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JUNE 2016

FOREST / FAMILY / GRACE

Readings & Events at The Elliott Bay Book Company

An average of ten times a week we are proud to present author readings and events in the intimate yet casual setting of our reading room, a book-lined room that accommodates small and large audiences alike. Readings are generally free of charge and seating is on a first come, first serve basis. A question and answer period and author 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, a detailed calendar of our upcoming readings and events. Please check our website (or call us at 206-624-6600) 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, Twitter, and Instagram pages. We look forward to seeing you! 

 

 

 

PJ LIBRARY: NEIGHBORHOOD SONG & STORY

Wednesday, June 1st at 11:30 a.m.

Kid's Event

 

 

 

JUSTIN CRONIN with MARY ANN GWINN

The City of Mirrors

Wednesday, June 1st at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

BARBARA BRENNER Memorial Reading with BARBARA SJOHOLM, SUSIE LAMPERT, & OTHERS

So Much to Be Done: The Writings of Breast Cancer Activist Barbara Brenner

Thursday, June 2nd at 7:00 p.m.
 
 

 

 

STEPHANIE DANLER

Sweetbitter

Friday, June 3rd at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME for ages 2 and up

Saturday, June 4th at 11:00 a.m.

Kid's Event

 

 

WILLIAM O'DALY

The Road to Isla Negra

Saturday, June 4th at 7:00 p.m.

 

--CANCELED--

SEATTLE7WRITERS BOOKISH BRUNCH featuring DEB CALETTI, GARTH STEIN, & Many More

Sunday, June 5th at 11:00 a.m. 

Mt. Baker Community Club

Ticketed Event

 

 

 

RUTH OZEKI

The Face: A Time Code

Sunday, June 5th at 3:00 p.m.

 

CLINT HILL & LISA McCUBBIN

 Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford 

Monday, June 6th at 7:00 p.m. 

 

 

 

 

ELLIOTT BAY BOOK GROUP

The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth

Tuesday, June 7th at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

JUNG YOUNG MOON

Vaseline Buddha

Tuesday, June 7th at 7:00 p.m.

Seattle Asian Art Museum

Ticketed Event

 

 

PETER SELGIN

The Inventors: a Memoir

Tuesday, June 7th at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

PJ LIBRARY: NEIGHBORHOOD SONG & STORY

Wednesday, June 8th at 11:30 a.m.

Kid's Event

 

 

 

YAA GYASI

Homegoing

Wednesday, June 8th at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

THE ELLIOTT BAY UNDERGROUND: YA Book Group for readers grades 6 – 12

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

Kid's Event

 

 

 

MO WILLEMS

The Thank You Book

Thursday, June 9th at 7:00 p.m.

Ticketed Event

 

 

 

JULES BOYKOFF

Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics

Friday, June 10th at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME for ages 2 and up

Saturday, June 11th at 11:00 a.m.

Kid's Event

 

 

JAMIE BRICKHOUSE

Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze, Sex, and My Mother

Saturday, June 11th at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

OUR CIRCLE OF BREATH: An Afternoon of Poetry, Art and Music featuring STUART DEMPSTER, JOHN LEVY, DON MEE CHOI, DONALD COLE & ALAN CHONG LAU

Float Among What Sails & Spirals

Sunday, June 12th at 3:00 p.m.

 

 

 

JUDITH FREEMAN

The Latter Days

Monday, June 13th at 7 p.m.

 

 

ELLIOTT BAY GLOBAL ISSUES BOOK GROUP

Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now by Aayan Hirsi Ali

Tuesday, June 14th at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

LYDIA MILLET with STACEY LEVINE

Sweet lamb of Heaven

Tuesday, June 14th at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

PJ LIBRARY: NEIGHBORHOOD SONG & STORY

Wednesday, June 15th at 11:30 a.m.

Kid's Event

 

 

 

PAULS TOUTONGHI

Dog Gone: a Lost Pet’s Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home

Wednesday, June 15th at 7 p.m.

 

 

ARTHUR LUBOW with JEN GRAVES

 Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer

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

 

 

ROBERT MILLIS

 Indian Talking Machine

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

Seattle Asian Art Museum

Ticketed Event

 

 

 

TRACY BARONE with MARIA SEMPLE

Happy Family

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

Seattle Public Central Library

Fourth Floor - Room 1

Free Admission

 

 

 

 

TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS

The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks

Thursday, June 16th at 7:30 p.m.

