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Flit: A Poetry Mashup of Classic Literature (COFFEETOWN PRESS)

Monday • October 5 • 7pm

U District store

Used twenty-one times in The Catcher in the Rye, the word "flit" was introduced by J.D. Salinger as a term for a homosexual man in 1951. Other works of literature ...  Read more

The Landscape Architecture of Richard Haag: From Modern Space to Urban Ecological Design (UW PRESS)

Monday • October 5 • 7pm

U District store

A Seattle-based architect best known for his rehabilitation of Gas Works Park in Seattle—as well as for founding the department of landscape architecture at the University of Washington—Richard Haag's work ...  Read more

Tuesday • October 6 • 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.

 

The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway

Tuesday • October 6 • 1:30pm

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.

A hilarious, action-packed look at the apocalypse that combines a touching tale of friendship, a thrilling war story, and an all-out kung-fu infused mission to save the world, The Gone-Away World is a remarkable literary debut that will be remembered and rediscovered for years to come. Gonzo Lubitch and his best friend have been inseparable since birth. Now, with the world in shambles, they have been tapped for a perilous mission. And before it's over, they will encounter everything from mimes, ninjas, and pirates to a sinister mastermind whose only goal is world domination.

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

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: Illustrated Edition (SCHOLASTIC)

Tuesday • October 6 • 4pm

U District store

Join us for the release of the beautiful new edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, featuring full-color illustrations by Jim Kay! We'll be celebrating in magical style with ...  Read more

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: Illustrated Edition (SCHOLASTIC)

Tuesday • October 6 • 4pm

Mill Creek store

Join us for the release of the beautiful new edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, featuring full-color illustrations by Jim Kay! In true Harry-Potter fashion, we'll be celebrating ...  Read more

Fighting Monks and Burning Mountains: Misadventures on a Buddhist Pilgrimage (SKY DAGGER)

Tuesday • October 6 • 7pm

Rescheduled

UW Club

In 2010, stand-up comic and storyteller Paul Barach left his office life behind and set out to follow a longtime dream—walking the ancient 750-mile Shikoku pilgrimage trail. In Fighting Monks ...  Read more

Killing Titan and Ancillary Mercy (HACHETTE)

Tuesday • October 6 • 7pm

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

From a human-alien alliance hiding startling truths just below the surface to an all-powerful AI and the many different human, alien, and AI individuals living under her mantle, Greg Bear ...  Read more

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear (RIVERHEAD)

Tuesday • October 6 • 7:30pm

Benaroya Hall

Bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert's journeys of discovery and reflection have inspired readers from all walks of life for years. In Big Magic, Gilbert draws from her own life as a ...  Read more

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Tuesday • October 6 • 7:30pm

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UW Meany Hall

Beginning this fall, we're honored to partner with the University of Washington Graduate School and the UW Alumni Association as they present Equity & Difference: Keeping the Conversation Going, ...  Read more

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Wednesday • October 7 • 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.

 

8 Keys for Parenting Children with ADHD (NORTON)

Wednesday • October 7 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

Based on her seven-session workshop, certified ADHD coach Cindy Goldrich's invaluable new guide offers parents science-based insights and solutions to help their ADHD children succeed and thrive. With optimism and ...  Read more

Silver on the Road (SAGA)

Wednesday • October 7 • 7pm

U District store

There is a legend of a place filled with monsters and magic, wild Indians and disreputable whites—a land in which one must make a deal with the Devil in order ...  Read more

Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science (ECCO)

Wednesday • October 7 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall, 1119 8th Avenue

Voted the "world's top thinker" by Prospect magazine, pioneering scientist Richard Dawkins' books on science, culture, and religion have made him one of the most famous intellectuals in the world. ...  Read more

Thursday • October 8 • 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.

 

50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi by Steven Pressman

Thursday • October 8 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

From history to memoir to cultural criticism—The Odd Shelf Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30pm to discuss the best in new and classic non-fiction.

Two Ordinary Americans. Fifty Innocent Lives. One Unforgettable Journey. In early 1939, few Americans were thinking about the darkening storm clouds over Europe. Nor did they have much sympathy for the growing number of Jewish families increasingly threatened and brutalized by Adolf Hitler. But one ordinary American couple decided that something had to be done. Despite overwhelming dangers and obstacles, Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus made a bold and unprecedented decision to travel into Nazi Germany in an effort to save a group of Jewish children. This is their story.

