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: email@example.com. We’re always happy to make reading suggestions, and we encourage you to enjoy browsing through our store.
This event is free, but please register in advance at Brown Paper Tickets.
Pharos Editions Debuts: A Panel Discussion with
Sherman Alexie, Jonathan Evison, and Jess Walter
Moderated by Paul Constant
Tuesday, June 11, at Town Hall
Pharos Editions, our newest local publisher, is dedicated to bringing to light out-of-print, lost, or rare books of distinction. Conceived by Harry Kirchner in collaboration with Dark Coast Press, Pharos is teaming up with top authors and asking them to select neglected titles they would love to re-introduce to their readers. The debut list includes 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.* All three of these outstanding Northwest authors will participate in a panel discussion about the Pharos Editions project, what compelled them to participate, and why they selected the titles they did. Paul Constant, book editor for The Stranger, will moderate.
Invite your book-loving friends to what promises to be a fascinating and fun evening. Santoro’s will provide book sales for the event. Pharos Editions officially go on sale June 5.
Click here to reserve tickets at the Town Hall Web site.
*Also included in the Pharos debut roster is You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up, by Richard Hallas, selected and introduced by Matt Groening. Groening will, however, not be part of the June 11 panel discussion.
Attention All Storytime Fans
We are adding a special children’s storytime on Saturday, June 1, at noon to celebrate Seattle’s LGBT Pride Month. Our fabulous resident reader, Stephanie Luckerath, will feature stories that champion friendship, sharing, and diversity.
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 …
• American Savage, by Dan Savage
• Guns at Last Light, by Rick Atkinson — HERE
• King of Cuba, by Cristina Garcia — HERE
• Last Train to Zona Verde, by Paul Theroux — HERE
• The Redeemer, by Jo Nesbø — HERE
• Bring Up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel — HERE
• Capital, by John Lancaster — HERE
• Lionel Asbo: State of England, by Martin Amis — HERE
• Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, by Jonathan Evison — HERE
• Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China, by Paul French — HERE
• Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
• Bad Monkey, by Carl Hiaasen
• Sculptors of Mapungubwe, by Zakes Mda
• Big Brother, by Lionel Shriver
• Transatlantic, by Colum McCann
• Hologram for the King, by Dave Eggers
• The Second World War, by Anthony Beevor — HERE
• Mission to Paris, by Alan Furst
• Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver
• The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court, by Jeffrey Toobin
Santoro’s Bestsellers – April 2013
1. Vegetable Literary, by Deborah Madison
2. Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson
3. Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, by Mary Roach
4. Cooked, by Michael Pollan
5. A Thousand Mornings, by Mary Oliver
1. Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, by Maria Semple
2. Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter
3. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed
4. Vegetarian Suppers from Deborah Madison’s Kitchen, by Deborah Madison
5. The Orchardist, by Amanda Coplin
Books You Must Touch – It’s Good Therapy
This is where we feature books whose enjoyment could never be translated to an electronic format. Books that entice not only with content, but with color and a pleasing texture. They encourage you to flip through the pages until you haphazardly land in the perfect place.
Quote of the Month:
In this passage the author is describing a conflict that erupts in a village after everyone has read the same novel:
“The disputes reached such a peak that one day they developed into a riot, known forever afterward as ‘The Battle of Dona Barbara.’ One thing led to another, as things do, and soon the melee had moved into the streets, so that the jaguars scattered onto the rooftops and growled in their throats while the people below argued the points of their literary positions at the tops of their voices, dodging half-chickens and grenadillos … It is because of this that an amendment was made to the city’s constitution: Fiction is not about anything real and shall not be fought over. From this episode Dionisio deduced that the principal reason for religious schisms was that everybody derived their information from the same book. Having established this historiosophical point, he resolved never to sell large quantities of the same book at the same time.”
~ Louis de Bernieres from The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman
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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