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The Odd Shelf Book Club

From history to memoir to cultural criticism—The Odd Shelf Book Club will discuss
the best in new and classic non-fiction. Meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30pm.
Book club members save 20%

Main Street Book Club

For the best in contemporary titles.
Meets the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm.
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Staff Recommendations

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell


Rainbow Rowell

“So much to love about Fangirl! Full of great characters, humor, heart, and a sexy love interest (or two), Fangirl is one I devoured and wanted to never end. My best pick of 2013!”

– Jessica

Hardcover • Young Adult Fiction 12 & Up • $15.19


Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi

Chasing Shadows

Swati Avasthi

“Saritri, Holly, and Corey have been best friends forever, but a devastating death shakes up everything they knew -everything they thought was real. How do you stay loyal to your best and most important relationships? Strong characters and deeply emotional storytelling make this an exciting and intense thriller.”

– Kerry

Hardcover • Young Adult Fiction 12 & Up • $17.99


Journey by Aaron Becker


Aaron Becker

“A young girl is bored, so she takes her red chalk and draws her way into adventure. Gorgeous, imaginative book!”

– Amanda

Hardcover • Kids Picture Books • $15.99


Masterpiece by Elise Broach


Elise Broach

“Marvin the Beetle lives in the Manhattan apartment of the Pompaday family. Just a normal beetle, one day he discovers a pen and ink – and an amazing talent! Marvin is blown into a whirlwind adventure – foiling an art heist along the way! This is a gripping, exciting adventure for all ages!”

– Kerry

Paperback • Kids Fiction/Ages 8-12 • $7.99


Everything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book by  Diane E. Muldrow

Everything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book

Diane E. Muldrow

“A golden book for you or your favorite new parent. Keep life in perspective and smile.”

– Josephine

Hardcover • Giftbooks & Notecards • $9.99


Love Your God with All Your Mind by J.P. Moreland

Love Your God with All Your Mind

J.P. Moreland

“If you've read and appreciated Mere Christianity you must devour this book at once. Written by a Philosophy Professor, it is one of the best and most challenging books I have ever read – and I've read a few.”

– Christin

Paperback • Christianity • $15.99


A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story by Qais Akbar Omar

A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story

Qais Akbar Omar

“I loved this book! Every word is perfectly placed within the narrative of an adolescent boy trying to understand the horror of a war that has broken out around him, compassionate in the face of evil, hopeful despite great loss – this is a brilliant story of one boy's resilience and determination to have a chance at his dreams.”

– Robyn

Hardcover • Biography • $27.00


Mindfulness in Plain English: 20th Anniversary Edition by  Bhante Gunaratana

Mindfulness in Plain English: 20th Anniversary Edition

Bhante Gunaratana

“Overwhelmed by the full catastrophe? This book is a wonderfully simple guide and resource for mindful meditation. Learn to adopt the beginner's mind to breathe, concentrate, relax, and transform your mind! ”

– Kerry

Paperback • Meditation/Eastern Philosophy • $14.95


Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood: Stories and Recipes to Share with Family and Friends by Trisha Yearwood

Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood: Stories and Recipes to Share with Family and Friends

Trisha Yearwood

“Trisha Yearwood's cooking is exactly the relaxed comfort food I love. Easy to prepare and full of flavor, these recipes are the type you'll come back to over and over for all kinds of occassions. A guaranteed favorite! ”

– Jessica

Paperback • Gen Cookbooks • $19.99


Balaboosta by Einat Admony


Einat Admony

“his is my new favorite cookbook. The recipes have a combination of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern familiarity, along with wholly original flavors. Try the Humin and also the Kibbeh Soup. So delicious!”

– Amanda

Hardcover • International Cookbooks • $29.95


Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest: 85 Unforgettable Species, Their Fascinating Lives, and How to Find Them by Sarah Swanson

Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest:
85 Unforgettable Species, Their Fascinating Lives, and How to Find Them

Sarah Swanson

“You need this book. Even with a shelf full of identification guides, this fascinating guide will stand out. Well laid out pages filled with beautiful photos, highly readable text and unusual collection of info (how about what other birds you might see?). Great gift- must have addition to any library.”

