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Brooke Williams

07/24/2017 - 7:00PM

Co-presented with THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY. A writer who has long been part of the Elliott Bay ‘family,’ with his own work (the earlier title Halflives) as well as traveling with his esteemed writer wife Terry Tempest Williams, Brooke Williams is here this evening with his excellent new book, Open Midnight: Where Ancestors and Wilderness Meet (Trinity University Press). This is a deep exploration of family history, including some links to Charles Darwin, and the landscape ancestors came to...

Alexandra Teague

07/24/2017 - 7:00PM

A highly regarded poet (two collections) who teaches in the MFA program at the University of Idaho, Alexandra Teague visits from ‘our’ Moscow to read from her debut novel, The Principles Behind Flotation (Skyhorse). This coming-of-age tale should be an excellent summer read as it is itself set in summer. "Slyly funny and full of wonder, The Principles Behind Flotation sails us out on the sea of first love with heart-breaking tenderness, wile, and wit. A.Z. is a character whose frankness and...

Anastacia-Renée with Jane Wong, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore & Shankar Narayan

07/25/2017 - 7:00PM

Tonight Seattle poet, performance artist, and visual artist Anastacia-Reneé celebrates the publication of Forget It (Black Radish), one of three poetry collections due out this year. “Anastacia-Renée’s somber, shrewd and sensually detailed romp through a field of landmines definitively shatters both the predictability of genre and the limits of lyric...Forget It (which is all but impossible to forget) isn’t simply poetry. What it is is simply inevitable.” —Patricia Smith.   She’ll also...

ANASTACIA TOLBERT & FRIENDS

07/25/2017 - 7:00PM


Kevin O’Brien

07/26/2017 - 7:00PM

Co-presented with SEATTLE7WRITERS. In what has felt like a festive annual summer occasion - though thrills and chills are involved - much-loved Seattle novelist Kevin O’Brien will hold forth for his newest tale of suspense, Hide Your Fear (Pinnacle). Set on the Washington coast, in the town of Echo, a divorcée and her children have moved into an old house. Then strange things, not all seemly, start to happen. Come this evening and you will be enticed further - then to read and see what all...

Jennie Melamed

07/27/2017 - 7:00PM

Tonight we welcome another fine writer with a background in nursing. Jennie Melamed, a psychiatric nurse practitioner who specializes in working with traumatized children, reads tonight from her first novel, Gather the Daughters (Little, Brown). In Gather the Daughters, ten men and their families build a radical society of ancestor worship, controlled breeding and the strict rationing of knowledge and history. Though only chosen male descendents are allowed to venture outside the community,...

Inara Verzemnieks

07/27/2017 - 7:00PM

Co-presented with THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY. Award-winning nonfiction writer Inara Verzemnieks, who teaches creative nonfiction writing at the University of Iowa, is here with a powerful family memoir, Among the Living and the Dead: A Tale of Exile and Homecoming on the War Roads of Europe (W.W. Norton). This is a book with roots in the author’s ancestral home of Latvia, and also here in Washington, where she grew up, raised by her grandparents. “Verzemnieks does not shirk from confronting...

David MacNeal

07/28/2017 - 7:00PM

Given that our neighbors at Poquitos have had a hit on their hands with their chapulines (aka Oaxaca style roasted grasshopper snacks) we couldn’t resist the opportunity to join the insect-related action. Tonight journalist David MacNeal, author of Bugged: The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed with Them (St. Martins), takes us on an off-beat scientific journey, weaving together history, travel and culture to help us understand our relationship with the insects that have shaped...

Children's Storytime - ages 2 and up

07/29/2017 - 11:00AM

Join us for this fun hour of readings from picture and storybooks. Just go to the castle in the children’s section...and let the stories begin!

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME ages 2 and up

07/29/2017 - 11:00AM

  Join us for this fun hour of readings from picture and storybooks. Just go to the castle in the children’s section...and let the stories begin!

