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

The Triumph of Seeds, with Thor Hanson (Sunday, April 12 at 3pm)
We are pleased to welcome back bookstore favorite, award-winning conservationist Thor Hanson, for his latest exploration of the natural world, and our relationship to it, The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, & Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History. Hanson explores the story of seeds by asking a simple question: Why are they so successful? Seeds have become so abundant that it's hard to believe that for much of evolutionary history, they did not even exist. Hundreds of millions of years passed where other plant life dominated the earth -- first algae, and then spore plants like quillworts, horsetails, mosses, and ferns. Once they evoloved, though, seeds became an incredibly efficient mechanism for plants to reproduce, protect themselves, and travel long distances. The evolutionary history of seeds shows not only why they have been able to thrive in nature, but also why they are so vital to human survival. Hanson blends expert, yet understandable, explanations of science with humorous first-person reportage and fascinating historical anecdotes. From a mountaintop overlooking the Dead Sea to 300 feet below an Illinois coal mine, from an encounter with vipers to a misguided attempt to crack an ironclad nut, Hanson takes readers on a fascinating scientific adventure through the wild and beautiful world of seeds. “Who knew that seeds could be so thrilling and dangerous? Thor Hanson is a lively storyteller, a lyrical writer, and a quick wit. The Triumph of Seeds is more than an engrossing work of natural history. It's a compelling and highly entertaining journey, populated by scientists and historians, criminals and explorers, aviators and futurists. Following Hanson's global voyage is the best sort of armchair travel, because it is filled with wonder, poetry, and discovery.”

—Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks “As he did in his phenomenal Feathers, Thor Hanson brings us the nearly incredible world of seeds in a package as graceful and elegant as they are themselves, gift-wrapped in utterly seductive stories. I cannot recall a book I was so eager to finish, that I might begin it again.” —Robert Michael Pyle, author of Wintergreen and Mariposa Road

_______ Thor Hanson is a conservation biologist, Guggenheim Fellow, Switzer Environmental Fellow, and member of the Human Ecosystems Study Group. The author of Feathers and The Impenetrable Forest, he lives on an island in Washington State.

Location: Street: 157 Winslow Way E. City: Bainbridge Island, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98110 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Weed the People, with Bruce Barcott (Thursday, April 16 at 7:30pm)
Join us for a noteworthy evening at Treehouse Café! We're thrilled to host wide-ranging Bainbridge author, editor, and journalist Bruce Barcott, who fascinated us with his previous books, The last flight of the scarlet macaw and The Measure of a Mountain. Help us launch his topical new book exploring the myriad of ramifications surrounding the legalization of what was once the most demonized substance in America. Now that the place of marijuana in our lives is being reconsidered, this should be a fine opportunity for a look at the large picture, as decisions emerge on its sale and use. Please note the special venue of this event!

Please note special venue: This event will take place at Treehouse in Lynnwood Center.

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! Deadline March 23! (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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Ginny Gilder (Sunday, May 3 at 00am)
Ginny Gilder (Course Correction) (added from Random House)
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)
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)
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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