Calendar

April 2024

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6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Ben Clanton presents 'The King of the World!'

April 2, 2024 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A mutant potato learns that with great power comes great re-spud-sibility in this second installment of Tater Tales, the hilariously silly graphic chapter book series, from the bestselling creator of the Narwhal and Jelly books.


 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Harper O'Neill presents 'Repression Queen: A Memoir About Gender Transformation Erotica'

April 2, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Repression Queen is a vulnerable and poetic memoir, weaving short horror stories about sex and gender into the fabric of a life lived divided in two.


Third Place Books is thrilled to welcome local author and customer Harper O'Neill to our Ravenna store to celebrate and discuss her new memoir, /*-->*/

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Jen Comfort with Jo Segura — 'What Is Love?'

April 2, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Head and heart collide in a story of polar-opposite rivals that’s anything but trivial in this game show romance from Midnight Duet author Jen Comfort.


 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Tara Conklin with Laurie Frankel — 'Community Board: A Novel'

April 3, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

“A brilliant, hilarious look at modern-day community and the distance between who we are and who we say we are." —Maria Semple


 
 
7:30pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle: Becky Selengut with Bethany Jean Clement — 'Misunderstood Vegetables: How to Fall in Love with Sunchokes, Rutabaga, Eggplant and More'

April 3, 2024 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

An event in partnership with Town Hall Seattle


Town Hall Seattle and Third Place Books present Becky Selengut for a discussion of her book, Misunderstood Vegetables: How to Fall in Love with Sunchokes, Rutabaga, Eggplant and More. Selengut will be joined in conversation by Bethany Jean Clement.

Purchase tickets here!

 

 
 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Maggie Nelson with Claire Dederer — 'Like Love: Essays and Conversations' [SOLD OUT]

April 5, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

UPDATE (3/21): This event is now sold out.  Arranged chronologically, Like Love shows the writing, thinking, feeling, reading, looking, and conversing that occupied Nelson while writing iconic books such as Bluets and The Argonauts.


 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Jennifer Croft with Spencer Ruchti — 'The Extinction of Irena Rey'

April 5, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

From the International Booker Prize-winning translator of Olga Tokarczuk, a propulsive, beguiling novel about eight translators and their search for a world-renowned author who goes missing in a Polish forest.


Third Place Books is thrilled to welcome writer and translator Jennifer Croft to our Ravenna store! Croft will be discussing her staff-favorite debut novel /*-->*/

 
 
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6:30pm
Ravenna

Magic Monday at Ravenna

April 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
Seward Park

David Goodman with Vivian McPeak — 'An American Cannabis Story'

April 8, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

An American Cannabis Story details the backstory and methods of Puffin Farm in Ellensburg, Washington—one of America’s first legal-cannabis pioneers—and swings open the gate onto the previously unseen world of the blossoming American weed culture.


 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

Radical Romance Book Club

April 8, 2024 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

Register now

for this virtual event

Sign up here!
 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Kathya Alexander presents 'Keep A'Livin''

April 9, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Grappling with grief, ancestral trauma, and a family, community, and society in flux, Mandy dares to dream of a future outside the limitations of racism and patriarchy. 


Third Place Books is thrilled to welcome author, playwright, and artist Kathya Alexander to our Seward Park store! Alexander will be discussing her speculative novel-in-verse, Keep A'Livin'. This event is free and open to the public.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Clayton Page Aldern with Chantel Prat — 'The Weight of Nature: How a Changing Climate Changes Our Brains'

April 9, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A masterpiece of deeply reported, superb literary journalism, this book shows readers how a changing environment is changing us, today, from the inside out. Aldern calls it the weight of nature.

 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Seth Zuckerman and Kirk Hanson present 'A Forest of Your Own: The Pacific Northwest Handbook of Ecological Forestry'

April 10, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Loaded with helpful tables and illustrations that address the pros and cons of various species and how to best care for wildlife and the land, A Forest of Your Own is a clear guide to the many rewards of ecological forestry.

