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BuzzBooks Winner
One Happy Library
NWBL Noteworthies
Member Notes

Partners Skyscraper 11/09

Ingram 09/10

  NWBL Condo

D.B. Cooper Gets Away with The Buzz Prize
Small Press Novel from Well-Known Hiking Expert Wins Floor Contest

Bill Sullivan was master of the pitch on the first day on the show floor as he outbuzzed the field en route to a BuzzBooks win for The Case of D.B. Cooper's Parachute.                                                                                  

"Murder, art theft, shanghai tunnels, hobo Ph.Ds, toxic waste and Russian spies--might as well throw in D.B. Cooper, too. The Case of D.B. Cooper's Parachute suggests that Eugene hiking guru Bill Sullivan is not just listening to birdsong while on the trail. His wheels are spinning, and the results are imaginative and entertaining in this internationally flavored Northwest mystery thriller."   

-The Register Guard



The Case of D.B. Cooper's Parachute

by William L. Sullivan

Navillus Press

ISBN: 9780981570181 


$100 prizes were drawn for: 

*Steve and Gail Brilling, Twas Brillig, Kirkland, WA 

*Lori Carroll, Jacobsen's Books & More, Hillsboro, OR 

*Carol Spurling, BookPeople of Moscow, Moscow, ID  

"Thanks for a great tradeshow. We placed more orders than ever, including adding some new lines!" 
--Diana Portwood, Bob's Beach Books, Lincoln City, OR
"We found books, chocolate, scarves, and card lines, catalogs still to go through, and so many stories to share with our coworkers and staff. We always learn from fellow booksellers who are so generous, and we have more ideas than time right now. We all came home with copious notes, dreams, and plans." --Becky Milner, owner of Vancouver's Vintage Books and PNBA Board member. She's shown here with the huge basket of homegrown Honeycrisp apples that she won in The Nightcapper drawing from Eva of the Farm author Dia Calhoun.
One Happy Library
Director "Absolutely Stunned"

The Craig Public Library, in Craig, AK, is more than a thousand books richer thanks to exhibitor donations to PNBA's Michael Pritikin Rural Library Project at the show.

The press release was honored in places as far away as Beaumont, TX and Atlanta, GA, as well as closer to home. Here's the story at Anchorage Daily News.
NWBL Noteworthies 
Recent Site Highlights

While we were gearing up for, attending, and then recovering from the tradeshow, NWBL was still doing its thing for the NW lit scene.    

*  Auntie's Books' Melissa Opel interviewed her old MFA professor Gregory Spatz just before we had the chance to meet the Inukshuk author at The Nightcapper. We still owe him a song from that night (he's the fiddler, on the left).

*  Our favorite doodler, Brad Craft, used the words "caveman," "redneck" and "primitive" in his first paragraph, then paid expansive tribute to the #2 pencil, before finally letting us know that he's published a book of his work. 

*  Jonathan Evison had breakfast goers drying eyes, holding sides and offering up post-speech hugs on the show's final day. This piece addresses the crying part. Bookseller wardrobe post to come. 

*  Regular contributor Lindsey McGuirk worked the show floor and tapped her "fellow book-loving cohorts" to ask them to tell us about that one book that's stuck with them this year.

*  At BEA this spring, a huge poster of Spillover hung in the Norton booth, and it was scary. I could only imagine the content--but, it was David Quammen, so it was also bound to be brilliant and fascinating. True, but it is still scary as hell. 
The Ladies of the Pacific Northwest Independent Bestseller List; Amanda Coplin and Maria Sempel sign their big hits prior to the Feast of Authors. (photo by Angela Hanson)
"What a great show! Just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for including me. I had a fabulous experience as a first time author--I've imagined making the big step over the years, and it was everything I had hoped it would be." --Roberta Trahan, author of The Well of Tears and a show veteran as a publicity representative and education presenter. 
Member Notes

Dear Diary
To coincide with Portland's Wordstock Festival, the Oregon Historical Society is now offering two prizes for the best journals or diaries written over a period of approximately ten months, starting in October of 2012. Make your diary a part of history.
Queen Anne Needs a Ruler
For the second time in in less than a year, Seattle's Queen Anne Books is up for sale and will close in November if a buyer is not found. Comments by and contact info for owner Katharine Hershey can be found in the article at Shelf Awareness.

Turtleback, meet Chuckanut!
2012, 2013 Calendar   

Nov 13         BPNW Meeting, Seattle
Feb 22-25     Winter Institute 8, Kansas City
April 23        World Book Night, All Around the World
May 28         BEA begins, NYC    

PNBA classified advertisement listings are now featured on the NW Book Lovers blog. NWBL greatly broadens the options and the audience for NW book-related postings. Current PNBA members are eligible for free classifieds. Contact Jamie for guidelines and scheduling.
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