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A War in Crimson Embers (ORBIT)

Friday • December 8 • 7pm

U District store

Alex Marshall brings the final book in his Crimson Empire trilogy, A War in Crimson Embers.

Former warrior queen and now pariah Cold Zosia wakes in the ashes ...  Read more

Defiant (DAW)

Saturday • December 9 • 12pm

U District store

Dave Bara shares the third book in his critically acclaimed military science fiction series, Lightship Chronicles.

In Defiant, Peter Cochrane and his new wife, Karina, have embarked on a ...  Read more

Saturday • December 9 • 1pm

Mill Creek store

Join us for an enchanting musical performance with the Everett Recorder Players.

Hikes, Flights and Lookout Stories

Saturday • December 9 • 3pm

Mill Creek store

Ordained minister, professor, pilot, outdoorsman, and writer G. Roger Schoenhals shares an inspiring collection of stories from his life with Hikes, Flights and Lookout Stories. These honest, insightful tales cover ...  Read more

Sunday • December 10 • 1pm

U District store

This December, StoryTime will be filled with joy and cheer as the one-and-only Santa Claus joins us to read special holiday stories and visit with our youngest readers. Featuring magical ...  Read more


Watercolor Gift Tag Demonstration

Sunday • December 10 • 1pm

U District store

Seattle-based mixed media artist Grace Rajendran demonstrates how to create custom watercolor gift tags at this well-timed crafting event. During a helpful 45-minute class, learn how you can make your ...  Read more

Gift Wrapping 101

Sunday • December 10 • 2pm

U District store

Want to learn to tie the perfect fabric bow or wrap your presents without tape showing? Join us for Gift Wrapping 101! In this free 1-hour class, our professional gift ...  Read more

Country Grit: A Farmoir of Finding Purpose and Love (SKYHORSE PUBLISHING)

Sunday • December 10 • 3pm

U District store

Executive director of the U.S. Farm Stay Association Scottie Jones shares her farmoir, Country Grit at this inspiring reading and signing.

Jones lived a typical suburban, professional life ...  Read more

The Second Meanest Man in the World

Sunday • December 10 • 3pm

Mill Creek store

Eleven-time Emmy Award-winning writer and producer Bryan Johnston joins us for a reading and signing of his latest book, The Second Meanest Man in the World.

Something's wrong in ...  Read more

18 and Life on Skid Row (HARPER)

Monday • December 11 • 7pm

U District store

Meet rock icon Sebastian Bach at the signing of his new memoir, 18 and Life on Skid Row. In it, he shares backstage photos from his own personal collection and ...  Read more

Monday • December 11 • 7:30pm

Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine Street

We are thrilled to welcome Hillary Rodham Clinton back to Seattle for the discussion of her new book, What Happened.

Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes ...  Read more

Tuesday • December 12 • 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.


A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

Tuesday • December 12 • 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

Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art (HOUGHTON MIFFLIN)

Tuesday • December 12 • 7:30pm

Jet City Improv

Best-selling author Sam Wasson charts the meteoric rise of improv with his latest title, Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art.

This richly reported narrative moves ...  Read more

Wednesday • December 13 • 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.


Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Wednesday • December 13 • 3:30pm

U District store

Calling future cartoonists and comic book fans!

Join us second Wednesday of every month at 3:30pm for our graphic novel book club for kids.

We'll be introducing different kinds of graphic novels and helping budding artists and writers make their own! Learn about creating characters, framing art, story arcs, and more.

Bring a favorite graphic novel to share, a drawing or writing pad, a pen or pencil, and your creativity.

The Man Who Invented Christmas by Les Standiford

Wednesday • December 13 • 6pm

U District store

Join True Grace book club for a lively discussion of this month's book.

Travel back to Victorian England with The Man Who Invented Christmas to find out how Charles Dickens revived a holiday and his career by writing A Christmas Carol. Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would keep his creditors at bay. His publisher turned it down, so he used what little money he had to put it out himself. Discover the story behind the famous yuletide tale and meet us for a discussion with special guest Brad Craft who will offer further insight into the beloved author.

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


Thursday • December 14 • 7pm

U District store

19th-century Americanist and Edgar Allan Poe scholar Chuck Caruso introduces us to his edgy new neo-noir novel, The Lawn Job.

When ex-con Craig Collins began his new job ...  Read more

Friday • December 15 • 6pm

U District store

Have you met the Whatsits? Join us for a discussion and signing with a fun crew of five children's book author/illustrators: Ben Clanton, Elizabeth Rose Stanton, Jennifer K Mann, Kevan ...  Read more

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