Celebrate 50 Years of BookPeople of Moscow in 2023!

 Sketch by Matt Brehm

BookPeople of Moscow was founded in 1973 and has been your favorite local independent bookstore ever since. We are celebrating our 50th birthday throughout 2023 with a variety of special giveaways, author events, and in-store promotions!


GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY! On the last day of each month of 2023, we will do a drawing for two $50 store gift cards. To enter the drawing, just shop in person at the store and get a ticket for that month's drawing every time you spend more than $50. Winners will be announced on our website only by ticket number so be sure to check the website to see if you won! (Tickets are good for the current month's drawing only, they will not carry over from month to month.)


BOOKPEOPLE OF MOSCOW BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OPEN HOUSE | Public welcome! Refreshments and great people! At the bookstore, 521 S Main, Moscow ID, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023, from 4-6pm.

PALOUSE AND INLAND NORTHWEST AUTHOR EXTRAVAGANZA | Kim Barnes, Jess Walter, Robert Wrigley, Alexandra Teague, Tiffany Midge, and others | Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S Main, Moscow ID, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023, 7pm.

•BOOKPEOPLE BOOK CLUB! At various times starting in 2023 and continuing into 2024, members of staff will lead book group discussions, open to members of the public. Book group admission will be included in purchase price of the book when purchased at BookPeople of Moscow. Book group admission $10/person without book purchase. Titles, dates and times, book group leaders, how to sign up, all TBA.

•Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman with book group leader Carol Price at BookPeople of Moscow, date and time TBA.


•LOVE YOUR MOTHER | Jennifer Ladino, contributor - Please join us for a book release celebration and panel discussion with Jennifer Ladino, featured in the "Idaho" chapter of McDuff's new book "Love Your Mother." Ladino will host a panel discussion featuring Idaho women working for climate justice. In the LeCompte Auditorium at the 1912 Center, Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at 7pm.

•GETTING CURIOUS ABOUT NATIVE PLANTS ON THE PALOUSE | Jacie Jensen, author of the Palouse Prairie Field Guide - Whether born or a transplant on the Palouse, we know there are “plants” on our Palouse landscapes however often we do not “see” them. The Palouse Prairie Field Guide: An Introductory Guide to Native Plants, Agricultural Crops and Invasive Weeds for the Curious was written to make people more aware of their surroundings and appreciate the wonderful plants we have on the Palouse. Most of the prairies have been converted to rich farmland, rangeland and urbanization, yet a small, but significant portions of the native prairie plants remain if one knows where to look: for example roadsides, field corners, old schools and cemeteries and ridge tops. Look close enough as we travel between our Palouse communities, and we see farmland, once prairie, supporting plants used for food and seed production. Invasive weeds rapidly displace plants of prairie and woods, fields and pastures, and roadsides and home sites. Identifying weeds is the first step to control weeds. Get curious and join Jacie Jensen, co- author of the field guide with Dave Skinner and Gerry Queener, on how to recognize our most common Palouse native, agricultural, and invasive plants through photos and live and dried plants. Join us for a workshop with slideshow with Jacie Jensen, in the Fiske Room at the 1912 Center, Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at 7pm.

•ICE AGE FLOODSCAPES | Bruce Bjornstad, author of On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods, and Ice Age Floodscapes of the Pacific Northwest - The scale of destruction by repeated, cataclysmic Ice Age megafloods in the Pacific Northwest is far beyond any event of modern times. The evidence is clearly written across the multiple scarred landscapes of the region. However, the enormity of these events is often hidden if only examined at close range. Thus, aerial surveys often provide the best perspectives for studying megaflood events and the features they left behind. Thanks to recent advances in remote-controlled drone technology, we now have a useful and relatively inexpensive new tool in which to comprehend and appreciate the incredible power and magnitude of these earth-changing events. Join us for a video presentation and talk with geologist author Bruce Bjornstad, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center, Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at 7pm. Book signing to follow.

ARTWALK | BEAUTIFUL WOUNDS | Timothy Connor - Carved and scoured by catastrophic floods at the end of the most recent ice age, the Channeled Scablands of eastern Washington State dazzle with their harsh beauty and the diversity of their natural features, including great waterfalls, sprawling canyons, and cinematic palisades. In this pictorial love letter to the region, writer and photographer Timothy Connor expertly combines stunning images, engaging field notes, historical narrative, and a touching personal sojourn. His photography captures the sweeping horizons, braided wetlands, and vibrant wildlife, while his words examine the once-mystifying landmarks of the area through the story of J Harlen Bretz, the geologist who, in the 1920s, first suggested that massive floods formed the Scablands’ epic cataracts and inexplicably deep lakes. Incorporating the poignant story of Connor’s own journey of grief, Beautiful Wounds offers a moving, visual tribute to the enduring power of nature and the healing power of time. Join us for a photography show and book signing with photographer and author, Timothy Connor, Thursday, June 15, 2023, beginning at 4pm during ArtWalk.