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Seattle Kraken Book Match!

Few things surpass my love of books. But hockey might be one. And most definitely the Kraken. With the post season coming up and sadly no playoff berth in our future, you, like me, might have a little extra time on your hands. So here's a Kraken book match to celebrate your favorite NHL team and hopefully keep you busy until October.

Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibilty!

Help Trans Kids by Buying Books and Supporting Transgender Authors/Stories! 
 
In light of recent anti-trans legislation across the United States, Third Place Books will donate 20% of all in store and online sales on Saturday April 2nd, 2022 to the Transgender Law Center
 

Happy Nowruz: Eide Shoma Mobarak

Persian New Year happens every year on the spring equinox. There are several traditions included such as Chaharshanbe Suri, making a sofreh haft-sin, and Sizdah Be-dar. I thought a great way to spread awareness of this symbolic and beautiful holiday was to use a display table to make a traditional haft-sin along with some books by Persian authors. Haft is the Persian word for seven and sin, or seen, is the Persian pronunciation of S, or the letter س.

Authors in the Wild

What would you do if one of your favorite authors was suddenly standing right in front of you?

Maybe you’ve had time to prepare because you’re at a signing for their newest book, but what if it was more sudden? What if you encounter them randomly, in the wild?

Authors often draw inspiration by simply living in the world around them, which means, they must (at least sometimes) venture into regular life like the rest of us. So what happens when you cross paths with them at a jazz club, a potluck, or even just standing in line for a latte? 

Black Excellence During Black History Month

When I was growing up, I loved reading about distant fantastical worlds just as much as I loved reading about high school drama. Reading quickly became my number one pastime, but no matter how many books I plowed through, it was difficult for me to find books where the characters looked like me. Luckily, as I got older, more and more Black authors were publishing books with beautiful Black main characters.

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