Reading Allowed

Sunday • May 1 • 11:30am

Mill Creek store

Sometimes there's no better listener than man's best friend—especially when children are learning how to read.

Join us the first Sunday of every month as we partner with ...  Read more

Monday • May 2 • 11am

Bellevue Store

Join us every Monday at 11am for PJ Library's Neighborhood Song & Story Time in downtown Bellevue. Kids will enjoy a mix of storytelling and singing, with bits of sign language and Hebrew, and a lot of fun. Stories will focus on Jewish culture, traditions, values, and heroes.

PJ Library Neighborhood Song & Story is presented by PJ Library, a member of the Jewish Federation of the Greater Seattle Area.

 

Belonging in Africa (S&H PUBLISHING)

Monday • May 2 • 7pm

U District store

Based on her experience living in Kenya from 1974 – 1979, Jo Alkemade's Belonging in Africa is not only a powerful coming-of-age novel, but a perceptive look at culture clash, ...  Read more

The Gunning of America: The Business and the Making of American Gun Culture (BASIC)

Monday • May 2 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

As the 2016 election approaches, one of the mostly hotly-debated issues is gun control—with many arguments against it focused on the early days of the nation and our fundamental "right ...  Read more

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Tuesday • 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 entertainment.

StoryTime for Kids is appropriate for ages 3 - 7.

 

Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell (HACHETTE)

Tuesday • May 3 • 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 the opening of Daniel Woodrell's harsh backwoods drama, Ree Dolly's father has skipped bail and disappeared, ensuring that the Dollys will lose their house unless he shows up for his next court date. With two young brothers depending on her, 16-year-old Ree knows she has to bring her father back, dead or alive. Navigating the harsh poverty of the Ozarks, she quickly learns that asking questions of the rough Dolly clan can be a fatal mistake. And as an unsettling revelation lurks, Ree discovers unforeseen depths in herself and in a family that protects its own at any cost.

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

with Mike Curato and Ruth Chan (MACMILLAN)

Tuesday • May 3 • 4pm

U District store

It's Children's Book Week and we're celebrating with two of our favorite children's book characters—Little Elliot and Georgie! In his latest adventures in Little Elliot, Big Family, Elliot the elephant ...  Read more

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (BROADWAY BOOKS)

Tuesday • May 3 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

Leave the ordinary behind the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm at our new book club for fans of edgy fiction, mysteries, science fiction, and fantasy.

When Ready Player One opens in 2044, the world is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts feels alive is when he's trying to solve the puzzles inside the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past, the web of puzzles promises massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill for the ultimate prize. And if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to confront the real world he's tried so desperately to escape in order to win.

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

Borderline, New Charity Blues, The Seer (SIMON & SCHUSTER) (47NORTH) (BAEN)

Tuesday • May 3 • 7pm

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

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

A Court of Mist and Fury (BLOOMSBURY)

Tuesday • May 3 • 7pm

U District store

An instant bestseller inspired by the fairy tale classic Beauty and the Beast, Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses introduced us to the fearless huntress Feyre and ...  Read more

Tickets

Tuesday • May 3 • 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

Once and Future River: Reclaiming the Duwamish (UW PRESS)

Tuesday • May 3 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall, 1119 8th Avenue

The lower 12 miles of Washington's Green River, the Duwamish River has faced a battered history; it's been straightened, dumped into by over 40 companies, and neglected to the degree ...  Read more

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Wednesday • May 4 • 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.

 

The Unexpected Everything, The Last Boy and Girl in the World, and The Epidemic (SIMON & SCHUSTER)

Wednesday • May 4 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

Three young women whose lives were going one way suddenly go another in the latest YA novels by Morgan Matson, Siobhan Vivian, and Suzanne Young. In The Unexpected Everything, Andie's ...  Read more

Wednesday • May 4 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

Leave dishes, diapers, and the daily grind behind and join us for an early Mother's Day celebration and coloring party for adults. Now that coloring books for adults are everywhere, ...  Read more

The Service of the Dead (PEGASUS BOOKS)

Wednesday • May 4 • 7pm

U District store

An expert at recreating the social and political drama of medieval Europe in suspenseful mysteries, acclaimed author Candace Robb is back with a thrilling new series and intrepid heroine. In ...  Read more

Thursday • May 5 • 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 Dragontail Buttonhole (SORDELET INK)

Thursday • May 5 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

A tale of adventure, family, and survival set against the horrors of WWII Nazi Europe, Peter Curtis' The Dragontail Buttonhole tells the story of a Jewish tailor in Prague and ...  Read more

The Pharos Gate: Griffin & Sabine's Lost Correspondence (CHRONICLE)

Thursday • May 5 • 7pm

U District store

Over two decades ago, Nick Bantock introduced the timeless romance between Griffin Moss, a haunted postcard designer in London, and Sabine Strohem, a stamp illustrator living on an island in ...  Read more

There is Life After College (HARPER)

Thursday • May 5 • 7pm

Folio 314 Marion Street Seattle WA 98104

Get tips, advice, and insight on finding your way—and a career—after college from education journalist Jeffrey Selingo. In a time where a college degree no longer guarantees a job, Selingo's ...  Read more

Center for Human Rights Annual Spring Symposium

Friday • May 6 • 5:30pm

Kane Hall 225

Since its founding in 2009, The University of Washington Center for Human Rights has been at the front lines of global human rights struggles working to enact real-world social change. ...  Read more

Bartholomew Quill: A Crow's Quest to Know Who's Who (LITTLE BIGFOOT)

Friday • May 6 • 6pm

Rescheduled

Bellevue Store

This event has been rescuduled to a later date. Please check back her for new date and time.

Inspired by the animal kingdom of the Pacific Northwest, the new ...  Read more

Sergio Y (EUROPA EDITIONS)

Friday • May 6 • 7pm

U District store

A profound detective story meets a moving exploration of gender, identity, and the search for happiness in Sergio Y, the recently translated, award-winning novel by Brazilian lawyer, human rights activist, ...  Read more

Saturday • May 7 • 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. Call 206.634.3400 for details.

 

Summer of Sloane (DISNEY-HYPERION)

Saturday • May 7 • 3pm

U District store

When Sloane McIntyre is betrayed by her longtime boyfriend and best friend in the opening pages of local author Erin L. Schneider's Summer of Sloane, a summer at her mother's ...  Read more

Bullied: From Victim to Victorious (CREATESPACE)

Saturday • May 7 • 3pm

Bellevue Store

Auburn teen Madeleine Gasperi may be only 17, but with a series of five books about bullying and LGBTQ equality in her name, she has done more than many of ...  Read more

The Can't-idates: Running For President When Nobody Knows Your Name (BOBTIMYSTIC BOOKS)

Saturday • May 7 • 3pm

Mill Creek store

Hillary or Bernie? Trump or Cruz? With the 2016 presidential election just around the corner, these are the names that are swirling through most voters' minds. But what most voters ...  Read more

Weirdest (PERMUTED PRESS)

Sunday • May 8 • 3pm

Cancelled

U District store

Unremarkable and invisible to those around her, all thirteen-year-old Veronica McGowan wants is something that makes her special. She'd take looks or smarts or humor. But in the opening pages ...  Read more

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