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RAVENNA LUNCHEON - The Human Age by Diane Ackerman

Sep 16 2014 1:00 pm
Sep 16 2014 2:30 pm


We're very pleased to resume our author luncheon series this fall, starting with acclaimed author, poet and naturalist Diane Ackerman. These luncheon events feature a reading and Q&A by a notable author in the relaxed and intimate setting of Ravenna Third Place Pub, with lunch provided by Vios Cafe. Previous authors have included Ann Patchett, Ishmael Beah, and Anthony Doerr.

Diane Ackerman is justly celebrated for her unique insight into the natural world and our place in it. In this landmark book, she confronts the unprecedented reality that one prodigiously intelligent and meddlesome creature, Homo sapiens, is now the dominant force shaping the future of planet Earth.

Humans have "subdued 75 percent of the land surface, concocted a wizardry of industrial and medical marvels, strung lights all across the darkness." We tinker with nature at every opportunity; we garden the planet with our preferred species of plants and animals, many of them invasive; and we have even altered the climate, threatening our own extinction. Yet we reckon with our own destructive capabilities in extraordinary acts of hope-filled creativity: we collect the DNA of vanishing species in a "frozen ark," equip orangutans with iPads, and create wearable technologies and synthetic species that might one day outsmart us. With her distinctive gift for making scientific discovery intelligible to the layperson, Ackerman takes us on an exhilarating journey through our new reality, introducing us to many of the people and ideas now creating--perhaps saving--our future and that of our fellow creatures.

A beguiling, optimistic engagement with the changes affecting every part of our lives, The Human Age is a wise and beautiful book that will astound, delight, and inform intelligent life for a long time to come.

TICKETS REQUIRED - $40 Each ticket includes a copy of The Human Age and lunch provided by Vios Café. Tickets can be purchased in-store or by phone at (206) 525-2347.

ISBN-13: 9780393240740
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company, 9/2014

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RAVENNA - Raising John by Jennifer Lesher

Sep 17 2014 7:00 pm



How do you go on living when you have done the unforgivable? Robert Lewis isn’t surprised to wake up in the drunk tank. He assumes that, as usual, he’ll sleep it off, then return to the routine of golf games, broker meetings, symphony dates and nightcaps that make up his life. Then his lawyer delivers the news: Robert is responsible for an accident that has killed a young mother and orphaned her young son, John.

Spanning three generations, Raising John tells the story of John’s bittersweet childhood, the history of the mother he never knew, and of Robert’s collapse and redemption.

Jennifer Lesher is an author, blogger, mountain biker, travel junkie and armchair philosopher.


Friday Morning Storytime

Sep 19 2014 10:00 am
Sep 19 2014 11:00 am

Storytelling in the Children's area of the bookstore happens every Friday at 10:00 am. This free event is sponsored by the Bookstore.

Ksenia Anske - Rosehead

Sep 19 2014 6:30 pm
Sep 19 2014 7:30 pm

TICKETED - Katfish : Creature from My Closet # 4 by Obert Skye

Sep 22 2014 6:30 pm
Sep 22 2014 9:00 pm


Rob Burnside's life is in ruins. After his escapades with Pinocula and his resulting outrageous lies, everyone is fed up with him. He needs help and his science laboratory closet is there to give him a hand. Meet Katfish, a mashup of Katniss from "The Hunger Games" and the Little Mermaid. This girl is strong as nails and sports a tail. Illustrations.


SIGNING LINE TICKET REQUIRED. Purchase your copy of Katfish at Third Place Books and receive a signing line ticket. Books & Tickets go on-sale 9.2.14.



Katfish (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780805096903
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9/2014