BookPeople is this year's location for the the Moscow Renaissance Fair Poster Contest. Deliver entries on March 7 between 12pm and 1:30pm; public voting for finalists begins at 2pm. For more information, go to www.moscowrenfair.org.
The new Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear, A Dangerous Place, releases on Tuesday, March 17. We will celebrate the long-awaited new book in one of our favorite series with a English style high tea on Sunday afternoon, March 22, from 4 - 6 pm at Bloom in downtown Moscow. Maisie Dobbs-era appropriate dress is encouraged but not required.
Our tea party menu will include a variety of teas and these delicious treats made by Nikki Woodland and crew at Bloom:
cucumber, watercress, herbed cream cheese on wheat
apple, brie, honey on salted french
smoked salmon, mascarpone, radish on rye
ham, mozzarella, pickled beet mustard on salted french
lemon poppyseed scones
rosemary and sea salt short bread cookies
chocolate caramel truffles
Tickets for the tea party are $50 per person or $90 per couple and include a copy of the book. The first 20 people to buy tickets will receive AUTOGRAPHED copies; that is the most we could get due to publisher shortages of signed copies. Tickets go on sale March 1 and the book releases March 17. Mark your calendars!
BookPeople is proud to host and evening of reading and discussion between authors Megan Kruse and Kim Barnes. Light refreshments will be provided, with beer and wine available for purchase.
Megan Kruse is a fiction and creative nonfiction writer from the Pacific Northwest. She studied creative writing at Oberlin College and earned her MFA at the University of Montana, where she was awarded a Bertha Morton scholarship. Her creative writing has appeared in Narrative Magazine, The Sun, Witness Magazine, Thumbnail Magazine, Bellingham Review, and Phoebe, among others. Her recently published novel, Call Me Home, has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and called "a powerful debut novel told with ferocity and grace." Find out more about Megan Kruse at http://megannicolekruse.com/
Kim Barnes’s first memoir, In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in Unknown Country, received the PEN/Jerard Fund and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She is the author of three novels: Finding Caruso; A Country Called Home, winner of the 2009 PEN Center USA Literary Award in Fiction and named a Best Book of 2008 by The Washington Post, Kansas City Star, and The Oregonian; and, most recently, In the Kingdom of Men, named a Best Book of 2012 by San Francisco Chronicle, The Oregonian, and The Seattle Times. Her work has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, including The New York Times, WSJ Online, The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, Oprah Magazine, and the Pushcart Prize anthology. Barnes teaches at the University of Idaho. You can learn more at www.kimbarnes.com
BookPeople will celebrate Moscow First Thursday with a Paula Coomer and Jan Calvert, authors of the new cookbook Blue Moon Vegan. Paula and Jan will have treats and samples from the book, and be availabel to chat with customers and sign copies.
Blue Moon Vegan is Paula Coomer's follow-up to the well-regarded Blue Moon Vegetarian. In this book, Coomer partners with Jan Calvert to raise the culniary bar with over 100 original recipes, all of which are based on plant-derived ingredients and gluten free. The easy-to-follow recipes will inspire both new and experienced vegans as well as omnivores looking to add a few meatless meals to the menu. The book also includes nutritional and cooking information based on Coomer's background in nursing, Calvert's experience running her own gluten-free bakery, and their mutual struggle with gluten intolerance.