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Liberty Bay Books
18881 D Front Street
Poulsbo, WA 98370
409 Pacific Ave
Tel: 360-779-5909 Pou 360-626-3430 Brem
All your booksellers at Liberty Bay Books listen to audio books. We listen to at least one book a week. We have a new partnership with the PNW company Libro.fm., who is partnering with all us Indie Bookstores. I am totaling taking this next part from fellow Indie Bookstore McLean & Eakin, who described our partnership with Libro.fm and the benefits so well.
Listened to Any Good Books Lately?
We are so psyched to introduce you to the latest in book offerings from Liberty Bay Books! We are obviously a staff of readers, but we are also huge audio book fans. It's the not-so-secret way we get through so many books. We listen on our way to work, while we walk the dog, while we do the laundry and the dishes, heck, we even listen before we go to bed! We can't wait to show you how easy it is to listen on your phone/tablet/PC and still buy your books from us, your independent bookstore! Free Libro.fm IOS and Android App!
These are the three things that you really need to know to get started: -Libro.fm audiobook purchases happen on their website, linked to us. -The listening happens through the app on your phone, tablet, PC. -A monthly membership option for $14.99 gets you one book per month.
If you want to just try one audio book to try our this amazing app, signup here, go to the playlist- Great Books on Sale and use coupon RANDOMACTS16 for 20% off. Happy listening. Ask us questions any time. Enjoy Suzanne
What places do you head to, to read books? Inside? Outside? At home? Public places? Couch, chair, bed, hammock? I am sharing a few photos from my house of places where I usually read during the day. Of course, at night before going to sleep, I read in bed. No pictures sorry. Too messy, too many stacks of books on the floor! I don't usually read in public places. Of course on airplanes, so maybe I do.
My favorite couch at my house is in the living room, great light with a view of Liberty Bay. I do admit I pretty much lounge/slouch on this couch in the afternoon reading. When not slouching, I sit in my comfy chair with an ottoman. When cold outside, I read on the couch in front of the bookshelves with a fire.
I do love reading outside in a chaise or hammock, usually in the shade, always wearing some sort of hat. What books I've read so far in February 2017, Celine by Peter Heller, released early March. It will be one of my favorite reads for 2017, I loved it that much. I also really enjoyed Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. Great chronological rendition of the Norse Gods! What I've been listening to this month on Libro.fm is Heartless by PNW author Marissa Meyer. If you love audio books, we'd love you to listen with us. Use the coupon RANDOMACTS16 for 20% off. I'd love to hear where your favorite places to read are!
At Liberty Bay Books, most of us booksellers keep a list at the front desk of what we are reading. I make a note next to mine if it's a young adult, fiction or non fiction title. I also make a note of , +++, VG, etc. I usually read around 100 books a year give or take. I enjoyed reading this survey about our reading habits. Do you read more print books, audio books or eBooks? I'd love to hear.. Suzanne
Do you keep a list of what you read? How many pages do you give a book before giving up? Librarian Nancy Pearl, I believe once said- same number of pages as your age, or maybe double that. Do you finish a book no matter what? I always think it's my mood, I put the book down and pick up a book in a different genre. Maybe ,I'll go back to the original book I put down at another time.
Do you read multiple books at the same time?
I confess, I do. I try to have books in different genres going.. like right now, I am reading Duplicity by Ingrid Thoft. She is a PNW author, but her Fina Ludlow mysteries are all set in Boston. She will be at our Poulsbo store, January 24th 6:30pm. I have enjoyed all of her mysteries. Duplicity is number four.
I am also reading Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. Fabulous, of course! The cover alone is amazing! It goes on sale February 7th 2017.
What about audio books? I LOVE them. We have a new Indie Audio Book Partner, Libro.fm. Signup and download the free app. My favorite audio is Seveneves by Neal Stephenson, a PNW author. Check out the Great Books on Sale playlist. Use coupon code RANDOMACTS16 for 20% off. The price for the audio book right now is $5. Fabulous LOW price! Enjoy!
For young readers, age 12+, I really enjoyed The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry. This is an intriguing adventure novel about a girl with weirdly large hands and feet, who sets out to discover the secret behind her true identity. Great for readers who love fantasy and steampunk.
Madison was feature in the current issue of Publishers Weekly. The article went as follows...At Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo, Wash., it’s local first when it comes to many bestsellers. One of November’s big books was Craig Roman’s Urban Trails-Kitsap, a guide book for the family, which is published locally by Mountaineers. The store’s bestselling kids’ series, Imaginary Veterinary (Little, Brown), is written by Suzanne Selfors at the coffee shop next store. That’s not to say that Liberty Bay doesn’t do well with other titles. Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigitte Barrager’s Uni he Unicorn (Random House) is a personal favorite of children’s buyer Madison Duckworth, who has handsold many copies along with a matching plush toy from MerryMakers. Jan Brett’s Gingerbread Christmas (Putnam) “is selling like crazy, said Duckworth. Two years ago, when Brett visited the store, it sold more than 300 copies of The Animals’ Santa. The new book is prominently displayed in the front of the store, and Duckworth hopes to equal that number.
We love listening to audio books! Do you? If so you can Listen Locally with us thru Libro.fm. Open a FREE account and start listening using the discount code LBB20, or on this audio bestseller list, use coupon code TOP2016. Any questions just ask us!
WOW! How time flies! Yes I did read many great books and I traveled a bit but obviously NO blog posts. I've reached out to local authors to help us with a few blog posts this Holiday Season.
First up is local author Megan Chance, who writes young adult novels but mainly historical fiction. We are having a book launch for her January 3rd for her new novel Drop of Ink.
Plan to join us at 6:30pm in our Poulsbo store , 18881 Front St. Poulsbo. Here are Megan's favorites for the year... Enjoy and Happy Reading. As always we appreciate you shopping small with us, your Indie Bookstore
Number one on my list for this year is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. The book begins during the Bolshevik Revolution, when Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in the hotel Metropol, and tells the story of his life there for the next forty years. In a hotel. Unable to step foot outside. If this sounds boring, let me assure you that, in Towle’s more than capable hands, it is not. I loved this book—it’s a beautifully written, romantic meditation #bookson the resilience of the human spirit, set against a backdrop of Russian history.
Next up—Queen of the Night, by Alexander Chee, which has just come out in paperback. Chee’s story about an opera singer is as melodramatic and full of adventure as opera itself. It’s a fun and exciting tale, and Chee’s exuberance is catching.
My favorite YA read this year is the conclusion of The Winner’s Trilogy, The Winner’s Kiss, by Marie Rutkoski. I have loved every book in this sometimes dark and always compelling trilogy. Even though it’s a fantasy, Rutkoski’s depiction of the emotional and moral costs of war feels true and heartbreaking, and combined as it is with romance and intrigue, it is irresistible. The first book in Marie's trilogy is Winner's Curse, the second book is Winner's Crime.