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Sasquatch Picks: Books for Right Now


Welcome to Sasquatch Picks: Books for Right Now, a curated list of our top monthly reading recommendations. Our December books are for everyone on your holiday gift lists. No matter the reader, we have a book they will love! This list features comfort food favorites for home cooks, books & journals for #selfcare, popular new releases, and books for birders, nonfiction fans, and more!

Trending Books on Everyone’s Holiday Gift List

Comfort Food Cookbooks
Colder weather and too much time indoors means comfort food is on the menu! Many home cooks have stepped up their culinary game this year …

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu


Thanksgiving may look a little different this year! Even if you’re getting together with fewer folks than usual, this holiday still deserves a special meal. Whether you’re cooking the “traditional” meal or feel like mixing things up, Sasquatch Books has you covered with delicious Thanksgiving menus from our popular cookbooks and authors. Our final Thanksgiving menu is vegetarian and features recipes from cookbooks PNW Veg, Cooking from Scratch, and Simple Fruit.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu

PNW Veg Roasted Squash Toasts with Spiced Nut Dust

Start your meal with these flavorful, creamy, savory, and surprisingly wonderful toasts!

PNW Veg

Pacific Northwest Inspired Thanksgiving Menu


Thanksgiving may look a little different this year! Even if you’re getting together with fewer folks than usual, this holiday still deserves a special meal. Whether you’re cooking the “traditional” meal or feel like mixing things up, Sasquatch Books has you covered with delicious Thanksgiving menus from our popular cookbooks and authors. We will share a menu each week leading up to the holiday. Next on our list is a Pacific Northwest inspired menu featuring cookbooks A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus, The Salmon Sisters, Fire & Wine, and Simple Fruit.

Pacific Northwest Inspired Thanksgiving

Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now


Welcome to Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now, a curated list of our top five monthly reading recommendations. Our November books are wonderful new releases, just in time for the holidays. No matter who is on your list, we have a book they will love! This list features books that make great gifts for home cooks, health-conscious cooks, planners & organizers, history buffs, and young readers or new parents.

Five Books for Your Holiday Gift List

I Heart Soul Food
by Rosie Mayes

Learn to cook comfort food the way mom used to! Rosie Mayes, the beloved creator …

Cannelle et Vanille Thanksgiving Menu


Thanksgiving may look a little different this year! Even if you’re getting together with fewer folks than usual, this holiday still deserves a special meal. Whether you’re cooking the “traditional” meal or feel like mixing things up, Sasquatch Books has you covered with delicious Thanksgiving menus from our bestselling cookbooks and authors. We will share a menu each week leading up to the holiday. Next on our list is Cannelle et Vanille: Nourishing, Gluten-Free Recipes for Every Meal by Aran Goyoaga.

Aran Goyoaga is a James Beard-recognized blogger and Seattle food photographer. On her popular Instagram account she shares her …

Five Marys Ranch Raised Thanksgiving Menu


Thanksgiving may look a little different this year! Even if you’re getting together with fewer folks than usual, this holiday still deserves a special meal. Whether you’re cooking the “traditional” meal or feel like mixing things up, Sasquatch Books has you covered with delicious Thanksgiving menus from our bestselling cookbooks and authors. We will share a menu each week leading up to the holiday. Next on our list is from our newly-published Five Marys Ranch Raised Cookbook: Homegrown Recipes from Our Family to Yours by Mary Heffernan.

On her wildly popular Instagram account, Mary Heffernan shares her life with husband …

#ShareYourBravery Sweepstakes


2020 is the year in which we are all being challenged to flex our bravery muscles. 52 Lists series creator Moorea Seal knew that her new journal, 52 Lists for Bravery, would be timely but she could never have predicted, when she started writing it over a year ago, just how much bravery we would all need.

