Reading Allowed

Saturday • May 13 • 11am

Mill Creek store

Make a gift for Mom! Kids learn how to create pretty paper suncatchers in this guided class that make fantastic Mother's Day gifts. Gift wrap is included!

$5 ...  Read more

Saturday • May 13 • 11am

U District store

Come celebrate the winners of our 31st Annual Kids Bookmark Contest at this special awards ceremony and reception recognizing the top bookmark designs from school-aged readers in kindergarten through grade ...  Read more

Masao: A Nisei Soldiers Secret and Heroic Role in World War II

Saturday • May 13 • 3pm

U District store

Sandra Vea shares the important and fascinating story of her father-in-law in Masao. Masao Abe, a second-generation Japanese-American, lived the life of a typical child in San Bernardino, California until ...  Read more


Monday • May 15 • 7pm

The Neptune

Cory Doctorow offers a striking vision of the near-future in his new book, Walkaway.

Hubert, Seth, and their ultra-rich heiress friend Natalie are getting a little old to hang ...  Read more


The Best of Adam Sharp

Monday • May 15 • 7pm

U District store

Adam Sharp, an IT consultant in Melbourne, enjoys a happy—if not entirely passionate—life with partner Claire. But a one-word email from "the one that got away" evokes reaction in him ...  Read more

Tuesday • May 16 • 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.


Out of the Box and How to be a Scientist (DK)

Tuesday • May 16 • 7pm

Mill Creek store

Bring young scientists to meet two inspiring authors!

In Out of the Box, award-winning paper engineer Jemma Westing offers 25 interactive cardboard model projects that engage creativity, out-of-the-box ...  Read more


Tuesday • May 16 • 7pm

Sold Out

U District store

We couldn't be more excited to host this special book signing with legendary author S. E. Hinton for the 50th anniversary edition of The Outsiders.

No one ever said ...  Read more


The Good Doctor

Tuesday • May 16 • 7pm

Tacoma Public Library, Anna Lemon Wheelock Branch, 3722 North 26th Street

UW Tacoma professor Michael Kula treats us to a reading from his new book, The Good Doctor. In the summer of 1917, renowned veterinarian Dr. David Roberts and his socialite ...  Read more


Tuesday • May 16 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

In Locking Up Our Own, James Forman Jr., a former Washington, D.C., public defender and current professor at Yale Law School, shows how our nation has gotten to the point ...  Read more


Wednesday • May 17 • 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.


Damn Fine Cherry Pie: And Other Recipes from TV's Twin Peaks and The Secret History of Twin Peaks

Wednesday • May 17 • 7pm

The Swiss Restaurant and Pub

Join us for Twin Peaks Trivia and "a damn fine cup of coffee" at The Swiss Restaurant and Pub! In celebration of the much-anticipated new season (premiering on May 21) ...  Read more

How to be a Supervillian (HACHETTE)

Wednesday • May 17 • 7pm

U District store

Victor Spoil comes from a long line of famous supervillains and one day he's expected to join their ranks. Unfortunately, Victor doesn't have a single bad-guy bone in his body. ...  Read more

Wednesday • May 17 • 7:30pm

Benaroya Hall, S Mark Tauper Foundation Auditorium, 200 University Street

The Moth—hailed as "New York's hottest and hippest literary ticket" by The Wall Street Journal—is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. The Moth has ...  Read more

The Chicken Who Saved Us (BEHLER PUBLICATIONS)

Thursday • May 18 • 7pm

U District store

Two Moms in Conversation about Raising That Kid: How to Build a Village

Every kid is that kid: your special someone who's unique. Still, parents and authors Kristin ...  Read more

7 Keys: To unlock your full potential

Friday • May 19 • 7pm

U District store

Unlock your full potential with Jim Jensen. 7 Keys offers a better understanding of the relationship between the conscious and subconscious areas of the mind. Using practical principles and techniques ...  Read more

The Radium Girls (SOURCEBOOKS)

Friday • May 19 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

Kate Moore traces the lives of more than a dozen American women who were employed as luminous watch-dial painters as early as 1917 in The Radium Girls. She tells how ...  Read more


I Hope I Screw This Up

Friday • May 19 • 8pm

Moore Theatre, 1932 2nd Avenue

In I Hope I Screw This Up, comedian and actor Kyle Cease disarms readers as he leads them to their own personal breakthroughs, helping them to recognize that actual happiness ...  Read more

Saturday • May 20 • 10:30am

Mill Creek store

Cat Behavior 201: Advanced Cat-to-English

Becca Anzalone, cat expert and PAWS Animal Care Lead, leads this advanced class on common feline behavior issues. It's the perfect follow-up for anyone ...  Read more

Wolf Haven and Wolf Nation

Saturday • May 20 • 2pm

King County Covington Library

Join us for reading and signing of Wolf Haven with author Brenda Peterson and photographer Annie Marie Musselman.

In the tradition of Peter Matthiessen's Wildlife in America or ...  Read more

You Are Not Alone: Poems of Hope Faith, Alive and Thankful: Life is a gift, and Celebrate Survival

Saturday • May 20 • 2pm

Tacoma store

Lon Cole shares poems of hope and faith at the reading for his collections You Are Not Alone: Poems of Hope Faith, Alive and Thankful: Life is a Gift, and ...  Read more

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