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Eagle Harbor Books welcomes authors for special events

Eagle Harbor Book Company will host a wide range of authors in April, from novelists exploring family ties to a new children’s picture book by Island author George Shannon.

The bookstore will hold a night of laugh-out-loud limericks in honor of National Poetry Month, and will be taking part in World Book Night.

All events are free and open to the public. Two seats may be reserved with the advance purchase of event books. Each reading will be followed by a question and answer period and book signing.

Eagle Harbor Books welcomes back staff favorite and Seattle author Amy Hatvany at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7 to hear about her latest novel, “Heart Like Mine,” a poignant, hopeful portrait of womanhood, love and the challenges and joys of family life.

Bainbridge Island author George Shannon and Seattle illustrator Julie Paschkis will visit at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14 to debut their new picture book, “Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar?”

At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, the world-renowned Eagle Harbor Books Limerick Contest returns after a hiatus of a couple years. This year the theme is “Bainbridge-O-Rama,” and the bookstore will announce the winners, honorable mentions and editors’ choice.

The Winslow shop kicks off World Book Night with a send-off to some of the community “givers” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21. Volunteers from around Bainbridge Island and Kitsap County will join thousands of givers nationally to bring books to people who don’t normally read them.

Seattle author Jennie Shortridge, a founding member of the Seattle7Writers, will read from her latest novel, “Love Water Memory,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25.

Eagle Harbor Book Company is located at 157 Winslow Way East. For more information, call 206-842-5332 or visit

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