Attention Holiday Shoppers!

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 to check the availability in store for your order. Your order is important to us. Thank you for understanding, and for your business.

 

Merry Christmas, all! 

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!

 

Lynn Buchanan, author of 58 Years: Lynn Buchanan's 58 Years of Mountain Rescue History

12/06/2014 2:00 pm
12/06/2014 4:00 pm
Inklings is pleased to welcome Lynn Buchanan, author of 58 Years: Lynn Buchanan's 58 Years of Mountain Rescue History
Why do folks climb mountains? "Because they are there!" How about flying hiking, hunting and fishing in the back country? Whatever the reason, people routinely go into the mountains or fly over them. Occasionally there are accidents and then help is urgently needed, usually in bad weather. To the rescue comes Mountain Rescue volunteers, often the only ones trained and equipped to reach those in trouble. Lynn's 58 years of volunteering in mountain rescue include many wonderful and sometimes hair-raising missions. He's rescued the lost and injured from cliffs and ravines, administered life saving I.V.'s in the field, led mass mountain climbs and recovered bodies of loved ones. All this and more are contained within these covers, a reading adventure to the high peaks and a world of rescues. Lynn lives in Yakima, Washington, with his wife Connie. Both Lynn and Connie are retired members of Seattle Mountain Rescue and Central Washington Mountain Rescue; National Mountain Rescue Association teams.
Location: 
Street:
5629 Summitview Ave
City:
Yakima
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Province:
Washington
Postal Code:
98908
Country:
United States

Molly Gloss, award-winning author of Falling from Horses

11/21/2014 5:30 pm
inklings is proud to welcome Molly Gloss, award-winning author of
Falling From Horses
Molly Gloss is the best-selling author The Hearts of Horses, The Jump-Off Creek, winner of both the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and the Oregon Book Award, The Dazzle of Day, winner of the PEN Center West fiction prize, and Wild Life, winner of the James Tiptree Jr. Award.

In 1938, nineteen-year-old ranch hand Bud Frazer sets out for Hollywood with his sights set on becoming a stunt rider in the movies–and hoping to rub shoulders with the great screen cowboys of his youth. On the long bus ride south, Bud meets Lily Shaw, a bold, outspoken young woman with her heart set on becoming a screenwriter. The two form an unlikely friendship that will carry them through their tumultuous days in Hollywood–and as it happens, for the rest of their lives.

 

“I read Falling from Horses in two gulps. The writing is gorgeous, the setting so beautifully realized, both time and place, the narrative voice unforgettable, and all the characters so real and compelling. Tremendous, page-turning….I could not have loved it more.” —Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves and The Jane Austen Book Club

Falling From Horses is a clear-eyed, breathtaking look at a small corner of life unknown to most: cowboy stunt riders

in 1930′s Hollywood. Gloss adeptly brings to life characters in search of the American Dream, while illuminating the “myth of the cowboy West” and the harsh realities that come along with it. A moving story filled with heart and insight by an author whose love of the American landscape rings loudly through each page.” —Gail Tsukiyama, author of A Hundred Flowers and The Samurai’s Garden

“Molly Gloss makes the little seen life of a movie stuntman and a back lot script girl come alive in this entertaining and often touching tale of a naïve young man and woman who are trying to live their dreams.” – Phillip Margolin, New York Times bestselling author of Worthy Brown’s Daughter

“Molly Gloss is always exploring that dangerous place where reality and imagination combine to form the American West, and never more than in this book, plunging as it does into the heart of the dream machine.   She has a tremendous gift for bringing a situation alive, so be ready:  you’re about to live these lives.   It’s a great experience.” – Kim Stanley Robinson, author of Shaman and 2312

“The story of a boy growing up into a man by way of ambition, adventure,catastrophe, love, and grief.  A Western about cowboys and horses, and how Hollywood made Westerns about cowboys and horses, and what happens when the real thing and the fake collide.  A beautiful, moving novel, cut from the American heartwood.” –Ursula K. Le Guin

Location: 
Street:
5629 Summitview Ave
City:
Yakima
,
Province:
Washington
Postal Code:
98908
Country:
United States

Llama Llama Pajama Party

11/15/2014 11:00 am
You're invited to a Llama Llama Pajama Party!
Wear your  pajamas and join us for stories, treats and pictures with Anna Dewdney's beloved Llama Llama!
Location: 
Street:
5629 Summitview Ave
City:
Yakima
,
Province:
Washington
Postal Code:
98908
Country:
United States

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! 

 

In Orbit: The Poems of Kim-An Lieberman

09/09/2014 6:30 pm
inklings is pleased to present a reading of the poems of
Kim-An Lieberman
In collaboration with Blue Begonia Press, Inklings Bookshop will be hosting a reading of the poems of the late Kim-An Lieberman, read by her friends and colleagues. 
Location: 
Street:
5629 Summitview Ave
City:
Yakima
,
Province:
Washington
Postal Code:
98908
Country:
United States

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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