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Summit on Vulnerable Readers and Writers

Friday • May 1 • 2pm

Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place

This spring, we're honored to be a part of Struggling Children Thrive, the 2015 Summit for Early Literacy Leaders in the Seattle area. Bringing together teachers, coaches, administrators, and others ...  Read more

Heft by Liz Moore

Friday • May 1 • 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.

Former academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn't left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away, in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career—if he can untangle himself from his family drama. Through Arthur and Kel's own quirky and lovable voices, Heft tells the winning story of two improbable heroes whose sudden connection transforms both their lives.

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

The Game of Love and Death (ARTHUR A. LEVINE BOOKS)

Friday • May 1 • 7pm

U District store

Love and death have battled for an eternity. And in the new book by local author Martha Brockenbrough, that battle comes to life as an imaginative and intimate romance between ...  Read more

Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be (HACHETTE)

Friday • May 1 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall, 1119 8th Avenue

In recent years, the college admission process has become a terrifying and brutal competition. In his new book, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni calls for parents, teachers, and educators ...  Read more

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Saturday • May 2 • 10am

U District store

Join us as we celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with booksellers and book lovers across Seattle and the United States with a full day of fun activities for kids and adults, ...  Read more

Saturday • May 2 • 11am

King County Covington Library

Enjoy author panels, book signings, refreshments, and door prizes during this celebration of the romance genre.

Bestselling Authors "Dish" About Romance, 11am - Noon

The great thing about ...  Read more

Summit on Vulnerable Readers and Writers

Saturday • May 2 • 12:30pm

Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place

This spring, we're honored to be a part of Struggling Children Thrive, the 2015 Summit for Early Literacy Leaders in the Seattle area. Bringing together teachers, coaches, administrators, and others ...  Read more

Cooking Through Cancer Treatment to Recovery (DEMOS HEALTH)

Saturday • May 2 • 2pm

Bellevue Store

Over the years, studies have repeatedly shown links between food and cancer. In their new cookbook and nutritional guide, certified nutritionist Susan Gins and naturopathic physician Lisa A. Price have ...  Read more

Before Tomorrowland (DISNEY)

Sunday • May 3 • 3pm

U District store

Shrouded in mystery and intrigue, Disney's Tomorrowland is one of the most anticipated movie releases of the summer. Based on its spellbinding world, the deluxe novel Before Tomorrowland reveals the ...  Read more

Triumph of Seeds (BASIC BOOKS)

Monday • May 4 • 6:30pm

Center for Urban Horticulture

From our morning coffee to the cotton in our clothes, seeds support our diets, economies, lifestyles, and civilizations all around the world. In his fascinating and informative new book, conservation ...  Read more

Coal Wars: Unions, Strikes, and Violence in Depression-Era Central Washington (WSU PRESS)

Monday • May 4 • 7pm

U District store

The grandson of a Roslyn miner, author David Bullock grew up hearing about the early days in the Roslyn-Cle Elum coal fields. In his fascinating and informative new book, Bullock ...  Read more

Tuesday • May 5 • 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.

 

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

Tuesday • May 5 • 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.

In this book of comic, scathing essays on feminism by Rebecca Solnit, her most iconic essay, "Men Explain Things to Me," takes on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She writes about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don't, airing some of her own hilariously awful encounters, and ultimately addressing the serious problem of silencing women who have something to say. Two new essays address recent events and issues of note, including the feminist conversation that arose following the 2014 Isla Vista killings.

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

Undertow (HOUGHTON MIFFLIN)

Tuesday • May 5 • 7pm

U District store

Filled with action, suspense, and romance, the new YA series by author Michael Buckley begins when a race of ocean-dwelling warriors known as Alphas arrive on Coney Island. As wonder ...  Read more

Beasts of Tabat, Zeroboxer , and Cracked! A Magic iPhone Story (VARIOUS)

Tuesday • May 5 • 7pm

Wilde Rover Irish Pub & Restaurant, 111 Central Way, Kirkland

In celebration of the many science fiction and fantasy readers and authors who live in the area, we're delighted to partner with the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) to ...  Read more

Tuesday • May 5 • 7pm

Bellevue Store

Love children's books? Crazy about kidlit? University Book Store and The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators of Western Washington are excited to present this spring's "Inside Story" event ...  Read more

Wednesday • May 6 • 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.

 

Snap Strategies for Couples: 40 Fast Fixes for Everyday Relationship Pitfalls (SEAL PRESS)

Wednesday • May 6 • 7pm

U District store

For many struggling couples, expensive (and often emotionally exhausting) couples therapy is often seen as the only solution. In their new book based on over fifty years of combined experience, ...  Read more

Thursday • May 7 • 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.

 

When Owing a Shilling Costs a Dollar

Thursday • May 7 • 12pm

William H Gates Hall

What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming (CHELSEA GREEN PUBLISHING)

Thursday • May 7 • 6pm

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue

Unlike most discussions on climate change, the new book by Norwegian psychologist and economist Per Espen Stoknes does not focus on its causes and consequences. Instead, Stoknes addresses people's responses ...  Read more

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Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America (FANTAGRAPHICS)

Thursday • May 7 • 7pm

U District store

The original editor, artist, and writer of MAD Magazine, Harvey Kurtzman revolutionized humor in America. But who was he really? In a captivating new book based on interviews with Kurtzman's ...  Read more

Cool: How the Brain's Hidden Quest for Cool Drives Our Economy and Shapes Our World (FSG)

Thursday • May 7 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

From Apple and Instagram to Nike and Ray Ban, certain brands just embody the definition of cool. But what makes them cool? And why do we feel like we need ...  Read more

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An Indigenous People's History of the United States (BEACON PRESS)

Friday • May 8 • 8:30am

UW Intellectual House

There are more than five hundred federally recognized indigenous communities and nations in the United States today. Yet, until now, their history has been essentially ignored. In her revolutionary new ...  Read more

The Job Pirate (BLEEDING HEART PUBLICATIONS)

Friday • May 8 • 7pm

U District store

Over the past 20 years, Brandon Christopher has worked at more than 82 different jobs—including stints as everything from a mortuary driver and a florist to a rehab line operator ...  Read more

Apex (ANGRY ROBOT)

Friday • May 8 • 7pm

U District store

In the explosive conclusion of his debut science fiction trilogy, computer scientist and futurist Ramez Naam brings his gripping story of a technologically upgraded human race to a close. With ...  Read more

Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day (RODALE BOOKS)

Friday • May 8 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

Driven by a desire to change the way society views and treats farm animals, Gene Baur founded Farm Sanctuary in 1986 and has grown it into the nation's largest farm ...  Read more

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