October 2021

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Virtual Event: Shaun David Hutchinson and Kathleen Glasgow — Before We Disappear & You'd Be Home Now

October 1, 2021 - 6:00pm

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This is a virtual event taking place via Zoom Webinar.


 
 
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Virtual Event: Ayana Gray with Renée Ahdieh — Beasts of Prey

October 5, 2021 - 6:00pm

Virtual Event

This is a virtual event taking place via Zoom Webinar.


Third Place Books welcomes Ayana Gray for the release of her highly-anticipated debut YA novel, Beasts of Prey. She will be joined in conversation by Renée Ahdieh, author of The Beautiful, The Damned, and the the #1 New York Times bestselling The Wrath and the Dawn.
 

 
 
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Virtual Event: Miriam Toews with Lydia Kiesling — Fight Night: A Novel

October 6, 2021 - 7:00pm

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This is a virtual event taking place via Zoom Webinar.


Third Place Books is ecstatic to welcome Miriam Toews, the author of All My Puny Sorrows and Women Talking, for the release of her latest spectacular novel: Fight Night. She will be joined in conversation by Lydia Kiesling, National Book Foundation "5 under 35" honoree and the author of The Golden State.

 

 
 
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KCLS Livestream: Silvia Moreno-Garcia — Velvet Was the Night: A Novel

October 6, 2021 - 7:30pm

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This virtual event is presented by King County Library System. Learn more here.

 

 

 
 
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Virtual Event: Paula Becker with Donna James — A Little Book of Self-Care for Those Who Grieve

October 7, 2021 - 7:00pm

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This is a virtual event taking place via Zoom Webinar.


Third Place Books welcomes acclaimed historian and local author Paula Becker for a presentation of her book, A Little Book of Self-Care for Those Who Grieve, illustrated by Rebekah Nichols. Becker will be joined in conversation by local poet and psychotherapist Donna James. 

 

 
 
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Virtual Event: Janice Lee and Jennifer Calkins — Imagine a Death: A Novel & Fugitive Assemblage

October 8, 2021 - 6:00pm

Virtual Event

This is a virtual event taking place via Zoom Webinar.


Third Place Books welcomes Janice Lee, novelist and founder of Entropy magazine, and Jennifer Calkins, writer and attorney, for a reading of their latest books, Imagine A Death: A Novel and Fugitive Assemblage, a "lyric noir."

 

 
 
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Virtual Event: Hunter Shobe and David Banis — Upper Left Cities: A Cultural Atlas of San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle

October 9, 2021 - 6:00pm

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This is a virtual event taking place via Zoom Webinar.


Third Place Books welcome geographers Hunter Shobe and David Banis—the hit authors of Portlandness—for a virtual presentation on their cartographic masterpiece of the "Left Coast," Upper Left Cities: A Cultural Atlas of San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle.

 

 
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Virtual Event: Jonathan Franzen with Maria Semple — Crossroads

October 12, 2021 - 6:00pm

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Virtual Event: Molly Hashimoto — Mount Rainier National Park: An Artist's Tour

October 12, 2021 - 7:00pm

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This is a virtual event taking place via Zoom Webinar.


Third Place Books is pleased to welcome back exquisite local artist Molly Hashimoto for a presentation on her latest book of artwork, Mount Rainier National Park: An Artist's Tour. A perfect gift!

 

 
 
7:30pm
Off-site

Town Hall Seattle: Paige Harden — The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality

October 12, 2021 - 7:30pm

Off-site

In person at Town Hall Seattle! Livestream option available. Purchase tickets here.


All human beings are 99.9 percent identical in their genetic makeup. All our differences are found in the remaining .1 percent. Our DNA makes us different in our personalities and in our health, and both matter when it comes to educational and economic success in our current society.

 
 
6:00pm
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Virtual Event: Joshua Ferris with Aimee Bender — A Calling for Charlie Barnes

October 13, 2021 - 6:00pm

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This is a virtual event taking place via Zoom Webinar.


