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Make Up: Your Life Guide to Beauty, Style, and Success- Online and Off (PENGUINRANDOM)

Monday • November 3 • 7pm

Cancelled

U District store

Temple Grove (UW PRESS)

Monday • November 3 • 7pm

U District store

A suspenseful story about a down on his luck logger desperate for money and a young environmentalist determined to save the only meaning and value he knows, Scott Elliott's Temple ...  Read more

Nora Webster: A Novel (SCRIBNER)

Monday • November 3 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall, 1119 8th Avenue

Award-winning author Colm Tóibín has produced a lifetime of writing featuring essays, novels, journalism, and critiques that are known throughout the world and explore almost all of it. One of ...  Read more

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Tenth of December by George Saunders

Tuesday • November 4 • 1pm

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.

Writing brilliantly and profoundly about class, sex, love, loss, work, despair, and war, award-winning author George Saunders cuts to the core of the contemporary experience in this critically acclaimed collection of his short stories. Unsettling, insightful, and hilarious, each new story introduces some of the most honest and unique characters you will ever meet while exploring the fault lines of our own morality and compassionately delving into questions of what makes us good and what makes us human.

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

Next Generation Infrastructure (ISLAND PRESS)

Tuesday • November 4 • 6pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

A pioneer of sustainable design, Hillary Brown has been at the forefront of the movement to re-imagine the infrastructure of America to better serve our population and survive far into ...  Read more

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The Good News Chair (SELF)

Tuesday • November 4 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

From childhood into adulthood, getting called into the office is something we never look forward to. But what if being summoned by adults or authorities wasn't always a bad thing? ...  Read more

The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change (ISLAND PRESS)

Tuesday • November 4 • 7pm

U District store

Global climate change may be a serious matter. But that doesn't mean it has to be boring, incomprehensible, and perpetually entangled in political debate. In Yoram Bauman's The Cartoon Introduction ...  Read more

Engines of the Broken World (HOLT)

Tuesday • November 4 • 7pm

U District Store- Gardening Space

In Jason Vanhee's chilling new horror story, the end of the world has come, and siblings Merciful Truth and her brother Gospel are among the last humans remaining. As a ...  Read more

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: How I Left My Learning Disability Behind and Other Stories of Cognitive Transformation (SIMON & SCHUSTER)

Tuesday • November 4 • 7pm

Redmond Marriott Town Centre 7401 164th Ave NE Redmond, Washington 98052

From a child diagnosed with multiple learning disabilities to a pioneer in developing cognitive programs to address learning disabilities, Barbara Arrowsmith Young proved that not only do our brains shape ...  Read more

You Haven't Asked About My Wedding or What I Wore: Poems of Courtship on the American Frontier (UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA PRESS)

Wednesday • November 5 • 7pm

U District Store- Gardening Space

Based on thirty years of research inside the diaries, letters, and lives of nineteenth century frontier women, Jana Harris' new book of poetry brings their predilection with courtships and weddings ...  Read more

Kobold Guide to Combat (KOBOLD PRESS)

Wednesday • November 5 • 7pm

U District store

At the heart of every adventure lies conflict, especially when it comes to the epic fantasy stories of role playing games. In the Kobold Guide to Combat—the latest book in ...  Read more

Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln (BASIC)

Wednesday • November 5 • 7:30pm

Cancelled

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

In Richard Brookhiser's new biography of Abraham Lincoln, he brings our 16th President to life by looking to the past that influenced and inspired him. Revealing Lincoln's great esteem for ...  Read more

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Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress (WEINSTEIN BOOKS)

Thursday • November 6 • 6:30pm

UW Kane Hall, Room 130

Visiting the University of Washington for the first Graduate School Public Lecture of the quarter, former United States Senator Olympia Snowe will draw from her personal and professional history—as well ...  Read more

American Lake Vignettes (THE HISTORY PRESS)

Thursday • November 6 • 7pm

Tacoma store

As a writer, northwest community journalist Nancy Covert has spent the better part of her life telling stories and exploring the history of the Pacific Northwest. In her new book, ...  Read more

The Demise of Virtue in Virtual America: The Moral Origins of the Great Recession (WIPF & STOCK)

Thursday • November 6 • 7pm

U District store

The financial collapse of 2008 may have moved with alarming speed, but according to David Bosworth the evolution of bad faith behind the recession has been unfolding since the early ...  Read more

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (LITTLE,BROWN)

Thursday • November 6 • 7pm

UW Kane Hall, Room 220

An award-winning author and illustrator, Grace Lin has always enjoyed exploring the Asian-American experience in her writing. In her 2010 Newbery Honor book, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, she ...  Read more

Fortunes of Africa (PUBLIC AFFAIRS)

Thursday • November 6 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall, 1119 8th Avenue

"Ever since the era of the pharaohs, Africa has been coveted for its riches," writes Martin Meredith in the opening line of his epic new history of Africa. From there, ...  Read more

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TBD by TBD

Friday • November 7 • 6:30pm

The book store cafe fireside

Seafood Lover's Pacific Northwest: Restaurants, Markets, Recipes & Traditions (GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS)

Friday • November 7 • 7pm

U District store

Filled with menu offerings from top seafood restaurants throughout Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, profiles of local fishmongers and seafood markets, regional recipes from the area's best seafood chefs, and ...  Read more

Latino America: How America's Most Dynamic Population is Poised to Transform the Politics of the Nation (PUBLIC AFFAIRS)

Friday • November 7 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue

In 2014, Latinos became the largest racial/ethnic group in California. By 2020, Latinos will tip the demographic scales in many other influential states as well. What does that mean for ...  Read more

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Rethinking Khayyaamism: His Controversial Poems and Vision (HAMILTON BOOKS)

Saturday • November 8 • 10am

Bellevue Store

Through his poetry, Iranian mathematician, scientist, and philosopher Omar Khayyaam gave birth to a worldview that challenges many established religious beliefs and practices that are contrary to reason. In his ...  Read more

YOU ARE HERE: Around the World in 92 Minutes (LITTLE,BROWN)

Saturday • November 8 • 6pm

U District store

During his time aboard the International Space Station, astronaut, author, and YouTube sensation Colonel Chris Hadfield shared photos of the earth from above with millions of his Twitter followers. In ...  Read more

My Body is a Book of Rules (RED HEN PRESS)

Monday • November 10 • 7pm

U District Store- Gardening Space

An intimate, whirlwind exploration of ethnic identity, mental health, and sexual trauma, Seattle author Elissa Washuta's new memoir, My Body is a Book of Rules, is not only an arresting ...  Read more

On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller (RANDOM HOUSE)

Monday • November 10 • 7pm

U District store

Some men are known for one thing. Nelson Rockefeller is known for many. In On His Own Terms, a new biography that draws from thousands of documents and over 200 ...  Read more

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