Reading Allowed

Wednesday • April 1 • 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 toddler to preschool age children. Call 425.385.3530 for details.

 

Love in the Time of Cholesterol (SELF PUBLISHED)

Wednesday • April 1 • 7pm

U District store

America of the '50s, '60s, and '70s was a time of continuous change and social upheaval. And in his new collection of short fiction, local author James Stark examines that ...  Read more

Resilience (HOUGHTON MIFFLIN)

Wednesday • April 1 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

We do not "bounce back" from injury or pain. We have to move through it. Our culture is obsessed with happiness—where to find it, how to achieve it—but happiness should ...  Read more

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NORWESCON

Thursday • April 2 • 8am

Doubletree Sea Tac Airport

One of the largest regional science fiction and fantasy conventions in the United States, Norwescon features over 500 hours of panel programming, over 200 panelists specializing in fantasy, science fiction, ...  Read more

Thursday • April 2 • 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.

 

Come As You Are (SIMON & SCHUSTER)

Thursday • April 2 • 7pm

U District store

At the conclusion of her class on women's sexuality at Smith College, sex educator and author Emily Nagoski asked her students to write down the most important thing they learned. ...  Read more

How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature (HOUGHTON MIFFLIN)

Thursday • April 2 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

On average, today's children spend less than ten minutes a day playing outdoors. Yet studies show that experiences in nature yield a myriad of benefits—ranging from reducing bullying and relieving ...  Read more

Tickets

The Libertarian Mind (SIMON & SCHUSTER)

Thursday • April 2 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

A philosophy founded on personal liberty and economic freedom, libertarianism has deep roots in Western civilization. And in the wake of two long wars, chronic deficits, the financial crisis, the ...  Read more

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Did You Know That I Love You? (HARPER COLLINS)

Friday • April 3 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

Featuring brightly colored cartoon illustrations and sweet sentiments of love, Did You Know That I Love You?, the debut children's book by illustrator, author, and SPU alum Christa Pierce, is ...  Read more

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Friday • April 3 • 6:30pm

U District store

Join us on the first Friday of every month for an engaging evening of literary discussion with Seattle's own beloved librarian, Nancy Pearl.

In this month's pick, Phillip K. Dick brings to life a haunting vision of history in a work The New York Times called "the single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick's career." Set in an alternate 1962 America, its story poses the question: what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost WWII? And with the only surviving Jews in hiding, slavery once again legal, and tensions mounting between the world's only two powers—Nazi Germany and Japan—the answer is a nightmare that's impossible to tear yourself away from.

Book club members save 20% when you purchase this title at our U District store.

Evolving Ourselves (PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE)

Friday • April 3 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue

Introduced over 150 years ago, Darwin's theory of natural selection has remained central to evolutionary theory ever since. However, in their recently released book on modern evolution, Juan Enriquez and ...  Read more

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Heart Tending: Creating Rituals that Nurture You and Those You Love (SELF PUBLISHED)

Saturday • April 4 • 3pm

U District store

After over 45 years as an early childhood teacher and parent educator, Seattle author Karin Watson has drawn from her experience to create a succinct and invaluable book on daily ...  Read more

A New History of Life (BLOOMSBURY)

Monday • April 6 • 7pm

U District store

Based on Darwin's theories of evolution, the accepted history of life on earth has remained essentially unchanged for over 150 years. In their new book, however, UW professor Peter Ward ...  Read more

Tuesday • April 7 • 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 entertainment.

StoryTime for Kids is appropriate for ages 3 - 7.

 

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Tuesday • April 7 • 1pm

Bellevue Store

Feed your body and your mind. Bring your lunch and join us on the first Tuesday of each month at 1pm to talk books at the Book Bites Book Club.

An unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit brought vividly to life by Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken tells the unforgettable true story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner and WWII POW. Driven to the limits of endurance after a plane crash stranded him at sea and his rescue landed him in a Japanese prison camp, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; brutality with rebellion; and suffering with hope, resolve, humor, and forgiveness. With a story that extends years beyond the recent film it inspired, this awe-inspiring book is well-worth the read.

Book club members save 20% when you purchase this title at our Bellevue store.

The Alpine Zen (PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE)

Tuesday • April 7 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

After making her way through the entire alphabet in her series of small-town mysteries featuring newspaper-woman and amateur sleuth Emma Lord, Mary Daheim has arrived at the letter Z. And ...  Read more

Overwinter (UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA PRESS)

Tuesday • April 7 • 7pm

U District store

In the debut collection of poems by Alaskan poet Jeremy Pataky, words become a witness to the surroundings we so often fail to truly see. Inspired by his own migration ...  Read more

Wednesday • April 8 • 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 toddler to preschool age children. Call 425.385.3530 for details.

 

This is the Water by Yannick Murphy

Wednesday • April 8 • 5:30pm

Bellevue Store

You bring the book and we'll provide the alibi. Join us on the second Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm for a discussion of the mystery genre's gems.

From Yannick Murphy, award-winning author of The Call, comes a fast-paced story of murder, adultery, parenthood, and romance, involving a girls' swim team, their morally flawed parents, and a killer who swims in their midst. With one of their own murdered at a nearby truck stop, a serial killer too close for comfort, and everyone's loyalties in question, a series of startling events begin to unfold, and one mother and wife must discover what it means to follow your intuition, even if love, as well as lives, could be lost.

Book club members save 20% when you purchase this title at our Bellevue store.

In Defense of Food (PENGUIN)

Wednesday • April 8 • 6:30pm

Sold Out

UW Kane Hall, Room 130

This spring, we're excited to partner with the University of Washington Alumni Association to welcome best-selling author, journalist, and activist Michael Pollan to the UW campus as part of their ...  Read more

Beasts of Tabat, Waking up Naked, and Three Songs for Roxy (WORDFIRE)

Wednesday • April 8 • 7pm

U District store

Known for her award-winning short stories, local fantasy author Cat Rambo has published her first novel. In Beasts of Tabat, a country boy and shape-shifter named Teo finds himself in ...  Read more

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