Calendar

September 2022

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7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Craig Johnson presents Hell and Back: A Longmire Mystery

September 6, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A new novel in the beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series.

 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Tilar J. Mazzeo presents 'Sisters in Resistance: How a German Spy, a Banker's Wife, and Mussolini's Daughter Outwitted the Nazis'

September 7, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

In a tale as twisted as any spy thriller, discover how three women delivered critical evidence of Axis war crimes to Allied forces during World War II: “A tantalizingly novelistic history lesson" (Kirkus).

 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Mike Gastineau presents 'Fear No Man: Don James, the '91 Huskies, and the Seven-Year Quest for a National Football Championship'

September 7, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

The inside story of one of the most electrifying college football teams of all time

 

Third Place Books welcomes Seattle sports journalist Mike Gastineau to our Ravenna store to celebrate the paperback release of Fear No Man: Don James, the '91 Huskies, and the Seven-Year Quest for a National Football Championship, a must-read for any UW football fan. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

 
 
7:30pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle: Karen Bakker—'The Sounds of Life: How Digital Technology Is Bringing Us Closer to the Worlds of Animals and Plants'

September 7, 2022 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

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


Town Hall Seattle and Third Place Books are thrilled to present Karen Bakker for a presentation of her book The Sounds of Life: How Digital Technology Is Bringing Us Closer to the Worlds of Animals and Plants.

 
 
7:30pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle: Ellen Jovin—'Rebel With A Clause'

September 7, 2022 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

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


Town Hall Seattle and Third Place Books are thrilled to present Ellen Jovin for a presentation of her book Rebel With A Clause.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Papeachu Press Book Launch—'From the Waist Down: the Body in Healthcare'

September 8, 2022 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

An evening of poetry and essays recounting true experiences with our healthcare system

 

Third Place Books invites you to our Seward Park store for an evening celebrating local publisher Papeachu Press and the launch of their collection From the Waist Down: the Body in Healthcare. 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Bobbie Scopa presents 'Both Sides of the Fire Line'

September 8, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

An uplifting memoir of bravely facing the dangers of firefighting while also facing societal challenges of being transgender in a male-dominated profession

 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Kristina McMorris presents 'The Ways We Hide: A Novel'

September 8, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

"The Queen's Gambit meets The Alice Network in this epic, action-packed novel of family, loss, and one woman's journey to save all she holds dear—including freedom itself."—Kristin Harmel

 

 
 
 
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11:00am
Seward Park

Drag Queen Story Hour with Lil Miss Hot Mess

September 11, 2022 - 11:00am

Seward Park

Drag Queen Story Hour comes to Seward Park


Third Place Books welcomes Lil Miss Hot Mess for a reading of her picture book If You're a Drag Queen and You Know It, illustrated by Olga de Dios Ruiz. Kids and parents of all ages are welcome! Please RSVP at the link below.

Please note: By request of the author, masks are required at this event for all attendees age 5 and above.

 
 
2:00pm
Seward Park

Kristin Liam Kali — Queer Conception: The Complete Fertility Guide for Queer and Trans Parents-to-Be

September 11, 2022 - 2:00pm

Seward Park

The first evidence-based fertility guide by a healthcare provider for the LGBTQ+ community

 

Third Place Books welcomes Kristin Liam Kali (they/them)—Licensed Midwife and the owner of MAIA Midwifery & Fertility Services, PLLC—for a presentation of their new exceptional new book, Queer Conception: The Complete Fertility Guide for Queer and Trans Parents-to-Be. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

 
 
6:30pm
Ravenna

Magic Monday at Ravenna

September 12, 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

September 12, 2022 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

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for this virtual event

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7:00pm
Seward Park

Stuart Eskenazi with Emily Alhadeff — Family of Strangers: Building Jewish Communities in Washington State

September 13, 2022 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

The first comprehensive account of Jewish communities and people in Washington state

 

 
 
6:00pm
Virtual Event

Rachel Aviv with Stephanie Danler — 'Strangers to Ourselves: Unsettled Minds and the Stories That Make Us'

September 14, 2022 - 6:00pm

Virtual Event

The highly anticipated debut from the acclaimed, award-winning New Yorker writer Rachel Aviv compels us to examine how the stories we tell about mental illness shape our sense of who we are.


 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Mark Braude with Matthew Fox-Amato — 'Kiki Man Ray: Art, Love, and Rivalry in 1920s Paris'

September 14, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

A dazzling portrait of Paris’s forgotten artist and cabaret star

 

 
 
 
 
9:00am
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle Writers Festival — 'Volume 1: Humble Beginnings'

September 17, 2022 - 9:00am

Partner Event

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


 
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7:00pm
Virtual Event

Booze and Lasers Book Club

September 19, 2022 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

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for this virtual event

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7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Jamal Gabobe presents 'The Path of Difference'

September 19, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join us for an evening of poetry at Lake Forest Park!

