humanities Council. Many of these poets will read from their works, currently featured in the windows of storefronts and businesses during the month.

Then, around 7:45, teen poets are invited to go head to head in a poetry slam. This is guaranteed to be a vibrant evening of poetry!

Location: Street: 157 Winslow Way E. City: Bainbridge Island, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98110 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Ginny Gilder (Sunday, May 3 at 00am)
Ginny Gilder (Course correction) (added from Random House)
Course Correction, with Ginny Gilder (Sunday, May 3 at 3pm)
We are happy to present author and Olympic medalist Ginny Gilder, whose book Course correction tells the heartfelt and candid story of a young woman's journey to become an elite athlete in the wake of Title IX. Gilder first saw a rowing shell on the Charles River in Boston at a pivotal time in her life, and her instant connection eventually led her to break barriers, face family tragedy, and eventually accept her own sexual identity, freeing her to live life on her own terms.

Having grown up in an era when girls were only beginning to abandon the sidelines as observers and cheerleaders to become competitors and national champions, Gilder harbored no dreams of athletic stardom. But when Gilder went to Yale in 1975, her operating assumptions changed nearly overnight when, as a freshman in 1975, she found her way to the university's rowing tanks in the gymnasium's cavernous basement.

From her first strokes as a novice, Gilder found herself in a new world, training with Olympic rowers and participating in the famous Title IX naked protest, which helped define the movement for equality in college sports. Short, asthmatic, and stubborn, Gilder made the team against all odds and for the next ten years devoted herself to answering a seemingly simple question: how badly do you want to go fast?

Course correction recounts the physical and psychological barriers Gilder overcame as she transformed into an elite athlete who reached the highest echelon of her sport. Set against the backdrop of unprecedented cultural change, Gilder's story personalizes the impact of Title IX, illustrating the life-changing lessons learned in sports but felt far beyond the athletic arena.


Ginny Gilder is an Olympic silver medalist in rowing, the founder and CEO of an investment business, and co-owner of the Seattle Storm. The mother of three children and stepmother of two, Gilder lives with her wife, Lynn, and their two poodles in Seattle, Washington.

Location: Street: 157 Winslow Way E. City: Bainbridge Island, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98110 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Justin Go (Friday, May 8 at 7:30pm)
Justin Go attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated with a BA in history and art history. He also holds an MA in English from University College London. He has lived in Tokyo, Paris, London, New York City, and Berlin. He is currently at work on his second novel. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Daughters of the Samurai, with Janice P. Nimura (Friday, May 15 at 5:30pm)
Join us for a special Friday evening visit with author Janice P. Nimura, who will talk about her fascinating new book, Daughters of the Samurai. Please note the special date and time!

In 1871, five young girls were sent by the Japanese government to the United States. Their mission: learn Western ways and return to help nurture a new generation of enlightened men to lead Japan.

Raised in traditional samurai households during the turmoil of civil war, three of these unusual ambassadors - Sutematsu Yamakawa, Shige Nagai, and Ume Tsuda -- grew up as typical American schoolgirls. Upon their arrival in San Francisco they became celebrities, their travels and traditional clothing exclaimed over by newspapers across the nation. As they learned English and Western customs, their American friends grew to love them for their high spirits and intellectual brilliance.

The passionate relationships they formed reveal an intimate world of cross-cultural fascination and connection. Ten years later, they returned to Japan a land grown foreign to them determined to revolutionize women s education.

Based on in-depth archival research in Japan and in the United States, including decades of letters from between the three women and their American host families, Daughters of the Samurai is beautifully, cinematically written, a fascinating lens through which to view an extraordinary historical moment.

Location: Street: 157 Winslow Way E. City: Bainbridge Island, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98110 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Untitled event (Saturday, June 6 at 3pm)
Kathryn Ma will be promoting The Year She Left Us (Sunday, June 14 at 3pm)
Kathryn Ma will be promoting The Year She Left Us (added from HarperCollins)
Spencer Quinn (Monday, August 10 at 3pm)
Spencer Quinn is the author of six previous Chet and Bernie mystery novels: Dog on It, Thereby Hangs a Tail, To Fetch a Thief, The Dog Who Knew Too Much, A Fistful of Collars, and The Sound and the Furry. He lives on Cape Cod with his dogs Audrey and Pearl. When not keeping them out of mischief, he is hard at work on the next Chet and Bernie mystery. Keep up with him—and with Chet and Bernie—by visiting ChetTheDog.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Untitled event (Friday, November 6 at 7:30pm)
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Untitled event (Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 3pm)
Will North (Monday, January 18, 2038 at 7:30pm)
Will North

WILL NORTH is the author of the novel The Long Walk Home. He divides his time between Seattle, Washington, and Great Britain. (added from Random House)

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