Oct
28
2:00pm 2:00pm

Laura Izumikawa

From the viral Instagram sensation with over 500k followers, lifestyle photographer, and mommy blogger Laura Izumikawa (@LauraIz) comes NAPTIME WITH JOEY, A ridiculously delightful photo book of her now internet-famous daughter dressed up in various pop culture costumes.  She’ll be here to sign one for you!

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Oct
7
2:00pm 2:00pm

The Hope of Another Spring

Join us for a special presentation by Barbara Johns, author of The Hope of Another Spring, a biography of Issei artist Takuichi Fujii from the University of Washington Press. This event is timed with a rare exhibit of the artist’s work at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, Witness to Wartime, on view from September 16 through January 1, 2018, and curated by the author.

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Smiski: Special Appearence
Sep
9
to Sep 23

Smiski: Special Appearence

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Smiski visited our Carrollton and Plano stores on September 9-10, San Francisco store on September 16-17, and Los Angeles store on September 23!

He had a lot of fun hiding in our stores, exploring the neighborhood and saying hi to people! Thank you to Smiski for visiting,  and also everyone who welcomed him at our stores!

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What are Smiskis?
Tiny creatures that live in corners Smiski are curious little creatures that love hiding in small spaces and corners of your room. Although they like to stay hidden, you might discover one at night as they mysteriously glow in the dark. It is interesting to see the many types of Smiski all with different personalities and character. However, just why they exist in the first place, nobody quite knows….”

 

 

Carrollton and Plano Stores

San Francisco Store

Los Angeles Store

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Engaging Dogen's Zen
Aug
20
2:00pm 2:00pm

Engaging Dogen's Zen

Join us for a special introduction and presentation on the Sōtō Zen tradition with the minds behind Engaging Dōgen’s Zen. Our panelists are all leaders at the Northwest Zen Community – an open temple that strives to protect and preserve the time-tested Zen practice founded by Dogen Zenji.

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英月カフェ
Aug
5
2:00pm 2:00pm

英月カフェ

真宗佛光寺派 京都・大行寺 ご住職の英月さんによるトーク&サイン会 「英月カフェ」を4年ぶりに開催いたします!最近の日本人は、ダメだ、ダメだと否定ばかりしています。しかし本当にダメなのでしょうか。実はほめていいこともたくさんあるのではないでしょうか。そんな日本人に対して親鸞聖人「正信偈(しょうしんげ)」に学ぶ「肯定する生き方」を、当日は英月さんがやさしく説いてくださいます。「大丈夫!」ありのままでいい。すべてを肯定して、いのちをたのしみましょう...

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