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Country Bookshelf Reading Challenge 2022

Join us in 2022 for the Country Bookshelf Reading Challenge and add some surprising delights to your reading year.

Follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter for bookseller recommendations to fulfill all the categories, and more updates. Posting on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram? Tag us and use the hashtag #cbreadingchallenge and we might share it on our social media as well!

And if that isn't enough of a challenge, or you need to add more books to your reading list be sure to check out our digital audiobook partner Libro.FM's listening challenge as well!

Dowload the new Country Bookshelf Challenge sheet here.

Tinworks Art

TINWORKS

Country Bookshelf is proud to partner with Tinworks Art on their In Conversation series as well as their The Lay of the Land exhibition. Below you can find a list of titles both by and supporting the artists and speakers from Tinworks' programming.

 

June Local Author Showcase

Country Bookshelf Presents Local Author Showcase featuring Mark Hummel June 22nd at 2pm.

Join Country Bookshelf on June 22nd for our Local Author Showcase featuring Mark Hummel!

More about Man, UndergroundWhen the city initiates a property review of a recluse’s subterranean home, his life is further interrupted by a seventeen-year-old punk-inspired Honor’s student intent on defending him. Like the stranger she targets for her assistance, Monika is accustomed to being ostracized by those who make assumptions about her. Intent on diverting people’s attention from “Mr. Underground Man,” she initiates a campaign of “diversionary tactics”—with unexpected consequences. A fast-paced dark comedy, Man, Underground will leave readers contemplating the disruptions and the potential transformative power found in random acts of kindness.

Stuart Turton in conversation with Sage

Country Bookshelf Presents Stuart Turton in conversation with Sage May 19th at 2pm

 Get your tickets for Stuart Turton in conversation with Bookseller Sage!

Country Bookshelf invites you to join an intimate conversation with Stuart Turton and our Bookseller Sage on May 19th at 2pm. Please contact events@countrybookshelf.com with any accessibility concerns. 

Country Bookshelf is proud to present Stuart Turton, author of The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle in conversation with our very own bookseller, Sage.

Sage describes Turton’s newest book, The Last Murder at the End of the World, as: "If you made Lost into a ticking clock thriller and dipped it in the perfect dose of science fiction."

Sage's full review follows: "I loved it.

The world has ended, almost. On a small island the last vestiges of humanity reside peacefully under the guidance of three brilliant but emotionally removed elders. That is until one of the elders dies and slowly the Fog, the misty harbinger of the end of the world, starts creeping towards them. As the clock slowly ticks down, Emory, a voracious and brilliant villager tries to put together the pieces she needs to save humanity, and the people she loves dearly.

The Last Murder at the End of the World was so much more than I imagined it could be. What I love about Stuart Turton is he gives you a page turner you can’t tear yourself away from while still asking you the big questions of: what does it mean to be human, what we do we owe to each other, and are we capable of redemption?"

Join us on Sunday, May 19th at 2 p.m. MST at Country Bookshelf for a sweeping conversation as they discuss Turton's work, questions of redemption, and have a generally nerdy time.

The event will feature an audience Q&A. You will have the opportunity to submit a question when registering for the event and may see it answered during the conversation. Please submit your questions no later than May 17.

Each ticket includes a hardcover copy of The Last Murder at the End of the World.

Salman Rushdie in conversation with Suleika Jaouad

Salman Rushdie in conversation with Suleika Jaouad Tuesday, April 16 6:00 P.M. MST Virtual (This event has been previously recorded)

Reserve your ticket and copy of Knife!

Random House and Country Bookshelf invite you to join an intimate conversation with Salman Rushdie and Suleika Jaouad.

Random House Publishing Group and PEN America are proud to present internationally renowned writer, free speech advocate, and Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie in conversation with Suleika Jaouad, the New York Times bestselling author of Between Two Kingdoms, founder of The Isolation Journals, and subject of the Netflix documentary American Symphony.

Rushdie’s new memoir, Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder, is a gripping account of surviving an attempt on his life 30 years after the fatwa was ordered against him. In unforgettable detail, Rushdie is speaking out for the first time about the traumatic events of August 12, 2022.