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

Saturn Run (PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE)

Thursday • October 8 • 7pm

U District store

The author of over 40 bestselling thrillers, John Sandford has captivated readers with stories of mystery and suspense for decades. In his latest, Sandford continues to thrill as he marks ...  Read more

Blue Mind (LITTLE BROWN)

Thursday • October 8 • 7pm

U District store

Always dreamed of living by the ocean? As Wallace J. Nichols argues in Blue Mind, it's more than just a frivolous desire. Presenting cutting-edge neuroscience alongside personal accounts from athletes, ...  Read more

Choosing Hope: Moving Forward from Life's Darkest Hours (PUTNAM)

Thursday • October 8 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue

In 2012, Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis and her 15 students survived the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings that left twenty children and six adults dead. Since then, the number of individuals, families, ...  Read more

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The World According to Garp by John Irving

Friday • October 9 • 6:30pm

U District store

Join us on the second Friday of every month for an engaging evening of literary discussion with Seattle's own beloved librarian, Nancy Pearl.

An international bestseller since its publication in 1978, The World According to Garp is a comic and compassionate coming-of-age novel that established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation. In its pages, Irving tells the story of the life and times of T. S. Garp, a novelist and the bastard son of Jenny Fields—a feminist leader ahead of her time. Described by the Chicago Sun-Times as "the most powerful and profound novel about women written by a man," it remains an unmatched work of fiction to this day.

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

Helen Andelin and the Fascinating Womanhood Movement (UNIVERSITY OF UTAH PRESS)

Friday • October 9 • 7pm

U District store

In the story of the 1960s women's movement, Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, and Phyllis Schlafly have always been its stars. But during that time, another women's movement lead by housewife-turned-media-sensation ...  Read more

Kissinger: Volume I: The Idealist, 1923-1968 (PENGUIN PRESS)

Friday • October 9 • 7pm

UW Kane Hall, Room 220

Consulted by every president from Kennedy to Obama, Henry Kissinger is viewed by many as one of the most important strategic thinkers in American history. In the first of a ...  Read more

Geek Girl Con

Saturday • October 10 • 9am

The Conference Center 8th and Pike

A two-day convention held in Seattle every fall, GeekGirlCon celebrates and honors the legacy of women contributing to science and technology; comics, arts, and literature; and game play and game ...  Read more

Saturday • October 10 • 11am

Mill Creek store

If you're a teen who loves to read, join us Saturday, October 10 to talk books with Christin, Daniella, and other teens like you. From hot new dystopian series to ...  Read more

Saturday • October 10 • 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.

 

Saturday • October 10 • 1pm

Bellevue Store

Make your own graphic novel with local author and illustrator Dana Sullivan. During this one-hour workshop for all ages, Sullivan will teach participants the basic elements of comics and graphic ...  Read more

Geek Girl Con

Sunday • October 11 • 9am

The Conference Center 8th and Pike

A two-day convention held in Seattle every fall, GeekGirlCon celebrates and honors the legacy of women contributing to science and technology; comics, arts, and literature; and game play and game ...  Read more

Sunday • October 11 • 3pm

Mill Creek store

Learn how to create unique photograms and prints using an alternative photographic printing process. A 19th century photo technique (and the origin of the term "blueprint"), cyanotype printing results in ...  Read more

Featuring Jennifer K. Man, Maureen McQuerry, Mary Cronk Farrell, and Jennifer Longo

Sunday • October 11 • 3pm

U District store

Come meet Washington State Book Award Kid Lit finalists Jennifer K. Man, Maureen McQuerry, Mary Cronk Farrell, and Jennifer Longo. Enjoy readings from Picture, Middle Grade, and YA award finalist ...  Read more

Monday • October 12 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

Looking for a great new book for yourself or your book club? Join us at our Bellevue store for fall refreshments and a special presentation of over a dozen recent ...  Read more

A Common Struggle (PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE)

Monday • October 12 • 7pm

U District store

This event is now at our U District store and is FREE—no ticket required.

When former congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, the youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, publicly ...  Read more

Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You're Taking, The Sleep You're Missing, The Sex You're Not Having, and What's Really Making You Crazy (PENGUIN PRESS)

Monday • October 12 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

Hysterical, anxious, depressed, bitchy. These are just a few of the words used to describe female mood swings. But rather than battling moodiness with antidepressants and pharmaceuticals, psychiatrist Julie Holland ...  Read more

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