Nicole Georges

07/29/2017 - 7:00PM

Co-presented by SHORT RUN & FRANKIE’S FRIENDS. Tonight we are delighted to welcome acclaimed Portland graphic narrative creator Nicole Georges, her chihuahua mix, Ponyo and some special guests. The author of the Lambda Award-winning graphic memoir, Calling Dr. Laura, she is here to celebrate the release of Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). “Nicole Georges makes my favorite art about love and vulnerability. More than a tribute to a canine best friend, Fetch...

Robert Moor

07/31/2017 - 7:00PM

One of the most engaging, illuminating, and popular books of last year, Robert Moor’s beautiful, evocative On Trails: An Exploration (Simon & Schuster), is now in paperback. And he, whatever trail it is that gets him here, visits Elliott Bay this evening. “Stunning … a wondrous nonfiction debut. … In each chapter, Moor explores the same phenomenon in a surprising new context, from the fossilized traces of prehistoric smudges to swaths of jungle flattened by elephants, from the paths of...

Deborah E. Kennedy

08/01/2017 - 7:00PM

Tornado season will have largely passed by the time this month begins, but as those from those regions where tornadoes visit  can attest, tornadoes may strike at anytime— and anywhere—as is well established in a fine debut novel from Fort Wayne native Deborah E. Kennedy. Tornado Weather (Flatiron) tells the story of the disappearance of child through the points of view of several characters living in tornado country.   "Captures the warped and isolated landscape of today's...

Elliott Bay Book Group

08/01/2017 - 6:30PM

All who wish to convene in this informally-set, ongoing reading group dedicated to both fiction and non-fiction are welcome to do so. This month’s selection is Julia Alvarez’s debut novel, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (Algonquin) - still going strong twenty-six years after publication. learn more

Swan Huntley

08/02/2017 - 7:00PM

Swan Huntley’s novel, The Goddesses (Doubleday), takes us to Kona, where a husband and wife have recently relocated in the aftermath of his infidelity. The wife becomes  friends with her yoga teacher, who is not who she seems to be.   “An engrossing portrait of female friendship, Huntley's sophomore novel explores the risks and rewards of finding an unexpected soul mate. Huntley lets the idyllic Hawaiian setting wash over the reader, the volcanoes and starry skies the perfect...

Andrew Sean Greer with A.J. Rathbun

08/03/2017 - 7:00PM

A welcome Elliott Bay return is made this evening by San Francisco novelist Andrew Sean Greer, who has read here a number of times in the decade and more since he’s been published. He is here with a delightful, around-the-world spin, his newest, Less (Lee Boudreaux/Little, Brown). "Marvelously, unexpectedly, endearingly funny. A love story focused on the erroneous belief that the second half of life will pale in comparison to the first. Guess what? It won't!"—Gary Shteyngart. "The most deftly...

Camille Dungy

08/04/2017 - 7:00PM

Co-presented with RAINIER WRITING WORKSHOP at Pacific Lutheran University. This evening we welcome noted poet Camille Dungy from her Colorado home, here with both a new book of poems, and a much-heralded major prose work. The latter, Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History (W.W. Norton), has just been released. “An elegant, meditative love letter to the life of the writer, the natural world, histories from which we cannot nor should not extricate ourselves...

Children's Storytime - ages 2 and up

08/05/2017 - 11:00AM

Our weekly Children’s Storytimes commence for August with this reading from picture- and storybook favorites out of our children’s section. One of our Elliott Bay bookfolk will do the reading and telling honors. Go to the castle in the children’s section … and the stories begin! Please join us!

Robert Schenkkan and Building The Wall

08/05/2017 - 7:00PM

Presented by ACT in association with THE ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY and OUTSIDER’S INN. As a part of the rolling World Premiere, ACT presents a reading of Building the Wall, the newest play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way). Desdemona Chang directs. Building the Wall imagines a very near future where anti-immigration campaign rhetoric is turned into a disturbing reality. In a time when shocking campaign rhetoric turns into real...

