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Wednesday • October 1 • 6pm

Mill Creek store

Looking for great book recommendations for yourself or your book club? Join us at our Mill Creek store for fall refreshments from FROST and a special presentation of over a ...  Read more

Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned From a Little Golden Book (RANDOM)

Wednesday • October 1 • 7pm

U District store

Last year, book lovers fell in love with the nostalgic collection of whimsical advice and classic art in Diane Muldrow's Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little ...  Read more

The Horse Lover: A Cowboy's Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs (U OF NEBRASKA)

Thursday • October 2 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

In 2002, H. Alan Day and his sister, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, shared the story of their life growing up on the Lazy B Ranch in southeast ...  Read more

Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife (YALE)

Thursday • October 2 • 7pm

U District store

Always thought the greatest variety of birds could be found in wilderness areas far away from civilization? So did UW Professor of Wildlife Science John Marzluff, until his studies revealed ...  Read more


Friday • October 3 • 6:30pm

The book store cafe fireside

Vanessa's Curve of Mind (SELF)

Friday • October 3 • 7pm

U District store

After over three decades as a researcher and professor in the field of psychology, Kirk Smith has become an author and champion of a new genre of literature known as ...  Read more

Warm Cup of Wisdom: Inspirational Insights on Relationships and Life (EAST WEST INSIGHTS)

Saturday • October 4 • 2pm

Bellevue Store

After over 20 years spent acquiring knowledge about the world and those in it, veteran reporter Dori Jones Yang set off in search of wisdom by sitting down for intimate ...  Read more

So the Echo (ENDOPHASIA)

Saturday • October 4 • 6pm

U District store

As a child, Brandon Boyd often carried sketchbooks and notebooks with him wherever he went. Over the last twenty years, those notebooks have evolved into many of his songs as ...  Read more

Monday • October 6 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

The Copernicus Complex (FSG)

Monday • October 6 • 7pm

U District store

Throughout history, every culture believed that the earth was the center of our universe. That is, until Copernicus proposed that the earth revolved around the sun, and our existence was ...  Read more

The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century (PENGUIN)

Monday • October 6 • 7pm

Wyckoff Auditorium- Seattle University

Forget tired writing guides and ancient grammar books. In his new style guide and writing manual, linguist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker replaces grammatical dogma with reason and evidence to ...  Read more

The Glass Cage: Automation and Us (NORTON)

Monday • October 6 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

Technology has provided us with many stunning advances. But as journalist Nicholas Carr argues in The Glass Cage, our misuse and over-reliance on those advances is also robbing us of ...  Read more


The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Tuesday • October 7 • 1pm

Bellevue Store

Feed your body and your mind. Bring your lunch and join us on the first Tuesday of each month at 1pm to talk books at the Book Bites Book Club.

An account of the University of Washington crew team that defeated Nazi-Germany in the 1936 Olympics, Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat has been hailed as an inspirational real-life story and riveting adventure. Here in the Seattle area, it is also a personal story about nine of our own young men—the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers—who took on and defeated successive echelons of privilege and power and reminded the world of all that can be accomplished when we come together.

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

Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla (HOUGHTON MIFFLIN)

Tuesday • October 7 • 6pm


U District store

Several years ago, Katherine Applegate won over readers' hearts with the story of Ivan the gorilla in her Newberry Award winning novel The One and Only Ivan. This fall, she ...  Read more

The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley

Wednesday • October 8 • 5:30pm

Bellevue Store

You bring the book and we'll provide the alibi. Join us on the second Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm for a discussion of the mystery genre's gems.

Archaeologist Verity Grey has been drawn to the dark legends of the Scottish Borderlands in search of a truth buried in a rocky field by the sea. With a ghostly sentinel guarding their dig site, Grey and her eclectic team hunts for the final resting place of the lost Ninth Roman Legion. But with increasing incidents of sabotage and warnings of looming danger, Grey begins to wonder what other secrets may be buried in the watery grave and what someone may be willing to do to keep them hidden.

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

The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour—and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News (PENGUIN RANDOM)

Wednesday • October 8 • 6pm

Simpson Center for the Humanities

In the male-dominated realm of network news, a small group of women have claimed their place and risen to the top. In The News Sorority, Sheila Weller profiles three of ...  Read more

The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change (ISLAND PRESS)

Wednesday • October 8 • 7pm


U District store

This event has been rescheduled for November 4, 2014.

Global climate change may be a serious matter. But that doesn't mean it has to be boring, incomprehensible, and perpetually ...  Read more

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel and American Romances: Essays by Rebecca Brown (ALGONQUIN)

Wednesday • October 8 • 7pm

UW Q Center- HUB

In If You Could Be Mine, Sara Farizan burst onto the LGBTQ literary scene with her powerful novel about a forbidden romance between two young women in Iran. In her ...  Read more

Poison Fruit: Agent of Hel (PENGUINRANDOM)

Wednesday • October 8 • 7pm

U District store

Jacqueline Carey is back with the third book in her urban fantasy series about a paranormal tourist town in an otherwise normal world and Daisy Johanssen, the sexy, half-demon, half-human ...  Read more

101 Two-Letter Words (NORTON)

Wednesday • October 8 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

Two-letter words may get the short shrift. But in Stephin Merritt's 101 Two-Letter Words, they are celebrated. Born from the Scrabble enthusiast and Magnetic Fields songwriter's trouble remembering all the ...  Read more


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