Bravery is different for everyone—expressing vulnerability, starting a self-care routine, finding the courage to try something new, sharing your creativity and passion. Celebrate and amplify the ways in which you are brave everyday—be it in small moments or big plans—and #ShareYourBravery on Instagram

I Heart Soul Food Thanksgiving Menu


Thanksgiving may look a little different this year! Even if you’re getting together with fewer folks than usual, this holiday still deserves a special meal. Whether you’re cooking the “traditional” meal or feel like mixing things up, Sasquatch Books has you covered with delicious Thanksgiving menus from our bestselling cookbooks and authors. We will share a menu each week leading up to the holiday, beginning with one from our upcoming cookbook I Heart Soul Food: 100 Southern Comfort Favorites by Rosie Mayes.

Rosie Mayes is the beloved creator of the popular food blog I Heart Recipes. On her blog …

Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now


Welcome to Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now, a curated list of our top five monthly reading recommendations. Our October books and journals focus on self-care, writing, and growth! Flex your bravery muscles with 52 Lists for Bravery; become a nonbinary pronoun wiz with How To They/Them; find inspiration in the kitchen with Cannelle et Vanille Notes; tap into your creative voice with poetry prompts from Write It!; and plan a fun day exploring a winter wonderland with When Winter Comes, a new release from our children’s book imprint Little Bigfoot.

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52 Lists for Bravery Giveaway


Celebrate the release of 52 Lists for Bravery, the latest journal in Moorea Seal’s 52 Lists series, and enter to win a set of 52 Lists journals!

One grand prize winner will take home:

To enter, head to Instagram and follow @sasquatchbooks and comment with the word or emoji that means bravery to you! The official rules are detailed below.

52 LISTS FOR BRAVERY OFFICIAL RULES

IMPORTANT: Please read these Official Rules before entering the 52 LISTS FOR BRAVERY GIVEAWAY …

Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now


Welcome to Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now, a curated list of our top five monthly reading recommendations. Our list for September has books that will help busy families with back to school! Get organized with the 52 Lists Planner; practice gratitude and mindfulness while managing stress with Best Worst Grateful; make healthy after school snacks with Real Snacks; meal plan family dinner with simple, delicious recipes from Five Marys Ranch Raised Cookbook; and plan a fun, educational story time with Just Like Beverly.

Five Books for Back To School this September

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Independent Bookstore Day Giveaway


Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2020 and win a big stack of books from Sasquatch Books, Spruce Books, and Little Bigfoot books!

One grand prize winner will take home these great reads:

Live Life Local: Simple Fruit


Welcome to “Live Life Local”—where we celebrate the books and authors who are rooted in our beautiful, diverse region, helping you connect with it in new and exciting ways. Each “Live Life Local” feature includes a chance to win a copy of the book and a gift to a local business!

This month our pick is Simple Fruit: Seasonal Recipes for Baking, Poaching, Sautéing, and Roasting by Laurie Pfalzer because August is the month to celebrate the bounty of the Pacific Northwest and to savor our local flavors that make summer the most delicious time of …

Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now


Welcome to Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now, a curated list of our top five monthly reading recommendations. Our list for August features brand new books, either just published or available for preorder! Explore three children’s books, one for adults, and one for tweens, teens, and adults.

Five Books to Discover this August

Anti-Racism (Words of Change series)
by Kenrya Rankin

Kenrya Rankin celebrates resistance and honors anti-racist voices past and present in this powerful, vibrant, and resonant collection of quotes served up in beautifully-designed pages. Discover more than 100 inclusive, thought-provoking passages from the writings or speeches …

Live Life Local: Seattle Walk Report


Welcome to “Live Life Local”—where we celebrate the books and authors who are rooted in our beautiful, diverse region, helping you connect with it in new and exciting ways. Each “Live Life Local” feature (we do two a month) will also include a chance to win a copy of the book and a gift to a local business!

This month our first pick is Seattle Walk Report: An Illustrated Walking Tour Through 23 Seattle Neighborhoods by Susanna Ryan because July is for getting outside and we believe this book of cool, quirky, comic-style illustrations will inspire …

Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now


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Welcome to Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now, a curated list of our top five monthly reading recommendations. Our list for July features the perfect books to help you get outside, explore the PNW, and have an adventure this summer!

