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My Independent Bookstore Day Adventure

If you missed it, Saturday, April 27th was Independent Bookstore Day all across America. Here in Seattle, where I live, independent bookstores across the area participate in Seattle Independent Bookstore Day by issuing their customers the Passport Challenge. What is it? Stop at your favorite independent bookstore across Puget Sound, get your passport stamped, maybe buy some books, meet the book seller, get back in the car, and do it TWENTY MORE TIMES!

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Longer days, more audiobooks

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this year, which means that we are in for an early spring. If you recently weathered the polar vortex that caused frigid temperatures in the Midwest, record snow in the Pacific Northwest, blizzards on the East Coast, or even snowfall in places like Las Vegas and Maui (!), you’ve likely been holed up inside, ready to get out and enjoy the outdoors again.

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Happy Read Across America Day!

If you didn’t know, today is Read Across America Day. Created in 1997 and taking place on Dr. Seuss’s birthday, Read Across America Day is the one day a year specifically set aside to encourage children of all ages to read books.

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The Literary Life: Min Jin Lee

If you’ve read and enjoyed either of Min Jin Lee’s two novels, Free Food For Millionaires or the National Book Award Finalist Pachinko, and you want to dig a little deeper into the author’s life, her process and what motivates her to write, treat yourself to this interview with her on The Literary Life podcast.

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The Literary Life: Dani Shapiro

Narratives are powerful things. You live your life, make decisions, do your day-to-day work largely based on narratives you assume are true: narratives about the world, narratives about your obligations, your work, your family, and in author Dani Shapiro’s case, narratives about your identity.

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