Reading Allowed

Saturday • February 1 • 11am

U District store

Join us at our U District store for dramatic readings of the best in new and classic kids books. You bring the kids, and we'll provide the activities and refreshments. StoryTime for Kids is appropriate for ages 3 7. Call 206.634.3400 for details.

 

Tuesday • February 4 • 11am

U District store

Join us at our U District store for dramatic readings of the best in new and classic kids books.

You bring the kids, and we'll provide the activities and refreshments.

StoryTime for Kids is appropriate for ages 3 – 7.

 

The Little Friend by Donna Tartt

Tuesday • February 4 • 1pm

Bellevue Store

The second novel by the bestselling author of The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt's The Little Friend is a grandly ambitious and utterly riveting novel of childhood, innocence and evil.

The setting is Alexandria, Mississippi, where one Mothers Day a little boy named Robin Cleve Dufresnes was found hanging from a tree in his parents' yard. Twelve years later Robins murder is still unsolved and his family remains devastated. So it is that Robins sister Harriet—unnervingly bright, insufferably determined, and unduly influenced by the fiction of Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson—sets out to unmask his killer. Aided only by her worshipful friend Hely, Harriet crosses her town's rigid lines of race and caste and burrows deep into her family's history of loss. Filled with hairpin turns of plot and a bustling, ridiculous humanity worthy of Dickens (The New York Times Book Review), The Little Friend is a work of myriad enchantments by a writer of prodigious talent.

Blessing the Hands That Feed Us (PENGUIN)

Tuesday • February 4 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

Whidbey Island writer and speaker Vicki Robin took the locavore challenge—she decided to spend a month eating food sourced within a 10-mile radius of her house. Her new book is ...  Read more

How to Make a Pot in 14 Easy Lessons: A Novel (CREATESPACE)

Tuesday • February 4 • 7pm

U District store

In this novel, a potter from the Cascade Mountains woos a hesitant English actress. When she is finally convinced to make a go of it with him, though, he begins ...  Read more

Friday's Harbor: A Novel (WILLIAM MORROW)

Tuesday • February 4 • 7pm

King County Library, Issaquah Branch, 10 W Sunset Way

NW Flower and Garden Show

Wednesday • February 5 • 9am

Washington State Convention Center

Everything is coming up green! It's time for the annual Northwest Flower and Garden Show, a chance for Seattle residents to prepare for the big Spring bloom in advance.

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Wednesday • February 5 • 11am

Mill Creek store

Join us at our Mill Creek store for dramatic readings of the best in new and classic kids books. You bring the kids, and we'll provide the activities and refreshments. StoryTime for Kids is appropriate for ages 3–7. Call 425.385.3530 for details.

 

Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming (PENGUIN)

Wednesday • February 5 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue

Climate change has contributed to melting glaciers, drought and other growing environmental problems—it's also made a lot of money for a lot of people. In Windfall: The Booming Business of ...  Read more

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NW Flower and Garden Show

Thursday • February 6 • 9am

Washington State Convention Center

Everything is coming up green! It's time for the annual Northwest Flower and Garden Show, a chance for Seattle residents to prepare for the big Spring bloom in advance.

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Thursday • February 6 • 11am

Renton store

Join us at our Renton store for dramatic readings of the best in new and classic kids books.

You bring the kids, and we'll provide the activities and refreshments.

StoryTime for Kids is appropriate for ages 3 – 7.

 

Thursday • February 6 • 11am

Bellevue Store

Join us at our Bellevue store for dramatic readings of the best in new and classic kids books.

You bring the kids, and we'll provide the activities and refreshments.

StoryTime for Kids is appropriate for ages 3 – 7.

 

NW Flower and Garden Show

Friday • February 7 • 9am

Washington State Convention Center

Everything is coming up green! It's time for the annual Northwest Flower and Garden Show, a chance for Seattle residents to prepare for the big Spring bloom in advance.

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Plum & Jaggers by Susan Richards Shreve

Friday • February 7 • 6:30pm

U District store

Join us for a discussion of a classic novel rediscovered by Seattle's Nancy Pearl.

Book Lust Rediscoveries is a series devoted to reprinting some of the best (and now out-of-print) novels originally published from 1960 to 2000. Each book is personally selected by NPR commentator and Book Lust author Nancy Pearl and includes an introduction by her, as well as discussion questions for book groups and a list of recommended further reading.

Orphaned by a Terrorist Explosion that Killed their parents on an Italian train, Sam McWilliams and his three younger siblings create the dark, quirky Plum & Jaggers series of comedic sketches about a family of children whose parents are never at home. The family troupe's fame gathers momentum as they rise from open-mike nights, to small comedy clubs to late-night television spots, until it threatens them with unforeseen and new dangers. With compassion, warmth, and wit, Susan Richards Shreve has crafted a powerful story about family tragedy and one person's refusal to accept fate.

NW Flower and Garden Show

Saturday • February 8 • 9am

Washington State Convention Center

Everything is coming up green! It's time for the annual Northwest Flower and Garden Show, a chance for Seattle residents to prepare for the big Spring bloom in advance.

 Read more

Saturday • February 8 • 11am

U District store

Join us at our U District store for dramatic readings of the best in new and classic kids books. You bring the kids, and we'll provide the activities and refreshments. StoryTime for Kids is appropriate for ages 3 7. Call 206.634.3400 for details.

 

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