Deena Metzger & David Edward Walker

08/07/2017 - 7:00PM

Radical thinker, writer and healer Deena Metzger reads from her novel, A Rain of Night Birds (Hand to Hand). “Gives no easy answers but immerses us in an intimate and far-reaching world that requires one of the most difficult challenges we’ll ever face–a profound shift of intention toward all that lives.”—Stan Rushworth.   Deena Metzger, author of many novels, plays and poetry collections has taught writing and healing practices for 50 years. Her books examine the failure of contemporary...

Sarah Sentilles

08/08/2017 - 7:00PM

Co-presented with HEDGEBROOK. From over in Idaho’s Wood River Valley with a book that has some local relevance, but even more, carries a larger resonance that is broad, deep, and quietly powerful, comes Sarah Sentilles with Draw Your Weapons (Random House). At this book’s heart are stories of a man who was a conscientious objector in World War II and a young man (now) who was a US military prison guard at Abu Ghraib: from these, Sarah Sentilles asks questions, looks at histories, courses,...

Global Issues Book Group

08/08/2017 - 6:30PM

This month’s selection is John W. Dower’s The Violent American Century: War and Terror Since World War II (Haymarket).  learn more

Jac Jemc & Tara Atkinson

08/09/2017 - 7:00PM

Like the best haunted house stories, Jac Jemc’s new novel, The Grip of It (FSG), begins with a young couple’s move to a small town and, at least at first, their new house seems fine, the strange noises and other events perfectly explainable. But soon the house seems to have plans for them. "I mean this in the best possible way: Jac Jemc gives me the creeps. The Grip of It deserves a spot on the shelf beside Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, Henry James's The Turn of the Screw, and...

Daniel H. Wilson

08/10/2017 - 7:00PM

The author of such bestselling favorites as Robopocalypse, Robogenesis, and Amped, among others, Daniel H. Wilson is here this evening with his riveting new fictional ‘secret history’, The Clockwork Dynasty (Doubleday).   “The Clockwork Dynasty is my new favorite secret history novel! It’s like some fantastic hybrid of Highlander and The Terminator–or maybe a cross between I, Robot and The Difference Engine, with a dash of Blade Runner for good measure. It reads like classic steampunk on...

Underground YA Book Group grades 6 – 12

08/10/2017 - 6:30PM

Please join us for an ongoing discussion series with no assigned books, moderated by the (teen) readers themselves, with Elliott Bay booksellers on hand to assist, and provide fun things like exclusive access to early copies of forthcoming titles. The plan is to meet the second Thursday of each month. learn more  

Gabe Hudson

08/11/2017 - 7:00PM

Named by Granta as one of the twenty Best Young American Novelists and recipient of the Sue Kaufman Prize for his debut novel, Dear Mr. President, Gabe Hudson is here with his exuberant new novel, Gork, the Teenage Dragon (Knopf). “Gork, the Teenage Dragon combines so many things I count on in fiction I love—great expansive humor, a big-hearted optimism about all that’s possible in the world and in fiction, a very clear moral purpose and a sense of social responsibility—plus a willingness to...

Seattle Iranian Festival

08/12/2017 - 11:00AM

Presented by The Iranian American Community Alliance. We are pleased to again participate in what will be the 11th Annual Seattle Iranian Festival, a one-day showcase of arts, talks, music, culinary delights, and programs for all ages. We will be there with a table of books of Iranian literature, culture, and cuisine. more info  

Children's Storytime - ages 2 and up

08/12/2017 - 11:00AM

Join us for this fun hour of readings from picture and storybooks...Go to the castle in the children’s section...and the stories begin!

Danzy Senna

08/14/2017 - 7:00PM

In Danzy Senna’s captivating and much anticipated novel, New People (Riverhead), Maria, a biracial graduate student engaged to an equally racially ambiguous (and newly Black identified) fiance becomes obsessed with a man she barely knows. Named a “Best Summer Read” by Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, BuzzFeed, Glamour, Bustle, Chicago Review of Books, Ms. Magazine, Pop Sugar, and Newsday, this novel has much to say about class, the “post racial” and a lack of connection among people who on the...

