Santana's Book Drive - Success!!!

I'm so happy to announce that we hit our donation goal for Santana's Book Drive!  Next, we'll be ordering books and distributing them to first graders across the Yakima School District!  Be sure to check back for updates.  We'll share reactions from local kids, their teachers and families as we are able.  We are so grateful to our friends for coming out in droves to support the Moras' beautiful endeavor!

LeAnne Ries, author of At Sea

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In her new book of poetry, At Sea, LeAnne Ries explores middle life, empty nests, new work, and the maps we use to chart our way. LeAnne was recently included in WA 129, Poems Selected by Tod Marshall, State Poet Laureate, 2016-2018. LeAnne lives in Yakima, Washington with her husband, Gerry, and their scruffy dog, Sparky.

Mark Ristau, author of A Hero Dreams

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Mark Ristau took a giant leap of faith when he left his career of 20 years as a corporate attorney to tell a story that had burned inside him for most of his life. Selling his house and most of his personal belongings in late 2011, he packed his car and migrated from Minnesota to Southwest Florida.

T.J. Tranchell, author of Asleep in the Nightmare Room

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

T.J. Tranchell holds a Master of Arts in literature and bachelor’s in English from Central Washington University. Tranchell grew up in small towns in Utah, which serve as the framework for many of his stories. He has worked as a journalist in Seattle, Las Vegas and Sturgis, South Dakota. He is currently the student media adviser at the University of Idaho.

Santana's Book Drive

$4.00

Santana's 1st Grade Book Drive was organized by the family of Santana Mora, who unexpectedly passed away from a medical condition in 2012 at just 4 1/2 months old.  The Drive is in honor and celebration of Santana's 6th birthday, which is on August 26th, 2017. 

Price: $4.00

Meet Taco Dragon!

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Our favorite dragon from Adam Rubin's bestselling picture book, Dragons Love Tacos, is coming to Inklings!  Please join us for a special storytime, crafts, and pictures with Taco Dragon.  And there might even be... TACOS!

Rare book alert!

Hell, I was thereWe, at Inklings, have recently come across a rare book, called Hell, I Was There! by Elmer Keith.  Did you know that it was the 21st-most searched-for out-of-print book in the world in 2015? And only available for outrageous prices online?  Well, one of our booksellers came across a copy in great condition and now we're selling it at Inkings for $29.95!

Here's a brief review: "This is one of the greatest "look back" books ever written -- it's a glimpse into the old West before it was fully civilized. His hunting adventures and his heroic true tale of surviving and recovering from a traumatic wound in a fire are both awe-inspiring. A fantastic book."

We're Hiring!

Hey book lovers, are you looking for the perfect job? Inklings is hiring for a new full-time employee.  Though we absolutely love the enthusiasm and creativity of students, those who do apply would need to be available year-round. We will be accepting resumes through June 28th, 2017. You must love people, be a hard worker, fast learner, and love books. A flexible schedule, with full weekend and evening availability, is a must. Please bring or mail your resume to Inklings at 5629 Summitview Ave. Yakima, WA 98908, or email emily@inklingsbookshop.com and attach a list of 6-10 books you have read this year.

We look forward to meeting you! 

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