Welcome to Port Book and News. We are a community oriented general interest bookstore featuring over 75,000 new and used books, maps, greeting cards, and other book related items. We also have an active reading series with 2-3 nationally recognized author appearances per month (currently on hold due to Covid). We sell or trade new and used books, fulfill most special orders in 1 or 2 days and can search for out of print books.
David Williams, local naturalist and author, will be joining us for a virtual book reading of his latest title Homewaters on June 23rd at 7pm PST. His latest titles looks at how humans have shaped the Puget Sound, for better and for worse. In David's own words, "[i]t’s a shift from viewing the Sound as a resource to be exploited to a resource to be appreciated and to become better stewards of.
Not far from Seattle skyscrapers live 150-year-old clams, more than 250 species of fish, and underwater kelp forests as complex as any terrestrial ecosystem. For millennia, vibrant Coast Salish communities have lived beside these waters dense with nutrient-rich foods, with cultures intertwined through exchanges across the waterways.
We're thrilled to be hosting Daniel James Brown (author of The Boys in the Boat) for a virtual reading on August 5, 2021 at 7pm PST to discuss his latest book, Facing The Mountain . Facing The Mountain details the challenges faced by the Japanese American community as a whole, and the Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team in particular during WWII, "[o]ne of the most decorated combat units in American history".
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
For readers excited to continue in our virtual book club, may we present the next six titles we've selected for the rest of the year (July - December)! All titles will be offered at 20% off the cover price. Ready to sign up? Check out our How To page for more details. We look forward to enjoying a wide variety of titles with you over the coming months!
“Remarkable: a book about borders that makes the reader feel sumptuously free.” —Peter Pomerantsev
Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Winner of the 2016 Edgar Award for Best First Novel
Winner of the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
" A] remarkable debut novel"--Philip Caputo, New York Times Book Review (cover review)
Octavia E. Butler meets Marvel’s Black Panther in The Deep, a story rich with Afrofuturism, folklore, and the power of memory, inspired by the Hugo Award–nominated song “The Deep” from Daveed Diggs’s rap group Clipping.
"As Simon, a lonely research librarian, searches frantically for the key to a curse that might be killing the women in his family, he learns strange and fascinating secrets about their past. A tale full of magic and family mystery, The Book of Speculation will keep you up all night reading."—Isaac Fitzgerald, BuzzFeed
One of the world's foremost writing teachers invites readers on a joyful journey into the reading and origins of haiku
Throughout the month of April, join New York Times bestselling author of The Belles series and COO of WNDB Dhonielle Clayton and four featured authors from WNDB's newest anthology, A Universe of Wishes for a special reading series that explores topics around identity, queerness, and the futures of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. The reading series meets every Wednesday in April, and will take place from 2 pm to 3 pm ET/1 pm to 2 pm CT /12 pm to 1 pm MT/11 am to 12 pm PT on the following dates:
From We Need Diverse Books, the organization behind Flying Lessons & Other Stories, comes a young adult fantasy short story collection featuring some of the best own-voices children's authors, including New York Times bestselling authors Libba Bray (The Diviners), V. E.
This pre-release vent for Pie Camp: The Skills You Need to Make Any Pie You Want was made October 5th 2020, featuring the author Kate McDermott and Alan Turner from Port Book and News with special support from the publisher Countryman Press
The techniques and inspiration you need to achieve “pie confidence” at home.
The pie-making classic named one of 2016’s best cookbooks by NPR, Oprah.com, USA Today, Bon Appétit, Cosmopolitan and more.
“A new baking bible.” —Wall Street Journal
“If there’s such a thing as a pie guru, it’s Kate McDermott.” —Sunset Magazine
Satisfying, mainly one-dish meals from the author of Art of the Pie
Poetry, like all art, feels more and more essential as the weeks of change stretch on. We're pleased to present Poetry From The Peninsula as a balm in these unusual times. With support from the Foothills Writers Series at Peninsula College, we reached out to a number of local poets, asking them to read works that have meaning for them in these challenging times. Our hope is that you can find meaning, familiarity, and maybe even humor in these poems. New readings will be posted here as they come available. Enjoy!
Welcome to our weekly(ish) reading of short picture books, board books, and occasional guest readers. Is there a story you'd like to see read aloud? We'd love your feedback! These videos are first available on Facebook.
06/23/2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
07/21/2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
08/05/2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
08/18/2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
09/15/2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm