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Useless Bay (AMULET)

Friday • October 21 • 6pm

U District store

The seemingly mythical Gray quintuplets are known around Whidbey Island for their ability to find nearly anything—including people. When a neighbor boy goes missing, it's up to them to find ...  Read more

Breaking Through Power (CITY LIGHTS)

Friday • October 21 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall, 1119 8th Avenue

Named by The Atlantic as one of the one hundred most influential figures in American history, Ralph Nader has fought for safer cars, healthier food, better air, cleaner water, and ...  Read more

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Saturday • October 22 • 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 22 • 11am

Mill Creek store

Discover the art of Gelli Plate printing at this interactive craft demonstration and workshop with local artist Eve McLeod. A fun and easy way to create one-of-a-kind art prints, Gelli ...  Read more

This is Not a Werewolf Story (ATHENEUM BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS)

Saturday • October 22 • 12pm

Tacoma store

Hurt: The Inspiring, Untold Story of Trauma Care (DARTMOUTH U PRESS)

Saturday • October 22 • 3pm

Tacoma store

A disease of epidemic proportions, trauma hospitalizes an estimated 2.8 million people every year. But despite its threat, we have come to take for granted the first responders and skilled ...  Read more

Wild Things, Wild Places: Adventurous Tales of Wildlife and Conservation on Planet Earth (KNOPF)

Saturday • October 22 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

An award-winning actress known for such films as Kramer vs. Kramer and All the President's Men, Jane Alexander has also made a name for herself as a dedicated and impassioned ...  Read more

Big American Cookbook (GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING)

Sunday • October 23 • 5pm

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

Over two years in the making, the new cookbook by chef and restaurateur Mario Batali paints a picture of America through over 250 recipes that showcase regional cooking from one ...  Read more

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Commonwealth by Ann Patchett (HARPERCOLLINS)

Monday • October 24 • 6pm

The book store cafe fireside

Two families colliding in love for fifty years.

When Bert Cousins invites himself to the christening party at the Keatings' with a bottle of gin, he sets in motion an upheaval that effects two entire families and the ones they love for generations to come.

Ann Patchett's compassion for each of her characters allows her to juggle dozens of people searching and surviving, falling in and out of love, and she continues to enrich and redefine them in various stages of their lives throughout a novel so streamlined it almost reads itself.

It's a big-hearted, easy-access tribute to the complicated way we alter each other's lives, how we grow and change and learn about ourselves, how we deal with our griefs and guilts, and how we learn to forgive, by one of America's favorite authors.

Join our own resident writer, Nick DiMartino, for a lively discussion of this month's selection. Book club members save 20% when you purchase this title at our University District Store.

The Rising Tide of Color: Race, State Violence and Radical Movements Across the Pacific (UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS)

Monday • October 24 • 7pm

King County Library, Renton Branch, 100 Mill Avenue S

Edited by University of Washington professor Moon-Ho Jung, The Rising Tide of Color brings to life a history of race, violence, politics, and radical movements that continue to shape our ...  Read more

Lost Gods (VOYAGER)

Monday • October 24 • 7pm

U District store

A gorgeously illustrated journey into the depths of the underworld by the award-winning artist, game designer, and novelist Brom, Lost Gods is far more than just a novel. Recently released ...  Read more

Beautiful Ruins, Thunder Boy Jr., and The Immortal Irishman (VARIOUS)

Monday • October 24 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall, 1119 8th Avenue

On the eve of the season opener for the National Basketball Association, join us at Town Hall for a celebration of "The Other NBA," bringing together three National Book Award ...  Read more

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Tuesday • October 25 • 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.

 

Exceptional Mountains: A Cultural History of the Pacific Northwest Volcanoes (UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS)

Tuesday • October 25 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

In recent years, Washington has added more new residents to its population that almost any other state. And one of the reasons is because of our majestic mountains. But what ...  Read more

Warren 13th and the All Seeing Eye Quirk Books

Tuesday • October 25 • 6pm

Lakeview Elementary

Chasing at the Surface (WEST WINDS PRESS)

Tuesday • October 25 • 7pm

U District store

After her mother unexpectedly goes away, 12-year-old Marisa feels abandoned. In this tale of courage and hope, Marisa finds herself when she comes across a pod of 19 orca whales ...  Read more

Einstein's Greatest Mistake (HOUGHTON MIFFLIN)

Tuesday • October 25 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue

Widely considered the greatest genius of all time, Albert Einstein revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos with his general theory of relativity. Yet in the final decades of his life, ...  Read more

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Wednesday • October 26 • 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.

 

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (TUNDRA BOOKS)

Wednesday • October 26 • 6pm

U District store

Dive into undersea adventures with a cast of fun-loving friends in Ben Clantons childrens graphic novel Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea. When happy-go-lucky Narwhal meets Jelly, the apprehensive jellyfish, the ...  Read more

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald (CHATTO & WINDUS)

Wednesday • October 26 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

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

A heartwarming debut by Katarina Bivald about the power of books to change our lives. When Sara travels from Sweden to Broken Wheel, Iowa to meet her book-loving pen pal, Amy, she's surprised to instead be greeted by Amy's funeral guests. When the residents of the dying town welcome Sara with open arms, she decides to give them something back by opening a bookstore filled with all of Amy's books. And soon, the quirky store begins to reveal the eccentric characters, unique stories, and delightful surprises that surround it.

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

Thursday • October 27 • 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.

 

Stories That'll Keep You Up at Night

Thursday • October 27 • 6:30pm

Bellevue Store

StoryTime isn't just for kids anymore. In the spirit of Halloween, join us for a special, spooktacular StoryTime for Grown Ups featuring readings from terrifying tales that will keep you ...  Read more

Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded (DEY STREET)

Thursday • October 27 • 7pm

U District store

Get your photo taken with award-winning comedian, actress, producer, and philanthropist Hannah Hart at this special meet-and-greet for the launch of her new memoir, Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life ...  Read more

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Heart and Brain: Gut Instincts: An Awkward Yeti Collection and 404 Not Found: A Coloring Book by the Oatmeal (ANDREWS MCMEEL)

Friday • October 28 • 7pm

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

Between bringing to life the adventures of a brain and a heart and telling the story of a robot lost in a strange land of mantis shrimp, bear-o-dactyls, and space ...  Read more

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Friday • October 28 • 7pm

Mill Creek store

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

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