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Welcome to A Book For All Seasons!

Welcome to A Book For All Seasons (ABFAS), a small independent bookstore hidden away in Leavenworth, Washington! Come in, meet our friendly staff, and find the perfect book as you explore the hundreds of old favorites, fresh hardbacks, great gifts and eclectic treasures teeming from our shelves.

The Story of ABFAS!

How many bookstores have their own Treehouse? Sheltered beneath the branches of an ancient oak tree, this is the best place in town to watch Christmas Lighting, parades, fireworks displays, or get a great view of the famous Bavarian Cuckoo Clock that fills Front Street with its chimes every hour! During the summer, our Treehouse is home to the wild whimsy and creativity of our Kids Book Camp, as well as a wide variety of author readings and amazing events. Check out our Events Calendar to learn more!

We're right next to Leavenworth's only Starbucks—a perfect place to browse while waiting for your coffee! Discover a discount treasure in our Used section, select that special gift from our signed books, or enjoy a sunlit sit in our Treehouse! Searching for that rare treasure? Maybe a long-forgotten childhood classic? Place your order before noon, and pick it up the next day—at no extra cost! We offer free overnight ordering on most titles!

ABFAS is an essential stop for any art-lover touring Leavenworth! It's the only place in town you can view Waterproof Words, an original painting donated by internationally-renowned artist David Wiesner. David's art has toured the US in the 2000 "Seeing the Story" exhibit, but he is probably better known for his Caldecott-winning children's books, Tuesday, Three Little Pigs, and Flotsam.

We are not a big chain store, we're an independent bookstore. As a matter of fact, ABFAS is IndieBound! Being IndieBound means we recognize our uniqueness and know we play an important role in our community. It also means that all local, independent businesses share that role and by making a conscious decision to "un-chain" and support local Indies, we all help each other. Click here to learn more about IndieBound!

You can find great books at ABFAS that you just can't find anywhere else! It's great fun to explore our shelves. You can get great discounts shopping here with the Frequent Buyer program too! It's a free, easy way to reward our friends for shopping independent in Leavenworth!

Events! Who doesn't love great Events? ABFAS is renowned for offering great events all through the year! Have a chat with a famous author, combine a fine dining experience with a fascinating lecture, learn something new or hone your skills at one of our workshops. Whether you're looking for dinner with an author or one of our many Free Community Events, keep an eye on our Events Calendar and spice things up with our lively literary delights!

Tour the Innsbrucker Inn situated right above the bookstore! See Sherlock Holmes famous flat on Baker Street, wander into the Secret Garden, discover Charlie's Chocolate Factory or delight in A Midsummer Night's Dream! Tours are free, given on request.

While you're at the bookstore, stay connected even without your laptop! We are one of the few places in Leavenworth to offer cheap, publicly available Internet Access!

ABFAS is affiliated with d'Vinery, the coolest new wine tasting room in town, as well as the Eagle Creek Cottage and Winery! Ask us about free tastings!

Meet the Staff!

Welcome to our house of books. We love to spend time with fellow booklovers, hearing about your best loved books and sharing ours. Come talk books!

Pat's Book Pick: Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset: Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset tells the life story of one independent, passionate and strong woman in her great historical epic Kristin Lavransdatter. Set in the fourteenth century, with a captivating heroine, a beguiling story and an exquisite translation, Kristin Lavransdatter is the masterwork of one of Norway's most beloved twentieth-century authors.

Buy Kristin Lavransdatter the complete trilogy - $25.00

"I love wearing tiaras, even when it's not my birthday. If I have two daughters that are princesses, that makes me a queen, doesn't it?"

Myndi's Book Pick: Two Old Women by Velma Wallis. Wallis's award-winning, bestselling novel is about two elderly Native American women who must fend for themselves during a harsh Alaskan winter. Line drawings throughout.

Buy Two Old Women - $12.95

"Now is a goood time to eat books," says The Bookie Monster.

Stephen's Book Pick: Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky. The award-winning translation of Dostoevsky's last and greatest novel.

