Reading Allowed

Thursday • May 1 • 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 • May 1 • 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.

 

Wild (VINTAGE)

Thursday • May 1 • 12pm

Edward D Hansen Conference Center, Everett

Since the publication of her 2012 memoir about hitting rock bottom and finding herself during a solo journey along the Pacific Northwest Trail, Cheryl Strayed and her bestselling book, Wild, ...  Read more

Find Momo: A Photography Book (QUIRK)

Thursday • May 1 • 7pm

U District store

What's more fun than finding Waldo? Finding Momo, the cute Border Collie hiding throughout the pages of Andrew Knapp's photographic journey through fields, across cities and into unique and beautiful ...  Read more

Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East (OXFORD)

Thursday • May 1 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue

What are the boundaries of Islamic politics? What are the forces that shape their moderation or extremism? In a reading and signing of his new book, Shadi Hamid will share ...  Read more

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Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

Friday • May 2 • 6:30pm

The book store cafe fireside

Join us for a discussion of a classic novel rediscovered by Seattle's Nancy Pearl.

The Tropic of Serpents and Valour and Vanity (TOR)

Friday • May 2 • 7pm

U District store

Forget damsels in distress. In the latest novels by Marie Brennan and Mary Robinette Kowal, their heroines jump into thrilling adventures ranging from researching dragons in the midst of a ...  Read more

Saturday • May 3 • 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.

 

1929 Bunion Derby: Johnny Salo and the Great Footrace Across America (SYRACUSE U PRESS)

Monday • May 5 • 7pm

U District store

A vaudeville spectacle that sent 77 men on 3,554-mile race in pursuit of a $25,000 prize, the 1929 Bunion Derby was more than just an extended marathon. As author Charles ...  Read more

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

Monday • May 5 • 7pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

Every year the ParentMap Lecture Series brings national thought leaders to Seattle to share insights and inspiration on current parenting topics. This year, Seattle's very own Dr. John Gottman, celebrated ...  Read more

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Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel (HOUGHTON MIFFLIN)

Monday • May 5 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

When Jason Padgett was violently mugged 12 years ago, his life changed forever. But not in the way you'd expect. After waking up from his attack, Padgett went from being ...  Read more

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Tuesday • May 6 • 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 Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

Tuesday • May 6 • 1pm

Bellevue Store

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she cant resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.

Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage (SIMON & SCHUSTER)

Tuesday • May 6 • 7pm

U District store

Seattleite Molly Wizenberg may be a best-selling food writer. But when her husband decided to start a restaurant, their journey, like those of the best recipes, was one of ups, ...  Read more

Wednesday • May 7 • 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.

 

Rush Too Far: A Rosemary Beach Novel (SIMON & SCHUSTER)

Wednesday • May 7 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

If you think you know the story of Rush Finlay and Blaire Wynn's romance, think again. After the worldwide success of Fallen Too Far and its two sequels, author Abbi ...  Read more

Abuelo (HARPER)

Wednesday • May 7 • 7pm

U District store

The story of a young boy's adventures with his abuelo (grandfather) and the power of those memories to help him adjust when his family moves away, Arthur Dorros' new picture ...  Read more

The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown (PERSEUS)

Wednesday • May 7 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Public Room, 1119 8th Avenue

Drawing on copious data gathered by the Pew Research Center, Paul Taylor's new book of intriguing and accessible statistical analysis paints a picture of the social, cultural, economic and demographic ...  Read more

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Thursday • May 8 • 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 • May 8 • 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.

 

The Dogs Who Found Me: What I've Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind by Ken Foster

Thursday • May 8 • 4:30pm

Bellevue Store

Foster believes that dogs are like tattoos: they leave an indelible mark. His warm, candid, and unusual account of his experience in animal rescue is not sentimental about the hard work of saving dogs but rather confident, reflecting his belief that taking action on behalf of abandoned dogs is the right thing to do.

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 4:30pm. Book club members save 20% when you purchase this title at our Bellevue store.

The Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn

Thursday • May 8 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, writer Kathleen Flinn returned with no idea what to do next, until one day at a supermarket she watched a woman loading her cart with ultraprocessed foods. Flinn's "chefternal" instinct kicked in: she persuaded the stranger to reload with fresh foods, offering her simple recipes for healthy, easy meals.
The Kitchen Counter Cooking School includes practical, healthy tips that boost readers' culinary self-confidence, strategies to get the most from their grocery dollars, and simple recipes that get readers cooking.

Midnight Crossroad (PENGUIN)

Thursday • May 8 • 7pm

U District store

Still mourning the end of the Sookie Stackhouse series? Move on by joining us for a reading and signing of Charlaine Harris' new book, Midnight Crossroad, with the author herself. ...  Read more

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