Reading Allowed

Tuesday • April 18 • 5:30pm

Mill Creek store

Create your own mandala!

What is a mandala? In Sanskrit, "mandala" means circle, but it's more than just a beautiful shape. It's a spiritual design that symbolizes unity, ...  Read more

Will Your Way Back: How One Many Overcame Tragedy with a WINNING MINDSET (RIVER GROVE BOOKS)

Tuesday • April 18 • 7pm

Seattle Public Library, Central Branch, 1000 Fourth Avenue

Whether it was running, skiing, cycling, rowing, or court sports, athleticism and competition were a big, joyful part of James H. Osborne's life—until one June day in 2007 when everything ...  Read more

Listen Liberal (HOLT, HENRY & CO.)

Tuesday • April 18 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

A scathing look at the failures of liberal politics, Listen Liberal explains the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. It is a widespread belief among liberals that if only Democrats ...  Read more



Wednesday • April 19 • 7pm

U District store

Brandon Mull brings us the long-awaited follow-up to his beloved Fablehaven series!

The dragons of the Wyrmroost sanctuary don't see it as the safe haven intended—to them, it feels ...  Read more


Wednesday • April 19 • 7pm

King County Library, Bellevue Branch, 1111 110th Avenue NE

When a businessman is snatched from an Upper East Side street in broad daylight, leaving behind only a miniature hangman's noose and a nine-year-old witness, it's time to call in ...  Read more

The Collapsing Empire (TOR)

Wednesday • April 19 • 7pm

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

The Interdependency is a group of barren planets and space stations ruled by mercantile trading houses and linked by the Flow, an extradimensional mode of travel. Occasional shifts in the ...  Read more


Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure (DRAGONWATCH)

Thursday • April 20 • 4:30pm

Mill Creek store

Brandon Mull brings us the long-awaited follow-up to his beloved Fablehaven series!

The dragons of the Wyrmroost sanctuary don't see it as the safe haven intended—to them, it feels ...  Read more

The Crow Trap AND Cold Earth (ST MARTINS)

Thursday • April 20 • 7pm

U District store

Crime writer Anne Cleeves has inspired two ongoing BBC shows with her popular mysteries.

The Cold Earth is the seventh book in Cleeves's Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez mysteries, ...  Read more

Kafka's Shadow and The Holding Hours

Friday • April 21 • 7pm

U District store

April is poetry month! Enjoy an evening of insightful poetry with authors Judith Skillman and Christianne Balk.

In Kafka's Shadow Skillman lyrically examines the life of Franz Kafka from ...  Read more

Saturday • April 22 • 11am

Mill Creek store

Have you ever wanted to learn how to do origami? Now is your chance! This fun workshop is a great introduction to the traditional Japanese art of paper folding and ...  Read more

I Am Fartacus ALLADIN

Saturday • April 22 • 7pm

U District store

The hero of I Am Fartacus, Maciek Trzebiatowski, aka Chub, has been an outcast since second grade, following an incident involving lice killer that left Chub without hair and led ...  Read more

The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel

Monday • April 24 • 6pm

The book store cafe fireside


He hasn't talked to anyone in 27 years. He lives undetected in the thickets, and survives by stealing from the surrounding cabins in the Maine woods. He only takes little things, things people will think they've misplaced.

He's an urban legend among the neighbors. He doesn't leave footprints. He doesn't break things. He tries to leave no trace behind. He just wants to read and think and be alone. But what are the dangers of solitude? What is he risking?

Finkel has had nine conversations with this man, and written a compassionate, sensitive book about a quest weve all considered—leaving the noisy, silly world behind. Find out just exactly what that means in this superb little book.

Join our own resident writer, Nick DiMartino, for a lively discussion of this month's selection. Book club members save 20% when you purchase this title at our University District Store.

Star Wars: Thrawn (RANDOM HOUSE)

Monday • April 24 • 7pm

U District store

General Admiral Thrawn has long ago won his place in the Star Wars history as one of the most ruthless and cunning warriors in the Galactic Empire, but where did ...  Read more

American Sickness (PENGUIN PRESS)

Monday • April 24 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

Award-winning New York Times reporter Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal exposes the dangerous, expensive, and dysfunctional American healthcare system, and tells us what we can do to solve its myriad of problems ...  Read more



Monday • April 24 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall, 1119 8th Avenue

NPR's Scott Simon shares his personal, heartfelt reflections on his beloved Chicago Cubs, replete with club lore, memorable anecdotes, frenetic fandom and wise and adoring intimacy in My Cubs. The ...  Read more


Reading Without Walls

Tuesday • April 25 • 11am

U District Store - Kids Dept

Which creature is the deadliest? Is it the insect that bites, the ostrich that kicks, the snake that squeezes, or the shrew that paralyzes? Is it the most venomous, the ...  Read more


Note to Self (SIMON & SCHUSTER)

Tuesday • April 25 • 6pm

U District store

Take a picture with Conner Franta AND get a signed copy of his new book!

Internet personality, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and New York Times best-selling author Connor Franta comes to ...  Read more


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