Friday, April 28, 2017

FREE audio books ONLY on April 29th, Indie Bookstore Day, thru Libro.fm

April 29th 2017 is Indie Bookstore Day. We'd love you to stop in either of our stores, Poulsbo or Bremerton.  We have author events at both stores. Kate Breslin 4pm Bremerton, Laura Coffey 2pm Bremerton and Suzanne Selfors and Lynn Brunelle in Poulsbo 2pm. We have special IBD items for sale(Yes, Literary condoms) plus FREE audio books from Libro.fm. Create your account here, if do not already have one, Then tomorrow,Saturday, until midnight go to the IBD playlist to get your FREE audio books.
 The April Indie Next top pick, The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck is on the FREE audio  list!
If you are planning on the #Seabookstoreday challenge of visiting all 19 Indie bookstores, we will see you bright and early(open 7:30am) in Poulsbo with Lefse and Mimosas. Enjoy and Thank you as always for shopping with us Indie Bookstores.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

We LOVE Audio Books! Do you? Listen with us thru Libro.fm

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.

We love it, and we hope you do too.   Here are a few audio books I listened to recently  and loved! Lincoln in the Bardo, (166 amazing voices) NYT best seller,  Awesome Middle Grade story- Castle in the Mist,  To the Bright Edge of the World -  Historical Fiction set mainly in Alaska,  Exit West- Indie Next Top Read for March- thought provoking Immigrant story, Six Wakes,-set on a Space Ship manned by clones, secrets SO many secrets. 
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

Monday, February 20, 2017

Where do you like to read?

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!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Do you keep a list of the books you read/listen to each year?

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.



 Last, but  not least, I just started The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden. Kate, our main bookseller in our Bremerton store (409 Pacific) just finished it and loved it. Similar to Uprooted by Naomi Novik, she says.




 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!