Reading Allowed

Wednesday • June 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 ages 3–7. Call 425.385.3530 for details.

 

Wednesday • June 25 • 11am

Renton store

Join us at our Renton 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.

 

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid

Wednesday • June 25 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

The astonishing and riveting tale of a man's journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon, it steals its shape from the business self-help books devoured by ambitious youths all over rising Asia. It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on that most fluid, and increasingly scarce, of goods: water. Yet his heart remains set on something else, on the pretty girl whose star rises along with his, their paths crossing and recrossing, a lifelong affair sparked and snuffed and sparked again by the forces that careen their fates along.

Queen of Wands: A Sanctify Novel (ENTANGLED)

Wednesday • June 25 • 7pm

U District store

In Katee Robert's sexy Sanctify series, sci-fi romance blossoms in a dangerous and exciting universe threatened by a hate-group determined to purify the world of all non-humans and protected by ...  Read more

Before and Afterlives (LETHE)

Wednesday • June 25 • 7pm

Seattle Public Library, Central Branch, 1000 Fourth Avenue

Forever fascinated by the unexplained, the unseen and the unknown? Discover the stories of Crawford Award-winning author Christopher Barzak at a reading and signing of his new collection, Before and ...  Read more

Thursday • June 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.

 

Leviathan Wakes: The Expanse by James S. A. Corey

Thursday • June 26 • 5:30pm

Bellevue Store

Two hundred years in the future—in a solar system almost completely colonized by humans—relations between Earth, Mars and unincorporated "Belter" settlements lie in a fragile balance. When a rogue ship captain and a hardened detective are brought together by an abandoned ship, a missing heiress, and questions surrounding a cutting-edge biochemistry company, what they discover not only puts their lives in danger but tasks them with exposing one of the greatest conspiracies in all of human history.

Join us on the third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm for a discussion of the best in science fiction and fantasy.

A Family Affair: Stories of our Relations (NA)

Thursday • June 26 • 6:30pm

Bellevue Store

Why should kids have all the story time fun? Our Short Story Society in Bellevue invites adults to gather for an evening of relaxation, refreshments and dramatic readings by our ...  Read more

Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings by Letting Yourself Have Them (VIVA EDITIONS)

Thursday • June 26 • 7pm

U District store

Think the best way to deal with difficult feelings is to either push them away or fight them with all your might? Contrary to what many of us are taught, ...  Read more

Karen Finneyfrock, Imani Sims, McKenzie Funk, and Samar Abulhassan (VARIOUS)

Thursday • June 26 • 7pm

The Rendezvous, 2322 2nd Avenue

Looking for a literary night out unlike any other? Join us for the latest gathering of Lit Fix, Seattle's dive-friendliest reading and music series featuring local authors, artists and musicians.This ...  Read more

Eat More Dessert (PAGE STREET PUBLISHING)

Thursday • June 26 • 7pm

Mill Creek store

Wish you could celebrate birthdays and baby showers like your favorite celebrities? In her first cookbook, baker-to-the-stars Jenny Keller shows you how to make many of the same sweet treats ...  Read more

Friday • June 27 • 6:30pm

Best Western Executive Inn 200 Taylor Avenue North Seattle 98109

Every year, Locus Magazine recognizes the best in sci-fi literature according to their annual readers' poll. This year, Seattle is proud to host the 2014 awards weekend complete with parties, ...  Read more

Saturday • June 28 • 10am

Best Western Executive Inn 200 Taylor Avenue North Seattle 98109

Every year, Locus Magazine recognizes the best in sci-fi literature according to their annual readers' poll. This year, Seattle is proud to host the 2014 awards weekend complete with parties, ...  Read more

Saturday • June 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 refreshments. StoryTime for Kids is appropriate for ages 3 7. Call 206.634.3400 for details.

 

A Very Plain Young Man and The Naturalist (BellaVita)

Saturday • June 28 • 5pm

Bellevue Store

In The Naturalist, the first book in her Regency romance series, local author Christina Dudley introduces readers to the Hapgood sisters of Bramleigh and their stories of romance when ...  Read more

The Maid's Version by Daniel Woodrell

Monday • June 30 • 6pm

The book store cafe fireside

I didnt think there was a living American master. I was wrong. He was hiding in the Ozarks. Ive just read four novels by this Woodrell guy from Missouri. Short and punchy and deep, each brilliant little novel was different except for one thing – they never went where I thought they were heading – in fact, Woodrell is the best literary argument I know for things NOT going where they seem. His latest novel, THE MAIDS VERSION, tells a story in 162 tight pages that has the reader gasping at the end, wrong in all moral conclusions, left stunned at the complexity of human beings and how ridiculous we are ever to think we can judge each other – exactly the way Woodrell repeatedly leaves us.

These novels are tightly wrought and devilishly smart, with a genuine sense of goodness in human nature that constantly rears its unexpected head. After this months WINTERS BONE, I quickly enjoyed TOMATO RED and then THE DEATH OF SWEET MISTER, concluding with this months newest addition to his string of little masterpieces, THE MAIDS VERSION. This guy knows what novels are for. His dialogue crackles with wit and hes bullet accurate as he shows us humanity in the most unexpected places. Whew. Have I talked you into it yet?

Join our own resident writer, Nick DiMartino, for a lively discussion of this month's selection. Book club members save 20% when you purchase this title at our University District Store.

Special Operations (SPYCAR)

Monday • June 30 • 7pm

U District store

Following the death of a local policeman, a mysterious person known as the Illuminator descends upon a small New England town to exact justice in a cruel and unusual way. ...  Read more

Smaller Faster Lighter Cheaper Denser (PUBLIC AFFAIRS)

Monday • June 30 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

In the face of economic and environmental challenges, many claim that our current industrial trajectory has set our world on track for certain destruction. In Robert Bryce's new book, he ...  Read more

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