Thursday, April 30, 2009

Garfield Book Company Welcomes Janna!

Hi, everyone! Lindsay Here.

Come join us for Janna's appearance at the Garfield Book Company Book Club on Wednesday May 6th at 6:30. For more details please visit our website at Luteworld.

As I mentioned in my bio, I work at Garfield Book Company. What is Garfield Book Company, you ask? Well, it serves many functions to the Tacoma/Parkland community. Garfield is the Pacific Lutheran University bookstore, which means it provides textbooks, supplies, and PLU paraphernalia. BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! Garfield is also a fully functional, independent bookstore, which means we are mini Borders, so to speak. Our store's mission is to connect and engage with our community, so we offer events for children, author events, and a book club. This is where Janna will come in! Another manager and I run the book club at Garfield. We have a varied and eclectic group of members: the ages vary from twenty (me) to fifty- to sixty-year-old women. As of now, most of our members--well, actually all--are women, but we are looking for men to come make our group more diverse! Some of the books we have read this year are The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, The Art of Racing in the Rain, The Book Thief, and The Thirteenth Tale.

When I started Publishing Procedures, we had a bunch of local authors visit our class and show us various aspects of the publishing industry. When Janna came and gave a lesson, a light bulb went off in my head! I then contacted her to come visit our book club. A couple of e-mails later, Janna was set to come visit us. YAY! Now the next step was figuring out how we could read her book before it was even published to the public . . . hmm. . . . Janna worked her magic with her publishers and got us 11 pre-advanced reader copies of her book. My book club members enjoyed this because they felt they were able to see the transition and process a book has to go through before it is published. As we have several writers in our group, they were very enthused!

After I got assigned to help promote Janna's book, the book club appearance was the perfect time to film a commentary on her lovely book. We originally thought that we could use the footage in Janna's book trailer, but as the process went along, Janna decided she would take the footage into her own hands and make a how-to guide for book clubs. Janna is still tampering with what the purpose of the footage will be at the moment, but we will love having her at our book club nonetheless.

Garfield Book Company's address is:
208 Garfield Street,Suite 101

If you have any question please don't hesitate to comment or e-mail me at


  1. Sarah's Mom, here...Nice job, ladies! This would be a great book to promote at our favorite bookstore in Seaside, OR! Wouldn't it be fun to read on the beach there?

  2. Is the Garfield Book Company hiring/going to be hiring anytime soon? And if so, what age do you have to be to work there?