Reading Allowed

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

Tickets

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

Tickets

Tuesday • October 13 • 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 Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

Tuesday • October 13 • 5:30pm

Bellevue Store

Join us on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm to discuss fiction and non-fiction, classics and modern literature, history and contemporary culture, philosophy, biography, and just about everything in between.

A love story, a tension-filled crime novel, and a beautifully atmospheric portrait of a fascinating time and place, The Paying Guests is one of award-winning author Sarah Waters' finest works. Set a tense 1992 London—in a large, silent house bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants—life is drastically altered when impoverished widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, take in lodgers. As passions mount and frustrations gather, never could they know how profoundly their tenants will alter the course of their life—or how far-reaching and devastating their disturbance will be.

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

The Rest of Us Just Live Here (HARPER)

Tuesday • October 13 • 7pm

U District store

In a world of YA fiction where teens are busy overthrowing evil dystopian governments and saving the world from vampires, aliens, and zombies, YA novelist Patrick Ness' entertaining and irreverent ...  Read more

The Best of Nancy Kress and Cracking the Sky (SUBTERRANEAN) (FAIRWOOD PRESS)

Tuesday • October 13 • 7pm

U District Store- Gardening Space

Both multi award-winning authors, Nancy Kress and Brenda Cooper's imaginative works of speculative fiction have transported us to fantastic new worlds and explored the complexities of the human spirit for ...  Read more

Wednesday • October 14 • 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.

 

Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman

Wednesday • October 14 • 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.

In Wild Thyme, Pennsylvania, secrets and feuds go back generations. And when an elderly recluse discovers a corpse on his land, Officer Henry Farrell follows the investigation into a strange and dangerous countryside—opening up old wounds, dredging up ancient crimes, and ultimately exacting a deadly price. With vivid characters and flawless pacing, Tom Bouman's Dry Bones in the Valley draws readers into the gritty world of rural northeastern Pennsylvania and the depths of the frayed souls who live there.

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

Her Final Breath (THOMAS & MERCER)

Wednesday • October 14 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

After the sensational retrial of her sister's killer, Seattle Homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite is back on the job in the riveting second book of Robert Dugoni's Tracy Crosswhite series. But ...  Read more

Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth and Squish (PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE)

Wednesday • October 14 • 7pm

U District store

When a mysterious boy named Hilo comes crashing down from the sky, friends D.J. and Gina find their boring lives turned into a hilarious and exciting adventure in the middle-grade ...  Read more

The Courage Quotient: How Science Can Make You Braver (JOSSEY-BASS)

Wednesday • October 14 • 7pm

Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122

The location of this event has been updated. It is now at the Broadway Performance Hall.

This fall, we're excited to partner with AARP for their  Read more

Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception (PRINCETON)

Wednesday • October 14 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall, 1119 8th Avenue

Ever since Adam Smith, we've been taught to believe that the free market is a path to material well-being. But as Nobel Prize-winner Robert Shiller argues in his new book ...  Read more

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