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The Black Elfstone

Monday • June 12 • 7pm

U District store

Through forty years of New York Times best-selling Shannara novels, Terry Brooks always had an ending in mind: a series that would bring it all to a grand conclusion. Now ...  Read more

Vacation Guide to the Solar System

Monday • June 12 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue

Envision hiking the windswept red plains of Mars, skydiving through the colorful clouds of a gas giant, or photographing swirling storms from one of Jupiter's 64 moons. Packed with real ...  Read more

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. WILLIAM MORROW

Monday • June 12 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall, 1119 8th Avenue

Best-selling science fiction author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary novelist Nicole Galland combine their talents for a complex and captivating genre-blending, near-future thriller.

When Melisande Strokes, ...  Read more

Tuesday • June 13 • 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.


Growing a Revolution: Bringing our Soil Back to Life

Tuesday • June 13 • 6:30pm


UW Kane Hall, Room 220

RESCHEDULED EVENT: Please note that this event will now be taking place on June 14, 6:30pm at UW Kane Hall, Room 120. Click HERE to be redirected to ...  Read more

Siracusa Penguin Random House

Tuesday • June 13 • 7pm


U District store

In Delia Ephron's latest novel, New Yorkers Michael, a famous writer, and Lizzie, a journalist, travel to Italy with their friends from Maine—restauranteur Finn; his wife, Taylor; and their daughter, ...  Read more

Wednesday • June 14 • 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.


Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Wednesday • June 14 • 6pm

U District store

Join True Grace book club for a lively discussion of this month's book!

In the shadow of Mumbai's sparkling new airport and luxury hotels sits Annawadi—a squalid and overcrowded migrant settlement on top of tons of garbage next to a vast pool of sewage. As India starts to prosper, the residents are electric with hope.

Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees a fortune in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi's "most-everything girl," might become its first female college graduate. Even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal.

With intelligence, humor, and deep insight from her years among the slum's residents, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Boo creates an intimate and unforgettable portrait of India's urban poor during era of tumultuous change in this National Book Award-winning debut.

Growing a Revolution and The Hidden Half of Nature

Wednesday • June 14 • 6:30pm

UW Kane Hall, Room 120

MacArthur Fellow David Montgomery offers a hopeful and compelling examination of how regenerative farming could revive the world's soil, increasing food production, boosting cost effectiveness, and slowing climate change.

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Wilders Penguin Random House

Wednesday • June 14 • 7pm

U District store

Coryn Williams has grown up in the domed city-state of Seacouver, where her every need is provided and the populace is sheltered from life Outside. After her parents' suicides, her ...  Read more


Thursday • June 15 • 7pm

U District store

It is 1904 in The Widow Nash, and Dulcy Remfrey is facing the predictable life of a woman of the time. At least until her eccentric father returned from his ...  Read more

In This Moment (HARPER)

Thursday • June 15 • 7pm

U District store

Meg Pepper has a fulfilling career and a happy family. But then, in one unalterable moment, everything changes. After picking her daughter from school, she stops her car to wave ...  Read more

The End of Loyalty

Thursday • June 15 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue

Former Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times writer and editor Rick Wartzman chronicles the erosion of the relationship between American companies and their workers in The End of Loyalty. ...  Read more

The Last to Die and To Catch a Killer (POISONED PEN)(TOR TEEN)

Friday • June 16 • 7pm

U District store

Enjoy double the mystery and double the thrills at a discussion with two amazing authors: Kelly Garrett and Sheryl Scarborough!

Erin Blake has one of those names—a name inextricably ...  Read more

Saturday • June 17 • 11am

Mill Creek store

Make a gift for Dad! Kids learn how to create cool paper suncatchers that are fantastic Father's Day gifts in this FREE guided class. Gift wrap is included!

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Tranquility: A Memoir of an American Sailor (INLAND WATERS PRESS)

Saturday • June 17 • 2pm

Tacoma store

Celebrate the Festival of Sail with Captain Billy Sparrow !

Tranquility: A Memoir of an American Sailor is the true story of an impulsive young sailor who sets off ...  Read more

Sister Day! (SIMON & SCHUSTER)

Saturday • June 17 • 3pm

U District store

You're invited the launch party for Lisa Mantchev's sweet and whimsical new book, Sister Day! For Lizzie, the perfect afternoon is one spent playing with her big sister, Jane. But ...  Read more

Discovering Seattle Parks:A Local's Guide (MOUNTAINEERS BOOKS)

Monday • June 19 • 7pm

U District store

Linnea Westerlind has visited each of Seattle's 426 city parks, so she's absolutely the perfect person to guide you to the right location for your picnic, kid's outing, family reunion, ...  Read more

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