Friday, November 13, 2009

John Irving Interview

I came across this interesting interview with one of my favorite novelists, John Irving at Mr Irving has a new book out - his 12th novel, titled "Last Night on Twisted River." This is one of the many books released this fall that I am really excited about. It seems like the publishers have opened the floodgates on anticipated books this Fall. Hope you enjoy the video!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Lyanda Haupt - Author Reading Series -Seattle Public Library and Square One Books

As part of our ongoing Author Reading Series with the Seattle Public Library, we are happy to host an evening with Lyanda Haupt.
Lyanda Haupt has created and directed educational programs for Seattle Audubon, worked in raptor rehabilitation in Vermont and as a seabird researcher for the Fish and Wildlife Service in the remote tropical Pacific.

In “Crow Planet” her focus is closer to home. Haupt follows local crows in her neighborhood and gains a greater understanding of nature in the urban landscape. Join us as she discusses her key observations from the book

Thursday, SEPT 24TH, 2009
6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

High Point Library
3411 SW Raymond St.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is co-sponsored by Square One Books. Copies of the book will be for sale at the reading.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Square One Books Featured in Marc Fitten's INDIE 100 - a look at 100 Independent Bookstores Across America

We were happy to be visited by Marc in his recent trip through Seattle.

You can read about it here.

You can also peruse Marc's entries on other notable Seattle bookstores and read more about his project on the site. Here, in his own words is what he is working on:

I'm going on an extensive book tour in support of my new novel,VALERIA'S LAST STAND. Only, to spice things up, I've decided that while I'm on the road, I will visit 100 independent book stores and blog about what I think makes them unique. I'll also keep a photo diary on Flickr for anyone interested in seeing more of what these stores look like. It's a road trip, thousands of miles around America, from city to city -- 100 stores, as long as it takes. ..

You can also read about Marc's journey in this New York Times piece.

Good luck, Marc. Hope to see you in Seattle again soon.

Monday, March 23, 2009

15 Coolest Bookshelves

For a light diversion, we thought you would get a kick out of this entry on the 15 Coolest Bookshelves... as if all those lovely books weren't beautiful enough... 

Friday, March 13, 2009

Joe Hill -- Stephen King's son -- promotes indie bookstores

---from BoingBoing:

The author Joe Hill (son of Stephen King) is doing a great thing to promote the support of independent bookstores. He announced on his blog that he will draw a winner of a signed, slipcased edition of his new novel, Gunpowder. All you have to do is to buy something at an independent bookstore and email him a copy of the receipt.

Subterranean Press liked the idea so much that they've added a list of limited editions as prizes, including a limited edition of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book and two titles by Ray Bradbury, among other treasures.

Love Your Indie: The Contest

Friday, February 13, 2009

A few new changes

First, we've changed our Book Club night! We will now be meeting on the first WEDNESDAY of each month, beginning in March.

We wanted to accommodate a few of our customers that wanted to attend other First Thursday events, so we have changed the date beginning on Wednesday March 4, when we will discuss The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner. You can read more about this and other book club selections on our Web site at

We look forward to seeing you there for a great discussion.

Second, we have introduced a monthly email newsletter that discusses the books that we are reading now, what's hot in the store and exciting new releases to watch out for in the coming months. We'll also include coupons and special offers for subscribers. You can sign up on our home page at

Finally - check us out on Facebook - we'd love to connect with you there and hear what you have to say about the most recent bestsellers and other great books.