 

Third Place Books welcomes local poet Jamal Gabobe to our Lake Forest Park store! Gabobe will be discussing his third collection of poetry The Path of Difference. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

In Translation Book Club

September 20, 2022 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

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for this virtual event

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7:00pm
Seward Park

Nate Schweber presents 'This America Of Ours: Bernard and Avis DeVoto and the Forgotten Fight to Save the Wild'

September 20, 2022 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

". . .heart-rending biography of two of America’s greatest conservationists and their fortitude in the face of governmental corruption and attacks on our public lands. . . Nate Schweber has written a splendid love story as well as a beautiful book for our burning, struggling times." —Rick Bass

 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

SOLD OUT: Randall Munroe with Dr. Emily Levesque — What If? 2

September 20, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of What If? and How To provides his best answers yet to the weirdest questions you never thought to ask

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.

 
 
6:00pm
Virtual Event

Angie Cruz with Ayana Mathis — 'How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water: A Novel'

September 21, 2022 - 6:00pm

Virtual Event

"This book is a miracle; prepare to be astonished.” —Carolina De Robertis


Third Place Books welcomes Angie Cruz for a presentation of her latest novel, How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water. She will be joined in conversation by Ayana Mathis, the New York Times bestselling author of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, an Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Sasha Senderovich presents 'How the Soviet Jew Was Made'

September 22, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

"With incisive exegesis, Senderovich develops a new reading of Soviet Jewish identity formation and expands the canon of twentieth-century Jewish writings in the process. . .an important and original voice in Jewish literary studies."—Jeffrey Veidlinger

 

 
 
7:30pm
Virtual Event

KCLS Livestream: Author Voices with George M. Johnson

September 22, 2022 - 7:30pm

Virtual Event

Join King County Library for their virtual Author Voices Series


In honor of Banned Books Week, join a discussion with George M. Johnson, author of All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto. Local storyteller Rosette Royale will moderate.

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

 
 
5:30pm
Virtual Event

Elisa Gabbert with Aria Aber — 'Normal Distance'

September 23, 2022 - 5:30pm

Virtual Event

"A magnificent book of poems, unafraid to interrogate our maddening existence, vengefully honest, and pierced with a blazing conversation towards philosophy. Gabbert has a gift for exposing human longing, with poker-faced lyricism, for the fantasy it often is." —Bianca Stone


 
 
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6:00pm
Virtual Event

Dashiel Carrera with Evan Lavender-Smith — 'The Deer'

September 26, 2022 - 6:00pm

Virtual Event

"The Deer is luminous, sacred, mysterious—beautifully conceived, a first work of mesmerizing poignancy and power."—Carole Maso


Third Place Books welcomes Dashiel Carrera for a presentation of his striking debut novel The Deer. He will be joined in conversation by Evan Lavender-Smith. Please note: this event will take place at 6pm Pacific Time.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Ricardo Ruiz presents 'We Had Our Reasons: Poems by Ricardo Ruiz and Other Hardworking Mexicans from Eastern Washington'

September 26, 2022 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

A vivid collection of poems by Ricardo Ruiz in collaboration with other members of his Mexican farm community in Eastern Washington.

 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

John Whittier Treat presents 'First Consonants'

September 27, 2022 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

“First Consonants touches on the origins of violence, of love, and what it means to find one’s way through the maze that is the world. . .engrossing, vulnerable, and wise..."—Jim Krusoe

 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Chelsea Martin with Corinne Manning—'Tell Me I'm An Artist'

September 27, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

"Funny and crushing, lithe and deep, this novel is that rare combination of pleasure and profundity, a portrait of the artist as a work-in-progress." —Sharma Shields

 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Joan Rudd presents 'Building Solid: A Life in Stories'

September 28, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A fulfilling, cheering, and comforting book overall, describing (the kind of) wisdom that only time can impart!

 

Third Place Books welcomes local writer Joan Rudd to our Lake Forest Park store! Rudd will be discussing her memoir of art, motherhood, and memory Building Solid: A Life in Stories. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Renée Watson presents 'Ways to Share Joy'

September 28, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

"Delightfully relatable dilemmas and solutions. . .a character with an authentic voice. A tale of family and friendship that exudes pure joy." —Kirkus Reviews

 

 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

Queer Lit Book Club

September 28, 2022 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

Register now

for this virtual event

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7:30pm
Virtual Event

KCLS Livestream: Author Voices with Jessica Hernandez

September 28, 2022 - 7:30pm

Virtual Event

Join King County Library for their virtual Author Voices series.


In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, join a discussion with Dr. Jessica Hernandez, author of Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes through Indigenous Science.  Poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna will moderate.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Hiron Ennes presents 'Leech'

September 29, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

 "Gothically bloody, beautifully written, and sharp as a scalpel to the amygdala."—Freya Marske

 

Third Place Books welcomes writer and musician Hiron Ennes to our Ravenna store! Ennes will be discussing their debut novel Leech, a chillingly inventive Gothic horror story. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

Social Justice Syllabus vol VI: Say Gay

September 29, 2022 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

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for this virtual event

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7:30pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle: Ken Duckworth — 'You Are Not Alone'

September 29, 2022 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

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


Town Hall Seattle and Third Place Books are thrilled to present Ken Duckworth for a presentation of his book You Are Not Alone: The NAMI Guide to Navigating Mental Health—With Advice from Experts and Wisdom from Real People and Families.