We invite you to come in and browse our diverse selection of new and used books. It’s a pleasure for us to share your reading experience and to help you select the next book that will inform, entertain, and delight.
Linda Brower & Karen Barringer, Owners
A Few New Arrivals at Lopez Bookshop
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan describes the author’s experiences as a lifelong surfer, from his early years in Honolulu through his culturally sophisticated pursuits of perfect waves in some of the world’s most exotic locales.
Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter by Nina Maclaughlin. An inspiring book for anyone who has ever dreamed of changing tracks: the story of a young woman who quit her desk job to become a carpenter.
Sounds and Sweet Airs: The Forgotten Women of Classical Music by Anna Beer reveals the hidden stories of eight remarkable female composers, taking the reader on a journey from seventeenth-century Medici Florence to London in the Blitz.
Before the Wind by Olympia, WA author Jim Lynch. Growing up on the Puget Sound, the Johannssen family has sailing in their blood, but the oldest brother, Josh, is left puzzling over what caused his siblings to flee, one to Africa, the other to points unknown as a fugitive and pirate.
Speak by Louisa Hall. In a narrative that spans geography and time, from the Atlantic Ocean in the seventeenth century, to a correctional institute in Texas in the near future, and told from the perspectives of five very different characters, Speak considers what it means to be human, and what it means to be less than fully alive.
The Last Painting of Sara De Vos – Dominic Smith bridges the historical and the contemporary, tracking a collision course between a rare landscape by a female Dutch painter of the golden age, an inheritor of the work in 1950s Manhattan, and a celebrated art historian who painted a forgery of it in her youth.
My Favorite Pets by Jeanne Birdsall; illustrated by Harry Bliss.
In his homework assignment, Gus spends less time on what he likes about sheep and more on how he’s gotten in trouble doing such things as using a sheep as an umbrella, or letting sheep into his house. (ages 3+)
This is Not a Picture Book! by G. Sergio Ruzzier. Duck finds a book and is surprised to discover that there are books with words and no pictures–and that even without pictures, a book can be interesting and exciting. (ages 8+)
Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson. Loving their gifted teacher, three boys are dismayed when she falls ill and leaves for the rest of the school year, a situation that compels them to share their stories while cutting class and journeying across town together on a fateful day. (ages 8+)
The Misadventures of Max Crumbly, Locker Hero by Rachel Renee Russell. First in a new series! After being targeted by a bully, Max begins to question his resolve to attend public school after having been homeschooled, but aspires to become like his favorite comic book heroes and finds an unexpected opportunity to be the hero his middle school needs. (ages 9+)
Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen by Jazz Jennings. Teen activist and trailblazer Jazz Jennings–named one of ‘The 25 most influential teens’ of the year by Time–shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths. (ages 13+)
“So many things are possible just as long as you don’t know they’re impossible.”
~Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth