Live Mindfully with Journals from Spruce Books


Autumn is a time of change. There’s back to school, crisper air, and the start of  busy holiday season prep. With everything on your plate, it can be a challenge to make time for yourself. Fortunately, Spruce Books has a selection of simple yet effective journals that ease anxiety, reduce stress, and increase happiness. Everything you need to practice everyday mindfulness, reflect, and enjoy your life as you move into a new season!

 

The 52 Lists Project – New Cover Design!
by Moorea Seal

The original journal in the bestselling 52 Lists series is back with a new look. …

Get to Know Authors Amy Pennington and Tara Austen Weaver


Spring has sprung! What better way to ready a garden than with gardening tips from the experts. We asked authors Amy Pennington of Tiny Space Gardening and Tara Austen Weaver of Dahlias and Peonies their thoughts on everything from why and how to start a garden (even if you don’t have a yard!) to garden must-haves and the pitfalls gardeners should avoid.

 

Why garden?
Amy: Ha! Gardening connects us with the natural world. It slows people down and lulls them into a sense of calm. While I didn’t plan to be in touch with nature, over the years …

Shellfish + Hama Hama Giveaway


To celebrate the release of #Shellfish by Cynthia Nims, we teamed up with a #PNW favorite Hama Hama Oyster Company for a fantastic giveaway perfect for seasoned oyster fans or first-time shuckers!

ONE grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Copy of Shellfish by Cynthia Nims
  • A Hama Hama Oyster Starter Pack, which includes shucking gloves, a shucking knife, 2 dozen extra small oysters, an oyster tasting guide, a bar towel, a lemon, and a seasonal mignonette

Please note: this prize ships between March-April 2022. Shipping arrangements will be made directly with Hama Hama Oyster Company.

THREE runner-up winners with …

We’re Thankful for You Giveaway


The holidays are in full swing and this Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for you, our readers! To celebrate, we’re giving away a full set of our #SasquatchPicks for holiday gifts. One lucky winner will win a copy of each:

Bravery Magazine Giveaway


Looking for a way to get your child into journaling? This giveaway is for you! We’ve teamed up with Bravery Magazine to help celebrate the launch of our new book My 52 Lists Project: Journaling Inspiration for Kids—the latest in the bestselling 52 Lists series. A creative and fun way to help kids express themselves, explore interests and hobbies and reap the mental health benefits of journaling. Five winners will win a copy of the hardback journal as well as a Bravery mag of their choice! Enter to win by following @bravery_mag and @sasquatchbooks and tagging a friend below. …

Sasquatch Picks to Enjoy the PNW Summer


There’s still time to make the most of your summer! Explore the great outdoors, hit the road, enjoy the sun at the beach, or serve up delicious seasonal recipes with our list of essential PNW #SasquatchBooks 📚

Northwest Know-How: Trees
by Karen Gaudette Brewer; Illustrated by Emily Poole

If you’re hiking this summer, be sure to pack this entertaining and educational guide of the Pacific Northwest’s most engaging and impressive varieties. It provides identification tips, statistics, and fun facts for each of the 54 trees featured and beautiful illustrations showing the full silhouette along with finer details such as a …

Secret Seattle Giveaway


We’re celebrating the upcoming release of @seattlewalkreport new book Secret Seattle with a giveaway! Enter-to-win a copy of the book and a goodie basket filled with author Susanna Ryan’s must-haves for a walk around the Emerald City 💚 Prizes include granola snack packs, a notebook, a camp cup, and an adorable set of custom pins featuring your pet!

ONE grand prize winner will receive:

  • A copy of Secret Seattle by Susanna Ryan
  • A set of custom drawn pet pins by the author
  • A set of Marge Granola snack packs
  • A Rite in the Rain notebook (size: 3.5″ x 6″)
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Sasquatch Picks for Father’s Day Gifts


Father’s Day will be here before you know it! If you’re still in need of a gift, browse our list of recommended reads that are perfect for the dad on your list. Aspiring pitmaster dad, got his home brew kit during the pandemic dad, “we’re going on a summer road trip” dad, armchair historian, explorer and adventurer, even the prepared for everything dad—we’ve got you covered 📚

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by by Jacob Uitti; Illustrated by Jake Stoumbos

For dads who love a pint, Northwest Know-How: Beer is a guide to all that is malty and hoppy in the Pacific …

Look at That Bird! Suet Activity


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Kids who enjoy learning about birds they spot in the outdoors–in their backyards and beyond–will love this fun activity from Little Bigfoot’s new book Look at That Bird! by Karen DeWitz. Even though it’s normally a winter activity, birds enjoy Suet year-round and it’s perfect for the family to do together this weekend!

