Reading Allowed

Sunday • August 6 • 11:30am

Mill Creek store

Sometimes there's no better listener than man's best friend—especially when children are learning how to read.

Join us the first Sunday of every month as we partner with ...  Read more

Every Day Above Ground: A Van Shaw Novel (WILLIAM MORROW)

Sunday • August 6 • 2pm

Federal Way Library 34200 1st Way S Federal Way, WA 98003

Award-winning writer Glen Erik Hamilton serves up a suspenseful and engaging read with his new book Every Day Above Ground. A fortune in gold in the floor of a Seattle ...  Read more

Craft Day

Monday • August 7 • 11am

U District store

Kids, crafts, and StoryTime. Meet us in Kids Books for a Speical StoryTime. We'll be reading a book about animals and then making clay critters. You bring the kids, and ...  Read more

 

Glen Erik Hamilton, Robert Dugoni, Tracy Weber, and Jim Ziskin (HARPER)

Monday • August 7 • 7pm

U District store

Mystery Writer Monday!

Pick the brains of award-winning Seattle mystery writers at our special panel with Glen Erik Hamilton, Robert Dugoni, Tracy Weber, and Jim Ziskin. The authors will ...  Read more

Tuesday • August 8 • 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.

 

The Trial of Prisoner 043

Tuesday • August 8 • 7pm

U District store

Network television producer, director, writer, and seven-time Emmy award winner Terry Jastrow discusses his new book, The Trial of Prisoner 043 in conversation with his wife, actress Anne Archer. What ...  Read more

Wednesday • August 9 • 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 9 • 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.

 

Meet Me at the Bamboo Table by A. V. Crofts

Wednesday • August 9 • 6pm

U District store

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

Travelogue meets foodie memoir in this envy-inspiring book by chowhound communications professor A. V. Crofts. From studying in China to teaching in Italy to conducting humanitarian communications trainings in war-torn Sudan, the author traces a lifetime of meals eaten and things learned with warm and thoughtful prose. Join her at the only coffee shop in Kunming, a home-cooked feast at a civil rights pilgrimage in Alabama, a surprise Thanksgiving in Germany, and her annual Lunar New Year dumpling party in Seattle. Crossing states and continents, Meet Me at the Bamboo Table is a beautiful meditation on how food nourishes a community.



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

Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue (THE MOUNTAINEERS BOOKS)

Wednesday • August 9 • 7pm

King County Library Carnation Library

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

The Maximum Security Book Club by Mikita Brottman

Thursday • August 10 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

Join the Odd Shelf book club for a lively discussion of this month's book!

While on sabbatical, college professor Mikita Brottman started a book club with a group of convicts at a maximum-security prison outside Baltimore. Over the course of two years, they read ten challenging classics including Heart of Darkness, Macbeth, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Maximum Security Book Club is the unique, riveting, and compassionate account of her time discussing great works of literature with, and slowly getting to know, these men.


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

HAPPINESS: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After (HOLT)

Thursday • August 10 • 7pm

U District store

Playwright Heather Harpham shares a frank and moving memoir that follows a one-of-a-kind family through twists of fate and unimaginable choices. Happiness begins with a romance of opposites: Heather, a ...  Read more

Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Friday • August 11 • 6:30pm

U District store

Join Nancy Pearl's book club for a lively discussion of this month's book!

There couldn't be a better time to read this seminal work of speculative fiction by #1 New York Times bestseller and Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood.

In the not-too-distant future, Offred lives as a Handmaid. Once a day, she may leave the home of the Commander and his wife to walk to the market. The signs now show pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. Once a month, she must lie on her back and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Handmaids are only valued if their ovaries are viable. She can remember the days before, when had a husband, a daughter, a job, and access to knowledge. But all that is gone. Funny, unexpected, chilling, and convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is scathing satire, dire warning, and literary tour de force.

Now a Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss!


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

Earth As It Is (BREAK AWAY BOOK CLUB)

Friday • August 11 • 7pm

U District store

Jan Maher offers a complex exploration of gender identity with her new book, Earth as it is. It's 1930s Texas and when Charlie's new bride finds him wearing her lingerie, ...  Read more

Zoey and Sassafras

Saturday • August 12 • 11am

U District store

Bring the kids for engaging and educational activities with Asia Citro! The creator of the popular blog Fun at Home with Kids brings an interactive activity inspired by her Zoey ...  Read more

Secrets of the Weird (GREY MATTER PRESS)

Sunday • August 13 • 3pm

U District store

There's a new designer drug making the rounds the mean streets of Sweetville in Chad Stroup's Secrets of the Weird. It's called Sweet Candy and it promises to fulfill your ...  Read more

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