Since 1973, Island Books has created a comfortable, homey shopping atmosphere. Large, wooden bookshelves, topped with…More an antique typewriter collection, are filled with every category of books. Old tables and desks display stacks of the latest fiction and nonfiction books. Customers can play a game at the chess table or find a wingback chair to browse through a book.</p>
<p>One third of the book store's 4,000 square feet is devoted to the children's section. Walls of picture books, a large playhouse, toys, games and books for every group of young readers fill this inviting room. A series of children's story hours are offered throughout the year. Island Books hosts author signings and community school fundraising events. The friendly staff is knowledgeable and helpful in book selections. Special orders and free shipping are available. </p>
Mercer Island Guild P.O Box 442, Mercer Island, WA98040 Established as a charitable fund-raising society in 1928, the Mercer Island Guild is best known for its annual phone…More book every spring. The names and addresses for all Island residents and business are collected and reviewed by volunteers in the fall and winter before publication. All proceeds raised from advertising and voluntary contributions for the directory benefit the Seattle Children's Hospital.
The Mercer Island Library is a full-service public library and part of the King County Library System (KCLS). The…More library was remodeled in the 1990s, and is an important center of learning and culture in the community. In 2009, it circulated more than 400,000 items and counted more than 200,000 visitors.</p>
<p>The library is supported by the active Friends of the Mercer Island Library. Its successful book sales events fund 75% of the programs offered here each year, including popular programming for children and teens.</p>
The Friends of Mercer Island Library is a popular non-profit organization on the Island which seeks to support and…More improve library services at the King County Library System-affiliated branch. Members also volunteer regularly at the library as staff assistants.</p>
<p>The non-profit is well known for their Fall Book Sale and Silent Auction events, from which all proceeds are reinvested in librarian services and library materials and media.</p>
Phoenix Psychological Associates 9655 SE 36th St Ste 100, Mercer Island, WA98040 Dan W. Reiff, who holds a Ph.D., and Licensed Mental Health Counselor certification, and Kim Lampson Reiff, also a…More Ph.D., both work from this clinic. Drs. Reiff and Reiff are counselors and authors specializing in treating eating disorders. Their practice provides individual, family, couples and group therapy for a variety of disorders including depression and anxiety. Visit the web site for detailed information, or to learn about their book.
Friends Street Music is run by singer/songwriter Nancy Stewart. Although Friends Street Music is based on…More Mercer Island, the storefront is online. Make sure you check out the <a href="http://www.nancymusic.com">website</a> where you'll find information about making your own homemade musical instruments, a book and CD shop, a list of calendar events and free activity pages. You can even make your own CD with Stewart's playlists.</p>
<p>Besides performing for children, Stewart offers guitar lessons for adults who work with children, fundraising performances, such as her Women's Concert, and library programs.</p>
Emerald City Smoothie is located in the Mercer Plaza on the north end of the island. Come in and enjoy your smoothie…More at one of many high bar tables both inside and outside, or enjoy the ambient light coming in from the large corner windows as you sit in one of their comfortable, over-sized seats. If you're pressed for time, call in ahead and place your order; they'll have your smoothie ready for you.</p>
<p>There is a parking garage for your convenience, and the first two hours are free.</p>
<p>This location is very involved in the community, sponsoring many schools and sports events. The staff here will put together personalized smoothies based on your tastes--if you like it, let them know and they'll put you in their book so next time you call or come in, they'll know exactly how you want your smoothie.</p>