Reading Allowed

Wednesday • September 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.

 

Winds of Change Novel Series (PUBLICATION CONSULTANTS)

Wednesday • September 23 • 6:30pm

U District Store- Gardening Space

It's no secret that historical fiction has its favorite time periods. In Bonney Matthews' Winds of Change prehistoric fiction series, she travels back to a time rarely portrayed for a ...  Read more

The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar

Wednesday • September 23 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

Join us for discussions of the best in contemporary titles on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm.

Written by the critically beloved author of The World We Found and The Space Between Us, Thrity Umrigar's The Story Hour is a profound, heartbreakingly honest novel about friendship, family, secrets, forgiveness, and second chances. When experienced psychologist Maggie meets a young Indian woman who tried to kill herself, what begins as a professional relationship soon evolves into a close friendship. But when Maggie and Lakshmi open up and share long-buried secrets, the revelations jeopardize their close bond, shake their faith in each other, and force them to confront painful choices.

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

I'll Fly Away: A Sojourn through Poetry and Spirituals

Wednesday • September 23 • 7pm

U District store

More than just songs or poems, the literary and artistic forms of spirituals and poetry tied communities together during the time of slavery and continue to enrich the multicultural fabric ...  Read more

Kelly Davio, Kevin Maloney, Matthew Simmons, and Jeanine Walker

Wednesday • September 23 • 7pm

Rendezvous, 2322 2nd Ave

Looking for a literary night out unlike any other? Join us for the latest gathering of Lit Fix, Seattle's dive-friendliest reading and music series featuring local authors, artists, and musicians. ...  Read more

Thursday • September 24 • 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.

 

Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX (BEACON PRESS)

Thursday • September 24 • 7pm

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

Passed in 1974, Title IX is best known for opening the door of college athletics to women. For Ginny Gilder, a young woman with a difficult family history, that door ...  Read more

Renewable: One Woman's Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope (SHE WRITES PRESS)

Thursday • September 24 • 7pm

U District store

At age forty-nine, author, activist, and mother Eileen Flanagan barely recognized herself. Once a young Peace Corps volunteer and member of a Quaker community, her deep desire for a life ...  Read more

We Are All Made of Molecules (PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE)

Thursday • September 24 • 7pm

Mill Creek store

Told from the alternating perspectives of two step-siblings suddenly living under the same roof, Susin Nielsen's We are All Made of Molecules is a humorous and insightful story about adolescence ...  Read more

with Don Colley

Friday • September 25 • 11am

U District store

Join us for a drawing and illustration demo with Faber-Castell instructor and artist, Don Colley. Combining bold and intricate lines drawn over barely visible words on the pages of vintage ...  Read more

Spinning Mambo into Salsa: Caribbean Dance in Global Culture (OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS)

Friday • September 25 • 7pm

U District store

Written by Juliet McMains, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Dance at the University of Washington, Spinning Mambo into Salsa chronicles the history of salsa dance as both a commercial and cultural ...  Read more

Come Rain or Come Shine (PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE)

Friday • September 25 • 7:30pm

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

Over the course of bestselling author Jan Karon's twelve novel Mitford series, readers have come to see Episcopal priest Father Timothy Kavanagh and his adopted son Dooley Kavanagh as family. ...  Read more

Pax Technica (YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS)

Friday • September 25 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

Saturday • September 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. Call 206.634.3400 for details.

 

Milo Speck, Accidental Agent and Pickle (HOUGHTON MIFFLIN)(SQUARE FISH)

Sunday • September 27 • 12pm

Bellevue Store

Humor, action, and adventure abound in the latest books for middle readers by Linda Urban and Kim Baker. In Urban's first book featuring the diminutive Milo Speck, a magical world ...  Read more

Sunday • September 27 • 7pm

Hugo House

Emceed by the incomparable John Roderick, Seattle's 2015 Poetry World Series will feature two teams of award-winning poets—Sarah Galvin, Arlene Kim, Oliver de la Paz, Dean Rader, Ed Skoog, and ...  Read more

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Raising Lilly Ledbetter (LOST HORSE PRESS)

Monday • September 28 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

In 2009, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, taking an important step towards closing the wage gap between men and women. Inspired by both the ...  Read more

The Paradise by Emile Zola

Monday • September 28 • 6pm

The book store cafe fireside

Join our own resident writer Nick DiMartino for a lively discussion of this month's selection.

