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The Nazi Hunter (SIMON & SCHUSTER)

Monday • September 19 • 6pm

The Holocaust Center for Humanity (2045 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121)

More than seven decades after the end of the Second World War, an era is coming to a close as both the war's survivors and its criminals die off. In ...  Read more

In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri (KNOPF)

Monday • September 19 • 6pm

The book store cafe fireside

Pulitzer Price Winner STOPS writing in English.

Written entirely in Italian, and then turned into English by Ann Goldstein, the translator of Elena Ferrante, In Other Words chronicles the passion and pitfalls of Jhumpa Lahiris determined journey toward acquiring the language skills that will enable her to write this book.

A chain of teachers and lessons for twenty years leads Lahiri at last to move to Italy. After six months of no longer reading in English, she leaves for Rome. The enormity of the challenge is intimidating. Her determination to master Italian are thrilling.

This little book is an eloquent, intimate account of the pursuit of excellence, the impossibility of the task and the exhilaration of the attempt, by one of the worlds best living writers..

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.

What the F (BASIC BOOKS)

Monday • September 19 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

Nearly everyone swears—in pain, inebriation, anger, and joy. Even patients left otherwise speechless after a stroke still shout "Goddamn!" when they get upset. Yet at the same time, we insist ...  Read more

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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (LIVELIGHT)

Monday • September 19 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall, 1119 8th Avenue

Renowned classics professor and bestselling author, Mary Beard has become a reluctant celebrity known for challenging accepted historical fallacies and never backing down from a fight. In her latest book, ...  Read more

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Tuesday • September 20 • 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.

 

Dead Souls (SIMON & SCHUSTER)

Tuesday • September 20 • 7pm

U District store

What if the world's most horrendous acts were born from deals with the devil? What if a conversation so absurd it had to be a joke turned out to be ...  Read more

Wednesday • September 21 • 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.

 

Razzle Dazzle Unicorn (SIMON & SCHUSTER)

Wednesday • September 21 • 6pm

U District store

A hilarious story of friendship and adventure featuring awkward, nine-year-old dreamer Phoebe and her magical unicorn best friend, local author and illustrator Dana Simpson's fun comic for kids is back. ...  Read more

The Windermere Cup: A history of one of the world's premier rowing regattas (SELF)

Wednesday • September 21 • 7pm

Cancelled

U District store

In the late 1980s, in the midst of the Cold War, Windermere Real Estate founder John Jacobi had an idea to stage a competition between the Soviet Union's nation crew ...  Read more

Where Am I Now? (PENGUIN BOOKS)

Wednesday • September 21 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

Former child actress Mara Wilson (Matilda, Mrs. Doubtfire) has always felt out of place: as the only child on a film set full of adults; a first daughter in a ...  Read more

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Driven By Demand: How Energy Gets its Power (CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS)

Wednesday • September 21 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue

Every day, we rely on energy to power our computers, heat our homes, and transport us—and the things we need—from here to there. But how do the systems that distribute ...  Read more

Thursday • September 22 • 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.

 

Downfall (HARPER COLLINS)

Thursday • September 22 • 7pm

Mill Creek store

In bestselling author J.A. Jance's 17th novel featuring Cochise County, Arizona sheriff Joanna Brady, the small-town law-woman already has her hands full with a baby on the way, a daughter ...  Read more

Three Dark Crowns (HARPER TEEN)

Thursday • September 22 • 7pm

U District store

On a remote island ruled by powerful magic and ancient family lineages, three triplets are born equal heirs to the throne. But in Kendare Blake's dark new fantasy world of ...  Read more

Sixty: A Diary of My Sixty-First Year (THE EXPERIMENT)

Thursday • September 22 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue

As multiple-award-winning author and journalist Ian Brown's sixtieth birthday loomed, every moment seemed to present a choice: Confront or deny the biological fact that the end was now closer than ...  Read more

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Basque Moon (FIVE STAR PUBLISHING)

Friday • September 23 • 7pm

U District store

In author Julie Weston's second book—and the second adventure featuring 1920s photographer Nellie Burns—Nellie once again finds much more than she's bargaining for when she heads out on a photography ...  Read more

The Constitution Today (BASIC BOOKS)

Friday • September 23 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue

A leading legal scholar and Yale professor of law, Akhil Reed Amar has written numerous books and articles about the U.S. Constitution. His new book, The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons ...  Read more

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Saturday • September 24 • 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.

 

Sunday • September 25 • 10am

Mill Creek store

Celebrate National Comic Book Day at University Book Store! Join us for a full day of fun activities all about the epic adventures, super heroes, and unique storytelling form of ...  Read more

Ninth City Burning (ACE)

Sunday • September 25 • 3pm

U District store

In our Book of the Month for September, author J. Patrick Black takes us to an alternate world struggling to survive 500 years after nearly being wiped out by an ...  Read more

The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring by Richard Preston (RANDOM HOUSE)

Sunday • September 25 • 4pm

Mill Creek store

Gardeners and book lovers, join us the last Sunday of every month to discuss fiction and non-fiction books about gardening.

Hidden away in foggy, uncharted valleys in Northern California are the largest and tallest organisms the world has ever sustained—the coast redwood trees. And until recently, their canopies remained a vast undiscovered territory. In The Wild Trees, Richard Preston unfolds the spellbinding story of Steve Sillett, Marie Antoine, and the group of daring botanists and amateur naturalists who found a dangerous, hauntingly beautiful, and unexplored world above California. Told in novelistic detail by a master of nonfiction narrative, Preston's account of this amazing world is a story of adventure that is by turns terrifying, moving, and utterly fascinating.

Meetings alternate between our Mill Creek store and Molbak's Garden + Home in Woodinville. This month's meeting will be at our Mill Creek store.

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

Downfall (HARPER COLLINS)

Monday • September 26 • 7pm

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

In bestselling author J.A. Jance's 17th novel featuring Cochise County, Arizona sheriff Joanna Brady, the small-town law-woman already has her hands full with a baby on the way, a daughter ...  Read more

Here I Am (FARRAR, STRAUS, GIROUX)

Monday • September 26 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall, 1119 8th Avenue

In his first novel in 11 years, Jonathan Safran Foer returns with what may be his most hard-hitting, searching, and grandly entertaining novel yet. On the surface, Here I Am ...  Read more

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Designing Your Life (KNOPF)

Monday • September 26 • 8pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

From smartphones to office chairs, everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer seeks to solve. But why stop with ...  Read more

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