Calendar

January 2024

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7:00pm
Seward Park

[CANCELED] Seattle Urban Book Expo Author Night

January 4, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Please note: this event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Join us for an evening of literary exploration as Seattle Urban Book Expo and Third Place Books proudly present an Author Night event on January 4th, 2023. From 7pm to 8pm, immerse yourself in the captivating world of words as we host three BIPOC authors eager to share their insights, stories, and creative process. 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Shahnaz Habib with Sonora Jha — 'Airplane Mode: An Irreverent History of Travel'

January 4, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

This witty personal and cultural history of travel asks: what does it mean to be a joyous traveler when we live in the ruins of colonialism, capitalism and climate change?

 

 
 
 
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6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Diana Ma presents 'The Unbeatable Lily Hong'

January 8, 2024 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A smart, funny, and heartfelt middle grade novel about Lily Hong’s attempts to save her parents’ Chinese school and the town’s community center using all the resources she has—devoted friends, ingenuity, a passion for filmmaking, mediocre dance moves (at best), and perhaps even her archnemesis.

 

 
 
6:30pm
Ravenna

Magic Monday at Ravenna

January 8, 2024 - 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 8, 2024 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

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for this virtual event

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7:00pm
Ravenna

Marlene L. Daut discusses 'Awakening the Ashes: An Intellectual History of the Haitian Revolution'

January 9, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

In Awakening the Ashes, Marlene L. Daut situates famous and lesser-known eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Haitian revolutionaries, pamphleteers, and political thinkers within the global history of ideas, showing how their systems of knowledge and interpretation took center stage in the Age of Revolutions.


Third Place Books welcomes Marlene L. Daut—scholar and Professor of French and African American Studies at Yale University—for a discussion of her new book,

 
 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Elizabeth A. Nesbitt and David B. Williams — 'Spirit Whales and Sloth Tales: Fossils of Washington State'

January 11, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

In Spirit Whales and Sloth Tales, renowned paleontologist Elizabeth A. Nesbitt teams up with popular science writer David B. Williams to offer a fascinating, richly illustrated tour through more than a half billion years of natural history.

 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

African-American Writers' Alliance Poetry Reading

January 11, 2024 - 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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6:30pm
Lake Forest Park

[CANCELED] Local Author Open Mic

January 15, 2024 - 6:30pm

Lake Forest Park

[Updated 1/14/24] Please note: this month's event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at our next Local Author Open Mic on February 19th.

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.

What you need to know:

 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

Booze and Lasers Book Club

January 15, 2024 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

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for this virtual event

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7:00pm
Ravenna

[NEW DATE!] Bettina Judd presents 'Feelin: Creative Practice, Pleasure, and Black Feminist Thought'

January 16, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Feeling is not feelin. As the poet, artist, and scholar Bettina Judd argues, feelin, in African American Vernacular English, is how Black women artists approach and produce knowledge as sensation: internal and complex, entangled with pleasure, pain, anger, and joy, and manifesting artistic production itself as the meaning of the work.

 

 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

Virtual In Translation Book Club

January 16, 2024 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

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for this virtual event

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7:30pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle: Dr. Linda Eckert — 'Enough: Because We Can Stop Cervical Cancer'

January 16, 2024 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

An event in partnership with Town Hall Seattle


Town Hall Seattle and Third Place Books present /*-->*/ Dr. Linda Eckert for a discussion of her book, Enough: Because We Can Stop Cervical Cancer. 

Purchase tickets here!

 

 
 
 
 
7:00pm
Off-site

CHOKER PRESENTS: Blake Butler — 'Molly'

January 19, 2024 - 7:00pm

Off-site

A masterpiece of autobiography, Molly is a riveting journey into the darkest and most unthinkable parts of the human heart


CHOKER presents Blake Butler at The Sunset Tavern in Ballard (5433 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107) with Birdie Fenn Cent, Richard Chiem, Dark Chisme, and Lisa Prank.

Tickets are $12. Doors at 7, show at 7:30. Third Place Books will join these incredible artists at the venue with copies of Butler's new book, Molly.

 
 
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7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Sisters in Crime Night (hosted by Marty Wingate)

January 22, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

An evening of readings from local crime and mystery authors


Third Place Books is pleased to welcome the long-standing Lake Forest Park writing group, Sisters in Crime, for an evening of readings from group members. The festivities will be hosted by Marty Wingate, author of The Orphans of Mersea House, The Librarian Always Rings Twice, and Murder Is a Must.

 
 
7:30pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle: Jeffrey McKinnon — 'Our Ancient Lakes: A Natural History'

January 22, 2024 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

An event in partnership with Town Hall Seattle


Town Hall Seattle and Third Place Books present /*-->*/ Jeffrey McKinnon for a discussion of his book,  /*-->*/ Our Ancient Lakes: A Natural History. 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

In-Person Virtual In Translation Book Club

January 23, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

 
 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Cascadia Field Guide Reading featuring Betsy Aoki, Laura Da', Robert Lashley, Claudia Castro Luna, Martha Silano, and more!

January 23, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

"There are field guides that help us to see, and to name, and to know; Cascadia Field Guide does all of that and more. This is a guide to relationship, a gift in reciprocity for the gifts of the land."—Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass

 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Sylvia Pollack and Katharine Whitcomb — 'What Lasts' and 'Habitats'

January 24, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

An evening of local poetry at Ravenna!

 

Third Place Books welcomes poets Sylvia Byrne Pollack and Katharine Whitcomb for a reading of their new collections, What Lasts and Habitats. This event is free and open to the public.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Jaya Ramesh and Priya Saaral with Dr. Alka Kurian — 'Parenting at the Intersections: Raising Neurodivergent Children of Color'

January 24, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

"This is an invaluable, nuanced, and deeply needed guide to parenting diverse children as we move, together, toward a future in which all brains and bodies are supported—and belong.” —Jessica McCabe, How to ADHD


Third Place Books welcomes /*-->*/ Jaya Ramesh and Priya Saaral to our Lake Forest Park store for a discussion of their new book,

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Karl Marlantes presents 'Cold Victory'

January 25, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

From the bestselling author of Matterhorn and Deep River comes a propulsive and sweeping novel set in Finland during the dawn of the Cold War


 
 
 
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6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

The Sankrithi Family presents 'Do Brown Cows Make Chocolate Milk?: Family Experiences Around Child-Led Learning'

January 29, 2024 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Co-authored by a local family, this self-published book provides fun ways for kids to take the lead in their learning


Third Place Books welcomes Lake Forest Park family Siva, Aarti, Sarang, and Vivaan Sankrithi to our Lake Forest Park store for their book about child-led learning, Do Brown Cows Make Chocolate Milk?: Family Experiences Around Child-Led Learning. This event is free and open to the public.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Arlan Hamilton presents 'Your First Million: Why You Don’t Have to Be Born into a Legacy of Wealth to Leave One Behind'

January 29, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

How to build a legacy of wealth and impact, from the “bold and relentless disruptor” changing the face of entrepreneurship in America (Black Enterprise).


Third Place Books is pleased to welcome Arlan Hamilton for a presentation of her new book, /*-->*/