Friday, November 9, 2018

LOVE YOUR BOOKSTORE CHALLENGE! Are you up for it! We hope so!

Starting tomorrow November 10th til November 16th 2018, we'd love you to tag us in any and all social media posts. Stop in either store, Bremerton or Poulsbo take a photo and tag us. If you recently bought books with us, take a photo of you reading it in your comfy reading place! (mine on the couch, or sitting in front of the fireplace) and again tag us with #loveyourbookstore and #libertybaybooks  More info here. Yes, you get entered to win bookish prizes of course!  We so appreciate ALL of you reading with us!
On the reading front, what have you read recently and loved? What are you excited to read this Fall? Remember we'd love you to Pre Order your books with us. The BIG book arriving our shelves Tuesday November 13th, is  Becoming by Michelle Obama ! A fascinating, very talented woman!
We do hope to see you this Holiday season at both our stores! Look for the Holiday Flyer  in your local newspapers in Kingston, Hansville, Suquamish, Poulsbo and in Bremerton with the Kitsap Sun. Make sure to check the back page for the 15% coupon good until January 31st 2019! 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Fall 2018 Books I have enjoyed so far!

We have discussed before how many books we all read and listen
Right now I am listening thru  ,
Markus Zusak's new book Bridge of Clay.  Markus reads it and I LOVE his voice. Clay is one of the tough Dunbar boys, whose mother is dead and his father is called the Murdered. Yep, you want to read or listen to this book. We do have autographed copies in both stores.

I also listened to Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Cassandra Campbells voice fits perfectly the setting of the Marshes of North Carolina. I did not want the story to end of Kya, her dysfunctional family, her friendships in town, her love of the marsh,  birds and all wildlife. I can't recommend it highly enough. Remember if you like to listen to audio books like we do, you can sign up for a monthly membership and your first month is FREE! Or for non membership audios use LBB20 for 20% off.

French Exit by Patrick deWitt is just a straight up, a fun read. The husband/father dies and the mother and her grown up son, (who lives with her) move with their cat , Little Frank to Paris given they're broke! I'm chuckling just writing this.

Leif Enger was just in Poulsbo for a West Sound Reads Event. His new book Virgil Wander, is one of my favorite reads for all of 2018. Virgil has an  car accident, ending up in Lake Superior! His small town friends, come to his aid.  I just loved this small town with it's quirky residents. I really think you all will LOVE this book too! We do have autographed copies.

To start the Fall off, I read Circe by Madeline Miller.  Fabulous Read! A Greek mythology story with Circe, the banished daughter of Zeus, in the lead, who becomes a strong female God.  Many of the Gods, visit her on her Island, while she hones her skills survival.  I will read this book again I loved it so much!

We appreciate you pre ordering your upcoming favorite reads this Fall with us!  Thank you so much for shopping small and local with us in Bremerton and Poulsbo !

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Anticipating New Books? We'd love you to Pre Order them with us! Swag included with purchase!

I assume you are an avid reader! We are hoping to have you, our readers and  new customers to Liberty Bay Books, pre order your copies with us. Here are a few books that go on sale this Fall 2018.  Some, I have read  the advanced copy, so I can honestly say how much I enjoyed them. The others you might recognized the authors! You can pre order off our web site, or call our stores in either Bremerton 360-908-1563 or Poulsbo 360-779-5909. We really appreciate you supporting us!

First up, going on sale September 24, 2018, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green.  Yes, brother to John Green and part of the Vlogbrothers and the Nerdfighters .  I read an early copy and Yes, I  really loved this quirky story which includes Aliens called The Carls, too much social media, pressure from all sides, friendships- April May, Andy, publishers, agents, and more. Real life issues with a fantasy element of Aliens! We will include an enamel pin (of what not sure, maybe of The Carls) with your purchase!

On sale, October 2nd 2018 is The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy by Michael Lewis, We will have signed copies. I have not read an advanced copy of this book but have read many of his previous books and have enjoyed them all. His books are always enlightening and so thought provoking especially during these difficult times.

On sale October 9th, 2018 is a new novel from Haruki Murakami, Killing Commendatore. I unfortunately have not read an early copy of this book.  His fans are highly anticipating this new magical realism book. A  Murakami tote will be included with your purchase!

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver is next up and goes on sale October 16th, 2018. I am reading an advance copy of this book  now and loving it. Set in the same house in two different time periods. Family struggles with  secrets, money, society viewpoints and so much more.  A personal letter from Barbara to readers who buy the book at Indie Bookstores is included.
On sale October 30th, 2018, is  next up for a favorite series for many kids, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown, book 13!  A gift will be included with your purchase. No, I do not know what Jeff has decided to include with your purchase from us Indie Bookstores.

Your Thanksgiving read, on sale November 20th 2018  is from George R R Martin, Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before a Game of Thrones. A Targaryen History .
This is the first volume of the definitive two-part history of the Targaryen's of Westeros! I can not WAIT! We do not have anything special yet to add to your purchase besides just supporting an Indie Bookstore!

Last but not least, on sale November 27th, 2018 is Kingdom of The Blind by Louise Penny. This new Chief Inspector Armand Gamache will be autographed.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Where does the time go?

I have been really remiss in posting here about books I have read, and what books the booksellers at both stores of Liberty Bay Books have been enjoying so far in 2018. I will say both Madison and I listen to a book a week on I love having a story told to me. A mystery I enjoyed listening to recently was Star of the North by D.B John. It's a thriller involving North Korea. I also enjoyed The Power by Naomi Alderman, Girl Power by electrical current! gone  a tad astray.  A fabulous historical read, which did make me so mad is Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. Bad US history that I didn't know anything about. So well written, but disturbing  to learn about this historical period of time in Oklahoma.  A book both Madison and I enjoyed is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Two families broken apart by secrets, lies... and so much more.

A fabulous Young Adult- Fantasy book is Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi and read by Bahni Turpin. A Fabulous voice along with a great story. So glad this is book one, Legacy of Orisha.  I cannot wait to continue the story of Zelie, a Prince and Princess.  Great cover as well. It is in the running for Jimmy Fallon's  2018 Summer Book Club read.  Yes I voted for this book.
 It is almost the end of June which is Audio Book Month. You have the link to, if you sign up for a monthly membership in June, your first month is FREE! If you want to try a book to see if you like listening as much as we do, use the coupon code LBB20 and find a book on the playlist, Great Audio Books on Sale  We appreciate you listening and reading with us at our locations in Bremerton, Poulsbo and online.