There’s a lot going on this weekend at Vintage Books, Southwest Washington’s largest independent bookstore. First off is the book release party for Laurel Gale’s new middle grade novel, “Monster, Human, Other,” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23. Gale will be reading from the book, discussing it, and answering questions. She’ll be available to sign books as well—and, conveniently enough, books will be on-site for you to buy! This novel is just right for kids ages 8-12. Gale’s first middle grade novel, “Dead Boy,” will also be available. The Kirkus Review says “Sympathetic and winning, Isaac and Wren star in alternating, fast-paced chapters until they come together for the exciting conclusion.”
Then, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, Vintage Books and Clark County Green Neighbors Program welcome Dr. Robert Michael Pyle, a lifelong ecologist and renowned lepidopterist. Pyle has written about everything from monarch butterflies to Bigfoot and is the founder of the Xerxes Society for invertebrate conservation. We will be celebrating the re-release of his bestseller, “Where Bigfoot Walks,” and discussing his explorations into the Dark Divide, the space between Mount St. Helens and Mt. Adams. “Where Bigfoot Walks” is a spectacular, moving, and witty narrative exploration of not only the phenomenon of Bigfoot, but also the human need to believe that something is out there beyond the campfire, and that wildness remains as well. The re-released version has a brand-new chapter and updated information that brings the Northwest legend of Bigfoot into the new century. Books will naturally be available for purchase and signing at the event.
Vintage Books is located at 6613 E. Mill Plain Blvd. in the Heights area of Vancouver. Free parking is available just outside the door.