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Another Autumn (WORDTECH EDITIONS)

Friday • August 22 • 7pm

U District store

In this special performance, two artists collaborate to make poetry come to life through music. Come enjoy the evening as local poet Yvonne Higgins Leach reads her poems while Burke ...  Read more

Saturday • August 23 • 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.

 

The Messianic Feast: Moving Beyond The Ritual (MESSIANIC)

Saturday • August 23 • 6pm

U District store

Tying for first place in the religion category of the annual Independent Publishers Book Award's, T. Alex Tennent's The Messianic Feast has already gained significant recognition. Drawing on historical and ...  Read more

Levels of Life by Julian Barnes

Monday • August 25 • 6pm

The book store cafe fireside

WHAT DO HOT AIR BALLOONS HAVE TO DO WITH PHOTOGRAPHY?



Booker-winning Julian Barnes has written a gorgeous, thought-provoking little meditation on love and loss. Its prickly and personal and frequently touching, like nothing youve ever read before, a mysterious, wonderful three-part piece of writing that isnt really fiction or non-fiction. In fact, figuring out what the experience is becomes part of the experience. Wrestling with lifes cruel terms of always losing the one you love, Barnes celebrates the wife he adores and has lost. This magic little piece of writing is part love song, part elegy, part attempt at grasping the essence of what happens between two unique individuals sharing their lives together. Julian Barnes looks fearlessly at the truth about loving in this exquisitely written, sensitive tribute to his wife.



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.

Tuesday • August 26 • 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.

 

Wild Food Cookbook (NORTON)

Tuesday • August 26 • 7pm

U District store

In The Wild Food Cookbook, photographer and author Roger Phillips has compiled a diverse and delectable guide to finding and cooking wild foods. Going beyond questions of what plants are ...  Read more

Wednesday • August 27 • 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 27 • 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.

 

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Wednesday • August 27 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmland of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude? Moving between contemporary Maine and depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship.

Join us for a discussion of this moving story about a search for family that brings to light one of the most fascinating and forgotten chapters of American history.

The Broken Eye (ORBIT)

Wednesday • August 27 • 7pm

U District store

With Gavin Guile stripped of his magic powers and imprisoned, old gods reborn, the power of the Prism absent, the forces of magic out of control and a civil war ...  Read more

Thursday • August 28 • 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.

 

My Father the Godfather (WALDORF PUBLISHING)

Thursday • August 28 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

With the release of the James Brown biopic Get on Up this August, the Godfather of Soul is in the spotlight again. And in the new book by Brown's son ...  Read more

Jack Straw Writers Anthology (JACK STRAW)

Thursday • August 28 • 7pm

U District store

Join us for a memorable presentation as writers from the 2014 Jack Straw Writers Program read from new works written during the program, including special selections from the 2014 Jack ...  Read more

The Ballad of Desiree (SPARKS)

Friday • August 29 • 7pm

U District store

A coming-of-age story that travels from a Native American lodge to an idyllic mountain getaway to the burgeoning Seattle music scene of the 1970s, The Ballad of Desiree tells the ...  Read more

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