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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


Tuesday • April 25 • 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.


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


Under the Influence by Joyce Maynard

Wednesday • April 26 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

After a DUI costs her custody of her seven-year-old son, Helen has never felt lower. Once an aspiring art photographer, she now spends her days taking children's portraits and working for a caterer and her lonely, alcohol-free nights staring at dating site profiles. That's when she meets Ava and Swift Havilland. These wealthy, connected philanthropists have a charity devoted to rescuing dogs and a home filled with fabulous friends, edgy art, and dazzling parties. Helen is instantly enchanted. As she increasingly falls under the couple's influence—running errands, doing random chores, questioning her relationship with a kind, quiet accountant they deem a bore—Ava and Swift hold out the most seductive gift: help regaining custody of her son. But the debt Helen owes them is about to come due.

Join Main Street book club for a fun discussion of this intriguing page-turner.

Thursday • April 27 • 4:30pm

Mill Creek store

Not only is the Pacific Northwest home to many readers, it's also home to many talented authors. This April, we're delighted to host an awesome discussion and signing event for ...  Read more

Edgar and Lucy by Victor Lodato

Thursday • April 27 • 6:30pm

U District store

Join the Refined Reads book club!

We're excited to announce our new partnership with KOMO's Seattle Refined for the Refined Reads book club. Each month we'll introduce you to one amazing, discussion-worthy book. Read along with us during the month through weekly check-ins with page goals, exclusive content, and author interviews. You'll also get the chance to participate in on-camera discussions for the show!

Sign up for the book club here and join us for one of our monthly book discussions.

April Title

In April, we'll be reading Edgar and Lucy by Victor Lodato and meeting up to discuss the book on April 27 at 6:30pm at our U District store. Monthly Refined Reads book discussions will rotate among different University Book Store locations around the Puget Sound.

Stay on top of this and other bookstore events by signing up for our events enewsletter today!

University Book Store + Seattle Refined = Refined Reads!

The Chicken Who Saved Us

Thursday • April 27 • 7pm

Happy Valley Grange - Redmond

Eight-year-old Andrew is autistic and bilingual. He speaks English—and Chicken.

With words limited by autism, Andrew lives in a fantastic world where chickens talk and superheroes come alive. But ...  Read more

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