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The Wonder of All Things (HARLEQUIN)

Monday • October 20 • 7pm

U District store

Following the success of The Returned, Jason Mott is back with The Wonder of All Things, a fascinating new novel that explores the real world ramifications of a miraculous event. ...  Read more

Behind the Curve: Science and Politics of Global Warming (UW PRESS)

Monday • October 20 • 7pm

Seattle Public Library, Central Branch, 1000 Fourth Avenue

Being Mortal (HOLT)

Monday • October 20 • 7:30pm

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Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

In Being Mortal, Atul Gawande presents a sensitive, intelligent, and timely new look at aging and dying in America and how medicine can be used to improve not only life, ...  Read more

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War Dogs (HACHETTE)

Tuesday • October 21 • 7pm

U District store

In the near future of Greg Bear's new sci-fi trilogy, humans have gained technological advancement by partnering with an alien race. In exchange, they must help their new allies fight ...  Read more

All the Truth is Out (RANDOM)

Tuesday • October 21 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

Scandal in politics may seem like the norm. But it wasn't until 1987—when Gary Hart was ousted from the Presidential race due to an alleged affair—that the personal lives of ...  Read more

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Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival

Wednesday • October 22 • 11am

Tacoma Dome

With over 550 booths filled with gift ideas for everyone, unique handcrafted items, specialty foods, artists in action, live entertainment, and cooking demonstrations, the Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival ...  Read more

Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen (HARPER)

Wednesday • October 22 • 12pm

U District store

After over ten years, the long awaited fourth book in Garth Nix's Old Kingdom/Abhorsen series has finally arrived. A thrilling prequel set 600 years before the series' first book begins, ...  Read more

Goodnight June by Sarah Jio

Wednesday • October 22 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

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

Goodnight Moon is an adored childhood classic, but its real origins are lost to history. In Goodnight June, Sarah Jio offers a suspenseful and heartfelt take on how the beloved book might have come to be. Although professionally successful, June Andersen's life is marred by unhappiness. But when she's unexpectedly called to settle her great-aunt Ruby's estate and determine the fate of Bluebird Books, the children's bookstore Ruby founded in the 1940s, everything begins to change. Amidst the store's papers, June stumbles upon letters between her great-aunt and the late Margaret Wise Brown-and steps into the pages of American literature.

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

The Autumn and Alterra (FUZZY HEDGEHOG PRESS)

Wednesday • October 22 • 7pm

U District store

This fall, Fuzzy Hedgehog Press in Seattle will release two new books. The Autumn by A. Ka is the fourth book in a historical fantasy series that finds its main ...  Read more

Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival

Thursday • October 23 • 10am

Tacoma Dome

With over 550 booths filled with gift ideas for everyone, unique handcrafted items, specialty foods, artists in action, live entertainment, and cooking demonstrations, the Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival ...  Read more

Still Life (PENGUIN)

Thursday • October 23 • 6pm

U District store

Ever since Olive Dunwoody first discovered Elsewhere—a magical world inside the antique paintings of the house her family just moved into—her life has been filled with mystery, adventure, danger, and ...  Read more

We Live in Water (HARPER)

Thursday • October 23 • 6pm

Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall, 1119 8th Avenue

On October 23rd, Seattle's third annual LitCrawl will celebrate our city's love of literature with an evening of free readings by talented authors at bars, cafes, dance halls, and other ...  Read more

Even This I Get to Experience (PENGUIN)

Thursday • October 23 • 7pm

University Temple United Methodist Church The Sanctuary, 1415 NE 43rd Street

At the age of 92, legendary television producer Norman Lear has more than a few stories from his life of show business, politics, patriotism, and family to share. And in ...  Read more

Paradise Under the Knife: A Wild Adventure in Tropical Medicine and International Intrigue (DOG EAR)

Thursday • October 23 • 7pm

Mill Creek store

Urban Acupuncture (ISLAND PRESS)

Thursday • October 23 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue

Architect, urbanist, and former mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, Jaime Lerner transformed his city into a global model for the sustainable and livable community. In Urban Acupuncture, Lerner's first book to ...  Read more

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Startup Weekend Bellevue

Friday • October 24 • 8am

Bellevue City Hall 450 110th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004

Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival

Friday • October 24 • 10am

Tacoma Dome

With over 550 booths filled with gift ideas for everyone, unique handcrafted items, specialty foods, artists in action, live entertainment, and cooking demonstrations, the Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival ...  Read more

Leaving Time (PENGUINRANDOM)

Friday • October 24 • 12pm

Talbots Bellevue Square

Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist (PM PRESS)

Friday • October 24 • 7pm

University Temple United Methodist Church Chapel, 1415 NE 43rd Street

A lifelong activist, David Hartsough spent the better part of the past 60 years experimenting with the power of active non-violence. In his new book, Waging Peace, Hartsough tells the ...  Read more

The Happiness of Pursuit (RANDOM HOUSE)

Friday • October 24 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

What is happiness? Many have asked the question. Few have dared to answer definitively. Sharing the story of his own quest to visit every country in the world and accounts ...  Read more

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Startup Weekend Bellevue

Saturday • October 25 • 8am

Bellevue City Hall 450 110th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004

Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival

Saturday • October 25 • 10am

Tacoma Dome

With over 550 booths filled with gift ideas for everyone, unique handcrafted items, specialty foods, artists in action, live entertainment, and cooking demonstrations, the Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival ...  Read more

Golden Lecture: Innovations in Acrylic (NA)

Saturday • October 25 • 1pm

Mill Creek store

Discover the infinite and brilliant versatility of acrylics. At this lecture, artist Barbara DePirro will present a mountain of valuable innovations in acrylic painting, guiding newcomers through the basics while ...  Read more

Information Doesn't Want to be Free (MCSWEENEYS)

Saturday • October 25 • 7pm

UW Kane Hall, Room 130

An author and activist, Cory Doctorow is known for using his writing to shine a light on hot topics and current issues. In his novels Little Brother, Homeland, and forthcoming ...  Read more

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Startup Weekend Bellevue

Sunday • October 26 • 8am

Bellevue City Hall 450 110th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004

Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival

Sunday • October 26 • 10am

Tacoma Dome

With over 550 booths filled with gift ideas for everyone, unique handcrafted items, specialty foods, artists in action, live entertainment, and cooking demonstrations, the Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival ...  Read more

Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future (HARPER)

Sunday • October 26 • 7:30pm

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Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall, 1119 8th Avenue

During its golden age, science fiction was a powerful force for social change and grand innovation. It inspired multi-disciplinary collaborations, opened up space, and gave birth to ideas outside the ...  Read more

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Great Bear Wild (UW PRESS)

Sunday • October 26 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue

Award-winning photographer and conservationist Ian McAllister has spent 25 years researching, exploring, photographing, and campaigning for one of the most endangered landscapes on the planet—the Great Bear Rainforest. In his ...  Read more

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