Celebrate the launch of Kelly Milner Halls’ new book, Cryptid Creatures: A Field Guide! Explore the fascinating world of cryptozoology with this fun guide, filled with eyewitness accounts of 50 cryptids found throughout the world, some of which have been proven real.
Join us for a book signing and celebration of the release of EXPLORER ACADEMY, Book 3: THE DOUBLE HELIX by Trudi Trueit. There will be giveaways, food and more! PLUS: get the scoop on Book 4: THE STAR DUNES.
Join General Book Club to discuss A Thread of Grace, a powerful, moving, and heavily researched historical novel. With a host of memorable characters, Mary Doria Russell tells the engrossing story of the network of Italian citizens who saved the lives of forty-three thousand Jews during World War II.
Seattle’s own Jeff Renner to sit down with fellow journalist and Emmy-award winning Julie Blacklow for a Q&A about Blacklow’s new book: FEARLESS—DIARY OF A BADASS REPORTER.
Join us for a joint launch party, celebrating two new picture books by two fantastic creators! Ellie Peterson’s new book is It's a Round, Round World, and Craig Orback has illustrated Born to Draw Comics: The Story of Charles Schulz and the Creation of Peanuts.
This September, Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club will discuss A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland! In this book a wrongfully imprisoned storyteller spins stories from his jail cell that just might have the power to save him--and take down a corrupt government.
The General Book Club will next discuss the psychological thriller The Secret History by Pulitzer Prize winner Donna Tartt!
Here’s the blurb: “Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.”
Join us for the launch party for a new book from WA State Book Award winner J Anderson Coats! Based on a classic British legend, The Green Children of Woolpit is an eerie, spine-tingling fantasy about a young girl who discovers two otherworldly children--and an ancient bargain that threatens to destroy them all.
True Crime Book Club’s next pick is the Edgar Award-nominated Party Monster by James St. James! Join the “Murderinos” to discuss this book that “created a storm of controversy for its startlingly vivid, strikingly fresh, and outrageous depiction of the hedonistic world of the 90s New York City club kids, for whom nothing was too outré--including murder.”
We’re thrilled to participate in The Great Big Romance Read, discussing The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by local author Olivia Waite! This is a powerful romance featuring lesbian and bisexual women practicing science and culturally devalued art in regency England.
We’re excited to host a panel at the end of summer on Reclaiming History! We’ll delve into the myriad ways marginalized people are erased and why that matters in our fiction, with a brilliant group of panelists whose work all touches on this subject in different ways: Olivia Waite (The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics), Somaiya Daud (Mirage), Lauren Dane (Whiskey Sharp series), Jasmine Silvera (Grace Bloods series), and A.J. Hackwith (The Library of the Unwritten).
This August, Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club led by fantasy author Django Wexler will discuss Unraveling by multiple award-winning author Karen Lord!
In this standalone fantasy novel, the dark truth behind a string of unusual murders leads to an otherworldly exploration of spirits, myth, and memory, steeped in Caribbean storytelling.
This family-friendly event will feature internationally, nationally and regionally renowned chalk artists for a spectacular showcase, as they transform Redmond Town Center into pastel masterpieces. Enjoy three days of progressive street murals and the annual merchant Sidewalk Sale, including fantastic books on sale at steep discounts!
True Crime Book Club’s next pick is People Who Eat Darkness by Richard Lloyd Parry! Join the “Murderinos” to discuss the case from 2000 when a a tall, blonde, 21-year-old went missing in Tokyo, and her remains were found several months later. Questions arose about her friendships, her career, and her intentions.
Join Romance Book Club on August 7th at 6:30pm to discuss Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston! This is a big-hearted romantic comedy in which the First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends.
Join us for the Where’s Waldo Celebration and grand prize drawing! If your completed passport included stamps or signatures from at least 20 local businesses, you will be entered to win some fantastic prizes, from Waldo books to delicious Cow Chip cookies, from a gorgeous housewarming basket from Mac & Mabel to a FREE one-night stay in a studio suite at the Archer Hotel.
Throughout the whole month of July, join the search at local businesses for Waldo! You can pick up your “passport” to get stamped starting July 1st.
Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses in our community, and completing the challenge enters you into a drawing for some incredible prizes.
Join SFF Book Club led by Django Wexler on Tuesday, July 23rd to discuss Empress of Forever by the award-nominated Max Gladstone, a smart, swashbuckling, wildly imaginative adventure; the saga of a rag-tag team of brilliant misfits, dangerous renegades, and enhanced outlaws in a war-torn future. We can’t rave about this one hard enough: come find out why!