Reading Allowed

Sunday • November 1 • 11:30am

Mill Creek store

Sometimes there's no better listener than man's best friend—especially when children are learning how to read. Join us on Sunday mornings in November and December as we partner with the ...  Read more

Al Qaeda: The Islamic State, The Global Jihadist Movement – What Everyone Needs to Know (OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS)

Monday • November 2 • 6pm

City University 521 Wall St; Seattle, WA 98121 in the Vancouver Room

On September 11, 2001, the alarming ideologies and actions of the jihadist movement catapulted into the spotlight with the attack on the World Trade Center. But the disruptive influence of ...  Read more

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Illuminae, Ungodly, The Dark Thorn (VARIOUS)

Monday • November 2 • 7pm

U District store

What's better than a new book by one of our favorite YA authors? A one-of-a-kind new series written by two of our favorite YA authors! A sci-fi thriller told through ...  Read more

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs (HARPER)

Monday • November 2 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall, 1119 8th Avenue

What really killed the dinosaurs? Most paleontologists now agree that their extinction was likely caused by wide-scale climate change following the earth's collision with an asteroid. But in her new ...  Read more

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The Health Gap (BLOOMSBURY)

Monday • November 2 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue

We are all familiar with the wealth gap. But what about the health gap? In recent studies, researchers have shown a direct correlation between individual health and a person's wealth. ...  Read more

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Tuesday • November 3 • 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.

 

Half a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Tuesday • November 3 • 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.

A tremendously evocative novel of the promise, hope, and disappointment of the Bifran war, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun tells the story of Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. Through Adichie's effortless grace, we experience the tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters: Odenigbo, a university professor full of revolutionary zeal; Ugwu, his thirteen-year-old houseboy; Olanna, the professor's beautiful young mistress; and Richard, a shy young Englishman infatuated with Olanna's twin sister.

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

Son of the Black Sword (BAEN)

Tuesday • November 3 • 7pm

U District store

Set in a world nearly destroyed by demons, saved by a magical hero, and ruled by his tyrannical descendents until they were overthrown, Larry Correia's epic new fantasy, Son of ...  Read more

Neverseen (Keeper of the Lost Cities) (ALADDIN)

Tuesday • November 3 • 7pm

U District store

Ever since teenage telepath Sophie found out she was an elf and returned to a lost world filled with others like her, she has been haunted by dark memories from ...  Read more

Wednesday • November 4 • 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.

 

Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS)

Wednesday • November 4 • 7pm

U District store

No longer a figment of science fiction's imagination, artificial intelligence is now on the verge of becoming a reality. In his timely new book, Humans Need Not Apply, technology entrepreneur ...  Read more

The Wheel of Time Companion (TOR)

Wednesday • November 4 • 7pm

University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd Street

One of the most popular fantasy series of all time, Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time captivated millions of readers with its expansive world, compelling characters, and originality. But even its ...  Read more

Thursday • November 5 • 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.

 

A Finder of Lost Things (LIMITLESS PUBLISHING)

Thursday • November 5 • 7pm

Mill Creek store

A Seattle-area author and elementary school counsellor, Christy Lynn Anana is passionate about using stories to help children process tough emotions. In her new children's series, Anana introduces Toni, an ...  Read more

Another Day (RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN'S BOOKS)

Thursday • November 5 • 7pm

U District store

The wait is over for the eagerly-anticipated companion to David Levithan's bestselling YA novel Every Day. In Every Day, we met A, a teenager who wakes up every day in ...  Read more

The Thursday Speeches: Lessons in Life, Leadership, and Football from Coach Don James (SELF)

Friday • November 6 • 7pm

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UW Club

Over the course of his 18-year career at the University of Washington, Don James took the Husky football program from obscurity to the national championships, becoming one of the most ...  Read more

The Mare (PANTHEON)

Friday • November 6 • 7pm

U District store

Author of the National Book Award-nominated Veronica, Mary Gaitskill is back with another deeply affecting tale of two women—an eleven-year-old Dominican girl from Brooklyn and a 47-year-old amateur artist and ...  Read more

The Witches: Salem, 1692 (LITTLE BROWN)

Friday • November 6 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall, 1119 8th Avenue

A Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Stacy Schiff is known for her captivating storytelling and historically rich biographies—many of them about notable women throughout history. In her latest project, she looks to ...  Read more

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Give Us the Ballot (FARRAR, STRAUS, GIROUX)

Friday • November 6 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue

Fifty years ago, America's landmark Voting Rights Act gave thousands of Americans the power to exercise their right to vote who never had before. However, with the Washington Voting Rights ...  Read more

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It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired, & Get Going (PENGUIN YOUNG READERS)

Saturday • November 7 • 11am

U District store

As a child, Chelsea Clinton handed out colorful art projects made of cut-up soda rings in an effort to raise awareness of their danger to marine life. In It's Your ...  Read more

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Saturday • November 7 • 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.

 

Roots and Reflections: South Asians in the Pacific Northwest (UW PRESS)

Sunday • November 8 • 2pm

King County Library, Bellevue Branch, 1111 110th Avenue NE

This fall, several Seattle-area communities are exploring the immigrant experience and issues surrounding it by reading Dinaw Mengestu's The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears. One of a number of programs ...  Read more

The Familiar, Volume 2: Into the Forest (PANTHEON)

Sunday • November 8 • 3pm

U District store

Widely-acclaimed for his genre-busting experimental novel House of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski continues to unfurl his most ambitious project yet—a 27 volume work involving multiple protagonists, intersecting plotlines, and his ...  Read more

The Hours Count (PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE)

Sunday • November 8 • 4pm

Bellevue Store

Hidden below the surface, nearly every historical event is alive with untold narratives and personal stories of all involved. In the follow-up to Margot, Jillian Cantor brings to life the ...  Read more

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