University Book Store
17 Sep

University Book Store is honored to present Naomi Klein at Town Hall, Seattle, on Sunday, September 28, 7:30PM, to discuss and sign her new book This Changes Everything.

What do climate, politics, and economics have to do with one another? According to award-winning journalist Naomi Klein—pretty much everything. As Klein asserts in her new book, if economic and political policies are not reformed, not only will they continue to drag down their own systems, they will also turn the current climate crisis into a catastrophe we may never recover from. Want to know what issues are really at hand and what changes need to be made to not only save our economy, but our world? Join us at a reading and signing with Klein for a look at a side of the climate crisis you’ve never seen before.

Click here for more information on the event and to purchase tickets.

17 Sep

The demon dog of American crime fiction, James Ellroy, visited University Book Store this past Friday to read from his new novel, Perfidia, the first instalment of a four-book series that begins the day before the attack on Pearl Harbor and spans through the end of WWII. Ellroy’s new saga of crime and corruption opens with the grisly murder of a Japanese family that brings together characters both new and familiar from the darkest corners of Los Angeles.

16 Sep

As many readers of the University Book Store Tumblr will know, we’re big fans of the Showtime series Penny Dreadful, which is why we’re so delighted to see these tie-in edition hardcovers from Titan Books. If you haven’t read the original stories behind the show, or if you just want to reacquaint yourself with these classic books, now is the perfect time with the release of the DVD and Blu-ray on October 14, and Halloween just over the horizon.

The sort of book cover/art/design booksellers around the country long to see and hope, one day, returns.
15 Sep

The sort of book cover/art/design booksellers around the country long to see and hope, one day, returns.

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15 Sep

University Book Store Bookseller Favorite Quotes

I say I’m in love with her, what does that mean?
     It means I review my future and my past in the light of this feeling. It is though I wrote in a foreign language that I am suddenly able to read. Wordlessly she explains me to myself; like genius she is ignorant of what she does.

—Jeanette Winterson, from The Passion

nationalbook:

The 2014 Young People’s Literature Longlist for the National Book Award was announced this morning. Congratulations to all these fine authors!
Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory
Gail Giles, Girls Like Us
Carl Hiaasen, Skink— No Surrender
Kate Milford, Greenglass House
Eliot Schrefer, Threatened
Steve Sheinkin, The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
Andrew Smith, 100 Sideways Miles
John Corey Whaley, Noggin
Deborah Wiles, Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two
Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming


All wonderful, deserving authors and books! We can’t imagine how they’ll be able to narrow down a list like this.
15 Sep

nationalbook:

The 2014 Young People’s Literature Longlist for the National Book Award was announced this morning. Congratulations to all these fine authors!


Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory

Gail Giles, Girls Like Us

Carl Hiaasen, Skink— No Surrender

Kate Milford, Greenglass House

Eliot Schrefer, Threatened

Steve Sheinkin, The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

Andrew Smith, 100 Sideways Miles

John Corey Whaley, Noggin

Deborah Wiles, Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two

Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming

All wonderful, deserving authors and books! We can’t imagine how they’ll be able to narrow down a list like this.

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“Knowing you have something good to read before bed is among the most pleasurable of sensations.”


—Vladimir Nabokov  (via marcescentfleur)

Nothing to read? We can help with that.

Visit us at any of our nine locations or shop for books and Husky gear online at www.bookstore.washington.edu.

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14 Sep

“Read as much as you can. Nothing will help you as much as reading.”


—J. K. Rowling (via money-in-veins)

Yes.

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14 Sep
13 Sep

We had a solid mix of sweet, silly, and super at our weekly Story Time last Tuesday at our U District store, and our audience was awesome! Every week we pick a mixture of our new and old favorites to share with kids ages 3 to 7. Join us at the U District branch every Tuesday and Saturday at 11 a.m. and share in our love of reading.

Tuesday’s selections included:
- Little Elliot, Big City by Mike Curato
- Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
- A Porcupine Named Fluffy by Helen Lester
- and Super Red Riding Hood by Claudia Davila.

We’ve now had more than 8,000 likes and reblogs of the original Calvin & Hobbes comic we shared back in March. More than 8,000! For lil’ ol’ us, that’s a pretty big deal. Thanks for sharing the love, guys. You must be really big fans of tigers or something.
12 Sep

We’ve now had more than 8,000 likes and reblogs of the original Calvin & Hobbes comic we shared back in March. More than 8,000! For lil’ ol’ us, that’s a pretty big deal. Thanks for sharing the love, guys. You must be really big fans of tigers or something.