 
 
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Virtual Event: Chris Hadfield with Scott Kelly — The Apollo Murders

October 14, 2021 - 7:00pm

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This is a virtual event taking place via Zoom Webinar. Tickets are required.


 
 
7:30pm
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KCLS Livestream: Mazaa Mengiste — The Shadow King

October 14, 2021 - 7:30pm

Virtual Event

This virtual event is presented by King County Library System. Learn more here.


Join a conversation with Maaza Mengiste, author of The Shadow King. Federal Way City Councilmember Lydia Assefa-Dawson will moderate.
 

 
 
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Virtual Event: Jess Walter with Katy Sewall — The Cold Millions: A Novel

October 15, 2021 - 7:00pm

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This is a virtual event taking place via Zoom Webinar.


 
 
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Town Hall Seattle Livestream: Bartow J. Elmore — Seed Money: Monsanto's Past and Our Food Future

October 18, 2021 - 6:00pm

Virtual Event

This virtual event is presented by Town Hall Seattle. Learn more here.


Whether we can see it or not, the impacts of Monsanto— the agrochemical giant best known for creating the herbicide Roundup and the genetically engineered seeds that resist it— are everywhere. Monsanto has shaped and reshaped the farms that provide food to people worldwide; and while we might not be able to see the breadth of the company’s impacts, we’re most certainly eating them.

 
 
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Virtual Event: Marcus Harrison Green with Mason Bryan — Readying to Rise: Essays

October 19, 2021 - 7:00pm

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This is a virtual event taking place via Zoom Webinar.


Third Place Books is pleased to welcome acclaimed Seattle journalist Marcus Harrison Green, publisher of the South Seattle Emerald and columnist for the Seattle Times, for a discussion of his latest collection of essays, Readying to Rise. He will be joined in conversation by Crosscut editor Mason Bryan.

 

 
 
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Virtual Event: Gene Kwak with Catherine Lacey — Go Home, Ricky!: A Novel

October 20, 2021 - 6:00pm

Virtual Event

This is a virtual event taking place via Zoom Webinar.


Third Place Books is pleased to welcome Gene Kwak for the release of his highly anticipated debut novel, Go Home, Ricky! He will be joined in conversation by Catherine Lacey, author of Pew, Certain American States, and Nobody is Ever Missing, amongst others.

 

 
 
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Virtual Event: Margaret Owen with Hafsah Faizal — Little Thieves

October 21, 2021 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

This is a virtual event taking place via Zoom Webinar.


Third Place Books welcomes Margaret Owen, the beloved author of The Merciful Crow and The Faithless Hawk, for the launch of her highly anticipated standalone YA novel: Little Thieves. She will joined in conversation by Hafsah Faizal, the New York Times bestselling author of We Hunt the Flame.

 

 
 
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Virtual Event: Thor Hanson — Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid: The Fraught and Fascinating Biology of Climate Change

October 22, 2021 - 6:00pm

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This is a virtual event taking place via Zoom Webinar.


Third Place Books is pleased to welcome conservation biologist and Guggenheim fellow Thor Hanson for a presentation on his new book, Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid: The Fraught and Fascinating Biology of Climate Change.

 

 
 
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Lake Forest Park

IN-PERSON SIGNING: Margaret Owen — Little Thieves

October 22, 2021 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Meet Margaret Owen at our Lake Forest Park store!


On Friday, October 22nd from 7pm until 8pm, Third Place Books is proud to welcome Margaret Owen, the author of The Merciful Crow and The Faithless Hawk, for an in-person signing at Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park). Come celebrate the release of Margaret's new book, Little Thieves! 

 
 
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10:00am
Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Anthony Horowitz with Peter Swanson — A Line to Kill

October 24, 2021 - 10:00am

Virtual Event

This is a virtual event taking place via Zoom Webinar. Tickets are required.