David B. Williams, Tom Heuser & Rob Ketcherside

08/15/2017 - 7:00PM

Co-presented by the CAPITOL HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY.   Seattle writer and naturalist David Williams has written several books about Seattle history, most recently Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City (University of Washington Press), and as one of his walks takes in some lovely parts of Capitol Hill, we’ve invited him to appear in conversation with Rob Ketcherside and Tom Heuser, founding board members of the newly formed Capitol Hill Historical Society tonight. We’ve...

Speculations Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Group

08/15/2017 - 6:30PM

This monthly, ongoing, Elliott Bay-hosted book group will be discussing George Orwell’s timely class, 1984 (Signet), as the August selection.   Learn More

Scott Kurashige & Michael Hardt

08/16/2017 - 7:00PM

Co-presented with THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY. Fifty years ago, urban rebellions erupted in Detroit and other cities across America as social movements advanced all over the world. With political debates centered on many of the same unresolved issues, including race, war, policing and civil rights, ‘resistance’ has emerged as the keyword for today’s generation of activists. Join authors Scott Kurashige, author of The Fifty-Year Rebellion: How the U.S. Political Crisis Began in Detroit (...

Matthew Zapruder

08/16/2017 - 7:00PM

Though he lives and teaches (Saint Mary’s College) in the Bay Area, Matthew Zapruder has strong connections to this region and poetry. He is, among his many roles, an editor at large at Seattle’s esteemed Wave Books poetry press, and his last three collections of poetry - The Pajamist, Come On All You Ghosts, and Sun Bear have come from venerable Copper Canyon Press. He is here this evening for his first prose book, one which poses the big question, Why Poetry (Ecco), as an avowal, an...

Eric B. Larson & Joan Declaire

08/16/2017 - 7:00PM

For over thirty years, Dr. Eric B. Larson led one of the largest and longest running studies of healthy aging. A joint project of of Group Health (now part of Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute ) with the University of Washington, the study explores how the body (and especially the brain) ages, and how knowledge of this process can be used to help people grow old with greater resilience. He shares some of the study’s findings in his new book, Enlightened Aging: Building...

Tom Perrotta

08/17/2017 - 7:00PM

Co-presented with THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY. A fun, spirited evening should be in store here as Tom Perrotta, author of the popular novels, Little Children and The Leftovers, is here with another light-hearted tale, Mrs. Fletcher (Simon & Schuster). “Divorced since her husband decamped years ago, 46-year-old Eve Fletcher is bereft when her son, Brendan, whom she has helicopter-parented, goes off to college. Receiving a shocking anonymous email—“U r my MILF! Send me a naked pic!!”—...

Jarret Middleton

08/17/2017 - 7:00PM

Seattle writer and book editor (Pharos Editions) Jarret Middleton celebrates the publication of his first full-length work of fiction, the novel Darkansas (Dzanc Books), here this evening. This strong story is set where it sounds like it might be set. “The devil didn’t go down to Georgia, he went to Arkansas, where the Bayne family struggle against Beelzebub’s grip on their collective fates. Middleton’s ferocious debut has it all–sex, song, sadness, and a history as dark and twisted as the...

Anne-Christine D’Adesky

08/18/2017 - 7:00PM

Investigative journalist Anne-Christine d’Adesky has written a personal history of 1990s New York and Paris, a time of dyke marches, public funerals staged by ACT UP, drag and dance parties, and also of exiles fleeing violence in the Balkans, Haiti and Rwanda, and of the rise of the new National Front. Her book, The Pox Lover: An Activist’s Decade in New York and Paris (University of Wisconsin Press), is one of a few new memoirs of the era and it is essential reading. “Reminiscent of the...

Children's Storytime - ages 2 and up

08/19/2017 - 11:00AM

Join us for this fun hour of readings from picture and storybooks...Go to the castle in the children’s section...and the stories begin!  

