Reading Allowed

Wednesday • June 28 • 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 • June 28 • 3:30pm

U District store

Calling future cartoonists and comic book fans!

Join us on Wednesdays for our summer Kids Graphic Novel Book Group.

We'll be introducing different kind of graphic novels ...  Read more

The Velvet Hours by Alyson Richman

Wednesday • June 28 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

Join Main Street book club for a lively discussion of this month's book!

Inspired by true events, The Velvet Hours tells the vibrant stories of two women pursing freedom and independence as Paris teeters on the edge of German occupation.

As a courtesan, Marthe de Florian cultivated a life of beauty and art and cast out all recollections of her impoverished youth in the dark alleys of Montemartre. Now, with Europe on the brink of war, she shares her story with her granddaughter Solange Beaugiron using her collection of treasures to reveal her innermost secrets. Solange is a budding writer with her own story to tell. The world she thought she knew is unraveling and her mother recently revealed her Jewish heritage. Hoping to understand her past, she takes a precious book from her mother's collection to a rare book dealer. There she meets the bookseller's son, Alec, and slowly falls in love. All the while, Hitler's troops draw closer to Paris.

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

Prophets Four Profits

Wednesday • June 28 • 7pm


U District store

Prophets Four Profits is a self-help program that uses blog-style publishing as talk therapy. Tom Charles Bair III is the founder of p4p and its only practicing member. Using SAYances ...  Read more

Midnight Jewel (PENGUINRANDOM)

Wednesday • June 28 • 7pm

U District store

Richelle Mead, author of the best-selling Vampire Academy series, offers a dazzling addition her new trilogy. Mira is not like the other Glittering Court girls. She is a war refugee ...  Read more

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

Thursday • June 29 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

Join the Refined Reads book club!

Refined Reads is our fantastic new book club in partnership with KOMO's Seattle Refined. Each month we introduce you to one amazing, discussion-worthy book and meet up to talk about it at one of our stores. Read along with us during the month through weekly check-ins with page goals, exclusive content, and author interviews. You'll also get the chance to participate in on-camera discussions for the show!

Sign up for the book club HERE and join us for one of our monthly book discussions.

June Title: Anything is Possible

In June, we'll be reading Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout and meeting up to discuss the book on June 29 at 6:30pm at our Mill Creek store.

Monthly Refined Reads book discussions rotate among different University Book Store locations around the Puget Sound.

Stay on top of this and other bookstore events by signing up for our events enewsletter today!

Kangaroo Too and Escape Velocity and Injection Burn

Thursday • June 29 • 7pm

U District store

Join us for an evening of adrenaline-pumping science fiction with Curtis Chen and Jason Hough!

Kangaroo Too, the smart and sassy sequel to Waypoint Kangaroo, treats us to ...  Read more

A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George

Friday • June 30 • 7pm

Mill Creek store

Join the Usual Suspects book club for a lively discussion of this month's book!

According to legend, 300 years ago frightened Yorkshire villagers smothered a crying babe in the Keldale Abbey, where they'd hidden from Cromwell raiders. To this day, a thin infant wail can be heard in the lush green valleys. Now, a murder even more shocking has been committed.

Roberta Teys, a silent, obese adolescent, is accused of beheading her church-going father with an axe. Her first and last words before slipping into a catatonic state were, "I did it. And I'm not sorry." The inspectors sent by Scotland Yard to investigate the crime are a mismatched pair. Inspector Thomas Lynley is smooth, attractive, and utterly upper class where his probationary partner Sergeant Barbara Havers is stubby, sturdy, and conscious of her plain appearance and lower class origins. As Lynley and Havers wind their way through Keldale's dark labyrinth of secret scandals and appalling crimes, they uncover a shattering series of revelations that will reverberate through this tranquil English valley—and in their own lives in.

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

The Witchwood Crown

Friday • June 30 • 7pm

U District store

Tad Williams—a writer that inspired George R.R. Martin, Brandon Sanderson, and Christopher Paolini—gives us the the stunning successor to one of the great epic fantasy trilogies, Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, ...  Read more

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