Third Place Books, which has locations in Lake Forest Park, Washington, and the Seward and Ravenna neighborhoods of Seattle, celebrated its 20th anniversary over the first weekend in November.
Events featured visits from Abbi Jacobson, of Broad City fame and author of I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff (Grand Central Publishing), in conversation with Lindy West; ABA CEO Oren Teicher, who presented an Eat Sleep Read banner to Third Place Books Managing Partner Robert Sindelar, who is also the current president of the ABA Board of Directors; Amanda Winterhalter and Nick Droz of The Bushwick Book Club, who performed a book-inspired song; U.S. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal; and a video of folks, including Oprah and Neil Gaiman, wishing the store well. Below are some of the highlights.
Elsewhere in the state this past weekend, Island Books on Mercer Island marked 45 years in business.
In Island Books’ November newsletter, longtime staffer Cindy Corujo wrote about the history of the store and acknowledged the many faces that played an important role in its longevity. “But most importantly, this is also our 45th anniversary with you — a uniquely supportive and always evolving community that keeps appreciating what we do. We hope you know how very incredibly much your ongoing support has drastically mattered to our duration these past 45 years,” she wrote.