29 Giant Book Covers Have Invaded Burien; Here’s Where to Find Them

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The cover for Charles Bukowski’s ‘Ham on Rye’ is located next to The Tin Room/Theater at 923 SW 152nd Street. Photo by Scott Schaefer.

Twenty-nine giant book covers are gracing numerous walls around downtown Burien, courtesy the King County Library System’s 2012 “Take Time to Read” Book Cover Tour.

Some are appropriately-placed (Knit Your Own Dog at The Yarn Stash or Pretty Delicious at 909 Coffee & Wine) while others are more mysterious (can anyone explain why A Clockwork Orange is at A Place for Pets?).

The covers are also located in Bellevue, Black Diamond, Crossroads, Duvall, Issaquah, Kirkland, Kent, Maple Valley, Mercer Island, North Bend, Renton, Vashon and Woodinville, and QR codes on the posters will take you directly to the catalog where you will find the books.

You may have seen them as you wandered around town, but in case you haven’t, here’s a guide – now go read every book and take your pic next to it, then email it to us!:

La verdadera historia de los tres cerditos! by Jon Scieszka
LaCosta Mexican Restaurant
206 SW 152nd Street

Binky the Space Cat by Ashley Spires
Sterling Bank
244 SW 152nd Street

The Elephant’s Journey by Jose Saramago
Elliott Bay Brewhouse
255 SW 152nd Street

La mecánica del corazón by Mathias Malzieu
Burien Library
400 SW 152nd Street

Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn
Burien Library
400 SW 152nd Street

Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree by Lauren Tarshis
Windermere Realty
401 SW 152nd Street

While Mortals Sleep by Kurt Vonnegut
Law Offices of Doug Moreland
417 SW 152nd Street

Memoirs of Wild Bill Hickok by Rebecca Barnhouse
Australian Pie Company
425 SW 152nd Street

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A Place for Pets
431 SW 152nd Street

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell
Keller Williams Realty
455 SW 152nd Street

Pick-up Game by Mark Aronson and Charles R. Smith
Burien Town Square
SW 152nd Street & 5th Place SW

Knit Your Own Dog by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne
The Yarn Stash
615 SW 152nd Street

The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright
Paralyzed Veterans Association
616 SW 152nd Street

Fantasy Baseball by Alan Gratz
The Electric Train Shop
625 SW 152nd Street

Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
Grand Central Bakery
626 SW 152nd Street

Buffalo Girls by Larry McMurtry
CC’s Lounge
635 SW 152nd Street

Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Bikram Yoga
636 SW 152nd Street

The Friendly Four by Eloise Greenfield
636 SW 152nd Street

Jazz by Walter Dean Myers
Vino Bello Wine Bar
636 SW 152nd Street

Frank: The Voice by James Kaplan
Hey Paison!
641 SW 152nd Street

As the Crow Flies by Maris Soule
Glass Expressions
648 SW 152nd Street

Dinosaur Roar! by Paul and Henrietta Stickland
Goodie Gumdrops
816 SW 152nd Street

The Secret River by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Burien Books
824 SW 152nd Street

Go, Dog. Go! by Dr. Seuss
Natural Pet Pantry
830 SW 152nd Street

The Book of the Maidservant by Rebecca Barnhouse
Howard & Marge
901 SW 152nd Street

Pretty Delicious by Candace Kumai
909 Caffee & Wine
909 SW 152nd Street

Mimi by John Newman
Mark Restaurant & Bar
918 SW 152nd Street

Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski
Tin Room Bar & Theater
923 SW 152nd Street

Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Prudential NW
930 SW 152nd Street

You can also download a guide to all 260 Book Covers spread throughout the county by clicking here (PDF file).

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One Response to “29 Giant Book Covers Have Invaded Burien; Here’s Where to Find Them”
  1. Bonnie moormeier says:

    Thank you, King County library, for the great book covers again this year…what a great addition to our our community.

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