Calendar

November 2022

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5:00pm
Off-site

NEW DATE: Beer Can Reveal Party + Book Fair at Stoup Brewing (Ballard)

November 1, 2022 - 5:00pm

Off-site

Join us as we unveil our first bookstore-themed beer can!
UPDATE 10/18: Our beer's been delayed! Our book fairs at Stoup Brewing, previously scheduled for 10/25 and 10/27, have been moved to 11/1 and 11/3. The wait will be worth it! Please see details below.

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7:00pm
Seward Park

Caprice D. Hollins presents 'Inside Out: The Equity Leader’s Guide to Undoing Institutional Racism'

November 1, 2022 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

"A practical resource and foundational toolkit, Inside Out is for every person committed to the work of racial justice, equity, and inclusion."—Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil


 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Ann Stinson presents 'The Ground at My Feet: Sustaining a Family and a Forest'

November 1, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

"A nature book for the jaded urbanite, a grief report for the saccharine-allergic. . . a profound reading pleasure no matter where you are rooted.” —M. Allen Cunningham

 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Alison Cochrun and Jake Maia Arlow — 'Kiss Her Once for Me' and 'How To Excavate The Heart'

November 2, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

"Dizzyingly adorable and brimming with laugh-out loud humor, Kiss Her Once for Me is the new rom-com gold standard." —Mazey Eddings  "Arlow is one of the freshest new voices in young adult fiction." —Kelly Quindlen

 

 
 
4:00pm
Virtual Event

Virtual Event: 'Hugs and Cuddles' by Joao Gilberto Noll; a discussion with Edgar Garbelotto, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, and Andrea Lawlor

November 3, 2022 - 4:00pm

Virtual Event

“In this posthumous genre– and gender–bending novel, Noll writes about a man embarking on a transgressive journey of self-discovery while his nation is ravaged around him.” —The Millions


 
 
5:00pm
Off-site

NEW DATE: Beer Can Reveal Party + Book Fair at Stoup Brewing (Kenmore)

November 3, 2022 - 5:00pm

Off-site

Join us as we unveil our first bookstore-themed beer can!
UPDATE 10/18: Our beer's been delayed! Our book fairs at Stoup Brewing, previously scheduled for 10/25 and 10/27, have been moved to 11/1 and 11/3. Please see details below.

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7:00pm
Seward Park

Cherie Priest with Seanan McGuire — 'Flight Risk: A Novel'

November 3, 2022 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

"Capturing Seattle and the eccentricity of its characters perfectly, Cherie Priest’s Flight Risk is an undeniable treat." —Gwenda Bond

 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Robin Pecknold with Brandon Taylor — Wading in Waist-High Water: The Lyrics of Fleet Foxes (SOLD OUT)

November 4, 2022 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

An intimate evening with Fleet Foxes' principal songwriter and vocalist, in conversation with Booker Prize finalist Brandon Taylor.

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UPDATE 11/1: This event is sold out! There will not be a standby line. To order request signed copy of Wading in Waist-High Water, order through our website and place your request in the comments field at checkout.

 
 
9:00am
Ravenna

Happy 20th Anniversary Ravenna!

November 5, 2022 - 9:00am

Ravenna

Third Place Books Ravenna has been serving our community for 20 years! To celebrate, we're offering customers 20% off all books on November 5th (Ravenna location only)! 

We will have a prize wheel for a chance to win some bookish goodies and a new Third Place Books Ravenna limited edition t-shirt. 

Stop by, grab some books, and celebrate our Ravenna-versary!

 
 
7:30pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle: Marion Nestle with Dr. Jim Krieger—'Slow Cooked: An Unexpected Life in Food Politics'

November 5, 2022 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

Presented by Town Hall Seattle! Purchase tickets at townhallseattle.org


Third Place Books and Town Hall Seattle are thrilled to present Marion Nestle for a discussion of her memoir Slow Cooked: An Unexpected Life in Food Politics, in conversation with Dr. Jim Krieger.

 
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7:00pm
Seward Park

Mira Rosenthal with Constance Hansen—'Territorial: Poems'

November 8, 2022 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

“Every poem in Territorial is stunning—each spun fiercely with beauty as well as tremors of perpetual threat and violence against the female body." —Don Mee Choi

 

 
 
7:30pm
Virtual Event

KCLS Livestream: Author Voices with Khalisa Rae

November 8, 2022 - 7:30pm

Virtual Event

Join King County Library for their virtual Author Voices series.