David Abrams

08/21/2017 - 7:00PM

Over from his Montana home is novelist and U.S. Army veteran David Abrams with a new novel. He follows his well-received debut, Fobbit, with the powerful Brave Deeds (Black Cat/Grove) - set over eight hours in war-ravaged Baghdad. “In one very full, very messed up and hair-raising day, Brave Deeds delivers everything we could ever ask for in a novel, no less than birth, death, and all points in between. David Abrams has written a flat-out brilliant book of the Iraq War, one that reads like a...

Billy Mac

08/22/2017 - 7:00PM

Seven years after his untimely passing, beloved Seattle Mariners broadcaster Dave Niehaus is still a missed presence, his singular voice playing over the radio here for over thirty years, drawing in people who were rabid fans, but also many who couldn’t have cared less for baseball, but were drawn by this man and his passion. Esteemed Seattle musical entertainer Billy Mac knows baseball and also knew Dave Niehaus. He visits tonight with his biography, My Oh My: The Dave Niehaus Story (Sheepdog...

The Best Women’s Travel Writing - Group Reading

08/23/2017 - 7:00PM

Co-presented with HEDGEBROOK. Since publishing the original edition of A Woman's World in 1995, Travelers' Tales has been a national leader in publishing women's travel literature, and with the launch of the annual series The Best Travel Writing in 2004, the obvious next step was an annual collection of the best women's travel writing of the year. This title is the eleventh in that series—The Best Women's Travel Writing— presenting stimulating, inspiring, and uplifting adventures from women...

Benjamin Percy

08/24/2017 - 7:00PM

Good thing we’re not in Portland, which happens to be where Benjamin Percy’s harrowing new novel, The Dark Net (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), is set. As it is, Seattle feels a tad close. "Percy takes the darkest conspiracy theories you can imagine and makes them the stuff of nightmares … humankind is held responsible for its irresponsibility, paying the price for all the convenience we take for granted, for our obsession with the digital world...the message is effective and scary...there's...

Barrett Martin with Kevin Cole

08/24/2017 - 6:30PM

Co-presented with KEXP Songbook: Music and Literature series. A special pre-release event in celebration of Seattle musician Barrett Martin’s new book, The Singing Earth (Sunyata Books). KEXP DJ Kevin Cole will conduct an onstage interview with Barrett Martin, who will speak about his experiences visiting 14 musical regions. The evening will include the sharing of images and field recordings, book sales and signing. The performance by the Barrett Martin Group. The Singing Earth includes a 26...

Gender Odyssey 2017

08/24/2017 - 9:00AM

Gender Odyssey, founded in Seattle in 2001, is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender diverse people, their loved ones, and the professionals who serve them. Packed with thought-provoking workshops, professional training opportunities, discussion groups, networking, and social events, this one-of-a-kind annual gathering attracts people from all over the world for an uplifting weekend of skill sharing and community for adults, teens, children and...

Gender Odyssey 2017

08/25/2017 - 9:00AM

Gender Odyssey, founded in Seattle in 2001, is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender diverse people, their loved ones, and the professionals who serve them. Packed with thought-provoking workshops, professional training opportunities, discussion groups, networking, and social events, this one-of-a-kind annual gathering attracts people from all over the world for an uplifting weekend of skill sharing and community for adults, teens, children and...

Gender Odyssey 2017

08/26/2017 - 9:00AM

Gender Odyssey, founded in Seattle in 2001, is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender diverse people, their loved ones, and the professionals who serve them. Packed with thought-provoking workshops, professional training opportunities, discussion groups, networking, and social events, this one-of-a-kind annual gathering attracts people from all over the world for an uplifting weekend of skill sharing and community for adults, teens, children and...

Children's Storytime - ages 2 and up

08/26/2017 - 11:00AM

Join us for this fun hour of readings from picture and storybooks...Go to the castle in the children’s section...and the stories begin!

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME ages 2 and up

08/26/2017 - 11:00AM

Join us for this fun hour of readings from picture and storybooks...Go to the castle in the children’s section...and the stories begin!

