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Marvin and the Moths (SCHOLASTIC)

Friday • October 7 • 7pm

U District store

Everyone says middle school is hard, but no one said it'd be this hard. In Marvin and the Moths, underdog protagonist Marvin Watson is having quite the time of it. ...  Read more

Saturday • October 8 • 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 8 • 11am

Mill Creek store

Join us for a fun-filled morning learning the wonders of rock painting while adding a splash of personality to an ordinary stone. One of our expert rock painters will lead ...  Read more

Featuring Dana Arnim, Kevan Atteberry, Suzanne Kaufman, Jaime Temairik, and Liz Wong

Saturday • October 8 • 12pm

U District store

See how illustrators bring books to life! Join us for a full day of fun presentations by professional illustrators at University Book Store's Second Annual Illustrators Day.

Drawing ...  Read more

Saturday • October 8 • 7pm

Seattle Public Library, Central Branch, 1000 Fourth Avenue

Every year the Washington State Book Awards recognize outstanding books published by Washington authors in the categories of fiction, poetry, biography/memoir, history/non-fiction, children's picture books, books for middle readers, and ...  Read more

Dog Man Scholastic

Sunday • October 9 • 2pm

U District Store - Kids Dept

Dav Pilkey, the creator of the acclaimed and bestselling Captain Underpants series, presents Dog Man, a new crime-biting superhero for the ages! Pilkey brings a brand new graphic novel adventure, ...  Read more

Ebony Bones (CREATESPACE)

Monday • October 10 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

A Romanian poet, visual artist, and TV journalist, Iulia Pana made her literary debut in 1996 and has authored multiple award-winning volumes of poetry, drama, and scripts since. Pana presents ...  Read more

The Lovely Reckless, This Adventure Ends, Last Seen Leaving, and The Crooked Kingdom (MACMILLAN)

Monday • October 10 • 7pm

Mill Creek store

Navigating the dangerous streets of a criminal underworld, the unfamiliar halls of a new school, and webs of tangled secrets, the young characters in the latest novels by YA authors ...  Read more

Alton Brown: EveryDayCook (PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE)

Monday • October 10 • 7pm

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U District store

Through countless televisions shows, cookbooks, a hit podcast, and a live stage show, Alton Brown has taught us how to cook and transformed the art and science of cooking into ...  Read more

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Tuesday • October 11 • 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.

 

Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell (LITTLE, BROWN)

Tuesday • October 11 • 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.

In the opening of Daniel Woodrell's harsh backwoods drama, Ree Dolly's father has skipped bail and disappeared, ensuring that the Dollys will lose their house unless he shows up for his next court date. With two young brothers depending on her, 16-year-old Ree knows she has to bring her father back, dead or alive. Navigating the harsh poverty of the Ozarks, she quickly learns that asking questions of the rough Dolly clan can be a fatal mistake. And as an unsettling revelation lurks, Ree discovers unforeseen depths in herself and in a family that protects its own at any cost.

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

Ebony Bones (SELF)

Tuesday • October 11 • 7pm

U District store

A Romanian poet, visual artist, and TV journalist, Iulia Pana made her literary debut in 1996 and has authored multiple award-winning volumes of poetry, drama, and scripts since. Pana presents ...  Read more

The Mind-Gut Connection (HARPER WAVE)

Tuesday • October 11 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue

We've all experienced the butterflies that rise in our stomach when we're nervous. Or the lurch we feel when confronted with something upsetting. But while ancient healing traditions have long ...  Read more

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Wednesday • October 12 • 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.

 

Finding Nouf by Zoë Ferraris (MARINER BOOKS)

Wednesday • October 12 • 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.

Fast-paced and utterly transporting, Zoë Ferraris' electrifying psychological suspense offers an unprecedented window into Saudi Arabia and the lives of men and women there. When sixteen-year-old Nouf goes missing, her prominent family calls on desert guide Nayir al-Sharqi to lead a search party. Ten days later, just as Nayir is about to give up, her body is discovered by desert travelers. But when the coroner determines that Nouf died not of dehydration but from drowning, and her family seems suspiciously uninterested, Nayir takes it upon himself to find out what really happened.

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

Tribe by Sebastian Junger (TWELVE)

Wednesday • October 12 • 6pm

U District store

Join us where culture and non-fiction come together, on the second Wednesday of the month at our new book club on The Ave.

Upon their return from war, more and more veterans are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and struggling with suicidal thoughts. But the traumas they experienced while deployed may not be the only cause. As Sebastian Junger argues in Tribe, one of the greatest difficulties soldiers face may be the shift from the tribe-like society of military life to our individualistic Western culture. Combining history, psychology, and anthropology, Junger explores why we're stronger when we come together and what we can all learn about loyalty, belonging, and meaning from tribal societies.

Save 20% when you purchase this title at University Book Store in the U District!

Thursday • October 13 • 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.

 

Our Lost Constitution by Senator Mike Lee (SENTINEL)

Thursday • October 13 • 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.

The still-unfolding story of America's Constitution is a history of heroes and villains—the flawed visionaries who inspired and crafted liberty's safeguards, and the shortsighted opportunists who defied them. Those stories are known by few today. In Our Lost Constitution, Senator Mike Lee tells the dramatic, little-known stories behind six of the Constitution's most indispensable provisions. He shows their rise. He shows their fall. And he makes vividly clear how nearly every abuse of federal power today is rooted in neglect of this Lost Constitution.

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

Goldenhand (HARPER)

Thursday • October 13 • 7pm

U District store

Over ten years after we left the Abhorsen Sabriel and her sister, Lirael, in bestselling author Garth Nix's stunning conclusion to his Abhorsen trilogy, we return to the Old Kingdom ...  Read more

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE)

Friday • October 14 • 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.

Yaa Gyasi's unforgettable New York Times bestseller begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, Homegoing traces the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indelibly drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the present day. Through those stories, Gyasi makes history visceral, capturing the memory of how captivity came to be inscribed on the soul of a nation.

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

Precious and Grace: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (17) (PANTHEON)

Friday • October 14 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

Born in what is now Zimbabwe and having spent much of his life in Africa, Scotland-based author Alexander McCall Smith has become best known for his internationally acclaimed, Botswana-set No. ...  Read more

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