Third Place Books next Wednesday

DMZ · May 23, 2007 at 8:30 am · Filed Under Site information 

Hey everyone – next Wednesday, the 30th, is the rescheduled date for my appearance at Third Place Books. 7pm. Their event calendar is here. Please do come out, it’s always nice to hang around with USSMers and hopefully the team will be on a terrific tear and we’ll all be in good moods.

Wacky fun fact: the next day features two local science fiction/fantasy authors, Kay Kenyon and Louise Marley. Marley wrote the short story “Diamond Girls” aaand a nice review of the Cheater’s Guide to Baseball, over at Amazon. I thought that was kind of cool.


15 Responses to “Third Place Books next Wednesday”

  1. msb on May 23rd, 2007 12:17 pm

    should we bring snacks?

    p.s. remember to hydrate.

  2. DanO on May 23rd, 2007 1:06 pm

    Would it be bad form to note that “Third Place” Books is an appropriate place to discuss the Mariners?

  3. Deanna on May 23rd, 2007 1:33 pm

    That’s great, Derek! I’ll try to be there. Make sure you stay healthy this time 🙂

  4. Mr. Egaas on May 23rd, 2007 1:38 pm

    Is this the Ravenna or Lake Forest Park location?

    The Ravenna one has a really cool pub underneath it.

  5. Mark Gurwell on May 23rd, 2007 1:57 pm

    #4 – the link takes you to the calendar for the Lake Forest Park edition…conveniently located just two blocks from my in-laws house in 178th. Well, convenient for them, I’m on the east coast…

  6. Steve T on May 23rd, 2007 1:59 pm

    This is Lake Forest Park. I don’t know about a pub, but there’s pretty decent Mexican food in the food court thingie there. Not Muy Macho good, but better than Taco Del Mar! (Addendum: I was slightly disturbed to find, when I googled “south park mexican” to remember the name of Muy Macho, that there is a rapper named “South Park Mexican” who is currently in prison for child molestation.) There’s a good bakery too.

  7. SeattleDan on May 23rd, 2007 2:22 pm

    If you haven’t had the chance yet, please go see Derek at Third Place. We had a great time with him here at my place. He’s a very knowledgeable guy, funny and a pleasure to meet. Oh, yeah, his book is also the best baseball book published this year.

  8. DoesntCompute on May 23rd, 2007 2:27 pm

    When is your book signing in Spokane?

  9. Evan on May 23rd, 2007 3:08 pm

    This year? A true Zumsteg fan would assert that the Cheater’s Guide is the best baseball book published since Ball Four.

  10. msb on May 23rd, 2007 5:04 pm

    I feel as though someone should bring a bag of gingersnaps.

  11. MKT on May 23rd, 2007 7:06 pm

    “Marley wrote the short story “Diamond Girls””

    Nice story, but what’s up with the manager sending his poor-hitting pitcher to the plate in the bottom of the 12th inning, knowing that she’s already finished pitching that day? Hasn’t he ever heard of pinch hitting?

  12. DMZ on May 23rd, 2007 7:31 pm

    I actually mentioned that to her. I really enjoyed it, and from a baseball fan perspective I was all “ooh, ooh, and there’s this, and this, and this!” …. so…. I don’t know. Hopefully I didn’t come off as too annoying. But anyway, yeah. Possibly to be fixed if there’s a print edition. We’ll see.

  13. davepaisley on May 23rd, 2007 11:09 pm

    “I feel as though someone should bring a bag of gingersnaps.”

    OMG, I’d almost forgotten that…

    Which game was that now?

  14. msb on May 24th, 2007 9:51 am

    apparently Sept. 6, 1998.

  15. msb on May 24th, 2007 9:52 am

    Date: 1998/09/07
    Subject: Gettin’ tossed

    For all Mariner fans attending future games —

    You can throw up to five gingersnaps unto the field a good distance (say, oh, shallow right-center) and only have the bag of gingersnaps confiscated from you. Your state of intoxication and the distribution of hostile, middle-aged fans around you apparantly pays no part in the cop’s decision.

    Not that you should try this.

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