Calendar

January 2023

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6:30pm
Ravenna

Black Jaw Reading Series with UW MFA Program

January 4, 2023 - 6:30pm

Ravenna

Join us for our monthly reading with the University of Washington MFA program!


 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Gerald Elias presents 'Murder at the Royal Albert'

January 5, 2023 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Will Mahler’s third hammer stroke of Fate claim another victim?

 

Third Place Books welcomes world-class musician and author Gerald Elias to our Lake Forest Park store! Elias will be discussing the eighth installment in his Daniel Jacobus mystery series, Murder at the Royal Albert, as well as performing excerpts from Vivaldi's "Autumn" from The Four Seasons, the metaphorical basis for the author's latest mystery. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

 
 
 
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6:30pm
Ravenna

Magic Monday at Ravenna

January 9, 2023 - 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

January 9, 2023 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

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7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Seanan McGuire presents 'Lost in the Moment and Found'

January 10, 2023 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A young girl discovers an infinite variety of worlds in this standalone tale of the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Wayward Children series.

 

 
 
7:30pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle: Elizabeth George with Moira Macdonald — 'Something to Hide: A Lynley Novel'

January 10, 2023 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

An event in partnership with Town Hall Seattle


Third Place Books and Town Hall Seattle are thrilled to present Elizabeth George for the paperback release of her latest Lynley mystery novel, Something to Hide. She will be joined in conversation by longtime Seattle Times art critic Moira Macdonald.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Erica Miner with David B. Schlosser — 'Aria for Murder'

January 11, 2023 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

In Erica Miner's high-stakes thriller, a famous conductor of the Metropolitan Opera is assassinated on the podium...


 
 
4:30pm
Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Ross Benjamin presents 'The Diaries of Franz Kafka'

January 12, 2023 - 4:30pm

Virtual Event

An essential new translation of Kafka's complete, uncensored diaries


In partnership with our friends at Community Bookstore in Brooklyn, translator Ross Benjamin joins us to present his new translation of the Diaries of Franz Kafka, forthcoming from Schocken.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Denny Sargent presents 'Werewolf Pack Magick: A Shapeshifter's Book of Shadows'

January 12, 2023 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Run with your pack and unleash your power with joy and wildness!


Third Place Books welcomes the return of occultist and author Denny Sargent to our Lake Forest Park store! Sargent will be giving a presentation and workshop around his newest lycanthropic book Werewolf Pack Magick: A Shapeshifter's Book of Shadows. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Stephen Markley with David Roberts — 'The Deluge'

January 12, 2023 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

“This book is, simply put, a modern classic. If you read it, you'll never forget it. Prophetic, terrifying, uplifting.” —Stephen King

 

Third Place Books is thrilled to welcome Stephen Markley—author of the national bestseller and widely acclaimed debut Ohio—to our Ravenna store! Markley will be discussing his latest book, The Deluge, a highly-researched environmental novel 10 years in the making​​​.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

African-American Writers' Alliance Poetry Reading

January 12, 2023 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us for our monthly reading with the African-American Writers' Alliance!

The African-American Writers' Alliance, a diverse and dynamic collective of Seattle-area writers of African descent, provides an informal and supportive forum for new and published writers.

The African-American Writers' Alliance is funded by Shunpike.

 
 
 
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7:00pm
Virtual Event

Booze and Lasers Book Club

January 16, 2023 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

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7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Local Author Open Mic

January 16, 2023 - 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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6:00pm
Virtual Event

Clarence Lusane with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz — 'Twenty Dollars and Change: Harriet Tubman and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice and Democracy'

January 17, 2023 - 6:00pm

Virtual Event

"Lusane captures not only the significance of historic symbols, but how winning the fight over representation and memory advances the ongoing struggles for racial justice and democracy right now."
—Janell Hobson


 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

In Translation Book Club

January 17, 2023 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

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7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Kate Alice Marshall presents 'What Lies in the Woods: A Novel'

January 17, 2023 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

"Hands down, it's the best thriller I've read in a long, long time.” —Chandler Baker

 

Third Place Books welcomes local author Kate Alice Marshall—best known for her supernatural novels for young readers, Thirteens and, most recently, Glassheart—for a reading of her first thriller for adults, What Lies in the Woods. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

 
 
7:30pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle: Steven A. Sund — 'Courage Under Fire: Under Siege and Outnumbered 58 to 1 on January 6'

January 18, 2023 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

An event in partnership with Town Hall Seattle


Third Place Books and Town Hall Seattle are thrilled to present Steven A. Sund for a discussion of his book Courage Under Fire: Under Siege and Outnumbered 58 to 1 on January 6.

Purchase tickets here!

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Erika Bolstad with Madeline Ostrander — 'Windfall: The Prairie Woman Who Lost Her Way and the Great-Granddaughter Who Found Her'

January 19, 2023 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

"Bolstad's Windfall comes at a crucial time when our country is at a reckoning with its own dark history of conquest and extraction." —Taylor Brorby

 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Jayme Ringleb and Alycia Pirmohamed with Gabrielle Bates — 'So Tall It Ends in Heaven: Poems' and 'Another Way to Split Water'

January 19, 2023 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

An evening of poetry at Seward Park!


 
 
 
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7:00pm
Seward Park

Anne Phyfe Palmer with Megan Sloan — 'My Baby's Book: A Keepsake Journal for Parents to Preserve Memories, Moments & Milestones'

January 23, 2023 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

This beautiful keepsake baby book provides a place for a proud parent to record and preserve the memories, moments, and milestones of a new baby’s arrival and first few years.


 
 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

Queer Lit Book Club

January 25, 2023 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

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7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Deb Perelman with Aran Goyoaga — 'Smitten Kitchen Keepers: New Classics for Your Forever Files' [SOLD OUT]

January 25, 2023 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

The long-awaited new book from the best-selling and beloved author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook and Smitten Kitchen Every Day *This event is SOLD OUT*

Please note: a standby line for tickets will NOT be available for this event.

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Jessica Vitalis, Gabrielle K. Byrne, Jewell Parker Rhodes, and Ash Van Otterloo — "Magic in the Middle" Live!

January 26, 2023 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Four wonderful children's book authors visit Lake Forest Park in a presentation for all ages


In partnership with "Magic in the Middle," a series of monthly book talks designed to help teachers, librarians, and caregivers introduce readers to new middle grade fantasy books, Jessica Vitalis reads from her new book, The Rabbit's Gift, and hosts a roundtable of short readings and discussions with a group of stellar children’s book authors.

 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

Social Justice Syllabus vol VI: Say Gay

January 26, 2023 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

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11:00am
Ravenna

Katie Yamasaki presents 'Shapes, Lines, and Light: My Grandfather's American Journey'

January 29, 2023 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Katie Yamasaki’s newest picture book celebrates the life of her grandfather, the acclaimed Japanese American architect Minoru Yamasaki.

 

 
 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Megan Paasch with Cookie Hiponia—'Dream to Me'

January 31, 2023 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

“Haunting, surreal. . . Dream to Me is an absolute powerhouse of a debut in which Paasch weaves a poignant, shimmering portrait of familial trauma, grief, and the hopeful promise of new love.” ―Julia Lynn Rubin