Reading Allowed

Wednesday • June 8 • 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.

 

Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier (WILLIAM MORROW)

Wednesday • June 8 • 5:30pm

Bellevue Store

You bring the book and we'll provide the alibi. Join us on the second Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm for a discussion of the mystery genre's gems.

A riveting, classic novel of secrets, suspense, and romance only the brilliant mind of Daphne du Maurier—the beloved author of the timeless classic Rebecca—could conceive. On a bitter November evening, young Mary Yellan journeys across the rain-swept moors to Jamaica Inn to join her frightened Aunt Patience and foreboding Uncle Joss Merlyn in honor of her mother's dying request. And as the coachman's warning echoes in her memory, Mary finds herself hopelessly ensnared in the vile, villainous schemes being hatched within its crumbling walls—and falling for a handsome, enigmatic stranger she dares not trust.

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

What We Find (MIRA)

Wednesday • June 8 • 7pm

U District store

Filled with strong, likable characters facing real-life issues and growing though their relationships with others, Robyn Carr's Virgin River and Thunder Point series have become bestsellers around the world. In ...  Read more

The Mirror Test (KNOPF)

Wednesday • June 8 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

After spending seven years as a front-line policy officer for the State Department in Iraq and Afghanistan, J. Kael Weston found himself reflecting on the human cost of conflict and ...  Read more

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Thursday • June 9 • 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.

 

Featuring Kevan Atteberry, Ruth McNally Barshaw, Tara Dairman, Janet Fox, Christine Hayes, Lindsey Lane, Megan Wagner Lloyd, Megan Morrison, Anne Nesbet, Mary Penney, Dan Richards, Laurie Ann Thompson, and Conrad Wesselhoeft

Thursday • June 9 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

Love children's books? Crazy about kidlit? Obsessed with YA fiction? Join us for a fun-filled evening of readings, signing, and discussions with nearly a dozen local children's, middle grade, and ...  Read more

Deep Down Dark by Héctor Tobar (PICADOR)

Thursday • June 9 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

From history to memoir to cultural criticism—The Odd Shelf Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30pm to discuss the best in new and classic non-fiction.

When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days—as the entire world watched the grueling and protracted rescue. A masterwork of narrative journalism based on interviews with all thirty-three miners, Héctor Tobar's Deep Down Dark brings to life the saga of the miners' experiences below the Earth's surface―and the lives that led them there―in a riveting, at times shocking, and emotionally textured account of a singular human event.

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

Kitchens of the Great Midwest (PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE)

Thursday • June 9 • 7pm

U District store

Like the guests who clamor for a table at hip young chef Eva Thorvald's pop-up supper club, readers can't get enough of J. Ryan Stradal's debut novel about the young ...  Read more

Seattle Chocolatiers (ARCADIA)

Friday • June 10 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

Seattle may be best known for its coffee. But as Seattle Chocolatiers, the new book by Cornelia Gallen-Kimmell and Cordula Drossal-Brown, reveals, it is also home to a vibrant chocolate ...  Read more

The Razor's Edge by W. Sommerset Maugham (VINTAGE)

Friday • June 10 • 6:30pm

U District store

Join us on the second Friday of every month for an engaging evening of literary discussion with Seattle's own beloved librarian, Nancy Pearl.

A young American in search of the absolute, Larry Darrell's spiritual odyssey in The Razor's Edge is a haunting story filled with some of W. Sommerset Maugham's most brilliant characters. Intersecting with Larry's search for meaning are acquaintances ranging from his fiancé, Isabel, who must choose between love and wealth, to Elliott, a classic expatriate American snob; Gray, the quintessential Regular Guy; and Sophie, another lost soul. Weaving in and out of their story, Maugham observes his characters' struggles in a powerful portrait of the pain, passion, and poignancy of life itself.

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

You Know Me Well, Shades of Darkness, Without Annette, and The Bargaining (ST MARTINS) (SIMON & SCHUSTER) (SCHOLASTIC)

Friday • June 10 • 7pm

U District store

This summer, uber-talented YA authors David Levithan and Nina LaCour come together to tell the story of a chance encounter during San Francisco Pride that turns two near strangers into ...  Read more

Lies, Incorporated (ANCHOR)

Friday • June 10 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

In the lead-up to the November presidential election, sorting through statements made by political candidates can be an overwhelming task. According to radio host Ari Rabin-Havt, that's partly because we ...  Read more

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Saturday • June 11 • 11am

Mill Creek store

Give Dad a gift he'll treasure forever. Make an original painting just for him! At this art workshop for kids, in-house artist Eve McLeod will provide step-by-step instruction to help ...  Read more

Be Glad Your Dad... (Is Not an Octopus!)