 
 
6:00pm
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Town Hall Seattle Livestream: Saul Griffith — Electrify: An Optimist's Playbook for Our Clean Energy Future

October 25, 2021 - 6:00pm

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This virtual event is presented by Town Hall Seattle. Learn more here.


 
 
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Virtual Event: Ilsa Govan and Tilman Smith — What's Up with White Women?

October 25, 2021 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

This is a virtual event taking place via Zoom Webinar.


Third Place Books is thrilled to welcome Ilsa Govan and Tilman Smith—educators, social justice activists, and Seattle-based workshop facilitators—for a presentation on their new book, What's Up with White Women?: Unpacking Sexism and White Privilege in Pursuit of Racial Justice.

 

 
 
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Virtual Event: Glory Edim with Edwidge Danticat — On Girlhood: 15 Stories from the Well-Read Black Girl

October 26, 2021 - 4:00pm

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This is a virtual event taking place via Zoom Webinar. Registration required through Eventbrite.


 
 
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Town Hall Seattle Livestream: Jessica Pierce and Marc Bekoff — A Dog's World

October 26, 2021 - 6:00pm

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This virtual event is presented by Town Hall Seattle. Learn more here.


 
 
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Virtual Event: Pamela Paul with Ayad Akhtar — 100 Things We’ve Lost to the Internet

October 27, 2021 - 5:00pm

Virtual Event

This is a virtual event taking place via Zoom Webinar.


Third Place Books and Powell's Books are pleased to welcome Pamela Paul—editor of The New York Times Book Review—for a discussion of her new book, 100 Things We've Lost to the Internet. She will be joined in conversation by Pultizer Prize-winning playwright and novelist Ayad Akhtar, author of Homeland Elegies.

 
 
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Virtual Event

Town Hall Seattle Livestream: Beth Shapiro with Carl Zimmer — Life as We Made It

October 27, 2021 - 6:00pm

Virtual Event

This virtual event is presented by Town Hall Seattle. Learn more here.


Human beings are extraordinary meddlers. We’ve been shaping the world around us since the last ice age, and the longer we’re around, the better we become at resetting the course of evolution. From domesticating animals to CRISPR, a revolutionary new gene-editing tool that garnered a Nobel Prize in 2020, humans haven’t stopped tinkering and probably never will.

 
 
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Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Cherie Priest with Jillian Venters — Grave Reservations: A Novel

October 27, 2021 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

This is a virtual event taking place via Zoom Webinar.


Third Place Books welcomes Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated author Cherie Priest for the release of her latest book, Grave Reservations, an "ebullient tap dance of a mystery with a splash of Seattle color" (Christopher Moore). She will be joined in conversation by Jillian Venters, author of Gothic Charm School.

 

 
 
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KCLS Livestream: Pam Jenoff and Kelly Rimmer

October 27, 2021 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

This virtual event is presented by King County Library System. Learn more here.


Join a conversation with historical fiction authors Pam Jenoff (The Woman with the Blue Star) and Kelly Rimmer (The Warsaw Orphan). 

 
 
 
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Virtual Event: Julie Sedivy with Michael J. Spivey — Memory Speaks: On Losing and Reclaiming Language and Self

October 29, 2021 - 6:00pm

Virtual Event

This is a virtual event taking place via Zoom Webinar.


Third Place Books welcomes language scientist and award-winning author Julie Sedivy for a discussion of her cross-genre memoir, Memory Speaks: On Losing and Reclaiming Language and Self. She will be joined in conversation by Michael J. Spivey, Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of California, Merced.

 

 
 
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Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Anne Elizabeth Moore with Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore — Gentrifier: A Memoir

October 29, 2021 - 7:30pm

Virtual Event

This is a virtual event taking place via Zoom Webinar.


Third Place Books welcomes critically-acclaimed writer Anne Elizabeth Moore for a discussion of her new memoir, Gentrifier. She will be joined in conversation by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, the Lambda Literary Award-winning writer of The Freezer Door, Sketchtasy, and The End of San Francisco.

 

 
 
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