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This summer, Blue Kettle Books will drive Seattle’s newest and smallest bookstore to you

Seattle resident Monica Lemoine has been a teacher for about 20 years, most recently as a tenured English instructor at Highline Community College. “I remember one day learning that a lot of my students could not recall the last time they had picked up a book for pleasure,” she says. “The joy of reading had been sucked out of them — it just wasn’t really considered a fun thing to do anymore.”

Lemoine had always found reading to be joyful. “It can be a stress reliever, it can improve empathy, it can transport you to another time or place,” she says. So she decided to start an extracurricular book club with her students. She told them that they could pick whatever kind of book they wanted to discuss. “It doesn’t have to be a Pulitzer Prize-winning book,” Lemoine…

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