Events

MAY 2015

May Readings & Events at Elliott Bay Book Company

An average of ten times a week we are proud to present contemporary authors in the intimate yet casual setting of our reading room, a book-lined room that accommodates a pleasantly sized audience. These are generally free or with nominal charge. Tickets for designated events are available two weeks in advance of the event on a first come, first served basis. Questions and signings often follow these readings.
 
In addition to here online, a printed monthly schedule of events is available free in the store. You may also sign up to receive our Monthly Events e-blast or arrange have our printed schedule mailed to you for a $5 annual fee—just contact the store to start your subscription today. Please check back on our website (or call us) for updated information about changes and additions to our readings calendar. Further information about the books and authors appearing in our readings series (and other book related information, including reviews, film clips, links to blog posts and more) may be found on our Facebook page and on Twitter at @ElliottBayBooks and on our Elliott Bay Book Company Instagram page.
 

 

 

MICHAELANGELO MATOS with TRICIA ROMANO

The Underground Is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music Conquered America

Friday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m.

 

CHAPURUKHA KUSIMBA

Saturday University Lecture Series

“Ancient Networks of the Indian Ocean.”

Saturday, May 2 at 9:30 a.m.

Seattle Asian Art Museum

Ticketed Event

 

 

 

INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY

Saturday, May 2 at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME for ages 2 and up

Saturday, May 2 at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

SAUL WEISBERG & TIM McNULTY

Headwaters: Poems and Field Notes 

Ascendance

Saturday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

MIDDLE READERS STORYTIME SUNDAYS for Ages 6-12

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

Sunday, May 3 at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

SEATTLE PLAYWRIGHTS CIRCLE presents: The Fiddler’s Ghost

Sunday, May 3 at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

MATTHEW PEARL

The Last Bookaneer

Monday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

ELLIOTT BAY BOOK GROUP

A Tale for the Time Being

Tuesday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

FAMILY & FRIENDS of MARINA KEEGAN

The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories

Tuesday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

GINNY GILDER with MARCIE SILLMAN

Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX

Tuesday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m.

 Town Hall Seattle

Ticketed Event

 

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MICHAEL MORSE, SUZANNE BOTELLI, & LAURA McKEE

Void and Compensation

The Feltville Formation

Uttermost Paradise Place

Wednesday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

TIMOTHY LIU, DONALD DUNBAR, & BRUCE BEASLEY

Don’t Go Back to Sleep

Eyelid Lick 

Theophobia

Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

SASSAFRAS LOWREY, EVAN PETERSON, & MATTILDA BERNSTEIN SYCAMORE

Lost Boi 

Skin Job  

The End of San Francisco 

Friday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

STUDENT POETS Group Reading

Saturday, May 9 at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME for ages 2 and up

Saturday, May 9 at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

PEPPER SCHWARTZ & LANA STAHELI

Saturday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

*ALL DAY! 

 

*Make sure it's all year!

 

 

MIDDLE READERS STORYTIME SUNDAYS for Ages 6-12

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

Sunday, May 10 at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

MARY LOUISE KELLY

The Bullet

Monday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

NORA POUILLON

My Organic Life: How a Pioneering Chef Helped to Shape the Way We Eat Today 

Tuesday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m. 

Lark Restaurant

Reservations Required

 

 

 

 

ELLIOTT BAY GLOBAL ISSUES BOOK GROUP

The Rise of Islamic State, Isis, and the New Sunni Revolution by Patrick Cockburn

Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

RICHARD REEVES

Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II

Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

BETH SHAPIRO

How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction

Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Town Hall Seattle

Ticketed Event

 

 

 

 

PHILIP GLASS with RAJAN KRISHNASWAMI

Words Without Music: A Memoir

Wednesday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Town Hall Seattle

Ticketed Event

 

 

 

 

THE ELLIOTT BAY UNDERGROUND YA Book Group for readers grades 6 – 12

Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

JANICE P. NIMURA

Daughters of the Samurai: a Journey from East to West and Back

Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m.

Stimson Auditorium - Seattle Asian Art Museum

Free Admission

 

 

 

REBECCA BROWN & Friends on DENISE LEVERTOV

Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

SEATTLE READS The Painter with PETER HELLER

Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m.

Seattle Public Library - Various Dates & Locations

Free Admission

 

 

 

JAY RUBIN

The Sun Gods

Friday, May 15 at 7:00pm

 

 

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME for ages 2 and up

Saturday, May 16 at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

MICHAEL V. SMITH

My Body Is Yours

Saturday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

MIDDLE READERS STORYTIME SUNDAYS for Ages 6-12

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

Sunday, May 17 at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

ELLE LUNA

The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion

Sunday, May 17 at 3:00 p.m.

 

 

 

DUFF McKAGAN with KRIST NOVOSELIC

How to Be a Man (and Other Illusions)

Sunday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m.

The Neptune Theater

Ticketed Event

 

 

 

JESSICA HOPPER with SEAN NELSON

The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic

Monday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

NEAL STEPHENSON

Seveneves

Monday, May 18 at 7:30pm

Seattle First Baptist Church

Ticketed Event

 

 

 

 

SPECULATIONS: ELLIOTT BAY SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOK GROUP

We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory

Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

DAVID GESSNER

All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West

Tuesday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON & GAVIN KOVITE

War of the Encyclopaedists

Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m.

 

LUCAS MANN with SONYA LEA

Lord Fear: A Memoir

Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Microsoft Auditorium - The Seattle Public Central Library

Free Admission

 

 

DAVID BARSAMIAN

Propaganda and the Public Mind 

Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Town Hall Seattle

Ticketed Event

 

 

 

MONA ELTAHAWY

Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual

Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

CHRISTOPHER MCDOUGALL & FRIENDS

Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance

Friday, May 22 

Neighborhood Run at 6:00 p.m.

Author Event at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME for ages 2 and up

Saturday, May 23 at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

 

GINNY GILDER & DANIEL JAMES BROWN

Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resistance in the Wake of Title IX

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Saturday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

MIDDLE READERS STORYTIME SUNDAYS for Ages 6-12

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

Sunday, May 24 at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

 

JAN ELLISON

A Small Indiscretion

Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

BOB SANTOS & LARRY GOSSETT

The Gang of Four: Four Communities, Four Leaders, One Friendship

Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

ALEKSANDAR HEMON

The Making of Zombie Wars

Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

RICHARD H. THALER with NATHAN MYHRVOLD

Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics

Thursday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Town Hall Seattle

Ticketed Event

 

 

 

JEROME GOLD

In the Spider's Web: a Nonfiction Novel

Friday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

HUGO LITERARY SERIES presents MEG WOLITZER, JUSTIN TORRES, AMELIA GRAY, & ABI GRACE

"One Hour"

Friday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Richard Hugo House

Ticketed Event

 

 

 

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME for ages 2 and up

Saturday, May 30 at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

 

GO ON GIRLS BOOK CLUB featuring DOROTHY KOOMSON, EDWARD KELSEY MOORE, & DEBRENA JACKSON GANDY

Saturday, May 30 at 1:30 p.m.

Motif Seattle Hotel

Ticketed Event

 

 

 

LORI HORVITZ & CAROL GUESS

The Girls of Usually

How to Feel Confident with Your Special Talents

Saturday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

MIDDLE READERS STORYTIME SUNDAYS for Ages 6-12

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

Sunday, May 31 at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

Coming in June...