Small shopkeepers are ruined, wailing as the Paradise buys up the block, house by house, breaking all the rules by selling everything under one roof in glittering surroundings.

Join twenty-year-old orphaned Denise as she comes to Paris to work a 13-hour day to support her two younger brothers.

Only a master like Emile Zola could transform the world of department store retail into a page-turning epic with a cast of unforgettable employees, struggling to survive in the new world of commerce, surrounded by all the exotic laces and linens of paradise.

Fortune Favors the Brave (CHRONICLE)

Monday • September 28 • 7pm

U District store

Thoughtfully compiled and beautifully hand-lettered, the latest book by author and artist Lisa Congdon gathers wisdom from history's great minds on how to be bold, stay strong, and take courage. ...  Read more

The Deception Artist (ROARINGFORTIESPRESS)

Monday • September 28 • 7pm

U District store

A smart and funny novel set in California during the 1980s recession, Fayette Fox's The Deception Artist delves deep into the heart of an ordinary American family and reveals that ...  Read more

How Seattle Became a Big League Sports Town (FAIRGREENS PUBLISHING)

Monday • September 28 • 7pm

Mill Creek store

Written by former Seattle Post-Intelligencer sportswriter, Dan Raley's How Seattle Became a Big-League Sports Town is the ultimate history of Seattle sports, its heroes, and its scandalmakers you've always wished ...  Read more

Tuesday • September 29 • 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.

 

Nowhere Wild (HARPERCOLLINS)

Tuesday • September 29 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

A dark and riveting survival story set in a rugged northern landscape, Joe Beernink's debut novel follows two teens left on their own following a flu pandemic that turns their ...  Read more

Succeeding as a Student: Tips for Using Your Time Efficiently and Studying Effectively (BOOK PUBLISHERS NETWORK)

Tuesday • September 29 • 7pm

U District store

Likening academic study to athletic training, retired professor David Gross presents a comprehensive new guide to succeeding at the college level and beyond in Succeeding as a Student. He starts ...  Read more

Trio of Lost Souls (CALIFORNIA QUARTET)

Tuesday • September 29 • 7pm

U District store

Once a prize-winning investigative journalist, Bill Vincent has been on the run since murdering three men in retribution for a terrible act of violence inflicted upon his wife. In the ...  Read more

McToad Mows Tiny Island and Origami Yoda (ABRAMS)

Tuesday • September 29 • 7pm

Mill Creek store

A celebration of the journey and all the fun machines that can get you there, Tom Angleberger's new picture book, McToad Mows Tiny Island, is a delightful read sure to ...  Read more

Snowden (SEVEN STORIES)

Tuesday • September 29 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall, 1119 8th Avenue

Wednesday • September 30 • 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.

 

This is Your Life, Harriet Chance! (ALGONQUIN)

Wednesday • September 30 • 7pm

U District store

In the funny and perceptive new novel by Jonathan Evison, seventy-eight-year-old widow Harriet Chance decides to go on an Alaskan cruise her late husband booked before his death. But between ...  Read more

Wolfsbane

Wednesday • September 30 • 7pm

U District store

Local author Rhiannon Held continues to unfold the captivating story of mated alphas Silver and Andrew and their pack of werewolves living in North America in Wolfsbane, the fourth book ...  Read more

Harness the Sun (BEACON PRESS)

Wednesday • September 30 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

Thanks to public opinion, a federal incentive program, and in some states–including Washington–a sales tax exemption, solar power is on the rise. According to energy expert Philip, it is key ...  Read more

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