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Author Series with Nancy Pearl


Date: 3/20/13 - 3/22/13

Location: The Willows Inn on Lummi Island

The Willows Inn on Lummi Island
and Village Books present:


Nancy Pearl Book Discussion Package


The Willows Inn on Lummi Island and Village Books present a two-day getaway at the Inn with librarian extraordinaire Nancy Pearl.

The Willows Inn and Village Books

Immerse yourself in two books recommended by Nancy: Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner and The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell.  Upon registering we will send you the books.

On Wednesday evening Nancy leads the first book-club discussion in the cozy atmosphere of the Inn’s living room, followed by a specially-prepared dinner by the Willows Inn sous chef. Nancy will talk about some of her favorite books over dinner.

On Thursday morning, guests will reconvene in the main dining room for a hearty breakfast followed by a second book-club session with Nancy.

After the discussion, get cozy with a good book, indulge in a spa treatment, or wander the island in the afternoon before enjoying the widely-acclaimed tasting menu prepared by Food and Wine’s Best New Chef 2012, Blaine Wetzel.

Call today at 360.758.2620 to register. You will receive both books shortly after registering.

One day event costs (includes tax, all meals, gratuity, and the two books)
Single Occupancy = $488.96
Double Occupancy = $651.95

Two day event costs (includes tax, all meals, gratuity, and the two books)
Single Occupancy= $854.06
Double Occupancy = $1303.90


About Nancy Pearl:

Nancy Pearl

The New York Times calls her “the talk of librarian circles.” Readers can’t get enough of her recommendations, and bookstores and libraries typically fill to standing room only when she visits. Since her best-seller Book Lust (2003, Sasquatch Books) and earning the Women’s National Book Association Award for extraordinary contribution to the world of books in 2004, Pearl has become a rock star among readers — the taste-maker who people turn to when deciding what to read next.

Having worked as a librarian and bookseller in Detroit, Tulsa, and Seattle, Pearl’s knowledge and love of books sets her apart. In 1998 she developed the program “If All of Seattle Read the Same Book,” a concept that spread across the country. She served as the executive director of the Washington Center for the Book, and a librarian action figure has been created in her likeness.

Pearl celebrates the written word in appearances at bookstores and libraries nationwide, and on her monthly television program “Book Lust with Nancy Pearl” on the Seattle Channel. She also provides commentary about books on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” and NPR affiliate stations KUOW in Seattle and KWGS in Tulsa.

Pearl is an avid bicyclist and a happy grandmother of three. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Joe.