Here’s what you will need:

  • 5 empty and clean half-gallon milk cartons or other square molds (see Note)
  • 2 cups squishy fat (shortening, lard, or rendered fat)
  • 1 cup crunchy nut or seed butter (I use peanut butter)
  • 3½ cups birdseed
  • 1 cup uncooked quick oats
  • ½

Sasquatch Picks for Summer Travel


It’s almost summer vacation! Hit the road with a great book that will help you explore the best of the Pacific Northwest. Browse our list of recommended reads that are perfect for all your summer travel and outdoor activity plans.

The Best Coast
by Chandler O’Leary

Plan an unforgettable summer road trip with this quirky, illustrated book showcasing the West Coast’s historic routes. With roadside attractions, beloved landmarks, hidden history, and other offbeat delights, it’s the perfect inspiration for your trip. It also includes route maps, travel tips, packing guides, and more! From San Diego, California, all the way up …

Our Shed Coloring Activity


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We’re celebrating the release of Little Bigfoot’s new picture book Our Shed: A Father-Daughter Building Story by Robert Broder and illustrated by Carrie O’Neill with a fun coloring activity! Download a copy of the Our Shed coloring sheet to design your own shed!

When you’re done, post a pic of your shed and tag @lbfbooks on Instagram to show off your masterpiece!

Our Shed: A Father-Daughter Building Story
by Robert Broder; Illustrated by Carrie O’Neill
A sweet, nostalgic father-daughter story that celebrates DIY families as well as the unique creativity and spontaneity of each individual child. This lovely book is …

Meet the Author: Sonora Jha


Get to know Sasquatch Books author Sonora Jha! In this interview, she shares her motivation for writing, thoughts on feminism, advice for parents raising boys (and girls!), what gives her hope for the future, and more. Her memoir How to Raise a Feminist Son publishes on April 6th.

What is How to Raise a Feminist Son about?
It’s a collection of personal essays chronicling where we have arrived as a culture in raising boys and where we could be headed. It’s also a manifesto, a manual, and a love story of an Indian immigrant mother raising an American boy. These …

How Portland Book of Dates Authors Eden Dawn and Ashod Simonian Have Fun in a Pandemic


Let’s face it, we’re all struggling to find new ways to have fun and spend time together in the time of COVID-19. Lucky for us, we have authors who happen to be experts on that subject! The Portland Book of Dates authors and real-life couple Eden Dawn and Ashod Simonian did the work for you and we asked them to share their hard-won wisdom. Happy to oblige, Eden and Ashod talk bed dates, bad dates, and the importance of snacks!

Eden: Well, for starters, we should tell everyone about Bed Dates and Bad Dates.

Ashod: Yes! We’re putting together a …

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 February books are all about Valentine’s Day and feature our picks for the perfect gift for your #valentine, #galentine, or to treat yourself!

52 Lists for Happiness
by Moorea Seal

List lovers rejoice! 52 Lists for Happiness helps you unlock the keys to living your most joyful life.  Drawing on happiness research and her own personal philosophy, Moorea Seal creates an inspiring tool to unlock your own unique happiness and bring more joy and balance into your  life. This …

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 January books include two new books for health-conscious cooks, a timely anti-racist resource, a new picture book, and a journal that will help you slay self-doubt!

Five Books for the New Year

Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food
by Hsiao-Ching Chou

The much-anticipated follow-up to Chinese Soul Food, Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food is our newest cookbook by Hsiao-Ching Chou. With 75 plant-based recipes that work for everyone (even new home cooks!) and practical tips from the author, you’ll be comfortable …

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 …

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 …

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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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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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: 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 …

Live Life Local: Oh, La La! Home Grown Stories, Helpful Tips, and Garden Wisdom


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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) will also include a chance to win a copy of the book and a gift to a local business!

This month our second pick is Oh, La La!: Homegrown Stories, Helpful Tips, and Garden Wisdom by Ciscoe Morris because May is for moms and we know a lot of moms who love to garden. The weather is perfect …