Spring 23 New Releases


Start the year with new books!

Here’s everything new that’s coming to a bookstore near you this season from all our imprints: Sasquatch Books, Spruce Books, and Little Bigfoot.

My Baby’s Book
By Anne Phyfe Palmer

From the author of This Life of Mine and This Family of Ours comes a new keepsake legacy journal, My Baby’s Book. This gorgeously crafted book provides a place for a proud parent or grandparent to record and reserve the memories, moments, and milestones of a new baby’s arrival—beyond the first year! Something truly special that will be cherished throughout their life.

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Winter DIY: Mending Life’s Plain Weave Darning


On Darning

A friend tells me about her favorite sweater and how she’s afraid if the holes get any bigger, it will be a lost cause. She says, “It has been with me through so much—at first I didn’t quite like it, but something kept me from giving it away. Each time I rediscovered it hidden at the bottom of my dresser drawer, it would call to me softly, but I would always reach for another, more familiar sweater. Later I found it tucked deep in my moving boxes. In my new place, it hung neglected in the back of …

Holiday Gift Guide: Nature Books


This year’s Nature holiday gift guide is filled with visually-stunning and awe-inspiring books. From the quest to find every penguin in the world to the ecosystems of the Salish Sea, from a gorgeously illustrated book for birders to an inspiring orca rescue story, there’s something for every nature lover on your list!

BirdNote
by BirdNote; Illustrated by Emily Poole; Edited by Ellen Blackstone

This beautiful gift book features entertaining and informative essays from the popular public radio program, BirdNote, accompanied by gorgeous full-color illustrations throughout–an illuminating volume for bird and nature lovers across North America. An excellent gift for the …

Holiday Gift Guide: Narrative Nonfiction


This year’s Narrative Nonfiction holiday gift guide is filled with tales of adventure, discovery, history, struggle, and triumph. There’s a story for every reader on your list!

Uncharted
by Kim Brown Seely

Faced with an empty nest, a couple embarks on an epic voyage across land and sea, seeking the mythical blonde Kermode bear—and their truest selves. They impulsively buy a big broken sailboat, learn to sail it, and head out onto the Salish Sea to an expanse of untamed wilderness. Wise and lyrical, this heartfelt memoir recounts their voyage of discovery into who they were as individuals and as …

Holiday Gift Guide: Travel & Outdoor Recreation


This year’s Travel & Outdoor Recreation holiday gift guide is filled with fun and accessible books for exploring the Pacific Northwest and West Coast! From the Cascade Mountains to the shores of Puget Sound, from spectacular cities to drives along the Pacific coast, there is something for every adventurer on your list.

The Mountains are Calling
by Nancy Blakey

Looking for easily accessible yet off-the-beaten-path outdoor adventures you can do year-round in the mountains near Seattle, Portland, and Bend? Look no further! This beginner-friendly guide will show you where to go, what to do, and what to look for while …

Holiday Gift Guide: Top-Rated Cookbooks


This year’s Cookbooks holiday gift guide is filled with delicious recipes from some of the best chefs and cooks in the Pacific Northwest and West. From the wildly popular I Heart Recipes creator Rosie Mayes’ new soul food cookbook to a classic from one of Seattle’s James Beard Award-winning chefs, from scrumptious holiday baking to one-pan meals for every night of the week, there’s something for every culinarian on your list!

Super Soul Food with Cousin Rosie
by Rosie Mayes

Rosie Mayes, popular author of I Heart Soul Food, and creator of I Heart Recipes, serves up 100+ amped-up, …

Holiday Gift Guide: Beloved Children’s Books


This year’s Children’s book holiday gift guide includes books celebrating the great outdoors in the snowy season, the power of reading, adjusting to new places and experiences, a fleet of working boats, the beauty of birds, learning shapes and colors, and more!

 

Library Girl
by Karen Henry Clark; Illustrated by Sheryl Murray

A loving tribute to the power books and librarians have to transform children’s lives. Library Girl is the inspiring childhood story of how beloved librarian and author, Nancy Pearl, discovered her strengths and realized her passion.

 

 

 

A Home Under the Stars
by Andy Chou

Holiday Gift Guide: Small Gifts and Stocking Stuffers


This year’s Stocking Stuffers holiday guide is bursting with small but mighty book recommendations! From the astrology minded to the DIY homemaker, the city explorer to flower lover, there’s something for every reader on your list.

 

201 Everyday Uses for Salt, Lemons, Vinegar, and Baking Soda
by Benjamin Mott

This handy book focuses on living simpler with 201 natural cleaning solutions that use four simple, versatile, and inexpensive ingredients: salt, lemon, vinegar, baking soda, and olive oil. This is an essential reference for anyone interested in thrifty, natural, and sustainable living!

 

 

 

Northwest Know-How Series
by Multiple

Holiday Gift Guide: Popular Hardcover Journals


This year’s Journals holiday gift guide is filled with beautiful and luxe hardcover journals. For the person who love to care for their plants to those looking to start a gratitude practice, for the reader who ponders what they’ve read to the genealogist in the family, there’s something for everyone on your list!

Grow a Damn Plant Journal
by Tyler Thrasher

Finally, a gardening journal grounded in science! Perfect for indoor or outdoor plants of every type, it’s made for green thumbs who want to take caring for their plants to the next level. This luxe plant journal challenges the …

Holiday Gift Guide: Arts & Crafts


This year’s Arts & Crafts holiday gift guide is filled with books to get the creative juices flowing. From learning to sketch (with a bonus mindfulness practice!) to mending well-loved clothes and home items, from sewing garments that fit your unique body to prompts to inspire aspiring authors, there’s something for every artist or crafter on your list!

Mindful Sketching
by Peggy Dean 

For the artist (or those aspiring to be), with Mindful Sketching you can express your own creativity and develop a life-changing mindfulness practice in this guide for all levels by bestselling author and artist Peggy Dean. Grab …

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 …

Mother’s Day Gift Guide


Mother’s day is just a few weeks away! Show mom the love this year with a new book, cookbook, or guided journal. This year’s gift guide includes books celebrating beautiful plants found in the garden, guided journals that celebrate a reader’s love of books, family, and the power of mindfulness, and a cookbook to inspire the home baker!

 

My Reading Life
by Spruce Books

Give mom the gift of keeping track of all the good books she reads! If she loves books, this charming guided journal is the perfect way to be more mindful about her reading. It’s a …

Sasquatch Picks for Gardening Season


Spring is here, which means it’s time to pull on your gardening gloves and get your hands in some soil. Here are our Sasquatch Picks to get ready for gardening season. They also make great Mother’s Day gifts!

 

Little Book of Flower Series
by Tara Austen Weaver; Illustrated by Emily Poole

Perfect for flower fans, this series is a little love letter to the peony and to the dahlia, each bursting with tips, tricks and facts. Did you know peonies are queens of the spring garden? Or that Dahlias are the showboats of the flower world—colorful, flamboyant, and spectacular? …

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 …

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 📚

Northwest Know-How Beer Cover ImageNorthwest Know-How: Beer
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 …

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 …

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.

Five Books for Creativity & Growth 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 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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