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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Book Notes: Auntie’s offers answers to e-book worries

The Kindle Fire

So you got that Kindle Fire/Nook Tablet/iPad for Christmas, and you’re still figuring out it works.

If buying local is your thing, Auntie’s Bookstore can help you navigate the e-book world on the device of your choice.

A free seminar is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Auntie’s mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave., where readers can learn to download books from Auntie’s site to their e-readers.

For details: call (509) 838-0206, or visit

Book signings set

With the holiday lull behind us, the number of author events offered at local bookstores is on the upswing.

On Jan. 21, Auntie’s will host two appearances and signings.

From 1 to 3 p.m. on the main floor, Ritzville writer Miles Athey will sign copies of his first novel, “Crab Creek Chronicles: The Beginning.” The historical novel is set in Ritzville and Spokane Falls in 1882.

At 2 p.m. on the mezzanine, Sarah Jio will talk about her new book, “The Bungalow,” which centers on an Army nurse in World War II stationed on Bora-Bora who finds a piece of art in the style of Paul Gaugin. Jio, a contributor to Real Simple, Cooking Light and Glamour magazines, also wrote the novel “The Violets of March.”