Five Books For Exploration in July

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by Seattle Walk Report (Susanna Ryan)

Explore Seattle’s popular neighborhoods this summer with Seattle Walk Report: An Illustrated Walking Tour through 23 Seattle Neighborhoods by Instagram sensation @SeattleWalkReport. With comic book-style illustrations, Seattle Walk Report celebrates the charming and quirky people, places, and things that define Seattle’s neighborhoods. …

Best Coast Book Giveaway


We want to help you get away this summer and explore the west coast with Chandler O’Leary’s The Best: Coast A Road Trip Atlas Illustrated Adventures along the West Coast’s Historic Highways.

Enter our giveaway to win a copy of The Best Coast! To enter, head to Instagram and follow @sasquatchbooks plus tag a friend that you want to road trip with this summer! The official rules are detailed below.

The Best Coast Book Giveaway

THE BEST COAST GIVEAWAY OFFICIAL RULES

IMPORTANT: Please read these Official Rules before entering the THE BEST COAST (the “Sweepstakes”), presented by SASQUATCH BOOKS, …

Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now


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Welcome to Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now, a curated list of our top five monthly reading recommendations. Our list for June aims to provide you with resources to help you take action as a citizen, as a parent, as a consumer—and as a supporter of social justice and community engagement.

Five Books For Taking Action in June

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by Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer

The Gardens of Democracy: A New American Story of Citizenship, the Economy, and the Role of Government challenges citizens to embrace their roles in democratic society and outlines a simple …

Live Life Local: Fire + Wine Summer Grilling Traditions and Tips


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Welcome to “Live Life Local”—where we celebrate the books and authors who are rooted in our beautiful, diverse region, helping you connect with it in new and exciting ways. Each “Live Life Local” feature (we do two a month) includes a chance to win a copy of the book and a gift card to a local business!

This month our first pick is Fire + Wine: 75 Smoke-Infused Recipes from the Grill with Perfect Wine Pairings by husband and wife team Sean Martin and Mary Cressler, because June is for dads and grilling season (a perfect …

Better with Books: LGBTQIA+ Reading Lists for Tweens & Teens


Celebrate Pride with a diverse list of books for tweens and teens. Reading is a powerful action on the path to equity and helps readers gain understanding and empathy for experiences different from their own. We believe LGBTQIA+ stories matter and support those voices.

Our Pride reading recommendations are from the LGBTQIA+ list in Better with Books: 500 Diverse Books to Ignite Empathy and Encourage Self-Acceptance in Tweens and Teens by Melissa Hart.

LGBTQIA+ Reading List for Preteens

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LGBTQIA+ Reading List for Teens

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Better with Books: Race & Ethnicity Reading Lists for Tweens & Teens


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We stand against racism and violence toward the Black community. And we commit to listening — to our readers, to our authors, and to our teams — as we work toward becoming part of this change.

Reading is a powerful action on the path to become anti-racist and is an excellent way to start the conversation with your loved ones, especially tweens and teens. Today we would like to turn our commitment into action and share with you reading lists for those looking for books about race and ethnicity by BIPOC authors, sourced from Better with Books: 500 Diverse Books

Better with Books: Mental Health Awareness Reading Lists for Tweens & Teens


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May is Mental Health Awareness month. Many young people are dealing with issues that can isolate them from family and friends, perhaps now more than ever—among them depression, anxiety, racism, and homophobia—and relating to characters in novels who face similar challenges can help them feel less alone. With so many bookstores and libraries closed we can’t easily turn to those experts we rely on to recommend the right books to fit our children’s needs. In her book Better with Books: 500 Diverse Books to Ignite Empathy and Encourage Self-Acceptance in Tweens and Teens, author Melissa Hart has compiled 22 …