Calendar

June 2024

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7:30pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle: Reagan Jackson with Quenton Baker and Bettina Judd — 'Still True: The Evolution of an Unexpected Journalist'

June 1, 2024 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

An event in partnership with Town Hall Seattle


Town Hall Seattle and Third Place Books present /*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ Reagan Jackson, who will be joined in conversation by Quenton Baker and Bettina Judd, for a discussion of her book,

 
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6:00pm
Seward Park

Jewell Parker Rhodes and Kelly McWilliams — 'Soul Step'

June 4, 2024 - 6:00pm

Seward Park

Follow one girl's journey to discover the joy and history of step dancing—an ode to sisterhood and a strong mother-daughter bond, perfect for fans of Bunheads.

 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Rachel Lynn Solomon with Rachel Griffin — 'Past Present Future'

June 4, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

They fell for each other in just twenty-four hours. Now Rowan and Neil embark on a long-distance relationship during their first year of college in this romantic, dual POV sequel to Today Tonight Tomorrow.

 

 
 
7:00pm
Off-site

Seattle Public Library: Molly Knox Ostertag with Eunnie — 'The Deep Dark: A Graphic Novel'

June 4, 2024 - 7:00pm

Off-site

From the bestselling writer-illustrator of The Witch Boy trilogy and The Girl from the Sea comes a darkly beautiful story of identity, family, love, loss, and magic.


 
 
7:30pm
Partner Event

Seattle Arts & Lectures: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah presents 'Chain Gang All Stars: A Novel'

June 4, 2024 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

"One of the most exciting young writers in America. His work is urgent, engaging, wildly entertaining, formally bold, and politically electrifying. Read one page, any page, and you'll see what I mean.” —George Saunders, author of Liberation Day

 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Natalie Leif presents 'Take All of Us'

June 5, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

A YA unbury-your-gays horror in which an undead teen must find the boy he loves before he loses his mind and body.

 

Third Place Books welcomes Natalie Leif to our Ravenna store for discussion of their new young adult horror zombie novel, Take All of Us. This event is free and open to the public.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Django Wexler and Erin M. Evans — 'How to Become the Dark Lord and Die Trying' and 'Relics of Ruin'

June 5, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

An evening of epic fantasy at Lake Forest Park!

 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Timothy Egan presents 'A Fever in the Heartland'

June 6, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

From the Pulitzer and National Book Award-winning author, the story of the Klan's rise to power in the 1920s, the cunning con man who drove that rise, and the woman who stopped them.


Third Place Books is thrilled to welcome Timothy Egan to our stage at Lake Forest Park! Join us for a celebration of Egan's instant New York Times bestselling book A Fever in the Heartland: The Ku Klux Klan's Plot to Take Over America, and the Woman Who Stopped Them. Tickets are required!

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Sonora Jha with Claire Dederer — 'The Laughter: A Novel'

June 6, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

An explosive, tense, and illuminating work of fiction that is a fascinating portrait of privilege, radicalization, class, and modern academia that forces us to confront the assumptions we make.

 

 
 
7:30pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle: Annalee Newitz with Lindy West — 'Stories Are Weapons: Psychological Warfare and the American Mind'

June 6, 2024 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

"Annalee Newitz always sees to the heart of complex systems and breaks them down with poetic ferocity." —N.K. Jemisin, author of the Broken Earth trilogy


Town Hall Seattle and Third Place Books are thrilled to present science fiction and nonfiction writer Annalee Newitz, who will be joined in conversation by local writer Lindy West, for a discussion of their book, /*-->*/

 
 
 
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6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

SIGNING EVENT: Chris Colfer — Roswell Johnson Saves the World!

June 10, 2024 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A funny, heartfelt, action-packed “Guardians of the Galaxy meets The Land of Stories” adventure series that will take readers on an epic journey across the galaxy to save Earth!


New York Times bestselling author and Golden Globe-winning actor Chris Colfer joins us for a signing-only event at our Lake Forest Park store! Tickets are required in advance. All tickets admit 2 people to the signing (1 adult and 1 youth 18 years of age or younger).
 

SIGNING GUIDELINES:

 
 
6:30pm
Ravenna

Magic Monday at Ravenna

June 10, 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

June 10, 2024 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

Register now

for this virtual event

Sign up here!
 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

James L. Sutter with Colby Wilkens — 'The Ghost of Us'

June 11, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

One Last Stop meets Cemetery Boys in this swoony YA romance from beloved author James L. Sutter.

 

Third Place Books is delighted to welcome back James L. Sutter to our Seward Park store! Sutter will be discussing his new young adult novel, The Ghost of Us, a queer paranomal rom-com. Sutter will be joined in conversation by local author Colby Wilkens. This event is free and open to the public.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Catherine Mutti-Driscoll presents 'The ADHD Workbook for Teen Girls'

June 11, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Understand your unique brain, maximize your strengths, and find the confidence to shine with this engaging workbook—just for you.

 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Robin Sloan presents 'Moonbound: A Novel'

June 12, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Set 11,000 years in the future, Moonbound is an adventure into the richest depths of Story itself. It is a deeply satisfying epic of ancient scale, blasted through the imaginative prism of one of our most forward-thinking writers. And this is only the beginning.


 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Leif Enger presents 'I Cheerfully Refuse'

June 13, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A rollicking narrative in the most evocative of settings, Leif Enger's latest novel is a symphony against despair and a rallying cry for the future.

 

 
 
7:00pm
Off-site

Seattle Public Library: Rebecca Roanhorse with Tara Campbell — 'Mirrored Heavens'

June 13, 2024 - 7:00pm

Off-site

The interwoven destinies of the people of Meridian will finally be determined in this stunning conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Roanhorse’s Between Earth and Sky trilogy.


