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Not Quite a Genius (SIMON & SCHUSTER)

Friday • September 1 • 7pm

U District store

Funny or Die senior writer Nate Dern shares his hilarious new book! Not Quite a Genius is a collection of absurdist stories and essays on a wide range of topics. ...  Read more

Sunday • September 3 • 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

Tuesday • September 5 • 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.


Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Tuesday • September 5 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

Join Wayward Readers Society for a lively discussion of this month's book!

Told through characters' conversations with an interviewer, news articles, government memos, and journal entries, Sleeping Giants is a fascinating debut novel from Sylvain Neuvel.

When Rose Franklin was a girl, she found a gigantic, robotic hand in the woods near her home in South Dakota. Now as an adult and a prominent physicist, she has been tasked with surreptitiously recovering more pieces of the robot, which have been hidden around the world for millennia. But when other nations find out about her team's secret efforts, greed and fear push humanity to the brink of war.

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

George & Lizzie (TOUCHSTONE)

Tuesday • September 5 • 7pm

Seattle Public Library, Central Branch, 1000 Fourth Avenue

NPR books commentator and Seattle's most famous librarian, Nancy Pearl, discusses her riveting debut novel about an unlikely marriage at a crossroads, George and Lizzie.

George and Lizzie ...  Read more

A Secret History of Witches (HACHETTE)

Tuesday • September 5 • 7pm

U District store

Award-winning Pacific Northwest writer Lousia Morgan introduces A Secret History of Witches, a sweeping historical saga about five generations of women fighting to protect their family, their heritage, and ultimately ...  Read more

Wednesday • September 6 • 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.


Proof of Life (JP Beaumont) (HARPER)

Wednesday • September 6 • 7pm

Mill Creek store

New York Times best-selling author J. A. Jance joins us for a reading from her latest J. P. Beaumont thriller just a day after its release!

Before he retired, ...  Read more

On Anzio Beach

Wednesday • September 6 • 7pm

U District store

Join us for the launch party of Elizabeth Alexander's remarkable short story collection, On Anzio Beach. Set in "reality" and in the narrator's imagination, these riveting tales feature intermittently recurring ...  Read more

Razor Clams UW Press

Thursday • September 7 • 7pm

U District store

Pacific Magazine contributor and former Seattle Times art critic David Berger digs into the history of a favorite shellfish in his new book Razor Clams. Discover the nitty-gritty details of ...  Read more

All the Dirty Parts

Thursday • September 7 • 7:30pm

Temple De Hirsch Sinai 1511 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

Best-selling authors Daniel Handler and Sherman Alexie discuss Handler's new novel.

All the Dirty Parts is the story of a horny high schooler named Cole. Cole fantasizes about ...  Read more

Lions by Bonnie Nadzam

Friday • September 8 • 6:30pm

U District store

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

An atmospheric and mesmerizing second novel from critically acclaimed writer Bonnie Nadzam.

Lions, Colorado is a small town on the cusp of collapse. For 17-year-old Leigh Ransom and her boyfriend Gordon Walker, the future is a thing that lies outside their dying high-planes farming community. But when Gordon's father gives him a strange task from his death bed, the young man will have to decide whether to leave for college with his girlfriend or stay in Lions looking after his family's business and upholding the peculiar inheritance of Walker men.

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

True Stories and Tartarus

Friday • September 8 • 7pm

U District store

Felice Picano and Eric Andrews-Katz share their exciting new titles.

Picano's True Stories is a new collection of memoirs, many of which have never appeared in print. Inside ...  Read more

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