The Bees

Looking for a great book club book? Try The Bees by Laline Paull.

Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, a member of the lowest caste in her orchard hive, where work and sacrifice are the highest virtues and worship of the beloved Queen the only religion. But Flora is not like other bees. With circumstances threatening the hive's survival, her curiosity is regarded as a dangerous flaw, but her courage and strength are assets. She is allowed to feed the newborns in the royal nursery and then to become a forager, flying alone and free to collect nectar and pollen. A feat of bravery grants her access to the Queen's inner sanctum, where she discovers mysteries about the hive that are both profound and ominous.

But when Flora breaks the most sacred law of all-daring to challenge the Queen's preeminence-enemies abound, from the fearsome fertility police who enforce the hive's strict social hierarchy to the high priestesses jealously wedded to power. Her deepest instincts to serve and sacrifice are now overshadowed by a greater power: a fierce maternal love that will bring her into conflict with her conscience, her heart, and her society-and lead her to perform unthinkable deeds.

Thrilling, suspenseful, and spectacularly imaginative, The Bees and its dazzling young heroine will forever change the way you look at the world outside your window.

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

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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.

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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

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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:
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
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
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!


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