The Seattle Public Library and Third Place Books are pleased to welcome Rebecca Roanhorse for a discussion of the final book in her Between Earth and Sky trilogy, /*-->*/

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

African-American Writers' Alliance Poetry Reading

June 13, 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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4:00pm
Virtual Event

VIRTUAL: Best Literary Translations 2024 reading

June 17, 2024 - 4:00pm

Virtual Event

A new anthology spotlighting translations from top literary journals!


Join Third Place Books and publisher Deep Vellum for the Best Literary Translations 2024 anthology reading, featuring editors Noh Anothai and Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún; with readings from the anthology by Sherod Santos, Edith Adams, and Jeanine Legato. 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

David Martinez presents 'Bones Worth Breaking: A Memoir'

June 17, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Bones Worth Breaking is a portrait of the unbreakable bond between brothers and a reckoning with the global forces that shaped them.


Third Place Books is proud to welcome David Martinez to our Ravenna store! Martinez will be discussing his new memoir, /*-->*/

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Bruce W. Brackett and Travis Holp — 'How to Breathe While Suffocating'

June 17, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Let go of negativity, rediscover your inherent worth, and unlock your true potential.


Third Place Books welcomes social media phenomenon Bruce W. Brackett to our Seward Park store! Brackett will be discussing his new book, /*-->*/

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Booze and Lasers Book Club

June 17, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

Virtual In Translation Book Club

June 18, 2024 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

Register now

for this virtual event

Sign up here!
 
 
 
3:00pm
Virtual Event

VIRTUAL: Kaliane Bradley and Rachel Khong discuss 'The Ministry of Time' and 'Real Americans'

June 20, 2024 - 3:00pm

Virtual Event

Avid Reader Press presents a unique, virtual author event with Kaliane Bradley, author of the staff-favorite novel The Ministry of Time, in conversation with Rachel Khong, author of Real Americans.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Alexander Boldizar presents 'The Man Who Saw Seconds'

June 20, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

A breathless thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page, The Man Who Saw Seconds explores the nature of time, the brain as a prediction machine, and the tension between the individual and the systems we create.

 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Lindsay Ellis with Seanan McGuire — 'Apostles of Mercy: A Novel'

June 20, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Apostles of Mercy is the new alternate history first contact novel from the instant New York Times, Wall Street Journal and LA Times bestselling author Lindsay Ellis.


Third Place Books is pleased to welcome Lindsay Ellis—author of Truth of the Divine and Axiom's End—for the third book in her Noumena series, /*-->*/

 
 
 
7:30pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle: Paul Tremblay with Sadie Hartmann — 'Horror Movie: A Novel'

June 22, 2024 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

An event in partnership with Town Hall Seattle


Town Hall Seattle and Third Place Books are thrilled to present horror writer Paul Tremblay, who will be joined in conversation by Sadie Hartmann aka Mother Horror, for a discussion of his book, /*-->*/ /*-->*/

 
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2:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Storytime with Suma Subramaniam and Vikram Madan — 'My Name Is Long as a River' (illustrated by Tara Anand) and 'Zooni Tales: A Friend Till the End'

June 23, 2024 - 2:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A Sunday afternoon storytime at Lake Forest Park! 

 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Christopher A. Paul presents 'Optimizing Play: Why Theorycrafting Breaks Games and How to Fix It'

June 24, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

An unexpected take on how games work, what the stakes are for them, and how game designers can avoid the traps of optimization.

 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Christina Dodd with Jayne Ann Krentz — 'A Daughter of Fair Verona'

June 25, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

I’m the eldest daughter of Romeo and Juliet. Yes, that Romeo and Juliet. No, they didn’t die in the tomb. They’re alive and well and living in fair Verona with their six wildly impetuous children and me, their nineteen-year-old daughter Rosaline…


Third Place Books is delighted to welcome Christina Dodd to our Lake Forest Park store! Alongside local romance author Jayne Ann Krentz, Dodd will be discussing her new historical mystery and romance novel,

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Chris Whitaker presents 'All the Colors of the Dark: A Novel'

June 25, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

"Impeccably crafted, deeply emotional, entirely shattering. I was captivated from page one." ―Bonnie Garmus, author of Lessons in Chemistry

 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

In-Person In Translation Book Club

June 25, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Leslie Stephens with Jackie Varriano — 'You're Safe Here'

June 26, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Wellness, motherhood, and technology converge in a near future California, as three women’s seemingly innocuous decisions have further-reaching consequences than any of them could imagine in this timely, clever, and white-knuckled thriller.


 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Guzman with Gillian Gaar — 'Family Values: Kurt, Courtney & Frances Bean'

June 27, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love were notorious for representing the opposite of “Family Values.” To reframe their notoriety, they consented to a rare photoshoot for Spin magazine with their newborn, Frances Bean.


Third Place Books is pleased to welcome husband-wife image-making duo Constance Hansen and Russell Peacock, known as Guzman, to our Seward Park store! Guzman will be discussing their new book of photography,  /*-->*/

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Carrie Van Dyck presents 'The Spirit of The Herbfarm Restaurant : A Cookbook and Memoir' by Ron Zimmerman

June 27, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

This book brings together more than 100 unique recipes from and inspired by America’s first true “farm-to-table” restaurant with the story of its creation.

 

 
 
6:00pm
Ravenna

Anton Treuer presents 'Where Wolves Don't Die'

June 28, 2024 - 6:00pm

Ravenna

Tightly woven Indigenous YA thriller that explores masculinity and love between generations of family

 

 
 
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