Calendar

July 2022

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11:00am
Seward Park

CANCELED: Drag Queen Storytime with Lil Miss Hot Mess

July 3, 2022 - 11:00am

Seward Park

Update 6/28/22: We're disheartened to announce that Drag Queen Story Hour has been canceled due to Covid-19. We hope to reschedule this fall. Sign up for our email newsletter for updates.

 
 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Andrew Palmer presents The Bachelor: A Novel

July 5, 2022 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Welcome to summer at Seward Park: beer, bagels, books—and Andrew Palmer!


Third Place Books welcomes local author Andrew Palmer to our Seward Park store for the paperback launch of his witty and provocative novel The Bachelor. 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Donna Barba Higuera with Kevin Emerson — 'The Last Cuentista' and 'Lupe Wong Won't Dance'

July 6, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join 2022 Newberry Medalist Donna Barba Higuera at our Lake Forest Park store


 
 
5:00pm
Virtual Event

Paul Holes presents Unmasked: My Life Solving America's Cold Cases

July 7, 2022 - 5:00pm

Virtual Event

From the detective who found The Golden State Killer, a memoir of investigating America’s toughest cold cases and the rewards—and toll—of a life solving crime.


 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Gabrielle Zevin presents Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: A Novel

July 7, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

"This sweeping, gorgeously written novel. . . charts the beauty, tenacity, and fragility of human love and creativity. . . . One of the best books I've ever read." —John Green


 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Betsy Aoki with Cookie Hiponia — Breakpoint

July 8, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

"Betsy Aoki has magically brought the technological—and in her hands, playful—language of computing into the realm of poetry. . . No one else could write these marvelous poems."—Kimiko Hahn


 
 
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6:30pm
Ravenna

Magic Monday at Ravenna

July 11, 2022 - 6:30pm

Ravenna

Held the second Monday of the month, each show features the Pacific Northwest's finest magicians performing feats of mystery, wonder and the bizarre. With its origins in the theaters of London and New York, Magic Monday is a cabaret of conjuring in the intimate setting of our bookstore.

 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

Radical Romance Book Club

July 11, 2022 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

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7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Becky Chambers presents A Prayer for the Crown-Shy

July 12, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

The Hugo Award–winning author of the Wayfarers series comes to Lake Forest Park!

 

Third Place Books is thrilled to welcome iconic sci-fi writer Becky Chambers for the national launch of A Prayer for the Crown-Shy, the second novella in Chambers's staff-favorite Monk and Robot series. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Reggie Fils-Aimé presents 'Disrupting the Game: From the Bronx to the Top of Nintendo'

July 13, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

"Through vicarious and experiential learning, you will be inspired to challenge the status quo and embrace continuous innovation as an essential leadership practice." —Lynn Perry Wooten

 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Marilyn Morgan presents Trailblazing Black Women of Washington State

July 13, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

As featured in the Seattle Times!


 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Shepherd Siegel presents Tricking Power Into Performing Acts of Love

July 14, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

A history of tricksters who challenged the boundaries of doctrine to light the way to a more peaceful and playful society


Third Place Books welcomes the return of activist and educator Shepherd Siegel to our Ravenna store for a lively presentation of his new book, Tricking Power into Performing Acts of Love: How Tricksters Through History Have Changed the World. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

 
 
 
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7:00pm
Virtual Event

Booze and Lasers Book Club

July 18, 2022 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

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7:00pm
Seward Park

Sarah W. Jaffe presents Wanting What's Best: Parenting, Privilege and Building a Just World

July 18, 2022 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

What does it look like to fight for other people's children as if the future of your own child depended on it? What choices would you make?

 

 
 
2:00pm
Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Salka Valka by Halldór Laxness; a discussion with translator Philip Roughton, Will Chancellor, and Ezra Goldstein

July 19, 2022 - 2:00pm

Virtual Event

"Laxness is a beacon in twentieth-century literature, a writer of splendid originality, wit, and feeling." —Alice Munro


Third Place Books is thrilled to join Community Bookstore (Brooklyn) and the Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith (Boston) for a panel discussion of Nobel Prize-winner Halldor Laxness's novel Salka Valka, featuring translator Philip Roughton, author and critic Will Chancellor, and Community Bookstore owner-emeritus Ezra Goldstein.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

SOLD OUT: Sona Movsesian presents 'The World's Worst Assistant'

July 19, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

The long-time assistant to Conan O'Brien and co-host of Conan Needs a Friend presents live at Lake Forest Park


This event is SOLD OUT! There will not be a standby line. Thank you for understanding.

