Join us on the Schooner Zodiac Books A'Sail Cruise! Sept. 13-15

All hands on deck! Book your cabin and join Village Books own Paul Hanson and Kelly Evert and Seattle Public Librarian Andrea Gough on a seabound book-club adventure of a lifetime with the Schooner Zodiac Books A'Sail Cruise setting sail September 13th - 15th! (Village Books customers can use the code use the code ORCA at checkout and get 20% off the booking!)

We'll sail during the day, then drop the hook and bring out our books. On the reading list are the British Columbia classic The Curve of Time, a true life tale of widow M. Wylie Blanchet who each summer piled her five young children (and one dog) into a 25-foot boat to explore the West Coast of 1930s Vancouver Island; Ruth Ozeki's A Tale For The Time Being travels between post-tsunami Japan and an island off British Columbia, weaving together the stories of a writer who discovers a Hello Kitty lunchbox washed ashore containing a diary tucked inside, and a young Japanese schoolgirl determined to bear witness to the life of her 104-year-old great-grandmother; and continuing our exploration of curves and time, we'll have a hands-on navigation class using sextants built around Dava Sobel's Longitude. Buy these books with Village Books and receive a15% discount and free media mail shipping by entering "Schooner Zodiac" in the notes field when you submit you online order, or just tell us the code "Schooner Zodiac" with in-store or phone orders!

Curve of Time: 50th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By M. Blanchet, Timothy Egan (Foreword by), Gray Campbell (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781770500372
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Whitecap Books - April 11th, 2011

A Tale for the Time Being Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143124870
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013

Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802715296
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Walker & Company - October 30th, 2007