Dec
22
2:00 PM14:00
Julia Duin, In the House of the Serpent Handler Presentation/Q&A
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Julia Duin, In the House of the Serpent Handler Presentation/Q&A

"In the House of the Serpent Handler” offers an intimate and engrossing look at the latest generation of Pentecostal believers who "take up" venomous snakes as a test of their religious faith. Focusing on several preachers and their families in six Appalachian states, journalist Julia C. Duin explores the impact that such twenty-first-century phenomena as social media and "reality television" have had on rituals long practiced in obscurity. As Duin reveals, the mortal snakebite suffered by pastor Mack Wofford in 2012 marked the passing of the torch to younger preachers Jamie Coots and Andrew Hamblin, who were featured in the 2013 series Snake Salvation on the National Geographic Channel. Seeing their participation in the show as a way of publicizing their faith and thus winning converts, Coots and Hamblin attempted to reinvent the snake-handling tradition for a modern audience. 

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Snow Sisters! Reading and Signing
Jan
28
11:00 AM11:00

Snow Sisters! Reading and Signing

Join Kerri Kokias Kerri for a reading and signing. 

“Captivating and even surprising. . . . It’s a neatly conceived study of two independent sisters who are fully capable of enjoying a day on their own terms.” —Publishers Weekly
“Chock-full of ideas for fun on a snowy day . . . A nice addition to sibling shelves that shows that fun can also be had apart.” —Kirkus Reviews
 

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Whatsits
Mar
11
2:00 PM14:00

Whatsits

We are the WHATSITS— a crew of five picture book builders (a.k.a. author/illustrators) from the upper left corner of the left coast who talk about BOOKS, but not just any books—picture books! So follow along for all sorts of good stuff about the world of kidlit! 
xo, 
Ben Clanton, Elizabeth Rose Stanton, Jennifer K Mann, Kevan Atteberry, and Wendy Wahman

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John Crocker - FOLLOWING FIFI My Adventures Among Wild Chimpanzees: Lessons from our Closest Relatives
Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

John Crocker - FOLLOWING FIFI My Adventures Among Wild Chimpanzees: Lessons from our Closest Relatives

Join us as we host Mr. Crocker for a talk and signing! 

"A truly extraordinary book. As I read it I was transported back to those wonderful days when I lived in Gombe. It is fascinating to read how John’s observations of chimpanzee children with their mothers and other family members helped him understand the problems of a human child.” Jane Goodall, New York Times bestselling author

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Tony Ventrella Book Release Party!
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

Tony Ventrella Book Release Party!

You know Tony from his days with the Seahawks and his political campaign. What you may not know is that Tony was a book store owner with none other than radio personality Dori Monson. Tony is also the unofficial spokesperson for our store! Tony has interviewed Marissa Meyer, coordinated the Daniel James Brown event, and has done Facebook videos to help us. 

Now we get to do the book launch for Tony's latest book Here's Smiling at You. It is an uplifting book about the people who have shaped and inspired Tony. I was fortunate to read a few early chapters... there were smiles, laughs, and tears. 

 

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Mira Grant's New Book Release!
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Mira Grant's New Book Release!

Join us as we celebrate the release of Mira Grant's latest novel Into the Drowning Deep. The author of the Parasitology and Newflesh series, brings us a new and exciting novel about a voyage into the depths of the Mariana Trench.

Mira Grant also writes as Seanan McGuire, and the latest book in her October Daye series, The Brightest Fell, will be released on September 5, 2017. So, come by and pick up a copy of this series as well.

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November Book Club Meeting
Nov
13
6:30 PM18:30

November Book Club Meeting

On Monday November 13th at 6:30 pm, we'll be meeting once again to talk about this month's book - Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. Even if you haven't finished the book (or even read it), you're welcome to come and listen to what others have to say about this powerful and moving book.

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Frank the Seven-Legged Spider reading and signing!
Oct
28
2:00 PM14:00

Frank the Seven-Legged Spider reading and signing!