Buy Brothers Karamazov - $18.00


Donica's Book Pick: The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom by Slavomir Rawicz. In 1939, Calvary officer, Slavomir Rawicz was captured by the Red Army and sent to the Siberian Gulag. A year later, he and six comrades from various countries escaped and made their way across thousands of miles, on foot. The Long Walk is the story of their adventure, out of Siberia, through China, the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and over the Himalayas to British India.

Buy The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom - $16.95

"Twas Ever Thus!"

Dave's Book Pick: Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. Shipwrecked and marooned for months, an ill-fated voyage becomes a triumphant story of indomitable courage and faith in the face of astounding obstacles. In 1914, an expedition headed by Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to be the first to cross the continent of Antarctica. Shipwrecked and marooned for months on end, their ill-fated voyage became a triumphant story of indomitable courage and faith in the face of astounding obstacles. A bestseller since it was first published in 1959, Alfred Lansing's Endurance now features a foreword and afterword from Dr. James Dobson—inspiring every reader to persevere no matter how impossible the challenge.

Buy Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage - $14.95

"No pleasure endures unseasoned by variety"
- Publilius Syrus

Lilly-Anne's Book Pick: Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn. A dazzling saga of warfare and sacrifice, passionate revenge, treacherous betrayal, and unconquerable love. Hearn's fantasically rich medieval Japanese world is packed with authentic, atmospheric details that make it come alive.

Across the Nighingale Floor (Book 1): Seventeen-year-old Tomasu lives in a remote mountain village,some of whose residents—including his mother—are members of the Hidden, a clandestine, peaceful religious sect. He has never met his father. One day, while Tomasu is out collecting mushrooms, a band of Tohan warriors descends upon and massacres the village. Tomasu confronts the warriors, but is rescued by the mysterious Lord Otori, who changes the boy's name to Takeo, and wants to adopt him. As Takeo learns to read, and to fight with sword and pole, on and off horseback, he does not realize that he is the center of a bloody intrigue...until it is almost too late.

Buy Across the Nighingale Floor - $14.00

My all time favorite book is Les Misérables, before it became famous. I like that people can change. Change comes from the heart.

Theresa's Book Pick: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. One of the most widely read novels of all time, Les Misérables was the crowning literary achievement of Victor Hugo's stunning career. Though he was considered the greatest French writer of his day, Hugo was forced to flee the country because of his opposition to Napoleon III. While in exile he completed Les Misérables, an enormous melodrama set against the background of political upheaval in France following the rule of Napoleon I.

This newly abridged edition of Les Misérables tells the story of the peasant Jean Valjean—unjustly imprisoned, baffled by destiny, and hounded by his nemesis, the magnificently realized, ambiguously malevolent police detective Javert. As Valjean struggles to redeem his past, we are thrust into the teeming underworld of Paris with all its poverty, ignorance, and suffering. Just as cruel tyranny threatens to extinguish the last vestiges of hope, rebellion sweeps over the land like wildfire, igniting a vast struggle for the democratic ideal in France.

A monumental classic dedicated to the oppressed, the underdog, the laborer, the rebel, the orphan, and the misunderstood, Les Misérables is a rich, emotional novel that captures nothing less than the entirety of life in nineteenth-century France.

Buy Les Misérables - $11.95

"A person's mind stretched to a new idea can never return to its original dimensions."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

My all time favorite book would have to be It's a Magical World (Calvin and Hobbes). But I also have to mention, in non-fiction: Why Zebras don't get Ulcers, Winter World by Berend Heinrich, The Story of Life by Richard Southwood, River Town and Oracle Bones by Peter Hessler, and The Triggering Town by Richard Hugo. Some fiction favorites include The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss, Pears on a Willow Tree by Leslie Pietrzyk, and anything by Barbara Kingsolver, Craig Lesley, Isabelle Allende and Sandra Cisneros. My son recommends: You Read to Me, I'll Read to You, Big Moon Tortilla, Say Hola to Spanish, Sharkabet, and Feeling Thankful.

Buy It's a Magical World - $16.95