 

 
 
7:30pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle: Jonathan Metzl — 'What We've Become: Living and Dying in a Country of Arms'

April 10, 2024 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

An event in partnership with Town Hall Seattle


Town Hall Seattle and Third Place Books present /*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ Jonathan Metzl a discussion of his book, /*-->*/

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

African-American Writers' Alliance Poetry Reading

April 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.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Cara Black with Libby Hellman — 'Murder at la Villette'

April 11, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc has been framed for the murder of her daughter’s father—now she’s on the lam, and must find the real killer to clear her name in this thrilling 21st installment of Cara Black’s bestselling mystery series.

 

 
 
 
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3:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Cozy Con West

April 14, 2024 - 3:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Cozy Con comes to Seattle!


Third Place Books, the Third Place Commons, and Kensington Books are proud to present Cozy Con West, a gathering for all things cozy mystery! 15 authors join us for a casual Sunday afternoon of games, signings, panels, author speed dating, and snacks. Each guest will receive a swag bag and surprise gifts. RSVP is required, but this event event is free and open to the public.

Time: 3–6pm
At: Third Place Commons (just outside of Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park)

 
 
6:30pm
Ravenna

Steve Almond presents 'Truth Is the Arrow, Mercy Is the Bow: A DIY Manual for the Construction of Stories'

April 15, 2024 - 6:30pm

Ravenna

“Truth Is the Arrow, Mercy Is the Bow is one of the best books on writing I’ve ever read. It’s also the funniest by a country mile.” —Richard Russo


Third Place Books welcomes Steve Almond for a presentation of his new craft book based on three decades of writing, failing, and trying again: Truth Is the Arrow, Mercy Is the Bow: A DIY Manual for the Construction of Stories. This event is free and open to the public.

 
 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park, Virtual Event

Booze and Lasers Book Club

April 15, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park, Virtual Event

Register now

for this virtual event

Sign up here!
 
 
6:00pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle: Elaine Lin Hering with Ruchika Tulshyan — 'Unlearning Silence: How to Speak Your Mind, Unleash Talent, and Live More Fully'

April 16, 2024 - 6:00pm

Partner Event

An event in partnership with Town Hall Seattle


Town Hall Seattle and Third Place Books present /*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ Elaine Lin Hering, who will be joined in conversation by Ruchika Tulshyan, for a discussion of her book,

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Sasha taqʷšəblu LaPointe with Tayi Tibble — 'Thunder Song: Essays'

April 16, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

The author of the award-winning memoir Red Paint returns with a razor-sharp, clear-eyed collection of essays on what it means to be a proudly queer indigenous woman in the United States today.


 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

Virtual In Translation Book Club

April 16, 2024 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

Register now

for this virtual event

Sign up here!
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Margaret Juhae Lee with Arlene Kim — 'Starry Field: A Memoir of Lost History'

April 17, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

A poignant memoir for readers who love Pachinko and The Return by journalist Margaret Juhae Lee, who sets out on a search for her family’s history lost to the darkness of Korea’s colonial decades, and contends with the shockwaves of violence that followed them over four generations and across continents.


Third Place Books is thrilled to welcome Margaret Juhae Lee to our Ravenna store! Juhae Lee will discuss her new memoir, /*-->*/

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Kevin Craft and Jessica Fisher — 'Traverse' and 'Daywork: Poems'

April 18, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

An evening of poetry at Ravenna!

 

Third Place Books is delighted to welcome Kevin Craft and Jessica Fisher to our Ravenna store for an evening of poetry! Craft and Fisher will be presenting their new collections of poetry, Traverse and Daywork. This event is free and open to the public.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Natalie Hammerquist presents 'Medicinal Plants of the Pacific Northwest: A Visual Guide to Harvesting and Healing with 35 Common Species'

April 18, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

A comprehensive guide for beginners to the most abundant and useful wild plants in the Pacific Northwest!

