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lease stop in soon to peruse the array of informative, colorful, provocative, mysterious, amazing, magical new books we have waiting for you at Mostly Books.

Click Here to see the current Pacific Northwest Best Seller list. We either carry, or can quickly get, any book you want on the list.

And here is a sampling of our recommendations to whet your appetite for great reading:

Recommendations & Staff Favorites:

Molly's Recommendations -
The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield. "This is a compelling, emotional and richly written novel of an Arkansas farm family in the 1950s."
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (YA) by Sherman Alexie
The Book Thief (YA) by Markus Zusak
Half-Broke Horses (F) by Jeanette Walls
The Help (F) by Kathryn Stockett
The Highest Tide (F) by Jim Lynch
The Housekeeper and the Professor (F) by Yoko Ogawa
The Most They Ever Had (NF) by Rick Bragg
Olive Kittredge (F) by Elizabeth Strout
Oxygen (F) Carol Cassella
The Piano Teacher (F) by Janice YK Lee

Donna's Recommendations -
Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper. "This animal story will reach into your heart and stretch your soul."
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister. "A series of cooking classes taught at a restaurant is the setting for this book. Each chapter explores one class and the life of one student. The ability of food and cooking to connect people and pasts is a central theme. Intense, emotional descriptions of food characterize the lush and sensual writing."
Angelology (F) by Danielle Trussoni
Big Burn (NF) by Tim Egan
Cutting for Stone (F) by Abraham Verghese
In the Sanctuary of Outcasts (NF) by Neil White
Lipstick in Afghanistan (F) by Roberta Gately
Outliers (NF) by Malcolm Gladwell
Red Thread (F) by Ann Hood
A Town Like Alice (F) by Nevil Shute (one of Jo's
old favorites)
What the Dead Know (F) by Laura Lippman
Worst Hard Time (NF) by Tim Egan

Judy's Recommendations -
The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith "The eleventh book in his Precious Ramotswe series is a pure delight. Great summertime reading."

Most of these recommended books are now available in paperback. Stop by the bookstore for more great book ideas!
- new recommendation coming soon -


Northwest Animal Babies
Art Wolfe & Andrea Helman
From sea otter pups to grizzly bear cubs, the absolute cutest babies anywhere. A must-have picture book for your Northwest kid.

The Fox Island Cup
Gene Nihart
The Fox Island Cup, is set in historic Gig Harbor, Washington and chronicles the life of a young girl named Sammy as she struggles to overcome doubt and insecurity. In her little sailboat, Sammy can leave all her troubles to the wind. But when her worst enemy challenges her to a junior sailing race, she must face her fears and prove to him, and more importantly to herself, that she can achieve anything she believes in.
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Davy's Dream
Paul Owen Lewis
In a setting that looks suspiciously like the San Juans, a young boy dreams
of sailing with wild orcas... and sometimes, you know, dreams come true.
$14.95


We can special-order any book currently in print. Please inquire.



We have a great collection of literary, novelty and fun cards for all occasions. Come by to check them out.


Don't you just love a great bookmark! Stop in to see our new selection.

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If you are visiting our online gallery from out of town,
we will be happy to ship any of our books to you.
MOSTLY BOOKS Gift Certificates also available.
Please call, fax or e-mail with inquiries.

Other West Sound Independent Bookstores:
Eagle Harbor Books, Bainbridge Island
Liberty Bay Books, Poulsbo


Gig Harbor bookstore
3126 Harborview Dr.
Gig Harbor, Washington 98335
253-851-3219 253-851-9564 (fax)
E-mail: info@mostlybooks.com

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