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Winter 2013
Holiday Bookplate Special
Booksellers For A Day
Chinese Ravens Arrive In The US
14/48: World's Quickest Theater Festival
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Bookseller For a Day
November 30, 2013
Liberty Bay Books
Poulsbo, WA
8:00am - 9:15am

Eagle Harbor Book Co.
Bainbridge Island, WA
11:00am - 12:00pm

Elliott Bay Book Co.
Seattle, WA
1:15pm - 2:30 pm

Queen Anne Book Co.
Seattle, WA
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Third Place Books
Lake Forest Park, WA
5:00pm - 6:00pm

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Track Days

Tune in to KING 5 next Monday (Nov. 25) to see Garth and KING 5 reporter Saint Bryan try out a slick track - in go-karts. This news feature includes an interview with Garth, upcoming news for Garth's Bookseller for a Day plans, and a race between Saint and Garth on a very wet track  at PGP Motorsports Park at Pacific Raceways.

Holiday Bookplate Special

Want to give your friends a special gift?

To celebrate and thank the many independent bookstores he's worked with over the years, Garth Stein is providing indies around the nation with special commemorative bookplates for the holiday season. The bookplates are suitable for any of Garth's novels - Raven Stole the Moon, How Evan Broke His Head, and The Art of Racing in the Rain.

Independent bookstores can request generic bookplates with a simple Garth Stein autograph, or they can order personalized bookplates free of charge by gathering and sending us a list of the gift recipients and the title of the book ordered by 5 pm December 13. (Due to demand, Garth will not be able to personalize messages, just the name of the gift recipient.)

To see if your local independent is participating, call or drop by and ask the bookseller on duty. If they haven't signed up for the special, the details are at or they can contact us at  Please note that these bookplates are available only through local bookstores.  Please support your local Indies! 
Booksellers For A Day
Garth visits with booksellers and readers during a book tour.
This November 30, Garth Stein will be the bookseller on duty in several Seattle-area stores as he takes part in Bookseller For a Day.

To celebrate Small Business Saturday, more than 900 authors around the nation will visit their local independent bookstores and take on the role of bookseller: chatting with customers, handselling their favorite books, and sharing a job with some of the greatest book lovers in their communities.

If the Thanksgiving holidays bring you to the Seattle area, here's Garth's schedule for the day:

8:00am - 9:15am - Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo
11:00am - 12:00pm: Eagle Harbor Book Co. on Bainbridge Island
1:15pm - 2:30pm: The Elliot Bay Book Company in Seattle
3:00pm - 4:00pm: Queen Anne Book Company in Seattle
5:00pm - 6:00pm: Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park

Garth's recommendations and recent reads for this holiday season include:

Hotel Angeline Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook, by Anthony Bourdain

Good as Gold, by Joseph Heller

Hotel Angeline: A Novel in Thirty-Six Voices, by Garth Stein et. al. (50% of proceeds from Hotel Angeline are donated to nonprofit literacy and local arts organizations.)


Chinese Ravens Arrive In The US
Raven Stole The Moon's Chinese edition
The arrival of Raven Stole the Moon's simplified Chinese precipitated a spontaneous contest. Six lucky fans who correctly answered the question "According to Jenna, what does God smell like?" received signed copies of the Chinese edition. Congrats to winners Susan, Christine, Sandy, Orlonda, Kelly, and Kimberly!


14/48: World's Quickest Theater Festival

Two nights. Seven writers. Fourteen plays in 48 hours.

Mark your calendars for January, when Garth takes part in Seattle's 14/48 theater festival. This two-day contribution to artistic insanity and panic gives writers one caffeine-fueled night to write a ten-minute play. Next morning, directors and cast gather to cast, rehearse, and produce the newly written plays for an evening debut.  The whole process is then repeated the following night. Seven writers, forty-eight hours, fourteen plays.... Find out more, here.


Happy Manifesting!