There’s a new book out called “My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read and Shop” (Black Dog & Leventhal, $26.95). Since western Washington is the lodestone for great independent bookstores, no surprise that some of them are represented.
You can celebrate these places this week with the authors themselves. Here’s the schedule for the “crawl:”
*At 7 p.m. Nov. 12 (tonight!), Ivan Doig will appear at Seattle’s own University Book Store. Doig will talk about his essay in the book, read a bit and listen to the Bushwick Book Club, a literary musical troupe, play Doig-inspired songs. Doig has been frequenting this store since his days as a student at the University of Washington — he’s sure to have something to say (206-634-3400 or www.ubookstore.com).
*At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, author Tom Robbins will celebrate Village Books in Bellingham at the store. Robbins’ essay recounts the time he brought a trio of backup singers to a reading (www.villagebooks.com).
Other featured authors include Jonathan Evison at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Eagle Harbor Book Co. on Bainbridge Island, and Stephanie Kallos and members of the Seattle 7 writers group at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.
Seattle’s iconic Elliott Bay Book Co. is also celebrated in the book in a piece by Timothy Egan. Egan will discuss his contribution at Elliott Bay at 7 p.m. Nov. 20. Egan may slip in a few words about his new biography of Seattle photographer Edward Curtis, “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher.”