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March 2019

Jean Godden at Folio

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike Street #307
Seattle, WA 98101
$10
Jean Godden standing with arms crossed in front of birch trees

Come and meet Seattle reporter, editor, columnist, and city councilmember Jean Godden, who witnessed historic events, watched Seattle evolve into a civic and national affairs leader, met city and state movers and shakers, and became a local celebrity herself. In her new book, Citizen Jean, the consummate observer recounts—as only she can—the World’s Fair that got Seattle noticed, the citizen-led battle against freeways, the fight to keep Pike Place Market away from New York investors, the World Trade Organization protests, and more.…

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April 2019

WSU Press and authors at the Washington State History Museum Book Fair

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
Image of five books on a table: In the Path of Destruction, Interwoven Lives, Peace Weavers, Rugged Mercy, and Unusual Punishment

In celebration of the new exhibit, A Thousand Words Worth: Washington Authors Tell Stories Through Objects, the Washington State History Museum is hosting its first ever book fair, and WSU Press will be there! Meet WSU Press authors Christopher Murray, Richard Waitt, Candace Wellman, and Robert Wright, and get your books signed! The event is Included with museum admission, and is FREE for members. We'll have great discounts on a variety of titles.  

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WSU Press Spring Book Sale

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cooper Publications Building Lobby, 2300 Grimes Way
Pullman, WA 99164-5910
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WSU Press Spring Book Sale Sign with day, time, and discount information

In the book industry, when bookstores and distributors return books, it is inevitable that some are damaged. Most of the time it’s just a bent corner or a bit of rubbing on the covers, but it means WSU Press can’t resell them to other bookstore customers. So what do we do? We collect them and have a damaged book sale—usually only once a year. This year, it’s on WSU’s Mom’s Weekend. So come on out to our offices in the…

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Candace Wellman, Heritage Resources Distinguished Speaker at Western Washington University

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Western Washington University Libraries, Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor)
Bellingham, WA
Photo of Candace Wellman seated in front of a window

Candace Wellman will present "Inside the Archives: Exploring Whatcom County's 19th Century Cross-Cultural Marriages." She will discuss her research process and subsequent discoveries. The talk is free and open to the public. While helping researchers at the Washington State Archives, Candace Wellman discovered that 80-90 percent of all marriages in Whatcom County’s early decades were cross-cultural. The husbands included nearly every community founder and official, yet history authors mentioned only white women as founding mothers. She became determined to illuminate the…

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Candace Wellman at Village Books in Lynden (Waples Room)

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Village Books – Lynden, 430 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264 United States
Photo of Candace Wellman seated in front of a window

Candace Wellman will be the featured local author for Indie Bookstore Day at Village Books in Lynden (Waples Room). She is the author of "Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast Through Cross-Cultural Marriages" and "Interwoven Lives: Indigenous Mothers of Salish Coast Communities." While helping researchers at the Washington State Archives, Wellman discovered that 80-90 percent of all marriages in Whatcom County’s early decades were cross-cultural. The husbands included nearly every community founder and official, yet history authors mentioned only white women…

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May 2019

Celebrate WSU’s Presidential History with the authors of “Leading the Crimson and Gray”

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Terrell Library Atrium, PO Box 645610, Washington State University
Pullman, Washington 99164-5610
WSU President Elson Floyd in crowd cheering at UCLA v. WSU basketball game

It’s a LAUNCH PARTY! Meet the authors and celebrate the release of Leading the Crimson and Gray: The Presidents of Washington State University, a new title from WSU Press. Leading the Crimson and Gray chronicles the lives and legacies of those who served in one of WSU’s most visible roles—president. The outstanding gathering of chapter authors includes professors, editors, an archivist, an associate dean, graduate and doctoral students, an assistant vice president, and a chancellor. All have strong ties to…

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Philip F. Beach at Colfax Library Community Center

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Whitman County Library – Colfax Branch Community Center, 104 South Main Street
Colfax, WA 99111 United States
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Learn about early railroads on the Palouse at a presentation by Philip F. Beach, author of Wheat Country Railroad: The Northern Pacific’s Spokane & Palouse and Competitors. Racing for regional economic supremacy, the Oregon Railway & Navigation Co., Union Pacific, and Northern Pacific Railroad laid rail, invested capital, speculated, and built a remarkable infrastructure—competition that played a critical role in agricultural and population growth on the Palouse. Wheat Country Railroad offers the most comprehensive and detailed study ever compiled on their intense…

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Candace Wellman at Seaport Books

May 16 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Seaport Books, 106 First Street
La Conner, 98257
Photo of Candace Wellman seated in front of a window

Meet Candace Wellman, author of Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast Through Cross-Cultural Marriages and Interwoven Lives: Indigenous Mothers of Salish Coast Communities. While helping researchers at the Washington State Archives, Wellman discovered that 80-90 percent of all marriages in Whatcom County’s early decades were cross-cultural. The husbands included nearly every community founder and official, yet history authors mentioned only white women as founding mothers. She became determined to illuminate the hidden history surrounding these relationships. Over twenty plus years, and working with…

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Philip F. Beach at Pullman Heritage Depot’s Freight Room

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pullman Heritage Depot, 330 North Grand Ave
Pullman, WA 99163
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Learn about early railroads on the Palouse at a presentation by Philip F. Beach, author of Wheat Country Railroad: The Northern Pacific’s Spokane & Palouse and Competitors. Racing for regional economic supremacy, the Oregon Railway & Navigation Co., Union Pacific, and Northern Pacific Railroad laid rail, invested capital, speculated, and built a remarkable infrastructure—competition that played a critical role in agricultural and population growth on the Palouse. Wheat Country Railroad offers the most comprehensive and detailed study ever compiled on their intense…

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Candace Wellman at Village Books in Fairhaven

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Village Books – Fairhaven, 1200 11th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
Photo of Candace Wellman seated in front of a window

Meet Candace Wellman, author of Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast Through Cross-Cultural Marriages and Interwoven Lives: Indigenous Mothers of Salish Coast Communities. While helping researchers at the Washington State Archives, Wellman discovered that 80-90 percent of all marriages in Whatcom County’s early decades were cross-cultural. The husbands included nearly every community founder and official, yet history authors mentioned only white women as founding mothers. She became determined to illuminate the hidden history surrounding these relationships. Over twenty plus years, and working…

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