the making of a bookstore
October 26, 2016
It takes nerve, ambition, energy, cash, time, and plenty of other resources to open a brand new independent bookstore. So we’d like to be among the first to acknowledge and congratulate Christopher J. Jarmick and Mary Harris, who are putting the finishing touches on BookTree, at 609 Market Street in Kirkland.
Mary is the former owner of Parkplace Books, which closed in December after nearly 30 years. Chris is a prolific poet and organizer of readings throughout Cascadia. They are both “passionate about the inherent value of books, reading, writing, listening and sharing diverse ideas, and viewpoints.”
Their new store is emerging from a remodeled beauty salon and, we are assured, will host a new poetry series as well as a lot of exciting readings, workshops, and special events.
BookTree will celebrate their grand opening on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Watch the BookTree website and the brand new BookTree Facebook page for details and additional photos of the bookstore-in-progress.