When I first cracked open The Brothers K, I couldn’t believe my eyes. According to the words on page one, this 650-plus page epic was set in my hometown:   Camas, Washington / September / 1956   I lived in Camas between the ages of two and five. It’s a fairly small mill town …

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A Day in the Life: Book-It Intern Edition

I open my email and the first thing I see is “pumpkin pie session at 1p.m.!” Immediately, my day just got better. I walk down the hall toward the printer and I’m greeted by fellow Book-It-eers (they are all equally excited about the pumpkin pie). As I settle back into my desk, I begin to …

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Book-It’s Arts and Education is on the Road

Things are super busy over here in the Arts and Education Department. Last month we finished up our bilingual tour of The Secret Garden, this month we have opened our winter show, A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin, and we are in the process of rehearsing our spring show, Flora …

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Books Just Make Us So Happy

As you might imagine, books are a passion for Team Book-It. When we return from our holidays, much water cooler time is spent talking about our new reads. This year, we’re excited to share a few of them with you. I got Burt Reynolds’ But Enough About Me. Top box office star for five years …

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Stitch & Bitch, Regency Style

In Book-It’s current adaptation of Emma, Emma Woodhouse spends much of her time plotting matches for her friends and neighbors. But what does Emma do when she is not strategizing over which of her acquaintances should marry one another? During the Regency Era, women from the upper class did not have jobs and therefore found …

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