Calendar

August 2022

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Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Tehlor Kay Mejia with Aiden Thomas — Paola Santiago and the Sanctuary of Shadows (A Paola Santiago Novel)

August 2, 2022 - 6:00pm

Virtual Event

The series finale of our lovable, intrepid protagonist Paola Santiago diving into Mexican folklore and making discoveries both wonderous and fearsome.


 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Jamie Ford presents The Many Daughters of Afong Moy: A Novel

August 2, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

From the author of Seattle sensation Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet comes a new tale of the love that binds a family together across generations

 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

CANCELED: CJ Evans presents 'Lives'

August 2, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

***Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience.***

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Dr. David Shiffman presents 'Why Sharks Matter: A Deep Dive with the World's Most Misunderstood Predator'

August 3, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

"[Shiffman] delivers the book he was born to write." —The Revelator

 

 
 
6:00pm
Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Melissa Blair with Marie Lu and Zoraida Cordova — 'A Broken Blade'

August 4, 2022 - 6:00pm

Virtual Event

Conceived as a love letter to BookTok’s avid fantasy community, and drawing from her own experiences as an indigenous woman, Melissa Blair’s A Broken Blade is a gripping, action-packed story of anti-colonialism, rebellion, and heart.


 
 
 
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6:30pm
Ravenna

Magic Monday at Ravenna

August 8, 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

August 8, 2022 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

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4:00pm
Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Jesse Ball with Max Porter — Autoportrait

August 9, 2022 - 4:00pm

Virtual Event

"Jesse Ball revives a subgenre of memoir mastered only by Édouard Levé—plain sentences, unchronological, written without hand-wringing." —Spencer Ruchti, Author Events Manager


 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Laura Dean presents 'Music in the Westward Expansion: Songs of Heart and Place on the American Frontier'

August 9, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Join us for an engrossing, multi-instrument presentation with Seattle musician, teacher, and writer Laura Dean

 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Dr. Julie Pham with Dr. Elisebeth VanderWeil — 7 Forms of Respect: A Guide to Transforming Your Communication and Relationships at Work

August 10, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A practical guide for any team leader and team player in the American workplace


 
 
6:00pm
Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Ingrid Rojas Contreras with Alexander Chee — 'The Man Who Could Move Clouds'

August 11, 2022 - 6:00pm

Virtual Event

"A memoir like no other, mapping memory, myth, and the mysteries and magic of ancestry with stark tenderness and beauty. . .Ingrid Rojas Contreras has given us a glorious gift with these pages."—Patricia Engel


 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Panel Event: 'Art in the Time of Unbearable Crisis: Women Writers Respond to the Call'

August 11, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

"Making art is life-changing and life-affirming, and this book, this stunning collection, is filled to the brim with that affirmation."—Amy Ferris


 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Brett Hamil presents 'SK8 Dad Summer: Ramps, Rebellion, and Raising a Kid'

August 11, 2022 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

“The city’s premier political comic.” —Seattle Weekly

 

Third Place Books welcomes Seattle Emerald cartoonist and comedian Brett Hamil for a presentation of his debut graphic memoir, Sk8 Dad Summer! This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

Copies of Sk8 Dad Summer will be available for purchase at the store. This event will include a public signing and time for audience Q&A. Sustain our author series by purchasing a copy of the featured book!

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Kate Gale, Cai Emmons, and Ra Malika Imhotep—'The Loneliest Girl: Poems,' 'Sinking Islands,' and 'gossypiin'

August 12, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Join us for a multigenre evening of readings at Ravenna!

 

 
 
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7:00pm
Virtual Event

Booze and Lasers Book Club

August 15, 2022 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

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7:00pm
Seward Park

Georgia McDade, Jaye Ware, Kibibi Monié, Minnie Collins, and Monique Franklin — 'Black Writers Unmasked'

August 15, 2022 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join members of the African-American Writers' Alliance for an anthology reading! 

 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Cecily Wong with Lucy Tan — Kaleidoscope: A Novel

August 15, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

"Wong’s dazzling second novel deftly explores the complex push-pull of family and ambition, and the ways we learn to define ourselves in—and out of—our loved ones’ orbits.” —Celeste Ng

 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Mark Armour with Art Thiel: 'Intentional Balk: Baseball's Thin Line Between Innovation and Cheating'

August 15, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

An honored baseball expert tackles the history of cheating in America’s pastime

 

Third Place Books welcomes award-winning sports writer Mark Amour for a presentation of Intentional Balk: Baseball's Thin Line Between Innovation and Cheating, co-authored by Daniel Levitt! Armour will be in conversation with Seattle sports columnist Art Thiel. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

In Translation Book Club

August 16, 2022 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

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7:00pm
Seward Park

Olivia de Recat with Haley Weaver: 'Drawn Together: Illustrated True Love Stories'

August 18, 2022 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

From @drawingolive Instagrammer Olivia de Recat comes a heartwarming look at love, in its many forms.

 

 
 
 
10:00am
Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Brenda Lozano and Heather Cleary in conversation with Catherine Lacey — Witches: A Novel

August 20, 2022 - 10:00am

Virtual Event

“Lozano demonstrates a poet’s ear for language and a fine attunement to how voice builds character. . . Cleary’s inspired translation partakes of the same vital spirit.” —Mónica de la Torre


 
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7:00pm
Seward Park

Stacy D. Flood presents 'The Salt Fields: A Novella'

August 23, 2022 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

"The Salt Fields is a gem—the kind of book you'll want to underline, dog-ear, study, teach, and beg your friends to read."—Christina Clancy

 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Peter Blecha and Brad Holden — 'Lost Roadhouses of Seattle'

August 23, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Prohibition came early to Washington State—in 1916—and kicked off an unforgettable era of nightlife. . .

 

Third Place Books welcomes local historians Peter Blecha and Brad Holden to our Ravenna store! The co-authors will be discussing their book Lost Roadhouses of Seattle, a deep dive into the forbidden nightclubs of bygone Seattle. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

 
 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Casey Parks with Sarah Neilson — 'Diary of a Misfit: A Memoir and a Mystery'

August 25, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

"A tantalizing blend of personal history and reportage. . . A brilliantly rendered and complex portrait of Southern life alongside a tender exploration of queer belonging." —Publishers Weekly

 

 
 
 
11:00am
Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Katie Whittemore's Translator Triptych — feat. Mark Haber, Lynn Steger Strong, and Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

August 27, 2022 - 11:00am

Virtual Event

A virtual celebration of Open Letter's inaugural Translator Triptych!


 
 
2:00pm
Ravenna

Will Taylor presents 'Catch That Dog!' and 'The Language of Seabirds'

August 27, 2022 - 2:00pm

Ravenna

Join local author Will Taylor for two tender stories of belonging and finding your place in the world 

 

 
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5:00pm
Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Taylor Jenkins Reid presents 'Carrie Soto is Back: A Novel'

August 29, 2022 - 5:00pm

Virtual Event

From the bestselling author of Malibu Rising, Daisy Jones & The Six, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo comes a vulnerable new story of ambition and the cost of greatness.

 

Third Place Books is proud to partner with Random House and bookstores across the country to present Taylor Jenkins Reid for a virtual launch event celebrating her latest novel Carrie Soto is Back.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Kevin Sampsell with Kike Congrains — 'I Made an Accident'

August 30, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

"...a book of wild little miracles: a space where text and image rub up against each other to make magic sparks."—Kimberly King Parsons

 

 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

Queer Lit Book Club

August 31, 2022 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

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for this virtual event

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