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The Last Day on Mars (WALDEN POND PRESS)

Monday • May 1 • 7pm

U District store

Kick off Children's Book Week with Kevin Emerson!

The Science and Adventure of Mars

Calling all interplanetary explorers! Author and former science teacher Kevin Emerson discusses the latest ...  Read more

Tuesday • May 2 • 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.


Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Tuesday • May 2 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

Join Wayward Readers Society for a lively discussion of this month's book!

At Oxford's prestigious Bodleian Library, witches, vampires and demons outnumber humans, but young scholar (and witch) Diana Bishop would rather rely on her intellect than her magic. When she finds a long-lost medieval manuscript documenting the origin of supernatural species she attempts to banish it back to the stacks. Her discovery has not gone unnoticed though. With a fantastical underworld stirring and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires descending on the library, she turns to a 1,500-year-old vampire and renowned geneticist named Matthew Clairmont for help. Magic, romance, and rich scholarly detail swirl together in the first book of Deborah Harkness's best-selling All Souls trilogy.

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

Goldfish Ghost (MACMILLAN)

Tuesday • May 2 • 7pm

U District store

Beloved author Lemony Snicket and best-selling illustrator Lisa Brown introduce their sweet and somber new picture book, Goldfish Ghost.

Goldfish Ghost was born on the surface of the water ...  Read more

Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy (HARPER)

Tuesday • May 2 • 7pm

Seattle Public Library, Central Branch, 1000 Fourth Avenue

A riveting international cloak-and-dagger epic: the stunning untold story of a literary icon's dangerous secret life that fueled his art and his undoing.

While working as the esteemed CIA ...  Read more

Wednesday • May 3 • 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.


Wednesday • May 3 • 6pm

HUB Ballroom

Dine with celebrated Pacific Northwest authors and support UW libraries and student scholarships at the 12th annual Literary Voices event!

This year's keynote speaker will be Annie Proulx, ...  Read more

Unwarranted: Policing Without Permission (FSG)

Wednesday • May 3 • 7pm

U District store

In Unwarranted, NYU law professor Barry Friedman instructively examines the crisis in 21st-century U.S. policing. He argues that the problem is not so much the policing agencies as it is ...  Read more


Wednesday • May 3 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

Monarch butterflies are one of nature's most recognizable creatures, known for their bright colors and epic annual migration from the United States and Canada to Mexico. Yet there is much ...  Read more


The Children's Garden: Growing Food in the City

Thursday • May 4 • 11am

U District Store - Kids Dept

Celebrate Children's Book Week with a Special StoryTime!

Author Carole Lexa Schaefer and illustrator Pierr Morgan join us for a special reading of their new book, The Children's Garden.
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Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People (PENGUINRANDOM)

Thursday • May 4 • 6pm

WeWork South Lake Union 500 Yale Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109

Vanessa Van Edwards created a research lab to study the hidden forces that drive us and now she's cracked the code. In Captivate, she shares shortcuts, systems, and secrets ...  Read more

The Waterdancer's World and Will Do Magic for Small Change (ADUEDUCT PRESS)

Thursday • May 4 • 7pm

U District store

Discover two richly imagined new works of science at this exciting discussion and signing with authors L. Timmel Duchamp and Andrea Hairston .

For almost 500 years, humans have ...  Read more

Unwarranted: Policing Without Permission (FSG)

Thursday • May 4 • 7pm

UW Law School RM 133

In Unwarranted, NYU law professor Barry Friedman instructively examines the crisis in 21st-century U.S. policing. He argues that the problem is not so much the policing agencies as it is ...  Read more

Other People: Takes & Mistakes (KNOPF)

Friday • May 5 • 7pm

U District store

Best-selling author David Shields offers piercing collection of 70-plus essays written over the last 35 years. Grappling with intellectually exciting and emotionally wrenching questions about otherness—the need for one person ...  Read more

How Many is Too Many

Friday • May 5 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

America was built by immigrants. This phrase has become a steadfast campaign line, a motto of optimism and good will, and indeed it is the rallying cry for progressives today ...  Read more


Saturday • May 6 • 12pm

Mill Creek store

Join us for a fun make and take event! We'll be doing DIY projects based on the new book by Aubre Andres, Botanical Beauty. Treat yourself—or Mom—to a wholesome handmade ...  Read more

The Courage of a Samurai (AVIVIA)

Saturday • May 6 • 2pm

Tacoma store

The samurai warriors of ancient Japan lived by a moral and ethical code known as Bushido, the way of the warrior. This code of chivalry sculpted their culture and influenced ...  Read more

A Little Bit of Dirt: 55+ Science and Art Activities to Reconnect Children with Nature (THE INNOVATION PRESS)

Saturday • May 6 • 3pm

King County Covington Library

Dandelion Bubbles, Rain Drums, Seed Bomb Lollipops and more!

Bursting with creative hands-on outdoor science and art activities, A Little Bit of Dirt encourages kids to go outside and ...  Read more

Trump Sonnets: Volume 1 (RIDGEWAY PRESS)

Saturday • May 6 • 6pm

U District store

November 9, 2016, incredulous at Donald Trump's victory, Poet Ken Waldman scribbled: "You make George W. seem a statesman—your opening trick," which he made into the first line and a ...  Read more

The City of Tacoma Historic Preservation Office – Maritime History

Sunday • May 7 • 11am

Tacoma store

The University Book Store in Tacoma will be open special hours this Sunday, 10am-5pm. The store will be participating in the Amazing Preservation Race. The race isorganized by the City ...  Read more

Sunday • May 7 • 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

Norooz with My Family Self

Sunday • May 7 • 1pm

U District store

UW associate professor Khodadad (Khodi) Kaviani offers a poetic story about a sister and brother sharing their Norooz (New Year) experiences with their classmates. They live in Yazd, Iran, ...  Read more

Creating Sensory Spaces

Monday • May 8 • 7pm

U District store

Let architectural consultant Barbara Erwine teach you to design living spaces that are a feast for the senses! In Creating Sensory Spaces readers gain the knowledge and tools necessary to ...  Read more

You Are a Badass At Making Money (PENGUINRANDOM)

Monday • May 8 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

Success coach and motivational speaker Jen Sincero follows up best-selling You Are a Badass with a new life-changing guide, You Are a Badass at Making Money. She draws on her ...  Read more


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