WHAT'S NEW

IN BOOKS

 


SUMMER MOVIES
FROM BOOKS

There’s a full slate of book-based movies headed to movie theaters and TV screens this summer.

     Already in theaters is “Love & Friendship,” based on the Jane Austen novella “Lady Susan.”  Coming soon is “Me Before You,” based on the novel by Jojo Moyes, opening June 3.

     Also on the schedule: “The BFG,” based on Roald Dahl’s 1982 classic, July 1; “Tulip Fever,” based on Deborah Moggach's novel , July 15; “Genius,” based on an A Scott Berg biography of editor Maxwell Perkins (who handled such authors as Thomas Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway), July 29; “Indignation,” based on a Philip Roth novel, also July 29;  the script for the Harry Potter spinoff play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child — Parts I & II,” July 31, Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s “The Little Prince,” theaters and Netflix’s video on demand service, Aug. 5.

     Autumn looks to be busy too, with “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” based on the book by Ransom Riggs, appearing Sept. 30;  Paula Hawkins’ “The Girl on the Train,” Oct. 7; “Inferno” by Dan Brown, Oct 14; and J.K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” Nov. 17.

     If you’d like to revisit a favorite book, read one of these for the first time or compare the book and movie editions, Page 2 has many of these titles available in new and used editions, and we’re always happy to order new books for you (we can usually have them in the store in just a day or two).


READ LIKE THE

WORLD'S RICHEST MAN

Bill Gates is a voracious reader, and on his website gatesnotes.com he regularly makes recommendations about what he's read. Here are five titles he's recommending for this summer. Page 2 is happy to order any of these titles for you:

"Seveneves," Neal Stephenson

"How Not to be Wrong," Jordan Ellenberg

"The Vital Question" Nick Lane

"The Power to Compete," Ryoichi Mikitani and Hiroshi Mikitani

"Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind," Noah Yuval Harari


 

 A NEW SERVICE — BOOKBINDING AND RESTORATION

     Page 2 Books is pleased to announce a new service to our customers. We are now affiliated with Pavel’s Custom Book Restoration, which provides such book repair, restoration and binding services as rebinding Bibles and old books, binding medical journals and magazines, foil gold stamping, custom slip cases and boxes and more. Examples of his work can be found at pavelbookrestoration.com. You can bring in your book binding and restoration projects to Page 2 and pick them up here when they’re done.

 


 

 

WELCOME TO THE PAGE 2 WEBSITE

 

 

s all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you. - See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/The-Rosie-Project/Graeme-Simsion/9781476729091#sthash.DDVG6Ox1.dpuf
The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.

Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you. - See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/The-Rosie-Project/Graeme-Simsion/9781476729091#sthash.DDVG6Ox1.dpuf
The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.

Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you. - See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/The-Rosie-Project/Graeme-Simsion/9781476729091#sthash.DDVG6Ox1.dpuf
The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.

Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you. - See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/The-Rosie-Project/Graeme-Simsion/9781476729091#sthash.DDVG6Ox1.dpuf
The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.

Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you. - See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/The-Rosie-Project/Graeme-Simsion/9781476729091#sthash.DDVG6Ox1.dpu

WILD STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, JUNE 18-19

     Wild Strawberry Festival returns to downtown Burien, with much of the action right outside our door. There's a street fair and kids' activities along SW 152nd on Saturday, and the big Father's Day car show on Sunday. Page 2 will be open both days.

 

COMING THIS SUMMER

-- The Find Waldo contest will be back.

-- Page 2 will be participating in the American Booksellers Association’s national summer reading program “Give Me Summer! Give Me Books!” Young readers can pick up a 24-space Bingo card from the store, fill in boxes for books they read in a variety of categories and win prizes. Keep reading our website, Facebook page and future newsletters for details.

 -- Stella Cameron, signing copies of her new book, "Melody of Murder," 2:30 p.m. July 23.