Join us Saturday (10/28) at 2:00 pm--right before the Thriller Dance at RTC--to hear Michaele Razi read from her picture book Frank the Seven-Legged Spider! This is a hilarious picture book about a spider in the midst of an existential crisis.

Kirkus says: “Frank likes spinning beautiful webs—they’re works of art, really—and scaring humans, which also entertains (most of) his friends. But above all, he likes his eight “beautiful, glorious” legs. When he wakes up missing one, (most of) his friends wonder what happened. Is he still a spider?”

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A PG-13 Story Time
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

A PG-13 Story Time

Picture books aren't only for kids -- some are PG-13, like this one. The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle, was written by Patrick Rothfuss, and illustrated by Nathan Taylor. Join us as Nathan reads to us from this dark and twisted book.

Nathan will also entertain with a live drawing demonstration, and talk to us about his upcoming graphic novel. Come listen, and admire his beautiful artwork, while enjoying an evening of story time that's strictly for adults. (well, not strictly -- older kids are more than welcome).

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First Book Club Meeting
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

First Book Club Meeting

News of the World by Paulette Jiles is the choice for our first book club meeting, on Monday October 23, at 6:30 pm. 

Come together to discuss this thought-provoking story. Or come to mingle with like-minded book lovers. Whether you have read the book or not, you are welcome to attend. 
At the end of the meeting, we will decide on our next book for the second meeting in November. 
We can't wait to see you on this fun evening of books and chatter!

2016 National Book Award Finalist

2016 National Book Award Finalist

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An Evening with Poets Mischa Willet and Jeremiah Webster
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Poets Mischa Willet and Jeremiah Webster

Join us for an evening of poetry, as Mischa Willett, author of PHASES, and Jeremiah Webster, author of AFTER SO MANY FIRES, read to us from their respective collections. A question and answer session will follow.

 

Mischa Willet- host of the podcast Poems for the People, teaches at SPU

Mischa Willet- host of the podcast Poems for the People, teaches at SPU

Dr. Jeremiah Webster - poet and teacher at Northwest University

Dr. Jeremiah Webster - poet and teacher at Northwest University

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Poetry Night - featuring WA 129 poets
Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry Night - featuring WA 129 poets

WA 129 is a collection of poems by poets from around Washington State. Come and hear some of them read from their work. 

Seattle poet and teaching artist Laura Gamache has published two chapbooks through Finishing Line Press: Never Enough, this year, and nothing to hold onto. She was a Jack Straw Writers fellow in 1999 and 2002.

Seattle poet and teaching artist Laura Gamache has published two chapbooks through Finishing Line Press: Never Enough, this year, and nothing to hold onto. She was a Jack Straw Writers fellow in 1999 and 2002.

Jasleena Grewal is a freelance writer and poet. Her work has appeared in YES! Magazine and The Seattle Globalist. She is a graduate student studying psychiatry.

Jasleena Grewal is a freelance writer and poet. Her work has appeared in YES! Magazine and The Seattle Globalist. She is a graduate student studying psychiatry.

Tanya McDonald is known for her bright plumage and her haiku. A tea-drinker, Prius-driver, and wannabe naturalist/librarian, she is constantly distracted by birds and bookstores. Her alter ego is a novelist.

Tanya McDonald is known for her bright plumage and her haiku. A tea-drinker, Prius-driver, and wannabe naturalist/librarian, she is constantly distracted by birds and bookstores. Her alter ego is a novelist.

Bill Carty is the author of Huge Cloudy (forthcoming from Octopus Books), and his poems have recently appeared in the Boston Review, Ploughshares, Pinwheel, Iowa Review, and other journals. He is the web editor for Poetry Northwest.

Bill Carty is the author of Huge Cloudy (forthcoming from Octopus Books), and his poems have recently appeared in the Boston ReviewPloughsharesPinwheelIowa Review, and other journals. He is the web editor for Poetry Northwest.

