Reading Allowed

Monday • May 23 • 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.

 

Brasil (DAMIANI)

Monday • May 23 • 7pm

U District store

Experience the beauty and culture of Brazil as if you're walking through its landscape yourself in the stunning new book of photography by Kristin Capp. Taken over the course of ...  Read more

Sergio Y. by Alexandre Vidal Porto

Monday • May 23 • 7pm

The book store cafe fireside

This provocative little Brazilian novel about a psychiatrist and his patient asks some bold questions about gender and happiness and comes up with some haunting answers. Sergio Y. is an unhappy 17-year-old Brazilian boy undergoing therapy in Sao Paolo. Sandra Y. is a happy 23-year-old restaurant owner in Manhattan who falls from her 4th floor balcony. Short and unassuming, its a fascinating and fragile meditation on human sexuality, the guilt-ridden confession of a 70-year-old psychiatrist trying to understand a successful therapy case gone very, very tragic.

Tuesday • May 24 • 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.

 

Puddles!!! (HARPER COLLINS)

Tuesday • May 24 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

Kevan Atteberry's lovable monster from Bunnies!!! is back and is just as excited as ever. Still friends with his bunny pals, Declan continues to greet everything with over-the-top excitement—even the ...  Read more

The Joy of Swimming: A Celebration of our Love for Getting in the Water (CHRONICLE)

Tuesday • May 24 • 7pm

U District store

Summer is just around the corner. And if your favorite warm-weather activity is swimming, you'll love the new book by artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon. A celebration of the joy ...  Read more

Thunder Boy Jr. (HACHETTE)

Tuesday • May 24 • 7pm

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

Award-winning author Sherman Alexie has been captivating readers with his poetry, short stories, and adult and YA fiction for years. This spring he brings his culturally significant and entertaining stories ...  Read more

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The Diversity Advantage (FORBES MEDIA)

Tuesday • May 24 • 7pm

Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum

In her new book, The Diversity Advantage, Seattle-based business journalist Ruchika Tulshyan looks at diversity in the workplace from a new perspective. Not only are inclusion and gender equity human ...  Read more

Wednesday • May 25 • 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 Life of Elves by Muriel Barbery (EUROPA EDITIONS)

Wednesday • May 25 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

Join us for discussions of the best in contemporary titles on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm.

A poetic novel about the quest for enchantment in a world that seems to have forgotten it, Muriel Barbery's The Life of Elves tells a story of two young girls—one with a gift for communicating with nature and the other a stunning musical genius—whose talents bring them into contact with magical worlds and malevolent forces. With its cast of unforgettable characters, each fighting to preserve a sense of enchantment, The Life of Elves is a moving and deeply felt meditation on art, nature, dreams, and the role of the imagination.

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

The Sorcerer's Daughter: The Defenders of Shannara (RANDOM HOUSE)

Wednesday • May 25 • 7pm

U District store

Prolific author Terry Brooks has brought the epic world of Shannara to life in over two dozen bestselling novels. This spring, Brooks gives us yet another action-packed adventure in The ...  Read more

You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice (KNOPF)

Wednesday • May 25 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue

Microsoft or Apple? Blue or red? Chocolate or Vanilla? In a world of endless choices, our preferences have become a part of our identity. But why is it that we ...  Read more

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Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman (HACHETTE)

Wednesday • May 25 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

Finding your voice in a popular culture that is hostile towards women is not easy—especially in a digital age rife with online persecution. But two years ago, when Seattle writer ...  Read more

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Thursday • May 26 • 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.

 

26 Songs in 30 Days (SASQUATCH)

Thursday • May 26 • 7:30pm

Nordstrom Recital Hall Benaroya Hall

In May of 1941, folk music icon Woody Guthrie was commissioned by the federal government to write the music for a film about the Columbia River. During that month, he ...  Read more

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Paper: Paging Through History (NORTON)

Friday • May 27 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue

In today's technology-dependent world of e-books and computer screens, what is the future of physical paper? In his in-depth new history, bestselling author and historian Mark Kurlansky argues that paper ...  Read more

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Saturday • May 28 • 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.

 

Six-Word Lessons on Growing Up Autistic (PACELLI PUBLISHING)

Saturday • May 28 • 5pm

Bellevue Store

Today, over one percent of children in the U.S. between the ages of 3 and 17 have an autism spectrum disorder. Diagnosed with autism at the age of 5, Trevor ...  Read more

The Last Drop of Blood (AUTHORHOUSE)

Sunday • May 29 • 3pm

Bellevue Store

Based on a lawsuit against a prominent doctor that retired attorney J. Steven Funk handled in the 1970s, The Last Drop of Blood is a riveting tale of legal suspense ...  Read more

A Garden of Marvels by Ruth Kassinger (HARPERCOLLINS)

Sunday • May 29 • 4pm

Molbak's Garden + Home, 13625 NE 175th St, Woodinville

Gardeners and book lovers, join us the last Sunday of every month to discuss fiction and non-fiction books about gardening at Molbak's Garden + Home in Woodinville.

In the tradition of The Botany of Desire and Wicked Plants, A Garden of Marvels intertwines personal anecdote, accessible science, and untold history in a witty and engaging story of the first botanists and today's extraordinary plants. Frustrated by plants that fail to thrive, Ruth Kassinger sets out to transform her garden by diving into the basics of botany. Along the way, she discovers a wondrous world of flowers that have sex and leaves that eat air, black petunias, photosynthesizing animals, trees that bear multiple fruits, and even plants that can text you when they're thirsty.

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

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