04/30/2016 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
05/02/2016 - 10:00am to 05/08/2016 - 4:00pm

Teachers, school librarians, aides, principals...BookPeople of Moscow wants to show our appreciation for the work you do and help foster a love of reading by giving you books for your classrooms, libraries, reading rooms, and resource shelves.

Thanks to many generous publishers we have both finished copies and advance reading copies of books to share with you, absolutely free. Please just bring some proof of your status as an educator, whether it is with a public school district, a charter school, or a private school in our region.

The giveaway takes place throughout Children's Book Week, starting at 10am on Monday, May 2 and ending at 4pm on Sunday, May 8.

Don't miss our other Children's Book Week activities!


05/02/2016 - 10:00am to 05/08/2016 - 4:00pm

Children's Book Week Schedule of Events

All week long

Educator Freebies! Teachers, classroom aides, librarians, principals etc. who work in local schools, private or public, are welcome to visit the store during regular business hours, show their professional ID, and pick out some free books for educational use from our special stash, courtesy of our many wonderful publisher friends who support independent bookstores like ours so well. We also appreciate the great support we receive from local schools and this is our way of giving back. Thank you!


Tuesday, May 3

5 p.m. Author event with Dana Simpson, creator of Phoebe and Her Unicorn! Come early to get a seat for Dana's first visit to the Palouse since her nationally-syndicated column made her famous. Visit our event page and buy books here.


Wednesday, May 4

11 a.m. Special Storytime with Moscow Recycling's Sandye Crooks! Sandye will present her "I Can Save the Earth" storytime from the book by Alison Inches. Great for 3 - 6 years olds. Visit the event page and buy the book here.


Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6

11 a.m. Storytime! Please join us for our regularly scheduled storytimes with fabulous readers Linda and Jenny.


Saturday, May 7, 10am - noon

A visit with Bad Kitty! Take photos with and share a high-five or a hug with Bad Kitty, from the New York Times bestselling children's series by author Nick Bruel. Bad Kitty will be outside the front of the store to visit with families during the first Moscow Farmer's Market of the season.


05/03/2016 - 5:00pm

Presenting the highlight of Children's Book Week: Dana Simpson, creator of Phoebe and Her Unicorn, will be at BookPeople of Moscow on Tuesday, May 3, at 5pm.

Please buy your Dana Simpson books at BookPeople of Moscow if you plan to have Dana sign them after the event. Pre-orders welcome. Thank you!

Dana Claire Simpson grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington, drawing the entire time. She eventually graduated from the Evergreen State College, despite having spent all her time drawing, and not always for credit.

Attempts at doing real work along the way are hardly worth mentioning; the relevant fact is that, from 1998 to 2008, she drew the internet comic strip “Ozy and Millie.” After winning the Comic Strip Superstar contest in 2009, she developed the comic strip “Phoebe and Her Unicorn” (originally known online as “Heavenly Nostrils”), currently syndicated in nearly 200 newspapers.

There have been three “Phoebe and Her Unicorn” book collections, to date. The first, Phoebe and Her Unicorn, won a 2015 Washington State Book Award. The second, Unicorn on a Roll, won a 2016 Pacific Northwest Book Award. A third book, Unicorn vs. Goblins, was released in February 2016, debuting at #6 on the New York Times bestseller list (graphic paperbacks category).

She currently lives in Auburn, Washington, with her tech genius husband and her fairly stupid cat.


05/04/2016 - 11:00am

Please join Sandye Crooks on Wednesday, May 4 at 11 a.m. for storytime as she shares "I Can Save the Earth," a perfect read-aloud for 3 - 6 year olds.

Sandye Crooks is the Community Outreach and Education Coordinator for Latah Sanitation, Moscow Recycling and Clearwater Composting in Latah County, Idaho. She has over 30 years of executive management experience in the corporate, academic and non-profit worlds. After a brief stint in the world of retail, she decided to return to college where she pursued her degree in Public Relations and Environmental Science.


05/05/2016 - 7:00pm

Join us on Moscow's First Thursday at 7pm for Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute's series Science After Hours!


05/12/2016 - 7:30pm

Please join us for what is sure to be an extra-special author event with fellow writers and friends Shawn Vestal and Sam Ligon. Both have new books releasing this spring!

Shawn Vestal made his literary debut with Godforsaken Idaho, a story collection that won the 2014 PEN Robert W. Bingham Prize and was shortlisted for the Saroyan Prize. A graduate of the Eastern Washington University MFA program, his stories have appeared in Tin House, Ecotone, McSweeney's, The Southern Review and other journals. He writes a column for The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he lives with his wife and son. Learn more at



Samuel Ligon is the author of two novels—Among the Dead and Dreaming and Safe in Heaven Dead—and two collections of stories, Wonderland, illustrated by Stephen Knezovich, and Drift and Swerve. He edits the journal Willow Springs, teaches at Eastern Washington University in Spokane, and is the artistic director of the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference. Learn more at


05/14/2016 - 1:30pm

Family and friends of the PBS Children's Writing Contest award winners in this region are invited to attend this event.


05/20/2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

We are so excited have you join us for a PJ Storytime EVERY month!!! Everyone come in your PJs for stories, popcorn, songs and so much fun. Great for a wide range of ages and each month there will be a different "celebrity" reader who of course will also be in his or her pajamas!!!! Everyone that makes a purchase big or small during the event will be entered into our raffle for a prize.

This month our celebrity reader is Cassie Lewis, Miss Moscow USA!!

05/25/2016 - 7:00pm

Please join us for an author event at 7pm on Wednesday, May 25, with Montana author Russell Rowland, who will read from his book, discuss and answer questions, and show slides.

“Fifty-Six Counties is animated by the numinous even as it humbles us, makes us more sane, and draws us into a new and invigorating experience of the essence of life. This is a book for Montana, for the nation, and for the world.”  —Shann Ray, author of "American Copper"

Montana has a long and celebrated tradition of artful, reflective nonfiction. From Joseph Kinsey Howard’s Montana: High, Wide, and Handsome to K. Ross Toole’s Montana: An Uncommon Land, we’ve been gifted with a series of erudite and sharp-eyed guides to help show us who we are. To this eminent list we can now add Russell Rowland’s Fifty-Six Counties: A Montana Journey.

A native Montanan and an acclaimed novelist (In Open Spaces, High and Inside), Rowland spent the better part of two years studying and traveling around his beloved home state, from the mines of Butte to the pine forests of the Northwest, from the stark, wind-scrubbed badlands of the East to the tourist- driven economies of the mountain West. Along the way, he considered our state’s essential character, where we came from and, most of all, what we might be in the process of becoming.

Russell Rowland is the highly-applauded author of three novels set in Montana, including High and Inside, as well as co-editor of an anthology, West of 98: Living and Writing the New American West. He lives in Billings, Montana.