Juan Carlos Reyes & Angela Jane Fountas

08/26/2017 - 7:00PM

Juan Carlos Reyes newly appointed to the Creative Writing faculty at Seattle University, makes a most welcome return to Seattle this month and will read from his book of stories, A Summer’s Lynching: a Novella in Thirteen Loops (Quarterly West). “Juan Carlos Reyes’ dazzling novella begins with a single death that carries little of the typical mysteries of why and how. Instead, the right question is what: What happens afterward when the streets fill with watchers, wonderers?”—Lucas Southworth...

Gender Odyssey 2017

08/27/2017 - 9:00AM

Gender Odyssey, founded in Seattle in 2001, is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender diverse people, their loved ones, and the professionals who serve them. Packed with thought-provoking workshops, professional training opportunities, discussion groups, networking, and social events, this one-of-a-kind annual gathering attracts people from all over the world for an uplifting weekend of skill sharing and community for adults, teens, children and...

Gabriel Tallent

08/29/2017 - 7:00PM

Gabriel Tallent does not play it easy or safe in his powerful, sometimes horrific, cathartic debut novel, My Absolute Darling (Riverhead). The 14-year-old heroine at the heart and soul of this book, set mostly along the northern California coast Turtle Alveston, is one of the most memorable,  indomitable characters in recent fiction. This book’s setting, its people, its moods, its haunting actions, its acts of spirit and connection, are all vivid. “I read My Absolute Darling in one...

Caroline Gerdes

08/30/2017 - 7:00PM

This August 26th is the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and in commemoration, we will present a program based on oral histories of Ninth Ward residents conducted by journalist Caroline Gerdes, a native of New Orleans whose father and grandparents grew up in the Ninth Ward. Her multi-generational oral histories are based on interviews, extensively researched and recorded, in order to preserve the experiences of former and current residents as well as to document the vibrant history of...

Children's Storytime - ages 2 and up

09/02/2017 - 11:00AM

Our weekly Children’s Storytimes commence for September with this reading from picture and storybook favorites out of our children’s section. One of our Elliott Bay bookfolk will do the reading and telling honors. Go to the castle in the children’s section...and let the stories begin! Please join us!

Labor Day Special Hours

09/04/2017 - 10:00AM

We will be open shortened hours today due to Labor Day.

Elliott Bay Book Group

09/05/2017 - 6:30PM

All who wish to convene in this informally-set, ongoing reading group dedicated to both fiction and non-fiction are welcome to do so. This month’s selection is Richard Russo's Everybody's Fool (Vintage). learn more

PJ Library Song & Storytime Resumes!

09/06/2017 - 11:30AM

Our friends at PJ Library, who do song & storytimes designed for tots, toddlers, and those looking after them, visit as a regular feature of our Wednesday mornings. These are free and open to all and are usually thirty minutes of good fun, activity, and exploration of language, movement, and rhythm. Please join us in the Children’s Section by the castle!

Children's Storytime - ages 2 and up

09/09/2017 - 11:00AM

Join us for this fun hour of readings from picture and storybooks. Just go to the castle in the children’s section...and let the stories begin!

Global Issues Book Group

09/12/2017 - 6:30PM

This month’s selection is Matthew Desmond's Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Broadway Books). learn more

PJ Library Song & Storytime

09/13/2017 - 11:30AM

Our friends at PJ Library do these song & storytimes designed for tots, toddlers, and those looking after them at a few select bookstores in the area and visit as a regular feature of our Wednesday mornings. These are free and open to all and are usually thirty minutes of good fun, activity, and exploration of language, movement, and rhythm. Please join us in the Children’s Section by the castle!

Underground YA Book Group grades 6 – 12

09/14/2017 - 6:30PM

Please join us for an ongoing discussion series with no assigned books, moderated by the (teen) readers themselves, with Elliott Bay booksellers on hand to assist, and provide fun things like exclusive access to early copies of forthcoming titles. The plan is to meet the second Thursday of each month. learn more

Children's Storytime - ages 2 and up

09/16/2017 - 11:00AM

Join us for this fun hour of readings from picture and storybooks … Go to the castle in the children’s section … and the stories begin!

