The Methow Valley:
It's a place where the scenery knocks your socks off; it's home to a community of passionate individuals; and it's where the term "recreation paradise" is an understatement.
Trail's End Bookstore:
It's a place where the books are all hand-picked; it's where the staff is made up of passionate booklovers who love their jobs; and it's where an afternoon exploring the shelves feels like a breath of fresh air.
Trail's End Bookstore and the Methow Valley:
They're a wonderful combination. They're where a love of the mountains and a passion for good literature combine. They're where interesting and dynamic people come together to share a bit of their day. The Trails End Bookstore is an integral part of the Methow Valley, and the Methow Valley has found its way into all the sections of the Trails End Bookstore.
Have fun exploring this website, but better yet, come on into the store. We'd love to talk about books with you, recommend our latest favorites, or point you to the best ski or hiking trails. If you can't make it in, drop us an e-mail and we'll get you that perfect book.
New to the store for winter!
Dr. Sleep - Stephen King
What ever happened to Danny Torrance? For the 36 years since The Shining was first published, the answer has been left to our imaginations. Finally we catch up with Dan as his creator envisions him: a flawed middle-aged man with a tragic past -- his special gift, "shining," dulled with age and alcohol. He's "Doctor Sleep" now, a hospice worker who eases the end of patients' lives. He also happens to be the only one who can help a little girl with her own special gift. This is not simply The Shining II. Not only does this story stand on its own, it manages to magnify the supernatural quality that first drew us to young Danny, expanding its mystery and its intensity in a way that might even reach beyond this book into the rest of the King-iverse... and beyond. (Easter egg alert: look for the nod to King's son Joe Hill's recent book N0S4A2.) - Robin A. Rothman
Dog Songs - Mary Oliver
Beloved by her readers, special to the poet’s own heart, Mary Oliver’s dog poems offer a special window into her world. Dog Songs collects some of the most cherished poems together with new works, offering a portrait of Oliver’s relationship to the companions that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. To be illustrated with images of the dogs themselves, the subjects will come to colorful life here. - AZ
I Am Malala - Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.
On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.
Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. - AZ
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants - Malcolm Gladwell
Gladwell’s best-sellers, such as The Tipping Point (2000) and Outliers (2008), have changed the way we think about sociological changes and the factors that contribute to high levels of success. Here he examines and challenges our concepts of “advantage” and “disadvantage” in a way that may seem intuitive to some and surprising to others. Beginning with the classic tale of David and Goliath and moving through history with figures such as Lawrence of Arabia and Martin Luther King Jr., Gladwell shows how, time and again, players labeled “underdog” use that status to their advantage and prevail through the elements of cunning and surprise.
He also shows how certain academic “advantages,” such as getting into an Ivy League school, have downsides, in that being a “big fish in a small pond” at a less prestigious school can lead to greater confidence and a better chance of success in later life. Gladwell even promotes the idea of a “desirable difficulty,” such as dyslexia, a learning disability that causes much frustration for reading students but, at the same time, may force them to develop better listening and creative problem-solving skills. As usual, Gladwell presents his research in a fresh and easy-to-understand context, and he may have coined the catchphrase of the decade, “Use what you got.” --David Siegfried