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Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits - and Won (UNIVERSITY PRESS OF NEW ENGLAND)

Monday • December 1 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue

Ten years ago, no state allowed same-sex couples to marry. Today, over fifty percent of the U.S. population lives in a state where gay marriage has been legalized. In his ...  Read more


The Bonobo and the Atheist by Frans De Waal

Tuesday • December 2 • 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.

For many years, esteemed primatologist Frans de Waal has observed chimpanzees soothe distressed neighbors and bonobos share their food. In this lively and illuminating discussion of his landmark research, de Waal delivers fascinating evidence for the seeds of ethical behavior in primate societies that further cements the case for the biological origins of human fairness. Interweaving vivid tales from the animal kingdom with thoughtful philosophical analysis, de Waal delivers a bottom-up explanation of morality that emphasizes our connection with animals and argues that human morality is not imposed from above but instead comes from within.

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

A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

Tuesday • December 2 • 7pm

U District store

First published in 1956, Truman Capote's autobiographical tale of Christmas memories tells the story of an enduring friendship between a young boy, his elderly cousin, and the beloved holiday rituals ...  Read more

Decomposition: A Music Manifesto (PANTHEON)

Tuesday • December 2 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

In his revisionary new book, Andrew Durkin—composer for the Portland-based Industrial Jazz Group—examines the intersection between music and the listener. Presenting a composition's creation and reception as a personal and ...  Read more


Wednesday • December 3 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

Looking for gift recommendations for the book lovers on your list? Join us at our Bellevue store for winter refreshments and a special presentation of over a dozen new and ...  Read more


Wednesday • December 3 • 7pm

U District store

When it comes to books for children, the most important critics are kids themselves. And with an exciting story about a young boy kidnapped by pirates and aided by a ...  Read more


Wednesday • December 3 • 7:30pm


Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall, 1119 8th Avenue

Due to a change in Mr. Elwes's schedule, this event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 16 at 7pm in our U District store.

Ranked by ...  Read more


Thursday • December 4 • 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.


Christmas in the Highlands (PAM BINDER)

Thursday • December 4 • 6pm

Bellevue Store

Filled with time travel, romance, and the rich history of the Scottish Highlands, Pam Binder's bestselling novels captivate audiences with unique stories of timeless love and Celtic lore. In the ...  Read more

A Sudden Light (SIMON & SCHUSTER)

Thursday • December 4 • 7pm

U District store

Making the jump from racing in the rain with man's best friend to exploring a vast estate overlooking the Puget Sound with ghosts, Seattle author Garth Stein is back with ...  Read more

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

Friday • December 5 • 6:30pm

U District store

Join us for a discussion of this classic novel with Seattle's Nancy Pearl.

150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids (ADAMS MEDIA)

Saturday • December 6 • 11am

Mill Creek store

Looking for fun activities to do with your kids? Searching for the perfect gift for teachers or parents of young children? Come check out the new book by Asia Citro, ...  Read more

Saturday • December 6 • 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.


William Dietrich, Mike Lawson, Elizabeth George, Bharti Kirchner and Bernadette Pajer (VARIOUS)

Saturday • December 6 • 1pm

Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Avenue S

Love historical fiction and suspense? Wonder what it's like to piece together intricate details to create a story that hooks you from beginning to end? Then you've got to join ...  Read more

Archer Addy: The True Life Adventures (1IOPEN PRODUCTIONS)

Saturday • December 6 • 4pm

Renton store

Have a mini-Merida, Katniss, or Robin Hood in your home? Bring archery to life at this special reading, signing, and archery demonstration with 11-year-old archery champion Addison "Archer Addy" Nachtrieb. ...  Read more

Fabio's American Home Kitchen: More Than 125 Recipes With an Italian Accent (HACHETTE)

Monday • December 8 • 2pm

U District store

In his latest cookbook, chef, restaurateur, and Top Chef star Fabio Viviani, shares more than 125 recipes for favorite American dishes infused with his own Italian flair. Easy-to-follow and accompanied ...  Read more

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