Posts Tagged ‘Kirkland WA’


Opening Summer Events @ BookTree!

June 21, 2017

““Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.” – Dr. Seuss 

Remember your local bookstore! Thanks for reminding your friends, neighbors, family and acquaintances that  BookTree!  is Kirkland’s only new and gently-used bookstore. Buy a book, a gift certificate and/or attend an event at the store soon. Remember to like and follow our Facebook Page! 

BookTree is nearly bursting at the seams with exciting upcoming events.  Before I highlight some of them I’ll remind you that:  LOYALTY CARDS ARE HERE!   For every $20 you spend on a new book, you’ll receive a stamp and are on your way to earning a $25 reward to purchase a new book. We are happy to keep the cards on file in the store for you.   Pictured – Loyalty Cards at BookTree)



Saturday June 24th meet Linnea Westerlind who has visited all of Seattle’s 426 parks and written the wonderful Discovering Seattle Parks: a locals guide.   She’ll be in the store this Saturday at 3:30 to talk about her favorite parks and sign books!  Click here to go to our Facebook Event Page  and please share it!

Let’s talk about A Gentleman in Moscow

Tuesday June 27th at 7 p.m.  BookTree’s Reading Circle (open to all) will be talking about Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow.  If you read the book come join us for a fun, informative discussion. It’s a great read!  We have copies for sale in the store.  Our Facebook Event Page 

Every Wednesday at 11AM is StoryTime

It’s FUN!  FREE!  Bring the Kids!  Share our Facebook Page and let everyone you know with toddlers and young ones about BookTree’s StoryTime!
John F. Kennedy and Britain!

Sunday, July 2nd @ 3:30 PM
The author of the just released Union Jack,  Christopher Sandford will be talking about Kennedy, answering your questions, and signing copies of his acclaimed book. More on our Facebook Event Page

By popular demand. . . The Tik Tik Tik  Type-In Returns.

Back in April we did this odd, wonderful thing at BookTree.  Dozens of vintage manual typewriters were set up throughout the store and families had a great time typing notes, letters, to do lists and more! A reporter from NPR even came in to interview folks and record sounds which turned into a little segment heard on NPR radio!   In days of yore there were typewriters.  Come play with us on  Sunday July 9th  1 to 4 p.m.!  Tik Tik Type-In at BookTree!  Facebook Event Page!

Spoken Wordsmiths and Poets from Everett

Saturday July 15th @ 6:30 p.m.  Third Saturday Reading/open Mic
A special summer edition of our popular 3rd Saturday Reading Series featuring 4 accomplished poets/spoken-word artists from Everett and a community open mic!   It’s time to discover what we do at BookTree on Third Saturdays!  You are invited to listen or even share something you’ve written!  FREE!

RAIN GARDENS of the Pacific Northwest

Sunday July 16th @ 3PM
What’s all this about Rain Gardens?  Find out.
Meet the authors of RAIN GARDENS FOR THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST -Design And Build Your Own, Keri DeTore and Zsofia Pasztor.

With special guest Adrienne Ross Scanlan author of Turning Homeward: Restoring Hope and Nature in the Urban Wild ) – Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award (2016 Notable Book) and Nautilus Book Awards
(Silver Medal 2016-2017). Our Facebook Event Page

Dave Boling – Lost History of Stars  TUESDAY, July 18th  7PM
If you can’t wait until next time to hear more about this special off-site event
(You do need reservations to attend!) check out  OUR FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

We have tweaked our hours so please take note!
T-F  : 10AM – 7PM
SAT : 11AM – 6PM

BookTree events means we sometimes stay open later and we’ll sometime open a little earlier than posted as well.  We are happy to order anything in print for you so feel free to email us (particularly after-hours) with book requests or call us during operating hours.  If we don’t have it, we can try to get it for you in a few days up to a week.

“In the library I felt better, words you could trust and look at till you understood them, they couldn’t change half way through a sentence like people, so it was easier to spot a lie.” 
-Jeanette Winterson

Yes, please share this page and spread the news about Kirkland’s little bookstore that could –  BookTree!  We all love the idea of having independent bookstores but to survive they need your patronage or your help in letting folks know whenever they are in Kirkland, they should consider checking out BookTree at 609 Market St  Kirkland, Wa 98033!

