Pre-Order Now: A Promised Land by Barack Obama

Yes! You can place your pre-order now for the just-announced new book by Barack Obama, A Promised Land. Just putting the link right here...

 

Prefer digital audiobooks? No problem! Pre-order through Libro.fm and still support Country Bookshelf.

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$45.00
ISBN: 9781524763169
Availability: Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Crown - November 17th, 2020

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781400082773
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Broadway Books - August 10th, 2004

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307237705
Availability: Backordered
Published: Broadway Books - November 6th, 2007

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$65.00
ISBN: 9780525633716
Availability: Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Random House Audio - November 24th, 2020

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Get your Tickets! Senator Jon Tester Shares His New Book Grounded

Join Senator Jon Tester for a virtual discussion of his new book Grounded: A Senator's Lessons on Winning Back Rural America. An inspiring and eye-opening memoir showing how Democrats can reconnect with rural and red-state voters, from Montana’s three-term democratic senator.

 Your ticket includes a copy of Grounded  with signed book plate, and a unique link to join this virtual conversation.

Senator Jon Tester is a rare voice in Congress. He is the only United States senator who manages a full-time job outside of the Senate—as a farmer. But what has really come to distinguish Tester in the Senate is his commitment to accountability, his ability to stand up to Donald Trump, and his success in, time and again, winning red state voters back to the Democratic Party.

In Grounded, Tester shares his early life, his rise in the Democratic party, his vision for helping rural America, and his strategies for reaching red state voters. Leaning deeply into lessons on the value of authenticity and hard work that he learned growing up on his family’s 1,800-acre farm near the small town of Big Sandy, Montana—the same farm he continues to work today with his wife, Sharla—Tester has made his political career a testament to crossing the divides of class and geography. The media and Democrats too often discount rural people as Trump supporters; Tester knows better. His voice is vital to the public discourse as we seek to understand the issues that are important to rural and working-class America in not just the 2020 election but also for years to come.

A heartfelt and inspiring memoir from a courageous voice, Grounded shows us that the biggest threat to our democracy isn’t a president who has no moral compass. It’s politicians who don’t understand the value of accountability and hard work. Tester demonstrates that if American democracy is to survive, we must put our trust in the values that keep us grounded.

Tester will be joined in conversation by author Sarah Vowell.

Sarah Vowell is the New York Times’ bestselling author of seven nonfiction books on American history and culture. Her most recent book is entitled Lafayette in the Somewhat United States.

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Books in Common NW -- Virtual Events Every Week

We’ve partnered with some of our indie bookstore friends - Paulina Springs Books in Sisters, Oregon and Madison Books in Seattle, Washington - to offer Books in Common NW: A Regional Literary Event Series. From literary fiction to mystery and fantasy, from nature writing to memoir and history and all the spaces in between, we’re packing the calendar with authors to inform and delight. You'll find interesting authors, engaging discussion, and maybe even your next great read. Enjoy world-class authors brought to your living room each Thursday, all while staying safely socially distant and supporting your favorite local bookstore!

We kicked things off on Thursday, July 7th with mystery mavens Elizabeth George and Iona Whishaw. If you missed it, you can still watch it here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/vkitbcc8. Don’t forget to grab copies of their books while you’re here.

And there’s even more where that came from with a great lineup for July, August - AND September! When you attend live you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of the authors, and interact with other attendees in the live chat. If you can't make it in real time, still sign up for the event to get the link to watch later. 

7/9/20 - Phillip Margolin
7/16/20- Kendra Atleework
7/23/20 - Erica C Barnett and David Schmader in conversation
7/30/20 - Steve Olson and Sharma Shields in conversation
8/6/20 - Larry Watson
8/13/20 - Sarah Smith and Bookstore Romance Day
8/20/20 - Catherynne M Valente and Jeff VanderMeer in conversation
8/25/20 - Keith McCafferty and Craig Johnson
8/27/20- Daniel Mathews and Valerie Trouet in conversation
9/1/20 - Vanessa Veselka & Peter Geye
9/3/20 - Jane Kirkpatrick & Greg Nokes
9/8/20 - Geraldine Woods
9/10/20 - Janet Fox & Rosanne Parry in conversation
9/15/20 - Chuck Palahniuk & Grady Hendrix
9/17/20 - Jason Diamond & Andi Zeisler
9/24/20 - Ginger Gaffney and Pam Houston in conversation

 

And this is just the beginning. We’re adding more authors and dates all the time - so keep watching our calendar for more special virtual events.

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Stay Home and Read Campaign

We've partnered with the folks over at Bonfire to create our "Stay home and read" merchandise! For a limited time, proceeds will benefit Country Bookshelf and help us continue to serve you and our community during these unprecedented times. Merchandise will include tshirts for children and adults, tank tops, sweatshirts, and totebags with our new "Stay home and read" design. The last day to purchase is June 16th so act fast!

Shop our Bonfire store:

https://www.bonfire.com/store/country-bookshelf/

Virtual Cinema

Country Bookshelf has teamed up with Magnolia Pictures to present Virtual Cinema featuring great literary documentaries. When you watch through our links, you get to experience powerful films, and Country Bookshelf receives 30% of the ticket price. Win-win!

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