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Kenny

I want the entire world to be novels and poetry and protest songs. I will read anything by Kazuo Ishiguro, Haruki Murakami, Louise Glück, Flannery O’Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Claudia Rankine, Hilton Als, Wendell Berry, Jack Gilbert, and Anne Carson.

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 11/23/2016 - 1:42pm
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Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316213882
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2016

Artist Javaka Steptoe evokes the messy beauty of Jean-Michel Basquiat in this gorgeously illustrated biography of the renowned painter. While made for kids, anyone who loves Basquiat or fine art, in general, will love this picture book. Anyone who is looking for the art in all things, like Basquiat did, will love this book. [Kenny!]


Fantastic Cities

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/20/2015 - 4:27pm
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Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined Cover Image
By Steve McDonald (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781452149578
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 11th, 2015

I totally get what other people see in them, but I don't know that I have the patience for coloring books. Yet, I still couldn't help but fall in love with this one. Each city scape is mesmerizing. I don't even need to color them. I just stare at them. They look amazing in black and white and I can only imagine they'll look even better once you color them. Will you color mine for me? [Kenny]


Sea + Smoke

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/20/2015 - 4:00pm
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Sea and Smoke: Flavors from the Untamed Pacific Northwest Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780762453788
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Published: Running Press Book Publishers - October 27th, 2015

I had to buy this the instant it showed up at the store. It's not only an insanely gorgeous cookbook showcasing the beauty and the weirdness of Pacific Northwest ingredients, but it is also a travelogue of James Beard Award-winning chef Blaine Wetzel featuring gorgeous pictures throughout. Keep this on your coffee table and it will be the most beautiful one there or keep in the kitchen, probably where it belongs, and make the most beautiful tasting things. [Kenny]


Tacoma Temporary Tattoos

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/20/2015 - 3:45pm
$10.00
SKU: tactemptats

These temporary tattoos are amazing. Tacoma Makes, creators of the Tacoma Playing Cards, brought together five of my favorite artists, Zachary Marvick, Gillian Nordlund, Noah Struthers, Sean Alexander, and Fox Flowers Heart, to make these incredible, detailed, and fun Tacoma-centric art pieces you can put on your skin. I highly recommend getting two sets. Then you'll have five you can wear and five you can put on your wall. [Kenny]


Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/20/2015 - 1:44pm
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Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781594486630
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 27th, 2015

Rock memoirs are usually salacious and scandalous, or at least try desperately to be so. Carrie Brownstein's isn't. It is wise and generous. She looks at her history in music and with Sleater-Kinney with a mature sense of awareness and the wit made evident in her work writing and starring in Portlandia. Any fan of any era of her career will like this book, but so will anyone fascinated by the music in the Northwest. [Kenny]


George

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/20/2015 - 1:26pm
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$16.99
ISBN: 9780545812542
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015

This book stars Melissa. She was called George for a while because people didn't see her as who she truly is and she is Melissa. This book is the perfect book to introduce older kids, teens, and even adults to transgender experiences, issues, and celebrations. It is compassionate and sweet and funny when it needs to be. I learned a lot from this book. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loved Wonder. [Kenny!]


A Little Life

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/20/2015 - 1:13pm


 

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$35.00
ISBN: 9780385539258
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Published: Doubleday Books - March 10th, 2015

This book is a miracle. Following four friends throughout their entire lives, with a deep generosity and kindness, with fire and brutality. I have never felt this connected to characters in a novel, fascinated by their fierce loyalty and their disastrous humanity. I wanted to know them, I do know them. It tore me apart, this book, and I let it. It was 700 pages and I read it twice anyway. I wanted it to be longer. It doesn't surprise me that it has been nominated for nearly every single literary prize in 2015. It is a masterpiece. [Kenny!]


Rising Strong

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/08/2015 - 5:08pm
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Rising Strong: The Reckoning. the Rumble. the Revolution. Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812995824
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - August 25th, 2015

I've never considered myself a Self Help reader and maybe I still don't, but I can't deny how much this Brené Brown gave me to think about, giving practical, livable advice on how to deny the myths and lies we've believed and live into a better story. Her work is deeply researched and intelligent, proclaiming the value of creativity and vulnerability. I read this book months ago and I think about what it has taught me nearly every day. [Kenny]


The Princess and the Pony

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/08/2015 - 5:08pm
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$17.99
ISBN: 9780545637084
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 30th, 2015

I love everything Kate Beaton does. Her online comic, Hark! A Vagrant, has taught me more about world history than years of formal education. And now she's made a kids book! For us! And for kids, too. It's my favorite kind of kids book, starring a princess who doesn't need to wait around for some guy to save the day. She can save the day all on her own. With the help of her chunky little pony. Kate Beaton's art is beautiful, as ever, and lively. This is something special. [Kenny]


Between the World and Me

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 5:44pm
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$25.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - July 14th, 2015

I love a book that is willing to have the hard conversation. This book, written as a letter to his son, is provocative and fierce, an honest look at race in modern America. Ta-Nehisi Coates tears down our idols and tells the truth. It's hard to read at times, but there's also a lot of compassion here. Because it is written to his child, that love is there, that desire to see his son empowered by truth is there. Give this to everyone you know and let's have the conversation. I highly recommend reading this alongside Claudia Rankine's Citizen. [Kenny]


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