Events


ALL THE LIGHT

:: May Readings, Talks & Signings at Elliott Bay Book Company 2014 ::

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 Pinterest page.

 

KATHLEEN FLENNIKEN & NANCY DICKEMAN with FRIENDS

Plume

Thursday, May 1st at 7:00 PM 

POETRY EVENT 

 

THOM HARTMANN

The Crash of 2016

Thursday, May 1st at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 

BONNIE HENDERSON

Wish You Happy Forever

Friday, May 2nd at 7:00 PM

 

HANNAH VIANO

S is for Salmon

Saturday, May 3rd at 11:00 AM 

KID'S EVENT 

 

DOUGLAS WATSON & PETER MOUNTFORD

Moody Fellow Finds Love and Then Dies & The Dismal Science

Saturday, April 3rd at 7:00 PM

 

VIOLET S. LAW

Voices from Tibet  

Sunday, May 4th at 3:00 PM 

 

SEATTLE PLAYWRIGHTS GUILD

"First Looks" Series

Sunday, May 4th at 6:00 PM

$5 Suggested Donation 

 

DIANA BUTLER BASS

Christianity after Religion & A People's History of Christianity

Monday, May 5th at 6:30 PM

at Seattle First Baptist Church

TICKETED EVENT 

 

STEVE EARLY, ARUN GUPTA & the SEATTLE LABOR CHORUS

Love, Loss, and LongingLecture Series

Monday, May 5th at 7:00 AM

 

MORLEY

If You're Reading This, There's Still Time

Tuesday, May 6th at 7:00 PM 

 

 

ELLIOTT BAY FICTION BOOK GROUP

True Grit

Tuesday, May 6th at 6:30 PM 

 

SANDRA TSING LOH

The Madwoman in the Volvo 

Tuesday, May 6th at 7:30 PM 

at Town Hall Seattle 

TICKETED EVENT

 

BEN ROSS

Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism

Wednesday, May 7th at 7:00 PM

 

SEBASTIAN BARRY

The Temporary Gentleman

Wednesday, May 7th at 7:00 PM 

at Seattle Public Central Library 

 Fragments subtext

FRAGMENTS Journal: An Evening of Literature and Visual Art from Seattle University

Thursday, May 8th at 5:00 PM

 

THE ELLIOTT BAY UNDERGROUND

YA Book Group for readers aged 13 – 17 NEW!

Thursday, May 8th at 6:30 PM 

KID'S EVENT 

 

ANTHONY DOERR

All the Light We Cannot See

Thursday, May 8th at 7:00 PM 

 

Lambda Award Finalists Reading with NICOLA GRIFFITH, MATTILDA BERNSTEIN SYCAMORE, CHAVISA WOODS, L.C. CHASE, AMBER DAWN, ROMA RAYE & EVAN PETERSON

Friday, May 9th at 7:00 PM 

 

 

BARBARA BROWN TAYLOR

Learning to Walk in the Dark

Friday, May 9th at 7:00 PM 

at Seattle First Baptist Church 

 

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME

Saturday, May 10th at 11:00 AM

KID'S EVENT 

 

TONY KUSHNER with DAN SAVAGE

“A Savage Chat with Tony Kushner” 

Saturday, May 10th at 2:00 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 

TEENY LAMOTHE with DANI CONE

Teeny's Tour of Pie

Saturday, May 10th at 2:00 PM 

JULIA GLASS

And the Dark Scared Night

Monday, May 12th at 7:00 PM

 

SEATTLE GIRLS SCHOOL group reading

Tuesday, May 13th at 6:00 PM

KID'S EVENT 

 

ELLIOTT BAY GLOBAL ISSUES & ETHICS BOOK GROUP

The New Jim Crow

Tuesday, May 13th at 6:30 PM 

 

ADELLE WALDMAN

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

Wednesday, May 14th at 7:00 PM 

 

ROBERT E. BUSWELL, Jr.

The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

Wednesday, May 14th at 7:00 PM

at Seattle Asian Art Museum - Stimson Auditorium

 

RICK ATKINSON

The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945

Wednesday, May 14th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle 

TICKETED EVENT 

 

CAMERON J. CAMP

"The Dementia-Friendly Community"

Thursday, May 15th at 6:00 PM

at Town Hall Seattle 

TICKETED EVENT 

EVA STACHNIAK

Empress of the Night

Thursday, May 15th at 7:00 PM 

 

KEVIN O’BRIEN

Tell Me You're Sorry

Friday, May 16th at 7:00 PM 

 

INDIES FIRST CHILDREN’S STORYTIME

Saturday, May 17th 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

KID'S EVENT 

 

LINDA LAWRENCE HUNT

Pilgrimage Through Loss

Saturday, May 17th at 2:00 PM 

 Authors Gone Wild: A Celebration of Bookish Proportions

AUTHORS GONE WILD: A CELEBRATION OF BOOKISH PROPORTIONS with SEATTLE7WRITERS and More

Saturday, May 17th at 7:00 PM

at Seattle Public Central Library 

 

EDGE REUNION GROUP READING

Sunday, May 18th at 3:00 PM 

 

JOSEPH BOYDEN

The Orenda

Monday, May 19th at 7:00 PM 

 

SAM CHALTAIN

Our School: Searching for Community in the Era of Choice

Monday, May 19th at 7:00 PM

at Seattle Public Central Library 

 

JOSHUA P. HOWE

Behind the Curve

Monday, May 19th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 

SAM KEAN

The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons

Tuesday, May 20th at 6:00 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 

SPECULATIONS: ELLIOTT BAY SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOK GROUP

Annihilation

Tuesday, May 20th at 6:30 PM 

 

PETER HELLER

The Painter

Tuesday, May 20th at 7:00 PM 

 

KATHLEEN FREESE

The Cosmic Cocktail

Tuesday, May 20th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 

HOWARD NORMAN

Next Life Might Be Kinder

Wednesday, May 21st at 7:00 PM 

 

PAUL LOEB

The Impossible Will Take a Little While

Thursday, May 22nd at 7:00 PM 

 

JOSH FRANK

The Good Inn

Friday, May 23rd at 7:00 PM 

 

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME

Saturday, May 24th at 11:00 AM

KID'S EVENT 

 

DANIELLE KRYSA

Creative Block

Saturday, May 24th at 7:00 PM 

 

JOSHUA FERRIS

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Tuesday, May 27th at 7:00 PM 

 

EVAN OSNOS

Age of Ambition

Wednesday, May 28th at 7:00 PM

at Seattle Asian Art Museum - Stimson Auditorium 

 

Word Works: Writers on Writing ANTONYA NELSON on Archetypes

Funny Once

Friday, May 30th at 7:00 PM

at Richard Hugo House

TICKETED EVENT 

 

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME

Saturday, May 31st at 11:00 AM

KID'S EVENT 

 

YOUNG WRITERS GROUP READING

Saturday, May 31st at 2:00 PM

KID'S EVENT 

 

BRIAN KOMEI DEMPSTER

Topaz

Saturday, May 31st at 7:00 PM

at NVC Hall

POETRY EVENT