Synopses & Reviews
A collection of personal and passionate essays by booksellers and librarians about life in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of The Pacific Northwest Reader will go to ABFFE, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression.
"The Pacific Northwest Reader is a wonderful collection by a group of writers whose keen eye for place and story bursts from these sharp essays. From bookish nostalgias set in cold and soggy places to the poignant story of a clown looking for connection to what happens when teenage vampires take over your hometown, this is a great read." Jess Walter
"I know the creators of these true stories. They work in the bookstores I visit every day. I chat with them, we tell jokes and talk about the business, and debate which book is happening and which book is hot and what's coming next. I suspected some of them were writers, but I had no idea they were so darned good! These personal tales are fantastic, fun, and delightful on their own; they're a wonderful patchwork quilt of the region when taken as a whole. I loved this collection!" Garth Stein