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:: April 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.
 
 
 

THOMAS McGUANE

Crow Fair: Stories

Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00 PM

JIM MOORE with MARTHA SILANO

Underground: New and Selected Poems 

Thursday, April 2nd at 7:00 PM

JUDITH ROCHE & margareta waterman

All Fire, All Water denouement

Friday, April 3rd at 7:00 PM

CHILDREN'S STORYTIME

Saturday, April 4th at 11:00 AM

LAURA DA’

Tributaries 

Monday, April 6th at 7:00 PM

ELLIOTT BAY BOOK GROUP

Lev Grossman's The Magicians

Tuesday, April 7th at 6:30 PM

TOMMY WALLACH

We All Looked Up

Tuesday, April 7th at 7:00 PM

MATTHEW B. CRAWFORD

The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction

Wednesday, April 8th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT

THE ELLIOTT BAY UNDERGROUND

Teen book group // Grades 6-12

Thursday, April 9th at 6:30 PM

CAL WINSLOW

E.P. Thompson and the Making of the New Left

Thursday, April 9th at 7:00 PM

AMBER DAWN, VIVEK SHRAYA & LEAH HORLICK

with IMANI SIMS & ANIL VORA

Where The Words End and My Body BeginsShe of the MountainsFor Your Own Good

Friday, April 10th at 7:00 PM

CHILDREN'S STORYTIME

Saturday, April 11th at 11:00 AM

JOHN C. HAMPSEY

Kaufman’s Hill: a Memoir

Saturday, April 11th at 7:00 PM

CHRIS HOKE

Wanted:A Spiritual Pursuit Through Jail, Among Outlaws, and Across Borders

Sunday, April 12th at 3:00 PM

SEATTLE PLAYWRIGHTS CIRCLE presents:

A Little Misunderstanding

Sunday, April 12th at 6:00 PM

$5 Suggested Donation

PER PETTERSON

I Refuse

Monday, April 13th at 7:00 PM

at Seattle Public Library - Central Branch

ELLIOTT BAY GLOBAL ISSUES & ETHICS BOOK GROUP

Vijay Prashad's The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World 

Tuesday, April 14th at 6:30 PM

PATRICE VECCHIONE

Step Into Nature: Nurturing Imagination and Spirit in Everyday Life

Tuesday, April 14th at 7:00 PM

BRUCE BARCOTT

Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America

Wednesday, April 15th at 7:00 PM

T.C. BOYLE

The Harder They Come

Wednesday, April 15th at 7:30 PM

at The Sorrento Hotel

TICKETED EVENT

PETER COYOTE

The Rainman’s Third Cure: An Irregular Education

Thursday, April 16th at 7:00 PM

at Seattle Public Library - Central Branch

ROBERT D. PUTNAM

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis

Thursday, April 16th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT

MARIAN PALAIA

The Given World

Friday April 17th at 7:00 PM

CHILDREN'S STORYTIME

Saturday, April 18th at 11:00 AM

ANTHONY ALVARADO

D.I.Y. Magic: a Strange and Whimsical Guide to Creativity 

Saturday, April 18th at 7:00 PM

JENNIFER TEEGE

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past 

Sunday, April 19th at 3:00 PM

AMBER TAMBLYN

Dark Sparkler

Monday, April 20th at 7:00 PM

TICKETED EVENT

SPECULATIONS: ELLIOTT BAY SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOK GROUP

Robert Jackson Bennett's City of Stairs

Tuesday, April 21st at 6:30 PM

ANN PACKER with NANCY PEARL

The Children’s Crusade 

Tuesday, April 21st at 7:00 PM

BRUCE BARCOTT & CHRISTIAN HAGESETH

Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America Big Weed: An Entrepreneur’s High-Stakes Adventures in the Budding Legal Marijuana Business

Tuesday, April 21st at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT

Hover

ERIN MALONE

Hover

Wednesday, April 22nd at 7:00 PM

CHRIS SCOFIELD

The Shark Curtain

Friday, April 24th at 7:00 PM

SANDY TOLAN

Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land

Friday, April 24th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT

CHILDREN'S STORYTIME

Saturday, April 25th at 11:00 AM

MAGGIE MESSITT & WENDY CALL

with KRISTEN MILLARES YOUNG

The Rainy Season: Three Lives in the New South AfricaNo Word for Welcome

Saturday, April 25th at 7:00 PM

Electrical Theories of Femininity, Sarah Mangold

DONNA STONECIPHER & SARAH MANGOLD

Model CityElectrical Theories of Femininity

Sunday, April 26th at 3:00 PM

BRIAN TURNER & SUSAN RICH

My Life As A Foreign Country & Cloud Pharmacy

Monday, April 27th at 7:00 PM

JAMES BRADLEY

The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia

Monday, April 27th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT

GREG ILES

The Bone Tree

Tuesday, April 28th at 7:00 PM

RICHARD WAGAMESE & SHERMAN ALEXIE

Medicine Walk

Tuesday, April 28th at 7:00 PM

at Seattle Public Library - Central Branch

DAVID BROOKS

The Road to Character

Wednesday, April 29th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT

SAM QUINONES

Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

Wednesday, April 29th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT

GAYLE TZEMACH LEMMON

Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield

Thursday, April 30th at 7:00 PM

PHILIP GLASS

Words Without Music 

Wednesday, May 13th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT

NEAL STEPHENSON

Seveneves

Monday, May 18th at 7:30 PM

at Seattle First Baptist Church

TICKETED EVENT