Saturdays at 11 a.m. (Unless otherwise noted)

Join us for these fun readings from picture and storybooks by one of our booksellers. Go to the castle in the children's section ... and the stories begin!


Tuesday, April 7th at 7 p.m.

Singer/songwriter Tommy Wallach is based in Brooklyn but hails from Seattle and his debut novel, We All Looked Up (Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers) is one of our booksellers’ (and young adult book group members’ - check out the review on The Underground's blog) picks of the season.  “[A] stunning debut . . . .  with brilliant imagery and astounding depth. Knowing that all life will probably end in just weeks, the four teens abandon their labels and search for meaning in the time they have left. Inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle, they forge a ‘karass’—an unbreakable, and indeed life-changing, bond.”—Kirkus Reviews.

THE UNDERGROUND (Teen Book Group // Grades 6-12)

Thursday, April 9th at 6:30 p.m.

Please join us for an ongoing discussion series with no assigned books, moderated by the (teen) readers themselves, with Elliott Bay booksellers on hand to assist, and provide fun things like exclusive access to early copies of forthcoming titles. The plan is to meet the second Thursday of each month. For questions, information, please see the book group page. Please join us!


Friday, April 24th at 6:30 p.m.

Set within suburban Oregon in the 1960s, The Shark Curtain (Akashic Books), paints a vivid portrait of Lily, a young girl coming into her own element and balancing her hyperactive imagination with the realities of her daily life. As someone who has long worked with young adults with autism and emotional disturbances, Chris Scofield is able to provide a unique glimpse inside the minds of children and young adults who, through no fault of their own, will always be "outsiders." With Lily, Chris gives voice to those who may not be listened to otherwise, in a deeply fascinating and intricate way.