Calendar

May 2022

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Ravenna

Steph Jagger with Joyce Chen—Everything Left to Remember

May 2, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

"Deftly grips both sweetness and rage, recognition and refusal. . . a reminder that what we commit to forgetting, we also commit to memory." —E.J. Koh

 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Jazmina Barrera with Lydia Kiesling — Linea Nigra: An Essay on Pregnancy and Earthquakes

May 3, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

From the author of On Lighthouses, a book about the lucid connections between maternity, earthquakes, lunar eclipses, and creative labor


 
 
5:30pm
Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Mieko Kawakami with Katie Kitamura — All the Lovers in the Night

May 4, 2022 - 5:30pm

Virtual Event

A new novel from the internationally bestselling author of Breasts and Eggs


 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Douglas Stuart with Nicole Brodeur — Young Mungo: A Novel

May 4, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

From the Booker Prize–winning author of Shuggie Bain, a story of queer love and working-class families

 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Ash Davidson with Ross McMeekin — Damnation Spring

May 5, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

“A glorious book—an assured novel that’s gorgeously told." —The New York Times Book Review

 

 
 
 
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2:00pm
Ravenna

Ben Guterson presents The Einsteins of Vista Point

May 8, 2022 - 2:00pm

Ravenna

"A properly old-fashioned adventure that begs to be read by flashlight under bedcovers." —Booklist

 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Robert Evans presents After the Revolution: A Novel

May 9, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

"A fierce book: leftist military science fiction of the first order, full of transhuman ultraviolence and all-too-human consequences." —Cory Doctorow

 

 
 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Elise Hooper and Kate Quinn — Angels of the Pacific & The Diamond Eye

May 11, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Two novels of World War II. . . one unforgettable evening.

 

 
 
7:30pm
Virtual Event

KCLS Livestream: Author Voices with Malaka Gharib

May 11, 2022 - 7:30pm

Virtual Event

"Gharib’s wisdom about the power and limits of racial identity is evident in the way she draws.”—NPR


King County Library System invites you to join a discussion with Malaka Gharib, author of I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir.

Sponsored by the King County Library System Foundation and part of the Author Voices series.  

 
 
5:00pm
Off-site

Off-site Event: André Darlington — Booze & Vinyl 2

May 12, 2022 - 5:00pm

Off-site

Join cocktail and record mixing expert Andre Darlington in celebrating the release of his new book, Booze & Vinyl 2. Enjoy cocktails from the book, listen to mixes from DJ Supreme La Rock, and enter to win a Crosley giveaway.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Iris Graville with David B. Williams — Writer in a Life Vest: Essays from the Salish Sea

May 12, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

"Equal parts wonder and urgency, Writer in a Life Vest is nature writing at its best." —Ana Maria Spagna

 

 
 
 
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7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Tyson Greer and Beth Weir — Writing While Masked: Observations on 2020 and Beyond

May 16, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

"A time capsule that captures what it means to be human in the time of Covid."—Nancy Blakey

 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Hernan Diaz presents Trust: A Novel

May 17, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

“Hernan Diaz is a narrative genius . . . What a radiant, profound, and moving novel.” —Lauren Groff

 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Christopher Moore presents Razzmatazz: A Novel

May 18, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Strap yourselves in for a bit of the old razzmatazz, ladies and gentlemen. It’s Christopher Moore time.

 

Third Place Books is pleased to welcome the singular, darkly humorous Christopher Moore—author of Lamb, Fool, A Dirty Job, You Suck, and more—to the stage at Lake Forest Park! Moore will be discussing his latest novel Razzmatazz, a follow-up to the instant New York Times bestseller Noir.

 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

KCTS 9 Book Club

May 18, 2022 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

Register here prior to the meeting to receive access.

 
 
6:00pm
Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Mark Haber with Matt Bell — Saint Sebastian's Abyss

May 19, 2022 - 6:00pm

Virtual Event

A sleek novel about Renaissance art, rivalry between friends, and the ‘perilous promise of a dead canvas'


Third Place Books is honored to host bookseller and critically-acclaimed author Mark Haber for a discussion of his new novel, Saint Sebastian's Abyss. He will be joined in conversation by Matt Bell, the author of Appleseed and, most recently, the craft book Refuse to Be Done.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Summer Michaud-Skog with Lindley Ashline — Fat Girls Hiking: An Inclusive Guide to Getting Outdoors at Any Size or Ability

May 19, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

“An invaluable guide… Kudos to the author for changing the narrative on inclusiveness, breaking down stereotypes, and building body positivity.” —Booklist

 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

A. M. Gittlitz with Blair Taylor: I Want to Believe: Posadism, UFOs and Apocalypse Communism

May 20, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

"A provocative and clear-eyed account of communist lunacy, its costs, and why we might need it anyway." —Malcolm Harris

 

 
 
11:00am
Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Rachel Lynn Solomon with Kelsey Rodkey — See You Yesterday

May 21, 2022 - 11:00am

Virtual Event

What's a girl to do when she's stuck in a time loop of her first day of college with her arch-nemesis?


 
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6:00pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle: Liz Carlisle with Latrice Tatsey and Hillel Echo-Hawk — Healing Grounds

May 23, 2022 - 6:00pm

Partner Event

This is an in-person event presented by Town Hall Seattle. Purchase tickets at townhallseattle.org


 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Adrian McKinty presents The Island

May 23, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

They wanted a nice family vacation. Now they're running for their lives.

 

Third Place Books welcomes acclaimed author Adrian McKinty, author of The Chain, to our Lake Forest Park store. McKinty will be presenting his latest nail-biting thriller The Island, the story of a family vacation to a remote island unhinged by a train of shocking events.

 
 
6:00pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle Livestream: Melissa Febos with Sasha Lapointe — Girlhood

May 24, 2022 - 6:00pm

Partner Event

This is a virtual event presented by Town Hall Seattle. Purchase tickets at townhallseattle.org


 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Benjamin Schmitt presents The Saints of Capitalism

May 25, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

"Schmitt’s poetry forces us to dig deep."—Matthew Hamilton

 

Third Place Books welcomes local poet Benjamin Schmitt to our Ravenna store! Schmitt will be presenting his fourth collection of poetry The Saints of Capitalism, a lyrical exploration of looking outward from the middle of an emergency with Schmitt's trademark wit and honesty. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Roddy Scheer presents Oregon and Washington's Roadside Ecology: 33 Easy Walks Through the Region’s Amazing Natural Areas

May 26, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Discover natural history secrets hiding in plain sight!

 

Third Place Books welcomes journalist and photographer Roddy Scheer to our Lake Forest Park store. Scheer will give a multimedia presentation in celebration of his new guidebook, Oregon and Washington's Roadside Ecology: 33 Easy Walks Through the Region’s Amazing Natural Areas. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

Social Justice Syllabus vol V: Native Lands, Native Lives

May 26, 2022 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

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7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Rees Hughes and Howard Shapiro present Crossing Paths: A Pacific Crest Trailside Reader

May 31, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Triumphs, terrors, and tales stretching 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada—stories from today’s Pacific Crest Trail