Reading Allowed

Monday • September 23 • 6:30pm

Bellevue Store


Monday • September 23 • 7pm

U District store

The incredibly prolific and eclectic Ramez Naam has not one, but two books to promote in September. On this night, he'll be at our U District store to talk about ...  Read more

Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery (KNOPF)

Tuesday • September 24 • 7pm

U District store

Science writer George Johnson significant other was diagnosed with metastatic cancer, and it sent him on a journey to learn everything he could about the disease that affects so many ...  Read more

Touching a Nerve: The Self As Brain (NORTON)

Tuesday • September 24 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

What happens when we accept that everything we feel and think stems not from an immaterial spirit but from electrical and chemical activity in our brains? To neurophilosopher Patricia Churchland, ...  Read more

Alphabet Trucks

Wednesday • September 25 • 11am

Mill Creek store

Samantha Vamos is the author of Alphabet Trucks, The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred, and Before You Were Here, Mi Amor. Samantha attended Georgetown University Law Center and practiced ...  Read more


Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

Wednesday • September 25 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

For the best in contemporary titles. Meets the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm. Book club members save 20% when you purchase this title at our Mill Creek store.

Change They Can't Believe In (PRINCETON)

Wednesday • September 25 • 7pm

U District store

Christopher Parker examines the American Tea Party movement to discover just who they are. And he concludes that they not what the competing fiscal conservative vs. racist narratives believe them ...  Read more


Thursday • September 26 • 7pm

The book store cafe fireside

The Jack Straw Writers Program was founded in 1997 to introduce local writers to the medium of recorded audio; to encourage the creation of new literary work; and to provide ...  Read more

Booing Death (EMOLIT)

Thursday • September 26 • 7pm

University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd Street

Pamela Sackett`s Booing Death brings you into the artists whirl through her own grief and loss when family relations are less than ideal. In 30 lyrical verses Pamela doesnt just ...  Read more

The One-Eyed Man: A Fugue, With Winds and Accompaniment (TOR)

Thursday • September 26 • 7pm

U District store

On the colony world of Stittara, one finds the ingredients for a drug that has more than doubled the human life span. A freelance consultant struggles to understand the environmental ...  Read more

Reign of Error: The Hoax of Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools (KNOPF)

Thursday • September 26 • 7pm

UW Kane Hall, Room 130

Thursday • September 26 • 7pm

Rendezvous, 2322 2nd Ave

Lit Fix—Seattle's newest quarterly reading and music series—was founded by writer and editor Mia Lipman. It's September 2013 event will feature YA author Kevin Emerson, novelist Indu Sundaresan, writer and ...  Read more

The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes For a New Generation (HOUGHTON MIFFLIN)

Friday • September 27 • 7pm

Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Dr, Kenmore

The author of The Moosewood Cookbook returns with a reinvention of the vegetarian repertoire in The Heart of the Plate. Her new recipes are simple, savory, and sharp, and this ...  Read more

Go Huskies: Celebrating the Washington Football Tradition (TRIUMPH BOOKS)

Friday • September 27 • 7pm

U District store

This comprehensive history of the University of Washington football program focuses on the major eras in Husky football history, featuring the best teams, the greatest games, the biggest comebacks, and ...  Read more

The Day the Crayons Quit

Saturday • September 28 • 11am

U District store

Join us for a very special StoryTime for Drew Daywalt's book The Day the Crayons Quit. Our staff will don costumes of their favorite crayon for a reading of this ...  Read more


Sunday • September 29 • 2pm

Festa Italiana Seattle

Join us for an in-store sneak peak at Burmer Music's dance adaptation of Dante's Inferno. Learn more about the performance and meet some of the people involved. (Note: we cannot ...  Read more

The Infatuations by Javier Marías

Monday • September 30 • 6pm

The book store cafe fireside

A woman who breakfasts in the same café every morning, who has watched the loving couple Miguel and Luisa dining together for years, discovers in the newspaper as the novel begins that Miguel has just been viciously stabbed to death in the middle of the street on his birthday by mistake.

The plot itself is simple. It could have been told in a short story. The pleasure of the novel is in its embroidery on that simple narrative: what could have happened, what should have happened, what might have happened, now that the grieving widow is in the care of her husbands very handsome, very attentive best friend. All is not what it seems in this riddle-within-a-riddle.

It's a contemporary love story and existential mystery unfolding in the coffee shops and Chinese restaurants of modern-day Madrid. Time seems to slow down as the characters move through a poetic Jell-O of suspended animation, weighing their options and deciding to act or not to act, to trust or to deceive.

As Marías escorts the reader through the loops of one possibility after another, the actual turning-points come as surprises, with the casual unpredictability of real life. Marías is a world-class performer juggling the dilemmas of mortality, the deceptions of chance, and the unbearable difficulty of believing anyone is telling the truth.

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.

Dante's Inferno

Monday • September 30 • 7pm

King County Library, Bellevue Branch, 1111 110th Avenue NE

The composers, choreographer, and dancers from the Inferno Ballet will be at the Bellevue branch of the King County Library to discuss the making of the ballet and present highlights ...  Read more

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