Santoro’s Books is Greenwood’s full-service, independent bookstore. We offer an excellent selection of new books and old favorites, frequent-buyer discounts, and discounts on book club selections and school orders. You’ll find great deals in our collection of publishers’ remaindered books for children and adults. If we don’t have what you’re looking for, special ordering from us is fast and reliable. Just send an e-mail note with your requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always happy to make reading suggestions, and we encourage you to enjoy browsing through our store.
Signed Copies for Sale
We had a great time participating in the June 11 “coming-out party” for new Seattle publisher Pharos Editions, selling copies of Pharos’ first three reissues of long out-of-print or “lost” books: Inside Moves, by Todd Walton, selected and introduced by Sherman Alexie; McTeague, by Frank Norris, selected and introduced by Jonathan Evison; and The Land of Plenty, by Robert Cantwell, selected and introduced by Jess Walter.
And as a result of our involvement, we now have in stock copies of all three of those novels, signed by the authors of their new introductions. We also have available additional signed copies of books by Alexie, Evison, and Walter.
Stop by the store soon to purchase your copies of these first three Pharos books, before they’re all sold out.
Our in-store book discussion group is open to all. It meets fairly regularly on the third Wednesday of every month, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Here are our picks for the next several months, plus the dates on which we’ll discuss each of the books:
June 19: Disgrace, by J.M. Coetzee
July 17: The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood
August 21: The Intimate Journal, by George Sand,
edited by Marie Jenney Howe
All Ridge Readers selections are 15% off!
Looking Forward to Reading …
• Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
• Bad Monkey, by Carl Hiaasen — HERE
• Sculptors of Mapungubwe, by Zakes Mda
• Big Brother, by Lionel Shriver — HERE
• Transatlantic, by Colum McCann — HERE
• Hologram for the King, by Dave Eggers — HERE
• The Second World War, by Anthony Beevor — HERE
• Mission to Paris, by Alan Furst — HERE
• Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver — HERE
• The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court, by Jeffrey Toobin — HERE
• I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place, by Howard Norman
• My Education, by Susan Choi
• Return to Oakpine, by Ron Carlson
• Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish, by David Rakoff
• Elsewhere, by Richard Russo
• Sweet Tooth, by Ian McEwan
• Dear Life: Stories, by Alice Munro
• The Bat, by by Jo Nesbø
• Hallucinations, by Oliver Sacks
Santoro’s Bestsellers – May 2013
1. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, by David Sedaris
2. Cooked, by Michael Pollan
3. Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson
4. Vegetable Literary, by Deborah Madison
5. Inferno, by Dan Brown
1. Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter
2. Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, by Maria Semple
3. The Orchardist, by Amanda Coplin
4. Disgrace, by J.M. Coetzee
5. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed
Quote of the Month:
“Carmen returned to the hut and took the coffee from the fire. She poured some into a gourd to let it cool a little, and fetched her little scrap of broken mirror from its concealment in the palms. She breathed on it and cleaned it on the fabric of the hammock, and then she tried to discern her face amid the pattern of scratches. She saw her white curls that had once been red, and the lines of age that had divided her youth into a quilt of a face. The lips that had been full and sensual now had grooves in them … Her eyes seemed to have lost themselves somewhere in the labyrinth of time, and looked back at her as though they belonged to another. She gazed at herself for so long that her own image became incomprehensible, and she put the mirror away. She went over to where Aurelio lay sleeping and saw that time had reduced him also; he seemed smaller than before, and his long black Indian’s hair caught streaks of silver in the light. She understood that she loved him even more now than in the past, despite his diminishment toward death, and she realized with surprise that he too loved her more than when they had been young together, and beautiful. More tears came to her eyes because that is what happens when one suddenly perceives a miracle amid the commonplace. ‘I am waiting for you to awake,’ she said to her sleeping husband. ‘Why do we still love each other?’ she asked him as they breakfasted on the platano, and Aurelio licked the grease from his fingers while he thought about an answer. ‘We have always sought happiness more than we have avoided suffering. And we have kept busy together so much that while we were not looking we have become each other’s soul. Perhaps you have an answer to your own question?’ Carmen tossed some piassaba on the fire to revive it, and said, ‘I love you so much that when I look at you I do not see your face.’”
~ Louis de Bernieres from The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman
Thank You for Supporting Neighborhood Stores.
Santoro’s Books is located at:
7405 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
Mon. – Wed.: 10 – 7
Thurs. – Fri.: 10 – 8
Sat.: 10 – 6
Sun.: 12 – 5