– Robyn

Paperback • Birding Gds : NW • $19.95


Astray by Emma Donoghue


Emma Donoghue

“The stories in this collection will surprise, intrigue, and delight you. Each is a different tale of lost and found- each character losing their way and hoping to find a new path. Each has a fascinating source. Donoghue's imagination allows these lives to live again.”

– Kerry

Paperback • Paperback Fiction • $15.00


Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin: A Memoir by Nicole Hardy

Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin: A Memoir

Nicole Hardy

“Local author Nicole Hardy pens her own crisis-of-faith journey, which just happens to include her very candidly-told loss of her virginity in her 30's. Told in frank, funny and very touching terms, Hardy lays her soul bare describing her agony navigating adulthood, relationships with family, love interests, and a religion that wanted her to be something she could not embrace.”

– Laura

Hardcover • Biography • $24.99


Author Events

Sunday • January 18 • 2pm

Turtle by Nick Baker
Nick Baker

Turtle (SELF)

Born blind and later diagnosed with autism, Nick Baker knows what it's like to be different. Bullied as a child, even his exceptional musical talents faced ridicule. In this new picture book for children, Baker shares his story. Featuring a combination of reflections from Baker's journal and recollections from his mother, Kathy Passenger, the book—like much of his original songs—relays a tale of struggle and triumph in Baker's own voice. Joining us for a reading and signing, Baker will share his inspiring book about appreciating uniqueness, embracing differences, and understanding what ties us together. If we're lucky, maybe he'll even perform a few of his songs too!

Wednesday • January 21 • 7pm

Bigfoot Hunters Never Lie by Kate E. Thompson
Kate E. Thompson

Bigfoot Hunters Never Lie (TWONEWFS)

In the debut novel by local author Kate E. Thompson, Noah Cathcart's life has gone according to plan. He has a family of his own and is set to take over as pastor of his father's church. But when an incident of violence causes him to face the fact that he's not happy, he turns to a childhood friend and the Bigfoot Hunting Code they wrote as kids in attempt to discover the life he actually wants to live. As the book hits shelves, we're excited to share its moving story of forgiving and forgetting, spiritual awakening, and the meaning of happiness and home. Join us as we celebrate its release at a launch party and discussion with Thompson.

Just for Kids

Join us each Wednesday morning at 11am for lively readings of the best in new
and classic children's books.   Activities and refreshments provided.  Ages 3 – 7.

Wednesday • December 10 • 11am

Special StoryTime with Santa

This December, StoryTime will be filled with joy and cheer as the one-and-only Santa Claus joins us to read special holiday stories and visit with our youngest readers. Featuring magical tales, holiday treats, fun activities, and the opportunity for children to have their picture taken with Jolly Old Saint Nick himself, this StoryTime is one you just can't miss!

Special StoryTime with Santa is free, open to the public, and appropriate for ages 3 – 7. A photographer will not be present, so please bring your own cameras.

The Benefits of a Book Fair

Our different Book Fair packages offer you some fantastic benefits.

With a Book Fair at one of our stores, you can showcase student artwork and performers in our space, making your Book Fair a destination event for your school. This allows your community to shop our great selection of new, used, or bargain books; Husky Gear; supplies for school, art, or office AND have a percentage of those purchases go right back to you. (And they can take advantage of our FREE parking, FREE gift wrapping, and awesome customer service.)

With a book fair at your school, we can customize the selection of books we deliver to you, pick them up when the fair ends, and even provide a bookseller.

We even offer a hybrid store/school book fair package, so that busy families, faculty, and friends can have even more flexibility to shop during the school day, in the evening, and on weekends, which gives them even more opportunities to support your school.

And through our website, friends and family near and far can participate, supporting your school by shopping ubookstore.com. We keep track of their purchases with a unique book fair code entered at checkout.

Want to know more?

Call or email Mary Jo Huelsemann to learn how to schedule a Book Fair at your school. 1.800.335.READ x617.

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15311 Main Street
Mill Creek, WA 98012
Fax: 425.385.3515


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Special Hours

  • Wednesday, December 24:  9am – 5pm
  • Wednesday, December 31:  9am – 5pm

Holiday Hours

  • Thursday, December 25:  CLOSED
  • Thursday, January 1:  12pm – 5pm

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