The Smell of Old Books

Old books have a distinctive smell that can make any book lover’s heart melt.

Stock Checks!

Although our website is searchable, real time stock checks are not yet available to our valued customers. Lots of things are available, NOW! Please call us at 509.965.5830, or email us at adam@inklingsbookshop.com to check the availability in store for your order. Your order is important to us. Thank you for understanding, and for your business.

 

Thanks everyone!

Holiday Catalog

The Holiday Books guide is a project of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association and its member stores. PNBA supports independent bookselling in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.

Inklings would be happy to help you with any orders from the Holiday Catalog. Simply email us at sue@inklingsbookshop.com, or order the books through our website. There is something for everyone on your list, even those non-reader types! Our unique gift wrapping is complimentary, and we would love to make your gifts look special. 

 

Thank you for supporting your local independent bookseller!

 

Jennifer Longo, author of Six Feet Over It

 

inklings bookshop is proud to welcome 

Jennifer Longo, author of Six Feet Over It

 

An Evening of Poetry with Judith Skillman, author of House of Burnt Offerings

Celebrate National Poetry Month with

an Evening of Poetry with Judith Skillman, author of House of Burnt Offerings

ABC Children's Catalog

Please enjoy our ABC Children's Book Catalog, full-to-the-brim of the best and newest children's titles. Click here, or on the picture to view. Call us at the store anytime with your selections and we'll have them ready for you when you come in - wrapped in our signature red paper, if you'd like! 

 

Labor Day

We are closed for Labor Day, see you all Tuesday! Have a great weekend!

Summer Reading at Inklings

Starting June 3rd, kids entering grades K-8 can sign up for Give Me Summer, Give Me Books!, our new summer reading program.  Participants read 6 books, 3 recommended by Inklings and 3 wild card choices.  Finishers get to attend an end-of-the-summer pizza party and can win other great prizes. Come in and pick up your reading log today!
 
Here are the recommended titles for each of the 3 grade levels:
 
K-2
A Birthday for Bear, by Bonny Becker
Critter Club: Amy and the Missing Puppy, by Callie Barkley
Dodsworth in London, by Tim Egan
The Life of Ty, by Lauren Myracle
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny-Detectives Extraordinaire!, by Polly Horvath
Tumtum & Nutmeg: The Rose Cottage Adventures, by Emily Bearn
 
3-5
Better Nate Than Ever, by Tim Federle
Liar & Spy, by Rebecca Stead
One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams-Garcia
A Tale Dark and Grimm, by Adam Gidwitz
Three Times Lucky, by Sheila Turnage
Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy, by Tui T. Sutherland
 
6-8
Endangered, by Elliot Schrefer
The Madman's Daughter, by Megan Shepherd
The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater
Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugh
Shadow on the Mountain, by Margi Preus
Sylo, by DJ MacHale
 
These are all recommended by the fine folks at the American Bookseller's Association, and we are sure that your kids will love them!
 

Randi's Top Five Reads

Damned and Doomed by Chuck Palhaniuk

"Chuck Palhaniuk writes with fierce satire and wicked metaphor. Damned and Doomed follow a 13 year old post-dead overweight Maddison Spencer in her afterlife antics. The first two in a trilogy follow Madison Spencer as she acclimates herself to her damnation in hell. It may sound grueling, but these satires are hilarious, witty, and fast paced. Pahlaniuk offers readers a fun, uncomfortable and unique view into his writing and highlight satire as only Pahlaniuk can. Having read the final line of Damned - "To Be Continued..." I was anxious to pick up where I left off and follow our antagonist once again. Instead of letters to Satan like in Doomed, Damned is written as blog posts from Madison's PDA. If you are looking for books that will both disgust you and bring you to rolling laughter, these are the novels for you. Pahlaniuk most certainly challenges the norms in his writing and takes you on a wild ride."


The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac

"As a large fan of the Beat Generation, it is no surprise that I hail the writing of Kerouac. Though he is most famous for his book On The Road which was written on a single roll of paper, Dharma Bums is by far one of my favorite books of all time. It is both enlightening and poetic and truly makes you think about life the way Kerouac sees and interprets it. All characters in this book are based on actual people and poets of the Beat Generation. This novel follows Jack Kerouac's character Ray through a 3,000 mile journey across the US and his journey to enlightenment. Kerouac's poetic prose is certainly captivating and finishing this book makes you want to examine your own consciousness. "One night I was meditating in such perfect stillness that two mosquitoes came and sat on each of my cheekbones and stayed there for a long time without biting and then went away without biting". Dharma bums captures an insightful journey, love for poetry, zen and Buddhism beautifully written."


Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

"Hyperbole and a half was an extremely witty and fun read...in fact, I read it in one sitting as I could not put it down. This book brings humor to an otherwise not so funny topic of depression and bipolar disorder as Brosh's comical mind examines it. The hilarious pictures which are crudely drawn lighten the topic and had me rolling with laughter from start to finish."


Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg

"Another Beat Generation great, Allen Ginsberg's poetry is raw, sharp and beautiful. Though much of these poems have societal undertones and address things like sexuality and addiction, Howl and other poems is an excellent read for those who like poetry with a punch."


Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs

"This book is clearly a literary work of art. If it weren't for Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, Naked Lunch might not have ever been published. Ginsberg and Kerouac visited Burroughs in Tangiers and tried to salvage what literary genius had been dripping from Burrough's pen. This book is not a novel by any means, it is a collection of thoughts and fears and if you are considering jumping into this book looking for a linear plot then you will be disappointed. Rather, this book can be dissected at any point and digested for the wonderful handle of words that can only be expressed by Burroughs."


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