Join us on Tuesday, April 16 at 8 p.m. ET (6 p.m. MST) on Vimeo for an intimate conversation as they discuss life, loss, love, the power of art, and finding the strength to keep going—and stand up again. The event will feature an audience Q&A and a closing note from PEN America. You will have the opportunity to submit a question when registering for the event and may see it answered during the conversation. Please submit your questions no later than March 25. Please note: this event will be prerecorded, and you will be viewing its only broadcast.

Each ticket includes a hardcover copy of Knife. All participants will have the option to purchase Jaouad’s Between Two Kingdoms, as well.

 

Book Talk with Charlie J. Stevens

Reserve Your Ticket Today!

Join Country Bookshelf in welcoming Charlie J. Stevens as they discuss their debut novel A Wounded Deer Leaps Highest.

Please contact events@countrybookshelf.com if you have any accessibilty concerns

A Wounded Deer Leaps Highest: In 1980’s Oregon, Smokey is figuring out how to survive childhood with a young mom who is increasingly desperate in her search for love. As their mother’s boyfriends come and go, Smokey aches for the comfort and safety their mother can never quite provide. When a dangerous new man moves into the house, Smokey seeks refuge in the nearby forests—finding comfort as they give themselves over to the strength and beauty of the natural world.

Author bio: CHARLIE J. STEPHENS is a queer, non-binary, mixed-race writer from the Pacific Northwest. Born and raised in Salem, Oregon, and currently living in Port Orford on the southern Oregon coast, they are the owner of Sea Wolf Books & Community Writing Center. Charlie’s short fiction has appeared in Electric Literature, Best Small Fictions 2020, New World Writing, and Original Plumbing (Feminist Press).

Local Author Showcase

Country Bookshelf Presents Local Author Showcase Featuring Elise Atchison, Christina Hill, and Mark Fiege April 27th at 2pm.

Join Country Bookshelf in welcoming Elise Atchison and Christina for our Local Author Showcase on Independent Bookstore Day! 

Please contact events@countrybookshelf.com if you have any accessibility concerns. There is no ticket necessary for this event. 

Elise Atchison has lived most of her life in an off-the-grid home on the edge of the Montana wilderness. Much of her work focuses on the changing western landscape and how those changes affect the land and the people who live there. She is interested in exploring the many ways we relate to the natural world, the many ways we relate to each other, and how the two are fundamentally intertwined. Atchison is the author of Crazy Mountain and the recipient of the High Plains Book Award, Montana Arts Council Artist Grant, Eludia Book Award, and Barbara Deming Artist Grant. More info at www.eliseatchison.com.

Christina Hill is a lover of love who has been writing stories in her head since middle school. She also holds the titles of ‘mom’ and ‘babe’ and lives in Montana with her four children, husband, and cat. 
When Christina isn’t reading or writing, she is wrangling her kiddos, homeschooling, taking baths, baking, or raising a glass into the wee hours with her book club ladies.

Mark Fiege is a professor of history and the Wallace Stegner Chair in Western American Studies at Montana State University. He taught for 22 years at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, where he co-founded the Public Lands History Center. He is the author of The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States, as well as other books, articles, essays, and reviews on American environmental history and the history of the American West.

Closed for Inventory 1/8-1/11

Country Bookshelf will be closed January 8-11th for inventory.

Grab your books before January 8th!

We've got to count the books! Having an accurate inventory is huge for booksellers. Nothing compares to the panic and frustration of not being able to find a book that our system says should be on our shelves. This our chance to remedy that. That said, we know it's hard to go a few days without access to the bookstore. Below you can find some tips to get you through this difficult time. 

Things you CAN'T do while we're closed:
- Stop by the store to browse
- Pick up a special order
- Expect a staff member to answer the phone if you call

Things you CAN do while we're closed:
- Visit the public library
- Order books online - please know there will be a delay in filling these orders and that we will notify your order is ready for pick up 
- Support Country Bookshelf on Libro.fm 
- Yearn for the day you can walk through the bookstore again

 

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