Kid's Events


Every Saturday 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!








Every Sunday at 11 a.m.


Book lovers! Do you know any fantastic, book hungry kids who'd like to come in and listen to a bookseller read a story aloud? Elliott Bay Book Company is starting a NEW story hour for middle ­reader kids! July's book will be Lemony Snicket's The Bad Beginning (Series of Unfortunate Events #1)





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

Thursday, July 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!




Thursday, July 16th at 7:00 p.m.

We are very pleased to welcome actor and bestselling author Chris Colfer to the bookstore for a reading and a signing of his new book, The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms. The Masked Man is on the loose in the Land of Stories, and it's up to Alex and Conner Bailey to stop him...except Alex has been thrown off the Fairy Council, and no one will believe they're in danger. With only the help of the ragtag group of Goldilocks, Jack, Red Riding Hood, and Mother Goose and her gander, Lester, the Bailey twins discover the Masked Man's secret scheme: He possesses a powerful magic potion that turns every book it touches into a portal, and he is recruiting an army of literature's greatest villains! Fairy tales and classic stories collide in the fourth adventure in the bestselling Land of Stories series as the twins travel beyond the kingdoms! "In The Land of Stories, Colfer showcases his talent for crafting fancifully imaginative plots and multidimensional characters." -Los Angeles Times


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