 

Join a discussion with award-winning poet Khalisa Rae, author of Ghost in a Black Girl's Throat.

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

Register now on Crowdcast!
 

 
 
4:00pm
Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Susan Mallery with Debbie Macomber — 'Home Sweet Christmas' & 'The Christmas Spirit'

November 9, 2022 - 4:00pm

Virtual Event

Get into the holiday spirit with these two cheery, heartfelt stories


 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Geoff Baker presents 'Rising From the Deep: The Seattle Kraken, a Tenacious Push for Expansion, and the Emerald City's Sports Revival'

November 9, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

In 2021, Seattle released the Kraken. A Seattle Times investigative reporter takes readers behind the scenes and back to the start with power brokers, players, and fans in this fascinating, hard-fought saga.

 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Robin McLean with Putsata Reang—'Get ’em Young, Treat ’em Tough, Tell ’em Nothing'

November 10, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

The acclaimed author of Pity the Beast returns with a new story collection; a worthy successor to Joy Williams and Denis Johnson

 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Jon Melrod presents 'Fighting Times: Organizing on the Front Lines of the Class War'

November 10, 2022 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Deeply personal, astutely political, Fighting Times recounts Jon Melrod's thirteen-year journey to jump start a revolution on the shop floor of American Motors.

 

 
 
 
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11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Kids Storytime with Ben Clanton — 'The Greatest in the World!'

November 13, 2022 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

Storytime comes to Lake Forest Park with the bestselling author of Narwhal and Jelly

 

Third Place Books is pleased to welcome author and children's book illustrator Ben Clanton for a reading of his new book, The Greatest in the World! This picture book is the first in a new series about two spud siblings who face off in a series of epic challenges. Kids and parents of all ages are welcome!

 
 
4:00pm
Seward Park

Dan Alter, Paul Hlava Ceballos, and Jasmine Elizabeth Smith — 'My Little Book of Exiles,' 'banana [ ],' and 'South Flight'

November 13, 2022 - 4:00pm

Seward Park

An afternoon of poetry at Seward Park!

 

 
 
6:30pm
Ravenna

Magic Monday at Ravenna

November 14, 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
Lake Forest Park

Ashley E. Sweeney presents 'Hardland: A Novel'

November 14, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

“A stunner. . . The well-crafted story is firmly grounded in the past, but its powerful messages still resonate today.”—True West magazine

 

Third Place Books welcomes the return of Ashley E. Sweeney to our Lake Forest Park store! Sweeney will be discussing her latest historical novel, Hardland. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

Radical Romance Book Club

November 14, 2022 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

Register now

for this virtual event

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9:00am
Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Anthony Horowitz with Shari Lapena — The Twist of a Knife

November 15, 2022 - 9:00am

Virtual Event

New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz presents his ingenious fourth literary whodunit


Third Place Books joins bookstores across the country to present bestselling mystery author Anthony Horowitz in conversation with Shari Lapena.

 
 
4:30pm
Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Stephanie McCarter and Cheri Magid discuss Ovid's 'Metamorphoses'

November 15, 2022 - 4:30pm

Virtual Event

The first female translator of the epic into English in over sixty years


 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

In Translation Book Club

November 15, 2022 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

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for this virtual event

Sign up here!
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Megan Kelso presents 'Who Will Make the Pancakes: Five Stories'

November 15, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

A suite of five brilliant comics stories united by themes of motherhood, family, and love.

 

Third Place Books welcomes acclaimed cartoonist Megan Kelso to our Ravenna store! Kelso will be discussing her compilation of graphic stories, Who Will Make the Pancakes. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

 
 
 
3:00pm
Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Maureen Freely and Merve Emre discuss 'Dawn' by Sevgi Soysal

November 17, 2022 - 3:00pm

Virtual Event

"Instead of making the pain epic, making love unrealistic, and making the revolution utopian, [Sevgi Soysal] caressed the pain with compassion . . .  and made the revolution stubbornly vital." —Can Gürses


This event is taking place on Thursday, November 17th at 3pm PST / 6pm EST (NOT 4pm PST / 7pm EST as previously stated). We apologize for the mistake.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

EVENT CANCELED: Mimi Zhu presents 'Be Not Afraid of Love: Lessons on Fear, Intimacy, and Connection'

November 17, 2022 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Update 10/25/22: Due to a scheduling conflict, we're sorry to say this event has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

Social Justice Syllabus vol VI: Say Gay

November 17, 2022 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

Register now

for this virtual event

Sign up here!
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Laird Hunt presents 'Zorrie: A Novel'

November 17, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

The National Book Award shortlisted novel is now in paperback!
 