Vikram Madan grew up in India and became an engineer until finally coming to his senses and embracing the arts. Now he paints, makes public art, and writes funny poems. See www.VikramMadan.com.

Vikram Madan grew up in India and became an engineer until finally coming to his senses and embracing the arts. Now he paints, makes public art, and writes funny poems. See www.VikramMadan.com.

Ross McMeekin’s debut novel, The Hummingbirds, will be published by Skyhorse in early 2018. His writing has appeared recently in Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, and Tin House’s Open Bar. He’s a former Hugo House and Jack Straw fellow.

Ross McMeekin’s debut novel, The Hummingbirds, will be published by Skyhorse in early 2018. His writing has appeared recently in Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, and Tin House’s Open Bar. He’s a former Hugo House and Jack Straw fellow.

Michael Dylan Welch served as Redmond’s poet laureate for two years. His poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in hundreds of journals, books, and anthologies in more than 20 languages. His website is www.graceguts.com.

Michael Dylan Welch served as Redmond’s poet laureate for two years. His poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in hundreds of journals, books, and anthologies in more than 20 languages. His website is www.graceguts.com.

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Two Truths and a Lie with Laurie Ann Thompson
Sep
23
2:00 PM14:00

Two Truths and a Lie with Laurie Ann Thompson

Did you know that there is a fungus that can control the mind of an ant and make it do its bidding? Would you believe there is such a thing as a corpse flower—a ten-foot-tall plant with a blossom that smells like a zombie? How about a species of octopus that doesn’t live in water but rather lurks in trees in the Pacific Northwest?

If these questions intrigue you, join us as we listen to author, Laurie Ann Thompson read from her latest book Two Truths and a Lie: It's Alive!

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Book Club Night!
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club Night!

Are you looking for new book club reads for your book club? Do you want to join or create a new book club? If so, join us for an evening of book talks and conversation. Meet, mingle, and find other book lovers with common reading interests. We will book talk some of our favorite titles and ask about your favorites. By the end of the evening, a Brick & Mortar Book Club will be created for readers looking to join a new club. Join us for a fun evening for book lovers.

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Kevan Atteberry Book Release Party!
Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

Kevan Atteberry Book Release Party!

Help us celebrate with Kevan Atteberry by joining us for the release of his latest book I Love You More Than the Smell of Swamp Gas. If you don’t know Kevan for his amazing children’s books Bunnies and Tickle Monster you certainly know him as the creator of the iconic Office assistant Clippy!

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Dori Jones Yang Book Release Party!
Aug
26
4:00 PM16:00

Dori Jones Yang Book Release Party!

Brick & Mortar is proud to announce our book release event for Dori Jones Yang’s The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball, a middle-grade novel. The book is based on a little-known historical event in the 1870s called the Chinese Educational Mission, in which the emperor of China sent 120 boys to live with New England families.

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Alexandra Oliva and Jason M. Hough
Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

Alexandra Oliva and Jason M. Hough

Alexandra Oliva and Jason M. Hough will join us for a Q & A and signing. Help us celebrate Ali’s paperback release of The Last One, a literary thriller in which reality TV meets the end of the world; The Seattle Times named The Last One one of the best books of 2016. Jason became a NYT bestseller with The Darwin Elevator and will be signing his newest novels, including an official tie-in to the massively popular video game franchise Mass Effect.

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Kazu Kibuishi!
Aug
12
3:00 PM15:00

Kazu Kibuishi!

Kazu Kibuishi!

We are excited to announce that the amazing Kazu Kibuishi will be joining us! Kazu is the New York Times bestselling graphic novelist of Amulet and Copper. You may also know him from his Explorer and Flight anthologies.  Perhaps you have seen the new Harry Potter covers? That would be Kazu. Needless to say, we are thrilled to be hosting Kazu at Brick & Mortar Books!

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