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Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

Friday • April 28 • 7pm

Mill Creek store

The summer of 1961 is a time of innocence in New Bremen, Minnesota. Ice-cold root beers are selling out at the soda counter of Halderson's Drugstore, Hot Stuff comic books are a mainstay on the barbershop magazine racks, and a hopeful young president leads the nation. It is here that 13-year old Frank Drum lives with his family: Julliard-bound big sister, Ariel; kid brother, Jake; Methodist pastor father, Nathan; and church music director mother, Ruth. But when Ariel fails to return home from a party night, their peaceful existence is shattered. In the aftermath of her disappearance, her wealthy boyfriend comes under suspicion, Ruth undergoes a crisis of faith, dark secrets about their small town come to light, and Frank is thrust into an adult world full of lies, adultery, and betrayal.

Dive into a beautifully rendered award-winning mystery with The Usual Suspects book club.

Saturday • April 29 • 9am

Mill Creek store

Happy Independent Bookstore Day!

Join us for activities, giveaways, treats, discounts on selected titles, and more in celebration of our wonderful customers who choose to shop independent.

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Saturday • April 29 • 10am

U District store

Happy Independent Bookstore Day!

Join us for activities, giveaways, music, StoryTimes, discounts on selected titles, and more in celebration of our wonderful customers who choose to shop independent.

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Saturday • April 29 • 10:30am

Mill Creek store

Cat Behavior 101: What your cat wants you to know


Becca Anzalone, cat expert and PAWS Animal Care Lead, explains some of the mysteries behind cat behavior. This ...  Read more

Real Food from a Real Farm, Eating through the Seasons

Sunday • April 30 • 1pm

Mill Creek store

The Apollonia Poems (UW PRESS)

Sunday • April 30 • 3pm

U District store

Award-winning poet and English professor Judith Vollmer offers us a taste of her latest poetry collection, The Appollonia Poems. Traversing time, cities, and voices, it finds its central aesthetic in ...  Read more

My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

Sunday • April 30 • 4pm

Mill Creek store

English writer and conservationist Gerald Durrell offers a candid account of the five years he lived with his family on the Greek island of Corfu as a child. My Family and Other Animals offers a rounded portrait of the budding naturalist, animal lover, globetrotter, and zoo founder and shares a number of humorous misadventures. Readers are sure to enjoy the entertaining tales of his gun-mad mother, future novelist brother, diet-obsessed sister, and their procession of animals including toads, bats, butterflies, scorpions, geckos, octopuses, dogs, just to name a few.

Read the book that inspired a PBS Masterpiece miniseries with the Garden Reads book club.

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