Town Hall Seattle

Ticketed Event

 

 

 

 

ALEXIS SMITH

Marrow Island

Friday, June 17th at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME for ages 2 and up

Saturday, June 18th at 11:00 a.m.

Kid's Event

 

 

MOIRA WEIGEL

Labor of Love

Saturday, June 18th at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

Happy Father's Day!

Sunday, June 19th

All Day!

 

 

SHERMAN ALEXIE

Thunder Boy, Jr.

Sunday, June 19th at 3:00 p.m.

 

 

DAN-EL PADILLA PERALTA

Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League

Sunday, June 19th at 3:00 p.m.

 

 

TERRY MCMILLAN

I Almost Forgot About You

Monday, June 20th at 7:00 p.m.

Seattle Public Central Library

Free Admission

 

 

ROXANNE VARZI

Last Scene Underground: An Ethnographic Novel of Iran

Monday, June 20th at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

SPECULATIONS: ELLIOTT BAY SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOK GROUP

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Tuesday, June 21st at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

BEN EHRENREICH

The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine

Tuesday, June 21st at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

PJ LIBRARY: NEIGHBORHOOD SONG & STORY 

Wednesday, June 22nd at 11:30 a.m.

 

 

 

NATASHIA DEÓN

Grace

Wednesday, June 22nd at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

ALAIN DE BOTTON

The Course of Love

Wednesday, June 22nd at 7:00 p.m.

Seattle Public Central Library

Free Admission

 

 

 

SARU JAYARAMAN

Forked: A New Standard for American Dining 

Wednesday, June 22nd at 7:30 p.m.

Town Hall Seattle 

Ticketed Event

 

 

 

CHUCK KLOSTERMAN

But What If We’re Wrong?

Thursday, June 23rd at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

ANNIE PROULX with DAVID LASKIN

Barkskins

Thursday, June 23rd at 7:30 p.m.

Temple De Hirsch Sinai

Ticketed Event

 

 

 

IAN FRAZIER

Hogs Wild: Selected Reporting Pieces

Friday, June 24th at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

DAVID DALEY

Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy

Friday, June 24th at 7:30 p.m.

Town Hall Seattle

Ticketed Event

 

 

 

 

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME for ages 2 and up

Saturday, June 25th at 11:00 a.m.

Kid's Event

 

 

 

MAX PORTER

Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

Saturday, June 25th at 7:00 P.m.

 

 

BILL LASCHER

Eve of a Hundred Midnights: The Star-Crossed Love Story of Two WWII Correspondents and their Epic Escape Across the Pacific

Sunday, June 26th at 3:00 p.m.

 

 

PAMELA ROYES with DAVID LASKIN

Temperance Creek: a Memoir

Monday, June 27th at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

CHUCK PALAHNIUK Book Signing

Fight Club 2

Tuesday, June 28th at 4:00 p.m.

Ticketed Event

 

 

SLOANE CROSLEY with DEANNA DUFF

The Clasp

Tuesday, June 28th at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

PJ LIBRARY: NEIGHBORHOOD SONG & STORY

Wednesday, June 29th at 11:30 a.m.

Kid's Event

 

 

 

DESIREE COOPER & TARA CONKLIN

Know the Mother

Wednesday, June 29th at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

DORTHE NORS

So Much for That Winter

Thursday, June 30th at 6:30 p.m.

Seattle Public Library - Capitol Hill Branch

Free Admission

 

 

MIDGE RAYMOND

My Last Continent

Thursday, June 30th at 7:00 p.m.

 

FOREST / FAMILY/ GRACE acknowledges three very different, powerful, historically-based novels with present-day resonance being read here this month: Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing (at Elliott Bay, June 8) and Annie Proulx’s Barkskins (June 23 at Temple De Hirsch Sinai, presented by Seattle Arts & Lectures), and Natashia Deón’s Grace (Elliott Bay, June 22). Abusa te sɛ kwaɛ. The family is like the forest: if you are outside it is dense; if you are inside you see each tree has its own position.” - Akan Proverb (from Homegoing).