Speculations Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Group

09/19/2017 - 6:30PM

This monthly, ongoing, Elliott Bay-hosted book group will be discussing Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass (Knopf), as the September selection.   Learn More

PJ Library Song & Storytime

09/20/2017 - 11:30AM

Our friends at PJ Library, which does these song & storytimes designed for tots, toddlers and those looking after them at a few select bookstores here in the area, visit as a regular feature of our Wednesday mornings. These are free and open to all and are usually thirty minutes of good fun, activity and exploration of language, movement and rhythm. Please join us in the Children’s Section by the castle!

Brené Brown - SOLD OUT

09/21/2017 - 7:30PM

Social scientist and three-time #1 New York Times bestseller Brené Brown has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives – courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In her new book, Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines our understanding of what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while...

Children's Storytime - ages 2 and up

09/23/2017 - 11:00AM

Join us for this fun hour of readings from picture and storybooks! Go to the castle in the children’s section… and the stories begin!

PJ Library Song & Storytime

09/27/2017 - 11:30AM

Our friends at PJ Library, who do these song & storytimes designed for tots, toddlers, and those looking after them at a few select bookstores here in the area, visit as a regular feature of our Wednesday mornings. These are free and open to all and are usually thirty minutes of good fun, activity, and exploration of language, movement, and rhythm. Please join us in the Children’s Section by the castle!  

Children's Storytime - ages 2 and up

09/30/2017 - 11:00AM

Join us for this fun hour of readings from picture and storybooks...Go to the castle in the children’s section...and let the stories begin!

Children's Storytime - ages 2 and up

10/07/2017 - 11:00AM

Our weekly Children’s Storytimes commence for October with this reading from picture and storybook favorites out of our children’s section. One of our Elliott Bay bookfolk will do the reading and telling honors. Go to the castle in the children’s section … and the stories begin! Please join us.  

Global Issues Book Group

10/10/2017 - 6:30PM

This month’s selection is Anu Partanen's The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life (Harper). learn more

Underground YA Book Group grades 6 – 12

10/12/2017 - 6:30PM

Please join us for an ongoing discussion series with no assigned books, moderated by the (teen) readers themselves, with Elliott Bay booksellers on hand to assist, and provide fun things like exclusive access to early copies of forthcoming titles. The plan is to meet the second Thursday of each month. learn more

Children's Storytime - ages 2 and up

10/14/2017 - 11:00AM

Join us for this fun hour of readings from picture and storybooks … Go to the castle in the children’s section … and the stories begin!    

Children's Storytime - ages 2 and up

10/21/2017 - 11:00AM

Join us for this fun hour of readings from picture and storybooks … Go to the castle in the children’s section…and let the stories begin!  

Children's Storytime - ages 2 and up

10/28/2017 - 11:00AM

Join us for this fun hour of readings from picture and storybooks … Go to the castle in the children’s section … and the stories begin!  

Children's Storytime - ages 2 and up

11/04/2017 - 11:00AM

Our weekly Children’s Storytimes commence for November with this reading from picture book favorites out of our children’s section. One of our Elliott Bay bookfolk will do the reading and telling honors. Go to the castle in the children’s section…and let the stories begin! Please join us.  

Children's Storytime - ages 2 and up

11/11/2017 - 11:00AM

Join us for this fun hour of readings from picture and storybooks … Go to the castle in the children’s section … and the stories begin!

Joe Biden

12/03/2017 - 7:30PM

Joe Biden has always believed that when given a chance, ordinary people can do extraordinary things. As a scrappy kid from Scranton who rose to the Office of Vice President, he is no exception. During his 45 years of public service, one of Biden’s greatest strengths has been his ability to bring people together, even in crisis, even across difficult divides, all the while, respecting everybody at the table.  This fall, Vice President Biden will travel the nation for his American Promise...

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