 

 

 


 

We've been fortunate at Page 2 Books to host many wonderful authors in our store, who have come to introduce their latest works, meet customers and sign books. We just finished a session with two Page 2 favorites, Jayne Ann Krentz and Stella Cameron, and we've got copies of their books in the store for those who couldn't make it.

 

We've got lots of other great books in our store, all signed by their authors, like...


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough, a Depression era tale of an unlikely love, between an African-American girl who dreams of becoming the next Amelia Earhart by day and sings in the smoky jazz clubs of Seattle by night, and the white adoptive son with all the world’s opportunities before him. What do the fates have in store for these two? This book is a finalist for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association 2016 book awards.

 

My Old Dog by Laura Coffey, which shares success stories that show how blissful retirement can be for older dogs who get rescued, and how life-changing senior dog adoption can be for the humans who do the rescuing.

 

Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison, the story of the fantasy world of Tyme, whose residents include a certain well-known long-haired girl. But do you know there’s much more to the Rapunzel story?

 

Sophie's Quest by Sonja Anderson, in which a mouse and an owl set off on a ship bound for the Holy Land. This novel, for children 8 to 12, entertains while teaching about the power of friendship to overcome differences.

 

The League of Regrettable Superheroes by Jon Morris. Do you remember comic books featuring Doll Man, Doctor Hormone, or Spider Queen? Probably not, but they were superheroes just like Superman or Batman,  except in terms of success. Jon Morris’ “The League of Regrettable Superheroes,” introduces readers to 100 of the strangest superheroes ever to see print, complete with backstories, vintage art, and colorful commentary  about Bee Man, the Clown, the Eye and other comic-book (non)favorites.

 

Bigfoot Does Not Like Birthday Parties by Eric Ode, a talented and versatile entertainer a children's singer/songwriter, performer (including a regular gig at Remlinger Farm), poet and author (“Elliott the Otter”, “Larry Gets Lost Under the Sea”). His latest hilarious read-aloud book is about the town of Mossy Pockets and the birthday party the residents throw for reluctant Bigfoot.

 

Washington's Pacific Coast by Greg Johnston. Washington’s coast is a unique adventure destination and this new guidebook covers all 157 miles of it. Veteran outdoors writer Greg Johnston’s authoritative guide provides detailed, fun, and family-friendly activities, as well as expansive information, history, and geology. Greg covers hiking options (including little-known trails), every state park along the coast, other public parks, campgrounds, fishing and clamming spots, paddling options, and the best beachcombing destinations.

 

Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can't or Won't Show You, by Harriet Baskas, whose book details all the weird and sometimes wonderful items that museums don’t put out in the display cases.

 

The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot by Blaine Harden tells the parallel tales of how a defector from North Korea who made his escape, bringing a MiG jet with him, and how Kim Il-Sung built his family’s iron grip on that country. It’s an important and fascinating bit of history, but it’s also as contemporary a story as tomorrow’s headlines.

 

hoop: the american dream by Robin Layton. From the humblest garage and street court to the White House, award-winning and nationally famed photographer Robin Layton has captured the wide variety of American hoops, the places where weath-ered dreams, fading memories and future glories were created and are still nurtured. Her new book in-cludes the childhood hoops of celebrated players such as Shaquille O’Neal, Larry Bird, LeBron James, and Sue Bird. The images are complemented by the words of such basketball luminaries as Mike Krzyzewski, Robin Roberts, Gary Payton, Danny Manning, and Rebecca Lobo.

 

We've got lots more. Come in and tell us who you're buying for. We can find just the right book -- one the author has signed!

 

 


 

 

Photo in banner by Michael Cole (michaelcolephoto.com)

 

WHERE WE'RE AT

We're located at:

457 SW 152nd St.

Burien, Washington, 98166

At the corner of Sixth Avenue (across the street from the new condos, just west of the city hall/library building).

 

Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday

 

Contact info:

Phone: 206-248-7248

Email: books@page2books.com