Reading Allowed

Tuesday • August 12 • 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.

 

How It All Began by Penelope Lively

Tuesday • August 12 • 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.

An elderly woman is mugged. An errant cell phone message reveals an affair. A too-good-to-be-true business relationship is born. As one moment leads to another, a single event unfolds to derail seven other lives, sending each character's story off in new directions and perhaps permanently bending the arc of their entire future without them even realizing it. Through a richly conceived and colorful cast of characters, Penelope Lively's How It All Began explores the powerful role of chance in people's lives and deftly illustrates how our paths can be altered irrevocably by someone we may never even meet.

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

The Ultra Thin Man (TOR)

Tuesday • August 12 • 7pm

U District store

A cross between a hard-boiled crime noir and a near-future sci-fi adventure, the debut novel by local author Patrick Swenson has everything from murder, conspiracy and treason to alien threats, ...  Read more

Wednesday • August 13 • 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 • August 13 • 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.

 

Mai Tai One On by Jill Marie Landis

Wednesday • August 13 • 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.

Six months ago, Em Johnson never would've believed she'd end up divorced, broke, and running the dilapidated Tiki Goddess Bar on the North Shore of Kauai. As if all that coming true isn't bad enough, when Mai Tai One On opens with an obnoxious neighbor dead in the Goddess luau pit, suspicion falls on Em and the rest of the Goddess staff. With the help of a quirky dance troupe of over-the-hill Hula Maidens, Em and the cast of characters must band together to find the killer and solve the mystery before the next pupu party.

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

Clam Wake (HARPER)

Wednesday • August 13 • 7pm

Mill Creek store

With over 50 mysteries in her popular Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery series, Seattle native Mary Daheim is back with her latest addition—this time sending innkeeper and amateur sleuth Judith McMonigle Flynn off ...  Read more

Thursday • August 14 • 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.

 

When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and Susan McCarthy

Thursday • August 14 • 4:30pm

Bellevue Store

Join us on the second Thursday of each month at 4:30pm for lively discussions of the best in fiction and non-fiction about our furry, feathered or fishy friends.

From dancing squirrels and bashful gorillas to artistic elephants and spiteful killer whales, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and coauthor Susan McCarthy bring forth fascinating anecdotes and illuminating insights that offer powerful proof for the existence of animal emotion. Chapters on love, joy, anger, fear, shame, compassion and loneliness are framed by a provocative re-evaluation of how we treat animals, from hunting and eating them to scientific experimentation. Forming a complete and compelling picture of the inner lives of animals, When Elephants Weep assures that we will never look at animals in the same way again.

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

Fenders, Fins & Friends: Confessions of a Car Guy (WOODED ISLE PRESS)

Thursday • August 14 • 6pm

LeMay-America's Car Museum, Boeing Classroom

As an automotive journalist and host of the long-running The Vintage Vehicle Show, Lance Lambert has been sharing his passion for cars with the world for years. In his new ...  Read more

A Curious Man by Neal Thompson

Thursday • August 14 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

A shy young boy who turned his sense of being an outsider into an appreciation for the strangeness of the world, Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley lead the life of a classic American fairy tale. And as portrayed by acclaimed biographer Neal Thompson, the life of the enigmatic cartoonist turned globe-trotting millionaire—who won international fame by celebrating the world's strangest oddities and whose own outrageous showmanship taught us to believe in the unbelievable—unfolds into nothing short of a marvelously compelling biography.

Join us for a discussion of this must-read account of one of the most amazingly odd men who ever lived.

Satori (COFFEETOWN PRESS)

Friday • August 15 • 7pm

U District store

A coming-of-age journey, the collection of poems in Jack Remick's Satori observe life as days on an Oklahoma peach orchard turn to life in bohemian San Francisco, as elegy and ...  Read more

Eve McLeod

Saturday • August 16 • 10am

Mill Creek store

Join us in Mill Creek for an "altered art" craft demo with Eve McLeod. All you need to bring is at least one 4x6 black and white photo printed on ...  Read more

Saturday • August 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. Call 206.634.3400 for details.

 

Eve McLeod

Saturday • August 16 • 12pm

Mill Creek store

Join us in Mill Creek for an "altered art" craft demo with Eve McLeod. All you need to bring is at least one 4x6 black and white photo printed on ...  Read more

Don't Lick the Dog

Saturday • August 16 • 3pm

Renton store

What do you get when you cross a talented artist with a dog lover? Former Seattle Post-Intelligencer staff artist and children's book illustrator and author Wendy Wahman. In her award-winning ...  Read more

 

On the Fence, Let the Storm Break, Rebel, MILA 2.0: Renegade (HARPERTEEN)

Saturday • August 16 • 5pm

U District store

From the story of a teenage tomboy surprised to find herself falling for the boy next door, to that of the forbidden romance between an heir to the power of ...  Read more

Tuesday • August 19 • 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.

 

Into the Storm (BOOK PUBLISHERS NETWORK)

Tuesday • August 19 • 7pm

Cancelled

U District store

In 2005, Seattle journalist Collin Tong found his world turned upside-down when his wife, Linda, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's. Following Linda's death in 2011, Tong determined to honor her ...  Read more

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