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Crazy for Italian Food: A Memoir of Family, Food, and Place with Recipes by Joe Famularo

Monday • March 10 • 4pm

Bellevue Store

Joe Famularo, who grew up with his Italian-American family in New York when the Great Depression was in full, swing, recounts his youth, and how his family's love for authentic Italian food helped them weather those difficult days.

Readers will come to understand how the act of dining together helped strengthen the bonds of immigrant families and helped them endure the challenges they faced. Aside from many insightful, entertaining, and touching stories, each chapter also comes with recipes for scrumptious Italian meals that readers can create in their own kitchens.

Join us to Learn the Joy of Zentangling NA

Monday • March 10 • 4pm

Tacoma store

My Beloved World (RANDOM HOUSE)

Monday • March 10 • 7:30pm

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Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

From a housing project in the Bronx to her appointment with the highest court in the land, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's memoir shares the details of her inspirational ...  Read more

Tickets

Tuesday • March 11 • 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 Boy Who Shot the Sheriff: The Redemption of Herbert Niccolls Jr. by Nancy Bartley

Tuesday • March 11 • 5:30pm

Bellevue Store

UPDATE: Author Nancy Bartley will be joining us to discuss her book. Refreshments will be served.


In 1931, a 12-year-old boy shot and killed the sheriff of Asotin, Washington. The incident stunned the small town and a mob threatened to hang him. Both the crime and Herbert Niccolls's eventual sentence of life imprisonment at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla drew national attention, only to be buried later in local archives.

Journalist Nancy Bartley has conducted extensive research to construct a compelling narrative of the events and characters that make this a unique episode in the history of criminal justice in the United States.

Join us on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm to discuss fiction and non-fiction, classics and modern literature, history and contemporary culture, philosophy, biography, and just about everything in between. Book club members save 20% when you purchase this title at our Bellevue store.

Songs of Willow Frost (BALLANTINE)

Tuesday • March 11 • 7pm

King County Library, Sammamish Branch, 825 228th Avenue SE

Author of the very popular novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet will be at the Sammamish branch of the King County Library to discuss his follow-up, Songs ...  Read more

You Can Date Boys When You're Forty: Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About. (PENGUIN)

Tuesday • March 11 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

Once called the funniest man in America by The New York Times, Dave Barrys laugh-out-loud humor is sharp, and personal, as ever in You Can Date Boys When You're Forty: ...  Read more

Tickets

Wednesday • March 12 • 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.

 

A Spark of Death by Bernadette Pajer

Wednesday • March 12 • 5:30pm

Bellevue Store

Can death bring a man back to life? When UW Professor Benjamin Bradshaw discovers a despised colleague dead inside the Faraday Cage of the Electric Machine, his carefully controlled world shatters. The facts don't add up—the police shout murder—and Bradshaw is the lone suspect. To protect his young son and clear his name, he must find the killer

Why I Married a Murderer: And How I Survived the Divorce (CREATE SPACE)

Wednesday • March 12 • 6pm

Tacoma store

"Let's Pretend This Never Happened" meets "Orange is the New Black" in this wickedly funny memoir with a glimpse into the life of a woman who had a wonderful wickedly ...  Read more

Night Broken (PENGUIN)

Wednesday • March 12 • 7pm

U District store

Mercy Thompson's mate Adam's ex-wife has a problem, and it looks like it's up to Mercy to handle it. It's bad enough, though, that Christy's stalker is more than just ...  Read more

Seattle Writers and Publishers (VARIOUS)

Wednesday • March 12 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall, 1119 8th Avenue

In recognition of our vibrant literary community, Seattle is preparing a bid to be designated a UNESCO City of Literature. Join novelist Ryan Boudinot, Mayor Ed Murray, and special guests ...  Read more

Thursday • March 13 • 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 • March 13 • 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.

 

American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation by Eric Rutkow

Thursday • March 13 • 5:30pm

Bellevue Store

Eric Rutkows deeply fascinating (The Boston Globe) work shows how trees were essential to the early years of the republic and indivisible from the countrys rise as both an empire and a civilization. Among American Canopy's many captivating stories: the Liberty Trees, where colonists gathered to plot rebellion against the British; Henry David Thoreaus famous retreat into the woods; the creation of New York Citys Central Park; the great fire of 1871 that killed a thousand people in the lumber town of Peshtigo, Wisconsin; the fevered attempts to save the American chestnut and the American elm from extinction; and the controversy over spotted owls and the old-growth forests they inhabited. Rutkow also explains how trees were of deep interest to such figures as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Teddy Roosevelt, and Franklin Roosevelt, who oversaw the planting of some three billion trees nationally in his time as president.

Tails!: For readers of the best in fiction and non-fiction about our furry, feathered, or fishy friends. Join us on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30pm. Book club members save 20% when you purchase this title at our Bellevue store.

Extreme Wine (ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD)

Thursday • March 13 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

Explore the wide world of wine with Mike Veseth, the wine economist who searches the globe for the bottles, the people, and the culture of the fermented grape.

The ...  Read more

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright

Thursday • March 13 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

Scientology presents itself as a scientific approach to spiritual enlightenment, but its practices have long been shrouded in mystery. Now Lawrence Wright—armed with his investigative talents, years of archival research, and more than two hundred personal interviews with current and former Scientologists—uncovers the inner workings of the church. We meet founder L. Ron Hubbard, the highly imaginative but mentally troubled science-fiction writer, and his tough, driven successor, David Miscavige. We go inside their specialized cosmology and language. We learn about the church's legal attacks on the IRS, its vindictive treatment of critics, and its phenomenal wealth. We see the church court celebrities such as Tom Cruise while consigning its clergy to hard labor under billion-year contracts. Through it all, Wright asks what fundamentally comprises a religion, and if Scientology in fact merits this Constitutionally-protected label. Brilliantly researched, compellingly written, Going Clear pulls back the curtain on one of the most secretive organizations at work today.

From history to memoir to cultural criticism—The Odd Shelf Book Club will discuss the best in new and classic non-fiction. Meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30pm. Book club members save 20% when you purchase this title at our Mill Creek store.

Various Various

Thursday • March 13 • 6:30pm

Office Nomads 1617 Boylston Ave

Six Seattle authors read stories and poems about jobs loved, lost, hated tolerated, and sometimes, quit in a frenzied rage. Featuring Peter Mountford ( The Dismal Science, A Young Mans ...  Read more

Sharecropper's Troubadour: John L. Handcox, the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union, and the African American Song Tradition (MACMILLAN)

Thursday • March 13 • 7pm

University Temple United Methodist Church The Sanctuary, 1415 NE 43rd Street

Michael K. Honey—professor of labor, ethnic, and gender studies at University of Washington, Tacoma—will read from and discuss his book on one of the most beloved folk singers of the ...  Read more

Secret Histories: Stories of Courage, Risk, and Revelation (SALISH SEA WRITERS)

Friday • March 14 • 7pm

U District store

The editor of this collection of 25 essays that reveal the secret lives of their authors will join us to discuss the work, the experiences, and the bravery it took ...  Read more

Saturday • March 15 • 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.

 

She: A Celebration of Greatness in Every Woman (VIVA EDITIONS)

Saturday • March 15 • 6pm

U District store

Author/artist Mary Anne Radmacher will drop by to talk about her book, a collection that spotlights the strength, wisdom, and character of women. From Julia Child to Pearl Buck to ...  Read more

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