Friends Recommend

Quiet” by Susan Cain is a book Elaine and her book club recently explored. As an introvert herself, she found it very interesting. The subtitle is “The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking.” If you are also introverted, you may want to check it out! (Get it?)

Young Readers


We got some love this week from Samuel (age 3) and his mom.

As you may have guessed from the picture, Samuel loves books about planes. He also likes reading about dinosaurs, farm animals, and trains. His favorite book is “Blue Hat, Green Hat” by Sandra Boynton.  Rainier Beach, Columbia, and Seattle downtown are his favorite library branches.

Samuel’s mom, Aileen, says, “Thank you so much for this program and for helping children’s love for reading continue.”

Young Readers

We love hearing from fellow Library lovers. Here’s Samantha McIntosh, just 6 years old, reading at the Northgate branch of The Seattle Public Library (although sometimes they visit the Broadview branch, too). She loves the Fancy Nancy books (come on, who doesn’t?!)


Found Objects

Field hockey, anyone? It seems quite a few donors forget about photos they have stashed in their books as bookmarks or mementos. Here’s one that is a bit dated. The only clue on the back that it is from Vancouver, B.C.

Personally, I like the sassy look on the what I assume is the coach’s face in the back.

Field hockey

HUGE Book Sale Thanks

Thanks to all of you who came out to the Huge Book Sale this weekend. We were overwhelmed by your attention, especially on Saturday. Special thanks to all the volunteers for your hard work! Are you already thinking about next years’ sale? If not, consider what happens to lonely items that are left behind, and consider increasing your number of bags/boxes next year. They would love a good Seattle home.

Strike at book sale

Friends Recommend

Are you making a shopping list for the Huge Book Sale this weekend? You may want to consider “The Sympathizer‘ by Viet Thanh Nguyen, if it is available. He was recently at The Seattle Public Library, and Jill said it was the best reading she’s ever seen. Susan G agreed. If lucky, you may also find his new book “The Refugees” at the sale.