Shop Local, and get some good deals this weekend (and beyond)

Attention, Ravenna shoppers: There are only 50 days left until Christmas! (At the time we wrote this, anyway — here’s an updated countdown for you.)

Ho Ho Oh no it's November already! Christmas is COMING.

With that horrifying thought in mind, here are some local business deals and/or events happening this weekend and/or this month.

Ravenna Third Place Books (6504 20th Ave NE): 40% off all used books on Saturday and Sunday! Staff picks are 20% off all month (new books)!

The Shoe Zoo (2920 NE Blakeley St Suite B): Everything in the store is 15% off! There are also some racks of 30% off items!

Roaring Mouse Creative Arts Studio (7526 20th Ave NE): Holiday Gift-Making Camps and Workshops, November 28 through December 18. Classes available include Gift Making ages 4-8, grades K-5, one for parents and children, and MORE!

The Moonpaper Tent (918 NE 64th St in Roosevelt): “Mr. McGizmo’s Inventions Camp!” on November 11th from 9AM-3PM. Kids aged 4-9 years old can spend their school-free day playing dress-up, doing creative drama, arts and crafts, and building!

Anything else we should add to this list? LET US KNOW. #freeadvertising

Used book sale this weekend at Third Place Books

Looking for a good read? Or perhaps a STACK of good reads?

Ravenna Third Place Books (6504 20th Avenue NE) has your back.

Image courtesy of Third Place Books

November 6 and 7, at both locations, all TPB’s used books will be 40% off.  Not bad.

What would I get? Probably something by Bill Bryson. Or Oliver Sacks. And a new Richard Scarry title to endlessly read to my child.

Survival of the Book in the Digital Age: This Thursday at History Cafe

September 16th is the third Thursday of the month, which means it’s time for another History Cafe at The Pub at Third Place Books (6504 20th Ave NE).

This month the topic hits home for the folks upstairs at Ravenna Third Place Books. Here’s the description from the KCTS9 website:

Can the book survive the digital age? Michael Lieberman, co-owner of Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers in Pioneer Square and the creator of the blog Book Patrol, leads an informal discussion on the ever changing role of technology in the book world. Also, learn about the latest in print on demand technology as we look at Third Place Book’s amazing book-making machine, “Ginger.”

The talk starts at 7pm in the Authors Corner, but you encouraged to arrive early to partake of happy hour.

If you miss the event or previous History Cafe discussions, they are available for viewing on the KCTS9 History Cafe homepage. And that goes for the Science Cafes, too!

The History Cafe series is a partnership between KCTS9, MOHAI,, Seattle Public Libraries, WGBH, and The Pub at Ravenna Third Place.


More links:

Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers homepage

Wessel & Leiberman blog

Book Patrol blog

Espresso Book Machine & Third Place Press FAQ

Your Busy Weekend for August 28-29

You could clean your garage this weekend, like you’ve been meaning to do for MONTHS. But here are some other options for your weekend that you might enjoy a little more than that:


  • Make an oven powered by the sun.
    • Solar Cooker class, University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE; 10am-2pm; $10, register by calling 527-4278
  • Go to a winery open house in Roosevelt.
    • Eight Bells Winery open house, 6213B Roosevelt Way NE; 11am-5pm; please RVSP to rsvp [at]
  • And/Or stay in Ravenna and taste wine.
  • Go play, eat, run, dance, paddle, bounce and more, all at the same place.


  • Go to story time, no matter how old you are.
    • Adult Storytime, Ravenna Third Place Books, 6504 20th Ave. NE; bring a short work from your favorite author or poet to read aloud


Anything else to add? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll edit the post!