09/03/2015 - 6:30pm

Celebrate Moscow First Thursday with author David Neiwert, who will be here to discuss and read from his new book Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us. He will be in the store at 6:30pm to meet and talk with customers, and his reading and presentation begins at 7pm. Enjoy light refreshments. All are welcome.

David Neiwert is an investigative journalist based in Seattle. He is the author of many books, including And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border and Strawberry Days: How Internment Destroyed a Japanese American Community. His reportage for on domestic terrorism won the National Press Club Award for Distinguished Online Journalism in 2000. Neiwert is also the senior editor of Crooks and Liars.


09/12/2015 - 7:00pm

BookPeople is pleased to host Kate Carroll deGutes, reading from her new essay collection Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear. The reading will be begin at 7:00pm and deGutes will be available after to sign copies. Light refreshments will be provided, with beer and wine available for purchase. All are welcome.

Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear is the sixth and final book in Ovenbird Press's “Judith Kitchen Select” series of innovative literary nonfiction. The collection of essays considers the author's sexuality, gender presentation, and the end of her marriage. But, as editor Judith Kitchen says, “peel it back, begin to take it apart, semantically and linguistically and personally, and it all comes clear." de Gutes invites readers to become collaborators in essays about issues we all face: growing up, identity, love, loss, and sometimes, as in de Gutes' case, the quest for the perfect fashion accessory. With wit matched by self-compassion and empathy, the essays offer a lesson on the inevitable journey back to the places we all began.   

Kate Carroll de Gutes is a wry observer and writer with an MFA in creative writing from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University.  Her work appears in a wide variety of literary journals and national publications.  Learn more at

09/17/2015 - 7:30pm

Kent Meyers will visit the University of Idaho as a Distinguished Visiting Writer. The reading will be held in the Vandal Ballroom, located in the UI Pittman Center. BookPeople will be on hand to sell books.

Kent Meyers is the author of a memoir, a book of short fiction, and three novels, most recently Twisted Tree, which won a Society of Midland Authors award and a High Plains Book award, and was translated into French. The River Warren and Light in the Crossing were New York Times Notable Books, and The Work of Wolves won the Mountain and Plains Booksellers Association Award and an American Library Association Award. Meyers has published fiction and essays in numerous literary journals and magazines, including an essay in Harper’s Magazine on the search for dark matter. He teaches at Black Hills State University and in Pacific Lutheran University’s low-residency MFA program, the Rainier Writing Workshop.


09/20/2015 - 1:00pm

 Judy's Skippyjon Jones picture books are beloved. Now she's launching her new book, Dewey Bob. A sweet raccoon character stars in this endearing tale of unexpected friendship.

Dewey Bob Crockett is a durn cute raccoon who lives by himself in a house filled to the brim with the wonderful objects he collects. Buttons, wheels, furniture and bricabrac adorn his cozy quarters and keep him busy as he finds and fixes, turning trash into treasures. But there’s something missing from Dewey’s collections—a friend! He tries gathering up some critters and bringing them home in his shopping cart, but that doesn’t work out so well. In the end, a friend does come Dewey’s way, and, with a little DIY help from this clever raccoon, returns again and again.
Combining art and heart with storytelling genius and a lilting twang, Judy Schachner's tale of unexpected friendship will delight readers young and old.

Judy will be at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre September 20, at 1 pm signing books and taking photos with fans! This is a ticketed event. Tickets will be on sale at BookPeople of Moscow starting Tuesday, Sept. 8, the same day that "Dewey Bob" is released for sale! Adults $5 each, children $1 each. Tickets will only be available at BookPeople of Moscow, NOT at the Kenworthy door or box office. We recommend pre-ordering any of the author's books, including Skippyjon Jones titles, that you'd like to have signed at the event, to avoid waiting in a long line to purchase books at the event. We can accept orders via this website, over the phone, or in the store. Thank you!

09/24/2015 - 7:00pm

This will be an authorless book release party featuring panel discussion of this book and the role and process of creativity moderated by Jesica Sweedler DeHart and Corinna Nicolaou and featuring Cori Dantini of Cori Dantini Makes, Stacy Boe Miller of Mountain Blue Eye Jewelry, Julene Ewert of Art by Julene, and author Alexandra Teague.

09/25/2015 - 7:00pm

Join us for YA author Kris Dinnison as she reads from her new novel, You and Me and Him. Light refreshments will be available, and all are welcome.

In You and Me and Him, Maggie and Nash are outsiders. She's overweight. He's out of the closet. The best of friends, they have seen each other through thick and thin, but when Tom moves to town at the start of the school year, they have something unexpected in common: feelings for the same guy. This warm, witty novel with a clear, true voice and a clever soundtrack of musical references sings a song of love and forgiveness.

Kris Dinnison learned to read when she was five years old. She grew up reading books nobody else had read and listening to music nobody else had heard of and thinking she was weird, which she kind of was. She spent nearly two decades as a teacher and librarian working with students from kindergarten to graduate school. The bulk of that time she spent teaching High School English while dreaming of becoming a writer. Nowadays, when she’s not writing, she helps run her family’s retail and café businesses.  She lives and writes in Spokane, Washington.You and Me and Him is her first novel.



10/01/2015 - 10:00pm

BookPeople will be selling books at the 11th Annual Water Summit at Schweitzer Engineering Labs in Pullman.



10/22/2015 - 7:30pm

Stay tuned for more information about this reading by Rinker Buck, author of Oregon Trail.



10/24/2015 - 4:00pm

BookPeople is pleased to host Dan Gemeinhart, author of the YA novel The Honest Truth, which was an Indies Next List selection and New York Times Editors' Choice Selection. Light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome.

In The Honest Truth, Mark is a normal kid. He's got a dog named Beau and a best friend, Jessie. He likes to take photos and write haiku poems in his notebook. He dreams of climbing a mountain one day. But in one important way, Mark is not like other kids at all. Mark is sick. The kind of sick that means hospitals. And treatments. The kind of sick some people never get better from. So Mark runs away. He leaves home with his camera, his notebook, his dog, and a plan to reach the top of Mount Rainier — even if it's the last thing he ever does.

Dan Gemeinhart is a  teacher-librarian and the father of three daughters. He lives with his family in Washington state.