Reading Allowed

Tuesday • August 22 • 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.

 

Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue

Tuesday • August 22 • 7pm

King County Library, Redmond Branch, 15990 NE 85th Street

Bree Loewen is a wife, a mother, and a leader of the Seattle Mountain Rescue (SMR), a volunteer-based search-and-rescue operation. After hundreds for rescues, she no longer struggles with ...  Read more

Wednesday • August 23 • 10:30am

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 kinds of graphic novels ...  Read more

Wednesday • August 23 • 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.

 

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Wednesday • August 23 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

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

Emmy-, Golden Globe-, and Peabody Award-winning television producer and screenwriter Noah Hawley's fifth novel is a masterly blend of mystery, suspense, tragedy, and shameful media hype. When a small charter plane carrying 11 crashes into the ocean just 16 minutes into a nighttime flight from Martha's Vineyard, only two people survive: Scott Burroughs, a middle-aged former drunk and minor artist, and the four-year-old son of a cable news network head. Scott saves the boy, swimming to shore and into a media frenzy and federal investigation. Flashbacks chapters for each passenger and plenty of intrigue will keep you hooked throughout this gritty suspense novel.

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

Thursday • August 24 • 6pm

Mill Creek store

Join us in Mill Creek for an "altered art" craft workshop. Bring is at least one 4x6 black and white photo printed on matte photo paper, and we'll show you ...  Read more

The Half-Drowned King (HARPER)

Friday • August 25 • 6pm

New Time

Mill Creek store

Linnea Hartsuyker takes us to the savage world of 9th-century Viking warriors with her epic debut novel The Half-Drowned King. In addition to a reading and signing with the author, ...  Read more

Starfire: A Red Peace (The Starfire Trilogy) (TOR)

Friday • August 25 • 7pm

U District store

Pacific Northwest talent Spencer Ellsworth introduces us to the first book in his Starfire trilogy. In the universe of A Red Peace, oppressed half-Jorian crosses have risen up to supplant ...  Read more

Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers

Friday • August 25 • 7pm

Mill Creek store

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

Dorothy L. Sayers, perhaps the finest detective novelist of the Golden Age, is most famous for her dashing amateur sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey. Gaudy Night is the tenth book in her Peter Wimsey series, but the first to be narrated entirely by his love, Harriet Vane.

When Harriet attends her Oxford reunion, known as the Gaudy, she find herself ensnared in a nightmare of romance and terror as the prim academic setting is haunted by a rash of bizarre pranks: scrawled obscenities, burnt effigies, and threatening letters. With only the tiniest shreds of clues, to find the culprit she'll need all her powers of detection as well as those of Lord Peter Wimsey.


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

Drawn to Color (SASQUATCH)

Saturday • August 26 • 11am

U District store

Join us for the launch party of Drawn to Color with author and illustrator Ben Clanton! This unique, Pacific Northwest-themed coloring book features original artwork from over 20 critically acclaimed ...  Read more

Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Sunday • August 27 • 4pm

Mill Creek store

Join Garden Reads book club for a lively discussion of this month's book!

Award-winning English-American children's author Frances Hodgson Burnett is best known for her titles Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess, and this book, The Secret Garden. When Mary Lennox's parents fall victim to a cholera outbreak in India, the orphaned girl is sent to England to be the ward of an uncle she's never met. Here, in this secluded, mysterious manor she befriends a high-spirited boy named Dickon, investigates a secret garden on the manor grounds, and hears someone crying in the night.


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

Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun by Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Monday • August 28 • 6pm

The book store cafe fireside

Join Nick's Picks book club for a lively discussion of this month's book!

A genuinely good old woman touches many lives.

Meet elderly Dr. Morayo de Silva, half-Nigerian citizen of San Francisco, who values her books above everything and has a kind word for everyone. A good author can reveal a persons character in their interactions during a normal day. Sarah Ladipo Manyika does that expertly in her very short novel with the very long title. And then she adds a few surprises.

Told through multiple voices, its a slight but very touching story of age and time and kindness, allowing you to enjoy the company with a woman any sane person would want as their best friend.

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

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