“This is not a just book you are holding in your hands; it is a life. Laird Hunt gives us here the portrait of a woman painted with the finest brush imaginable, while also rendering great historical shifts with bold single strokes. A poignant, unforgettable novel, Zorrie is Hunt at his best.”
—Hernan Diaz, author of Trust and In the Distance

 
 
 
4:00pm
Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Natalie C. Parker with Justina Ireland and Alex London — 'The Devouring Wolf'

November 19, 2022 - 4:00pm

Virtual Event

A queer tale about kid werewolves, big bad mistakes, and terrifying creatures in Natalie C. Parker's exciting middle grade debut.


Third Place Books welcomes children's book author Natalie. C Parker for a virtual celebration of her new middle grade novel, The Devouring Wolf. She will be joined in conversation by fellow authors Justina Ireland (Ophie’s Ghosts) and Alex London (Battle Dragons).

 
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5:30pm
Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Mark de Silva with Greg Gerke — 'The Logos'

November 21, 2022 - 5:30pm

Virtual Event

“The Logos is a seance, a conjuring of unbodily plasmas, blackbox TV metaphysics for the word-made-without-commentary... autoluminescent realism transacted at godspeed..." —Louis Armand


 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Jessica Gigot with Claire Dederer — 'A Little Bit of Land'

November 21, 2022 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

"Jessica Gigot’s journey to the land is heartfelt and compelling. . . I left this book feeling hope for women in sustainable agriculture and the communities lucky enough to have them." —Stephanie Anderson

 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Josephine Woolington with Adrienne Ross Scanlan — 'Where We Call Home: Lands, Seas, and Skies of the Pacific Northwest'

November 21, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

"Josephine Woolington is a model of a particular kind of curiosity that is at root a form of love. . . Where We Call Home is an invitation to pay attention to and become intimate with the world beyond the self." —Scott F. Parker

 

 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

Booze and Lasers Book Club

November 21, 2022 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

Register now

for this virtual event

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7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Local Author Open Mic

November 21, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Calling all local writers and poets!

 

On the third Monday of each month (except December), we're hosting an open mic night for authors! Local writers of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction are welcome to present their work. Both those who are published, and those who are yet to be published, are encouraged to participate.
 

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7:00pm
Ravenna

Charles Johnson with Shary Flenniken — 'All Your Racial Problems Will Soon End: The Cartoons of Charles Johnson'

November 22, 2022 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Years before his National Book Award–winning novel Middle Passage, Charles Johnson created sidesplitting and subversive gag comics about Black life in America, now collected for the first time in nearly half a century.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Noelle Salazar with Kate Quinn — 'Angels of the Resistance: A WWII Novel'

November 29, 2022 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

"Noelle Salazar delivers another knock-out WWII novel. . .Haunting, moving and unputdownable!" —Sara Ackerman

 

 
 
7:30pm
Partner Event

Seattle Arts & Lectures: Pete Souza — 'The West Wing and Beyond: What I Saw Inside the Presidency'

November 29, 2022 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

Seattle Arts & Lectures presents an evening with former White House photographer Pete Souza


Join Seattle Arts & Lectures for an evening with Pete Souza, presenting his rarely-seen photographs and telling stories from his new book, The West Wing and Beyond: What I Saw Inside the Presidency. Following his presentation, Souza will take questions from the audience.

 
 
7:30pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle: David Sax—'The Future Is Analog: How to Create a More Human World'

November 29, 2022 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

Presented by Town Hall Seattle! Purchase tickets at townhallseattle.org


Town Hall Seattle presents David Sax for a presentation of his book The Future Is Analog: How to Create a More Human World.

Purchase tickets here.
 

 
 
6:30pm
Ravenna

Pongo Poetry Night at Ravenna

November 30, 2022 - 6:30pm

Ravenna

Third Place Books Ravenna welcomes Pongo Poetry Project to our Ravenna store! Attendees will learn more about Pongo’s vital work in supporting the mental and emotional well-being of vulnerable youth, and be treated to readings of poetry authored by Pongo’s youth writers and community members. 

Pongo will have youth poetry anthologies for sale, raffle prizes, and information on upcoming initiatives and ways to get involved with their work. This event is free, open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
 

 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

Queer Lit Book Club

November 30, 2022 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

Register now

for this virtual event

Sign up here!