Event Archives

Auntie's has hosted many wonderful events over the years. While the vast majority of them have featured local, regional or national authors and their books, we also offer an array of topical activities throughout the year. Some  highlights of past events are shown in the following memorable photos.

After strolling through history on this page, check out previous author events, year by year. See if you can spot the changes in some of our most popular authors, who have returned to see us time and again. Even authors change with the times! And take a peak at a few celebrities while you're at it. Who knows, maybe you'll spot yourself in the audience!

Musical Memories

Over the years, Auntie's played hostess to many fine local musical groups. While we no longer have the Saturday night combos up on our second floor, we do still enjoy the friendly downhome country, gospel and bluegrass tunes brought to us by the Inland Northwest Bluegrass Association jams on Sunday afternoons. Here members of the organization are seen pickin, grinnin and genuinely enjoying themselves as they regale visitors and Auntie's staff alike.

Writers Activities

Here at Auntie's, we know you can't have books without writers! So, we're pleased to support the efforts of writers-in-the-making. Sometimes, it's a one-time workshop aimed at helping new children's authors, or maybe it's an event focused on the therapeutic value of poetry. When Spokane Community College sought a downtown site for its Senior Writers' program, we were more than happy to oblige. And the Inland Northwest Writers Guild, which meets here (3rd Wednesday of each month) is now entering its third year as a resource for writing hopefuls.

As the following pictures attest, Auntie's is the place to be if you want to do more than read books... maybe you can write some, too!

Inland Northwest Writers Guild members hear inspirational stories from the group's leader, Bonnie McDade, during their first year in 2007.

Members of the SCC Senior Writers program concentrate on coming up with just the right words for their short story ideas as Lisa Conger (center) looks on.

Ideas come easily when you're in a senior writers workshop!