Spokane's Literary Landmark...Your Personal Bookseller
Pharmacist Christie Toribara is one of many people who live with a condition called Celiac Sprue, an auto-immune disorder which prevents her from eating wheat, barley, rye or contaminated oats. Toribara developed a cookbook and supplemented it with educational information, Savory, Sweet, Delicious---Gluten Free Foods Everyone Will Love. The book is full of taste-tested recipes and menus that are gluten-free.
Here comes the train! Let’s read about all of our favorite locomotives. Afterwards we will make our own train cars to play with all day long.
Come by and join our discussion of The Photograph by Penelope Lively.
You don’t want to miss this fun event with local author Trina Lorraine. She will be reading her latest story, Johnny Luck and the Traveling Circus, and then we will have the circus here at Auntie’s! Don’t miss face painting and balloon animals in the kids section.
We're celebrating Harry Potter's 32nd birthday (a few days early). Come for snacks, trivia, and prizes. Wear your best dress robes or house colors!
Retired SFCC German instructor Inga Jablonsky reads excerpts from her second book, a young adult historical novel called Daughters of Hope and Fear. This work of fiction is based on the life of the young German nun Sister Bonaventura who chose to leave Nazi Germany to take up mission work in Kettle Falls in the 1930’s.
Come visit us in the kids section today to learn all about opposites. After stories we will paint a picture of our favorite pair of opposites to take home and hang on the refrigerator.
Julie Titone is a former staff member of The Spokesman-Review whose writing and photography has appeared in international publications. She was once married to the late Grady C. Myers, another Review staffer who was an artist and a Vietnam vet. Titone presents the book she co-authored with Myers, Boocoo Dinky Dow which translates as, “A world gone crazy.” Subtitled My Short Crazy Vietnam War, this is an illustrated memoir of Myers’s years as the nearsighted young man who was trained to be an M-60 machine gunner.
Come hear this heartwarming tale about a little boy with two very different dogs. Afterwards, get your very own copy signed by the author!
Band teacher Greg Metcalf, a member of the Washington State Educators Hall of Fame, signs copies of his collection of humorous short stories, Help! I’m In The Band.
Tomorrow is National Friendship Day! Today, we’ll read books with characters that share a special bond.
Author Miah (pronounced Maya) Arnold visits from Utah to present her quirky first novel, Sweet Land of Bigamy. The main character, Helen, has a husband deployed to Iraq but somehow falls in love with a poet from India whom she proceeds to marry, even though all she wants to be is ordinary and middle class.
We love things that go! Read some great stories about race cars, trucks, planes and all other kinds of speed machines, and then make a tube car to take home and race the day away with.
Nebula and Hugo award-winning author Peter S. Beagle will be on hand to sign copies of his work including The First Last Unicorn and Other Beginnings. Beagle will be joined by Hugo nominee Mira Grant (Seanan McGuire) for the autographing featuring her latest book, Blackout.
Author and renowned mountain climber Nicholas O’Connell highlights the presentation of his novel, The Storms of Denali, with a Powerpoint presentation. In this tale of adventure, adversity, and ambition, four men set out to conquer Mt. Denali where they are challenged by avalanches, mind-numbing cold and disintegrating friendships.
Local author Lin Tull Cannell is a historian with expertise on William Craig, a native of Virginia who came out west in the mid-1800’s, became a mountain man, married into the Nez Perces tribe, and tried to mediate peace between the tribe and settlers from the east. Cannell visits Auntie’s to talk about her book, The Intermediary: William Craig Among the Nez Perces.
To celebrate National Smile Week we are going to be reading stories that make you grin from ear to ear! Don’t miss this fun storytime, we will even send you home with some goodies to keep you smiling all day long!
We hope you've had plenty to smile about during National Smile Week. Let's finish it off with some silly stories that will leave you grinning from ear to ear.
Author Abe Ferris has coped with bipolar disease since he was 16 years old. Ferris signs copies of his prizewinning memoir, Manic or Not Here I Come.
Come by and join our discussion of The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin.
You’re invited to a discussion of Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht.
Come boogie with us at Auntie’s! Today we are going to dance along with some great stories and then make a dance wand so we can prance and stomp and leap even better!
Spokane celebrates Sustainable September all month long. Head down for some stories that will help you go green.
Discuss the latest news about the publishing industry and pick up some pointers from established writers.
Movement therapist Larkin Barnett is joined by Marcus Monroe, biofeedback and massage specialist, to explain exercises and concepts from Barnett’s book, Practical Centering: Exercises to Energize Your Chakras for Relaxation, Vitality and Health. Many of the exercises take only minutes and can be done easily at home, at work, or wherever you happen to be.
It’s National Friendship Week and to celebrate we are going to be reading stories that celebrate the gift of friendship. So grab your best buddy and head down to the kids section today!
We'll read Naoko Stoop's latest book, Red Knit Cap Girl. After, we'll make our own paper lanterns like Red Knit Cap Girl and her friends!
Romance writer Brooke Moss presents her latest novel, The Carny. Charlotte is an awkward teenager growing up in Astoria, Oregon. When a carnival comes through town she is thrilled to be singled out for a kiss by a handsome carny. Ten years later, Charlotte has taken over her family’s hotel business when they meet again.
Acclaimed nature writer Rick Bass returns to Auntie’s with his latest book, The Black Rhinos of Namibia. Bass journeyed into the Namib Desert with a group of former poachers, now conservationists, as they tracked the endangered black rhinos through their ancient African homeland.
Let’s take a trip to the zoo through our favorite books about zoo animals. We will read about lions and tigers and bears and then make our own 3D shoe box zoo box exhibit of our favorite zoo animal habitat!
You’re invited to a discussion of Birds Without Wings by Louis DeBernieres.
Animal communicator Joan Ranquet will talk about her book, Communication with all Life. By tuning in telepathically, Joan Ranquet helps people and animals deepen their connections with each other and resolve behavioral problems.
We hope you can join us to discuss this month’s book, Divergent, by Veronica Roth.