Saturday • June 11 • 11am

U District store

Celebrate Father's Day early at this Special StoryTime reading of Be Glad Your Dad... (Is Not an Octopus!) with author Sara Jensen. In this playful new picture book, two kids ...  Read more

 

Featuring Tara Altebrando, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, and Tiffany Schmidt The Leaving, The Long Game, and Break Me Like a Promise

Saturday • June 11 • 5pm

U District store

From illegal businesses to unsolved mysteries, the young women at the center of the latest novels by Tara Altebrando, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, and Tiffany Schmidt live in worlds defined by ...  Read more

How to Make White People Laugh (GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING)

Sunday • June 12 • 4pm

Rescheduled

U District store

The time of this event has been changed to 4pm.

An Iranian-American-Muslim woman as well as a stand-up comedian, writer, and filmmaker, Negin Farsad does not shy away from ...  Read more

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future (PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE)

Sunday • June 12 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

Much of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable—driven by technological trends that are already in motion. That is the argument that leading futurist and writer Kevin ...  Read more

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Monday • June 13 • 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.

 

One Dead, Two to Go and Goddess of Fire (CAMEL PRESS) (SEVERN HOUSE)

Monday • June 13 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

Local authors Elena Hartwell and Bharti Kirchner know how to bring powerful women to life. And their latest books are proof. In renowned playwright Hartwell's debut novel, One Dead, Two ...  Read more

The Grand Piano Range (BLACK HERON PRESS)

Monday • June 13 • 7pm

U District Store- Gardening Space

Featured in over thirty literary magazines and anthologies, the poems that comprise the latest collection by Northwest poet Sibyl James range from the personal to the political as they carry ...  Read more

This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! (ALGONQUIN)

Monday • June 13 • 7pm

U District store

In the funny and perceptive This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!, seventy-eight-year-old widow Harriet Chance decides to go on an Alaskan cruise her late husband booked before his death. But ...  Read more

Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works (TIME)

Monday • June 13 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

A hundred years after the first female member of Congress was elected in 1916, women now represent a larger portion of the legislative and executive branches than ever before. And ...  Read more

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My Dad Used to be So Cool

Tuesday • June 14 • 11am

U District store

Celebrate Father's Day early at this Special StoryTime reading of My Dad Used to be So Cool with author and illustrator Keith Negley. Known for his award-winning illustrations that mix ...  Read more

 

The Children Act by Ian McEwan (ANCHOR)

Tuesday • June 14 • 5:30pm

Bellevue Store

Join us on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm to discuss fiction and non-fiction, classics and modern literature, history and contemporary culture, philosophy, biography, and just about everything in between.

A thrilling and poignant look at universal truth and human complexity. Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge who presides over cases in the family division. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude, and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and strife. And as her marriage crumbles, she is called on to try one of the most difficult cases of her career. Adam, a beautiful seventeen-year-old boy, is refusing (for religious reasons) treatment that could save his life. And as time runs out, Maye's judgment will have momentous consequences for them both.

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

Psychiatric Criminology: A Roadmap for Rapid Assessment (CRC PRESS)

Tuesday • June 14 • 7pm

Cancelled

U District store

A University of Washington alumni and psychiatrist specializing in complex neuropsychiatric problems, Dr. John Liebert is also the author of multiple books examining suicidal rampage murders and the societal and ...  Read more

American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper (SIMON & SCHUSTER)

Tuesday • June 14 • 7pm

Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum

In Winner-Take-All Politics, Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson, political scientists at Yale and Berkeley, examined how political elites have enabled and propelled plutocracy in America. In their new book, ...  Read more

Wednesday • June 15 • 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.

 

Beat (FUTURE HOUSE PUBLISHING)

Wednesday • June 15 • 7pm

U District store

In Jared Garrett's post-apocalyptic dystopia, you die if your heart rate goes over 140 beats per minute. Thankfully, everyone who survived the killer Bug that wiped out 90 percent of ...  Read more

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War (NORTON)

Wednesday • June 15 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall, 1119 8th Avenue

War is a dangerous enterprise. But as bestselling author Mary Roach reveals in her latest captivating scientific exploration, behind every threat to soldiers in the field—from bullets, burns, and explosions ...  Read more

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