Events

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:: December Readings & Talks 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 Pinterest page.

Please note: our weekly Children’s Storytimes and hosted book discussion groups take a break this month (with the exception of the first-Tuesday group, The Elliott Bay Book Group) for all the holiday bustle. Look for stories to resume on Saturdays, and book groups to begin again in January.



JESSE HAGOPIAN

More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing

Tuesday, December 2nd at 7:00 PM 

THE ELLIOTT BAY BOOK GROUP

Shibumi

Tuesday, December 2nd at 6:30 PM 

AKIRA KUROSAWA’s Seven Samurai Sixtieth Anniversary Screening

Everything I Know about Filmmaking I Learned Watching Seven Samurai 

Thursday, December 4th at 7:00 PM

at Northwest Film Forum 

TICKETED EVENT 

RICHARD FORD

Let Me Be Frank With You

Thursday, December 4th at 7:00 PM

at Seattle Central Public Library 

**SOLD OUT** 

EDWARD O. WILSON 

The Meaning of Human Existence

Thursday, December 4th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle 

SHELLY ORIA

with KRISTEN MILLARES YOUNG

New York 1, Tel Aviv 0

Friday, December 5th at 7:00 PM 

 

DONG-WON KIM

New Worlds of Science: The Heritage of East Asia Lecture Series 

“Images of Science and Technology in South and North Korea” 

Saturday, December 6th at 9:30 AM

at Seattle Asian Art Museum

TICKETED EVENT 

 

ST. PETERS HOLIDAY ARTS, CRAFTS and BOOK FAIR

Saturday, December 6th

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

at St. Peter's Episcopal Church 

Postcard Front

URBAN CRAFT UPRISING

Saturday, December 6th - Sunday, December 7th

at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall 

WAVERLY FITZGERALD & CURTIS COLBERT

writing as "WAVERLY CURTIS"

The Chihuahua Always Sniffs Twice

Saturday, December 6th at 7:00 PM 

MARY RANDLETT & FRANCES McCUE

Mary Randlett Portraits

Sunday, December 7th at 2:00 PM

at Seattle Central Public Library 

TERRY MARTIN & ELISSA BALL

The Light You Find & The Punks Are Writing Love Songs

Sunday, December 7th at 3:00 PM 

SEATTLE PLAYWRIGHTS CIRCLE presents:

Car Toys​

Sunday, December 7th at 6:00 PM

$5 Suggested Donation 

MARTHA SILANO, SUZANNE PAOLA & LORRAINE HEALEY group reading

St. Peter’s B List: Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints

Monday, December 8th at 7:00 PM 

JOHN MARZLUFF

Welcome to Subirdia

Tuesday, December 9th at 7:00 PM 

 

ROBIN K.WRIGHT & KATHRYN BUNN-MARCUSE

In the Spirit of the Ancestors: Contemporary Northwest Coast Art at the Burke Museum

Thursday, December 11th at 7:00 PM

at Seattle Central Public Library 

 

 

ROBBIE ROGERS

Coming Out to Play

Thursday, December 11th at 7:00 PM 

 

AMIN GHAZIANI

There Goes the Gayborhood? 

Friday, December 12th at 7:00 PM 

HAROON K. ULLAH

The Bargain from the Bazaar: A Family’s Day of Reckoning in Lahore

Saturday, December 13th at 2:00 PM

at Seattle Central Public Library 

ANDREW HODGES

Alan Turing: The Enigma 

Monday, December 15th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

Minor Matters Books

 

MICHELLE DUNN MARSH with MINOR MATTERS

Here I Am, What Could Be, & Prizmism

Monday, December 15th at 7:00 PM 

 

LAWRENCE MATSUDA & ROGER SHIMOMURA

Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner: Poetry & Artwork Inspired by Japanese American Experiences

Tuesday, December 16th at 7:00 PM 

 

KSENIYA MELNIK

Snow in May

Thursday, December 18th at 7:00 PM 

 

MIRANDA JULY

The First Bad Man

Friday, January 23rd at 7:30 PM

at Neptune Theater

TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 6th