 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Dustin Kiskaddon presents 'Blood and Lightning: On Becoming a Tattooer'

April 19, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

In Blood and Lightning, we join people who routinely manage a messy and carnal type of work. We land at the tattoo shop, where the smell of sterilizing agents, the hum of machines, and the sound of music spill out onto the back patio.

 

 
 
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6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Lily LaMotte with Diana Ma — 'Unhappy Camper'

April 23, 2024 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

From the acclaimed creators of Measuring Up comes a graphic novel about two sisters—one who embraces her Taiwanese culture and one eager to do away with it—who rebuild their bond at a Taiwanese American summer camp.

 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

In-Person In Translation Book Club

April 23, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

 
 
8:00pm
Seward Park

'Funny Story' by Emily Henry — Release Party! [SOLD OUT!]

April 23, 2024 - 8:00pm

Seward Park

Get ready to swoon and yearn among fellow romance readers! 


 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Justin Taylor presents 'Reboot: A Novel'

April 24, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

A raucous and wickedly smart satire of Hollywood, toxic fandom, and our chronically online culture, following a washed-up actor on his quest to revive the cult TV show that catapulted him to teenage fame

 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Barbara Ridley with Kate Jessica Raphael — 'Unswerving: A Novel'

April 25, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A story of courage, resilience, and love, Unswerving challenges readers’ preconceived notions of disability, of limitations, and of the inevitability of fate.

 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Taha Ebrahimi — 'Street Trees of Seattle' at Ravenna

April 25, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

The majestic trees of Seattle's neighborhoods take center stage in this illustrated and informative walking guide.

 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Ajay Singh Chaudhary with Dr. Theodra Bane — 'The Exhausted of the Earth: Politics in a Burning World'

April 25, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Climate change is not only about the exhaustion of the planet, it's about the exhaustion of so many of us, our lives, our worlds, even our minds. So, what is to be done?


 
 
7:30pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle: Alua Arthur with Rebecca Crichton — 'Unlearning Silence: How to Speak Your Mind, Unleash Talent, and Live More Fully'

April 25, 2024 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

An event in partnership with Town Hall Seattle


Town Hall Seattle and Third Place Books present /*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ Alua Arthur, who will be joined in conversation by Rebecca Crichton, for a discussion of her book,

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Glynnis Fawkes presents '1177 B.C.: A Graphic History of the Year Civilization Collapsed'

April 26, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

An entertaining adventure story, this dazzling comic is also historically accurate and enlightening, inviting readers of all ages to think about the surprising factors and theories that explain why societies, whether ancient or modern, die or survive when struck by catastrophes.


 
 
 
 
9:00am
Lake Forest Park, Ravenna, Seward Park

Independent Bookstore Day 2024

April 27, 2024 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park, Ravenna, Seward Park

The 10th anniversary of every bibliophile's favorite event of the year!

Come celebrate your neighborhood bookstore! For this year's Indie Bookstore Day, we'll be premiering new Third Place Books coffee mugs, a special edition Octavia Butler postcard, and Third Place–branded coffee beans from our friends at Broadcast Coffee Company!

Visit your favorite Third Place Books location to join in the merriment. On Saturday, April 27th, you can...

 
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7:00pm
Ravenna

An evening of poetry with Michael Daley and Claudia Castro Luna [New Date!]

April 29, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

New date! This event was previously scheduled for January 17


 
 
4:30pm
Off-site

Anton Hur — Translator's Lecture at UW

April 30, 2024 - 4:30pm

Off-site

Award–winning translator Anton Hur presents a lecture on voice in literary translation


 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Shama Shams presents 'She Called Me Throwaway'

April 30, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

A story of secrets, survival, and strength.


Third Place Books welcomes local author Shama Shams to our Seward Park store for a presentation of her new memoir, She Called Me Throwaway, the true story of what happens when a young girl must fight for her life and confront her family and past to find the truth. This event is free and open to the public.