Books A’Sail

August 10, 2019

If your idea of bliss is some combination of reading and sailing, you should definitely consider Books A’ Sail 2019.

Board the Schooner Zodiac on Monday, September 16, 2019, along with Village Books owners Paul Hanson and Kelly Evert and special guest, author, librarian, critic, and reader Nancy Pearl. Cruise the San Juan Islands for three days, returning to port on Wednesday, September 18. In between, enjoy the scenery, the company, the fine meals, and discussion of three books: George and Lizzie by Nancy Pearl, Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian, and Passage to Juneau by Jonathan Raban.

Space is limited, so visit the Schooner Zodiac website and call to book a reservation at (206) 719-7622.

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breakfast with Nancy

September 27, 2018

Reader, best-selling author, librarian, and literary critic, Nancy Pearl is also a fierce advocate for the importance of literacy. Each year, she shares her list of favorite reads at a fundraising breakfast to support the Whatcom Literacy Council.

This year’s Literacy Breakfast will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 7:00am on the campus of Bellingham Technical College. Advance Registration of $11 is required to hold your seat (or $88 per table). Call (360) 752-8678 or email events@whatcomliteracy.org to reserve a seat.

will Seattle be next?

February 12, 2014

UNESCO City of Literature

Will the Emerald City be the eighth in the world to become a UNESCO City of Literature? The Seattle City Council, led by Councilmember Nick Licata and author Ryan Boudinot, hopes so. In January, the Council voted unanimously to support the proposal. Meanwhile, Boudinot continues to seek additional endorsements for Seattle’s bid, which so far include “the American Booksellers Association, the American Library Association, the Academy of American Poets and Nancy Pearl,” according to a January 27, 2014, online article in The Stranger. Applications are due in March and the results will be announced in November.

Read more about the Creative Cities Network and the UNESCO City of Literature program, including details about other appointed cities.

local librarian online…

January 11, 2012

Book Lust RediscoveriesWe are huge supporters of independent booksellers, but we’re also fans of Seattle librarian and Book Lust author, Nancy Pearl, and her savvy book recommendations. So we thought you might be interested to know that Nancy Pearl now has her own book line on Amazon.com. Book Lust Rediscoveries will, each year, reprint six out-of-print novels written between 1960 and 2000 and selected by Nancy Pearl. Her first two books, A Gay and Melancholy Sound by Merle Miller and After Life by Rhian Ellis are currently posted and available in print or for Kindle.

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