And don’t forget to check out our website !!!

“In the library I felt better, words you could trust and look at till you understood them, they couldn’t change half way through a sentence like people, so it was easier to spot a lie.” 
-Jeanette Winterson


WHAT A NIGHT !!!! KEY PENINSULA, Vaughn Washington June 2, 2011!!!

June 3, 2011


Thank you Jerry and Pam for being wonderful hosts, providing yummy and varied foodstuff and drinks and the incredible setting of the Puget Sound, Mountains, Humming birds and other critters.     Thank you to all of the great listeners who came, donated a few dollars, and filled the seats so that it made sense for CLaude to perform music and me to recite poetry.  Thanks for jumping in and participating in the mini-writing exercise.    Thanks for making it so easy for me to share some words with you.

Wow.  Claude Bourbon.  Someone you don’t hesitate to call a musician’s musician.  He has chops in his chops.  What an incredible guitarist.  And he certainly made my decade when he agreed to accompany me as I read my poem.  We didn’t rehearse it, we just did it, and Mssr. Bourbon is such an incredible talent, he made it easy for me to blend my words into his incredible guitar playing.   Wow I got to have a world class musician accompany my spoken word.

So thank you to everyone who came to the program last night.  I felt welcomed, appreciated and really enjoyed sharing my poetry, and getting to listen to, and even perform with Claude Bourbon.

Plus I got to meet that Scott guy again  (who I haven’t seen in a couple of years).

Next Wednesday. . . June 8th. . ..   I’m hosting 3 talented poets and an open mic at Park Place Books.

Wednesday…June 8     Kirkland Park
Place Books  
This month for the final
reading of the 2010/2011 series (the
2011/12 series begins in September)
our  Featured poets are  Rebecca
Meredith, Douglas Schuder and
David Horowitz!!!

DAVID D. HOROWITZ founded and manages Rose Alley Press, which primarily publishes books featuring
Pacific Northwest rhymed metrical poetry. Through Rose Alley Press he has published fourteen books, including his own collections Stars Beyond the Battlesmoke; Wildfire, Candleflame; Resin from the Rain;and Streetlamp, Treetop, Star. Many of David’s poems have been published in fine literary journals,such as The Lyric, Candelabrum,and The New Formalist. His essays often appear in the online journal Exterminating Angel. He has also edited and published two Northwest poetry anthologies: Limbs of the Pine, Peaks of the Range (2007) and Many Trails to the Summit (2010). David gives frequent readings in and around Seattle, where he lives. His Web site is
Rebecca Meredith is a poet, writer, and psychotherapist, as well as a RASP cofounder, who served as its coordinator
and president for years. Her work has been published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, and performed in such venues as the Burning Word Poetry Festival, the Seattle Moon Viewing Festival, Redmond’s Arts in the Park, and on KUOW’s The Beat. Her chapbook, Intergenerational Delta Blues, was published by Pudding House Press.She is a fellow of the Jack Straw Writers’ Program, an alumna of Hedgebrook Women Writers’ Colony, and was appointed the first Poet Laureate of the City of Redmond IN 2010.

(Randolph) Douglas Schuder is a longtime Seattle resident held captive to northwestern landscapes.  Semi-
retired he enjoys many outdoor pursuits such as backpacking, canoeing and fly-fishing. Memberships include
The Mountaineers, Wilderness Society, Defenders of Wildlife and Rose Alley Press published his
collection To Enter Stillness and his work is featured in 2010’s ManyTrails to the Summit  and
the 2007 Anthology: Limbs of the Pine Peaks of the Range.

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
FREE!!!  Plus open mic

PEN and Take a Poem From Your Heart
presents 2nd Wednesday Poetry at Park
Place Books
poetry with featured poets:   
plus open mic. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  FREE
The 4 year old series is scheduled from September through June.
Park Place Books is one of the few remaining full sized new and used independent bookstore on the East Side.
Consider supporting their efforts to stay in business in the near future.  They host many reading clubs and community events. They are  located in the Park Place Mall off 85th Street  in Kirkland at 348 Parkplace Ctr Kirkland, WA 98033-6229