Sunday, January 10, 2016

Best Sellers for 2015!  WOW did we have a great year! Thank you readers who bought their books, and eBooks  online with us, in Poulsbo and in our new store in Bremerton, Washington.  You will note our bestseller list was driven by Awesome Local Authors and our Events.  We hope you visit us in both stores and online in 2016.


 Adult Bestsellers 1. Nightingale by Kristin Hannah  2.  Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon
 3. Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee, 4. The Salish Sea  by Joe Gaydos and Audrey D Benedict





Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Jule Fest, Santa Breakfast

JULE FEST in POULSBO is the first Saturday in December. Yes, this Saturday in Downtown Poulsbo.
 The Scandinavian Bazaar starts at 10am at the Sons of Norway Lodge- lefse (My Favorite) split pea soup, small sandwiches, cookies and more.. Starting about 4ish, the Vikings welcome the Santa Lucia Bride, either by boat or  by the boardwalk to the  waterfront bonfire.  It's a great celebration, don't miss it.
 Sunday is Santa's Breakfast, $10 adults, $7 children. Yes, photos with Santa and Mrs Claus!   A few of us downtown businesses owners and Lodge members handle the cooking and serving.
A couple of our favorite Scandinavian books this season are; Reindeer Wish 
If you are into Baking, you can't go wrong with Scandinavian Baking 
We hope to see you this Holiday Season in Poulsbo and in our new Pop Up Holiday store in Bremerton, 409 Pacific Avenue. 
 Winter fest is this Friday in Bremerton, December 4th- Hayrides, Santa, the Grinch, and Art Walk. We will also have  local author Toni Yuly with us at 5:30pm. One of Toni's books is Night Owl  
 Plan to join us for all of these Holiday festivities! 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

What have I read lately & just Loved!


First up -Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J Ryan Stradal. You gotta love a book about food and the first food is Lutefisk! It's a wonderful tale of family, loss, love.. ..  so much more. I so enjoyed following Eva's life, from a twinkle in her parents eye, thru childhood to a young woman.
We enjoyed Jennifer Adler discussing her book Passionate Nutrition, we had two events with her. this past summer  I am preparing to make her Beet Salad again, I love it so much, as the other recipes I have made from this book. Her life story and how she became a Nutritionist is an amazing read. A book I feel you will refer to many times and give as  a gift to your friends.
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff on sale September 15th 2015, is a book I couldn't put down. Then again I did put it down because I didn't want it to end.  If you only buy one book this Fall, it should be this book. It's a tad racy, yep I mean SEX! It has quite a bit.  Lotto's story is first, then Mathilde story is told. OMG! Great cast of characters, Lotto's mom, school chums, their cast of friends.... 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Syttende mai Norwegian Independence Day 17 mai norge, Yes it is Viking Fest this weekend in Poulsbo. A fun run/walk, A fabulous small town parade down Front Street. rides, Norwegian lunch served at the Sons of Norway. Always a fun time.
 On that note a few Scandinavian books to get you in the Norwegian mood. My current favorite, which I just finished and throughly enjoyed is

The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris.( Yes the author of Chocolate). I was also very lucky to have met Joanne when she recently visited Seattle.

 

For the younger Scandinavian reader, try 

Viking Longship: See History as It Happened 


by Mick ManningBrita GranstromBrita Granstrom (Illustrator). Learn what Viking life was like. 

We hope to see you all during Viking Fest

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Indie Bookstore Day May 2nd. Come celebrate with us, or if not local, celebrate at an Independent Store near you. We are joining in with 16 other Puget Sound Indie Bookstores in celebration. If you, as an avid reader/Indie Bookstore supporter, visit ALL of us, on May 2nd, (get your Indie Bookstore map stamped) you will be entered into the running for an  Puget Sound Indie Bookstore Champ discount card! The Champion card winner receives 25% discount for a year at ALL 17 Indie Bookstores! WOW! Great ready!
We have many great activities planned for May 2nd. The Opening of a Borrowed Kitchen Bakery branch inside the store. Sasquatch Hour. Store Mad Libs. Local authors Rebecca Van Slyke- a NKHS grad,  Mom's School, Barbara Jean Hicks, PNW author of two Frozen Books.  At 4pm we have Ask Johnny Hour with local author Jonathan Evison. In the evening we have local musicians playing from 6 to 8pm. We will have many giveaways for young and old. We hope to see you all on May 2nd.



Tuesday, March 17, 2015

My (Suzanne's) reads so far this year 2015

 
I spent some time on the beach in Maui, this winter, power reading through a few Teen and Middle grade reads. I enjoyed all of these. A few are released and ready for you to start reading, a couple others you can add to you TBR pile this Spring. First up Teen read Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen, A store favorite author!  This book does not disappoint. Loved it! Out May 5th. Teen/Middle Grade read  Rook by Sharon Cameron. Set in Paris, after a devastating  World War, technology is feared. Again Loved it! Out April 28th.   For Middle Graders The Tapper Twins go to War by Geoff Rodkey .Fun read with diagrams.pictures, gaming on each page. I was lucky enough to meet Geoff in Seattle. He's written screen plays for movies and TV shows you've probably seen! Entertaining read for boys and girls.Out April 7th. Last Arctic Code by Matthew J Kirby  Ice is covering Earth. Eleanor goes in search of her Scientist mother in Frozen Alaska from Arizona. Fast paced thriller! Out April 28th.




Friday, January 9, 2015

BEST SELLERS OF 2014!


2014 was a great year at Liberty Bay Books and we have all of you to thank for that! We can't tell you enough how much we appreciate you making an effort to shop small at your local independent bookstore! Here are the books you bought the most at our store in 2014.

Adults:

Kids:


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The holidays are rapidly approaching and each staff member at Liberty Bay Books wants to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

Next are Kathryn's picks for the holiday season!

FICTION


  • The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
  • Edge of Eternity: Book Three of the Century Trilogy by Ken Follett
  • The Look of Love by Sarah Jio
  • Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf
NON-FICTION

  • A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout & Sara Corbett
  • The Wild Truth by Carinne McCandless
  • The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown 
COOKBOOKS

  • A Taste of Washington: Favorite Recipes from the Evergreen State by Michele Morris & Andy Perdue
  • Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten
  • Soup Night: Recipes for Creating Community Around a Pot of Soup by Maggie Stuckey