The Eventbrite listing for this event can be found here.

 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

In Translation Book Club

July 19, 2022 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

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7:00pm
Seward Park

Lisa Wells presents Believers: Making a Life at the End of the World

July 20, 2022 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Welcome to summer at Seward Park: beer, bagels, books—and the paperback launch of Believers!


Third Place Books welcomes local author Lisa Wells to our Seward Park store for the paperback launch of Believers: Making a Life at the End of the World, a finalist for the 2022 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

 
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Conner Habib with Jarret Middleton — Hawk Mountain: A Novel

July 22, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

"Hawk Mountain is deft horror, made of precise strikes into our most vulnerable psychic terrain… Finally, a horror story that knows cisheteropatriarchy is the villain!" —Andrea Lawlor

 

 
 
11:00am
Seward Park

Kids Storytime with Andy Chou Musser

July 23, 2022 - 11:00am

Seward Park

Join us for storytime at Seward Park!

Third Place Books welcomes Andy Chou Musser for a reading of his picture book A Home Under the Stars. Kids and parents of all ages are welcome! No registration is required.

 
 
12:00pm
Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Ida Jessen with Anne Michaels — A Postcard for Annie (trans. Martin Aitken)

July 23, 2022 - 12:00pm

Virtual Event

"It’s hard not to become hooked by Ida Jessen’s stubbornness; her refusal to tidy things up for us. . . She writes unburdened by polemics of any kind. Her characters are vividly drawn—sometimes eccentric, and at other times ordinary—but they seem strangely authentic to us."—Elaine Margolin


 
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2:00pm
Ravenna

Riz Reyes presents Grow: A Family Guide to Plants and How to Grow Them

July 24, 2022 - 2:00pm

Ravenna

"This beautiful book is full of cool and useful information about some of our favorite fruits, herbs, veggies, fungi, and flowers! Whether you want to grow your own kale or learn about the history of the pineapple, this is the book for you." —Alyson, Third Place Books

 

 
 
4:00pm
Virtual Event

Sarah Gailey with Nisi Shawl—'Just Like Home'

July 25, 2022 - 4:00pm

Virtual Event

UPDATE 7/11/22: This event, previously scheduled in-person at our Seward Park store, is now virtual. Due to a scheduling conflict, the start time has changed from 7pm PDT to 4pm PDT. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

"Equal parts raw terror of a dark childhood bedroom, creeping revelations of a true-crime podcast, and searing hurt of resentment within a family. It’s a must-read for all gothic horror fans." —Booklist

 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

Lake Forest Park Reads presents Daniel James Brown with Tom Ikeda — Facing the Mountain

July 25, 2022 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

Our annual Community Reads event returns!


 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé — What Your Food Ate: How to Heal Our Land and Reclaim Our Health

July 26, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Are you really what you eat?


 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Emily Hall presents 'The Longcut'

July 26, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

"I remember how Knut Hamsun’s Hunger scared & excited me when I was young & now, later on, Emily Hall’s The Longcut has produced its own inimitable effect. . . . It makes its mark and I am helplessly subsumed in it still. Her Longcut is like an Artist’s Way for bad kids." —Eileen Myles


 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

Queer Lit Book Club

July 27, 2022 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

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7:00pm
Seward Park

Angela Garbes with Jen Graves — Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change

July 28, 2022 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

"I have never felt more held, challenged, and called to action by a book. . . I know I will think about this book for the rest of my life—it's that important." —Lydia Kiesling

 

 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

Social Justice Syllabus vol V: Native Lands, Native Lives

July 28, 2022 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

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7:00pm
Ravenna

Haines Whitacre with Conner Roberts, Shelby Handler, and nanya jhingran — Haptic Verses

July 29, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

An evening of poetry at our Ravenna store!
 
 
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6:00pm
Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Spooky Campfire Stories for Kids! with Lora Senf, Mat Heagerty, Sam Owen, and Darcy Marks, moderated by Aurora Dominguez

July 31, 2022 - 6:00pm

Virtual Event

Haunted towns, lumberjacks, vampires, and a Hell of a Halloween—get ready to get spooked!