[POSTPONED] Chandler O'Leary — 'On Island Time: A Traveler's Atlas: Illustrated Adventures on and around the Islands of Washington and British Columbia'

*Please note: Due to illness, our event with Chandler O'Leary has been canceled. We hope to reschedule soon.*


Third Place Books welcomes local illustrator and lettering artist Chandler O'Leary to our Lake Forest Park store! O'Leary will be discussing her quirky and delightful illustrated travel guide On Island Time: A Traveler's Atlas: Illustrated Adventures on and around the Islands of Washington and British Columbia. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

This event will include a public signing and time for audience Q&A. Sustain our author series by purchasing a copy of the featured book!

About On Island Time. . .

This quirky illustrated travel guide showcases the hidden delights, natural wonders, and singular history of Washington and British Columbia's islands, from the author of bestseller The Best Coast.

Dream of escaping to an island, for the slower pace and stunning views? An illustrated love letter to the Pacific Northwest's iconic islands—focusing on Puget Sound, the San Juans, and Canada’s Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island—this guide charms and educates travelers, locals, and armchair adventurers alike. 

This alternative atlas features hundreds of illustrations and hand-drawn maps with ideas aplenty for island hopping excursions, like the best place for pie and steamed mussels on Whidbey Island, the most picturesque hikes in the San Juans, and the town on Vancouver Island to visit for salmon angling. Chock-full of unusual facts, hidden history, and roadside attractions, this offbeat island adventure celebrates a slower lifestyle that is diverse, fascinating, and altogether magical. 

Chandler O’Leary is an illustrator and lettering artist, and a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She is the author of On Island Time: A Traveler’s Atlas (Illustrated Adventures On and Around the Islands of Washington and British Columbia), The Best Coast: A Road Trip Atlas (Illustrated Adventures Along the West Coast’s Historic Highways), the co-author of Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color and the creator of an illustrated travel blog called Drawn the Road Again. She has been featured in Atlas Obscura, the Rick Steves podcast, The Washington Post, and more. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, and spends every spare moment traveling America’s winding back roads, sketchbook in hand. Instagram: @drawntheroad Twitter: @drawntheroad Facebook: @drawntheroad. (Illustrated headshot: Chandler O'Leary)

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