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:: October 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.

 

JOSEPH O'NEILL

The Dog

Wednesday, October 1st at 7:00 PM

at Seattle Central Public Library 

COURTNEY MORENO

In Case of Emergency

Wednesday, October 1st at 7:00 PM 

SAM HARRIS

Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

Wednesday, October 1st at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

CHRIS TAYLOR

How Star Wars Conquered the Universe

Wednesday, October 1st at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

ALIX CHRISTIE

Gutenberg’s Apprentice

Thursday, October 2nd at 7:00 PM 

LUCINDA FRANKS

Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me 

Thursday, October 2nd at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 

ERIKA T. WURTH, CASANDRA LOPEZ, & ELISSA WASHUTA

Three Native Prose Writers

Friday, October 3rd at 7:00 PM

at Richard Hugo House

 

BESSEL VAN DER KOLK, M.D.

The Body Keeps the Score

Friday, October 3rd at 7:00 PM 

 

CHRISTOPHER CULLEN

“What’s Up There? Understanding the Heavens in China” 

Saturday, October 4th at 9:30 AM

at Seattle Asian Art Museum

TICKETED EVENT 

 

CHILDREN'S STORYTIME

Saturday, October 4th at 11:00 AM

KID'S EVENT 

FAREL DALRYMPLE

The Wrenchies

Saturday, October 4th at 7:00 PM 

 

JACK STRAW WRITERS PROGRAM

Group Reading

Sunday, October 5th at 3:00 PM

 

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SEATTLE PLAYWRIGHT’S CIRCLE

Where Do We Start?

Sunday, October 5th at 6:00 PM

$5 Suggested Donation

 

 

STEVE ALMOND, DAVID SHIELDS & WHITNEY OTTO

on Monday Night Football: The Throwdown

Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto

Monday, October 6th at 8:30 PM

at Richard Hugo House

TICKETED EVENT

 

PAUL STEINLE & SARAH BROWN

Practicing Journalism: the Power and the Purpose of the Fourth Estate

Monday, October 6th at 7:00 PM

at Seattle Central Public Library 

BEN LERNER

10:04

Monday, October 6th at 7:00 PM 

ELLIOTT BAY BOOK GROUP

Etty Hillesum: An Interrupted Life and Letters from Westerbork  

Tuesday, October 7th at 6:30 PM 

SETH CASTEEL

Underwater Puppies

Tuesday, October 7th at 7:00 PM 

CRISTINA EISENBERG

The Carnivore Way

Tuesday, October 7th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

DEBRENA JACKSON GANDY

The Love Lies

Wednesday, October 8th at 7:00 PM 

KAY RYAN

Word Works: Kay Ryan on Rhyme

Wednesday, October 8th at 7:00 PM

at Richard Hugo House

TICKETED EVENT 

 

SUZY VITELLO & JENNIFER LONGO

presented by The Underground

The Empress Chronicles & Six Feet Over It

Thursday, October 9th at 6:30 PM 

 

CORNEL WEST

Black Prophetic Fire

Thursday, October 9th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

Washington State Book Awards: Come Find Out the Winners!

WASHINGTON STATE BOOK AWARDS

Ceremony & Booksignings

Friday, October 10th at 7:00 PM

at Seattle Central Public Library 

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REYKJAVIK WRITING JAM

with BRAGI ÓLAFSSON & KAREN FINNEYFROCK

Friday, October 10th at 7:00 PM 

Part of the campaign for Seattle to become a UNESCO City of Literature 

 

DONALD HARPER

“The Human Body and the Idea of Health in Early China” 

Saturday, October 11th at 9:30 AM

at Seattle Asian Art Museum

TICKETED EVENT

 

CHILDREN'S STORYTIME

Saturday, October 11th at 11:00 AM

KID'S EVENT 

ELIZABETH ENSLIN

While the Gods Were Sleeping

Saturday, October 11th at 7:00 PM 

ALISON HAWTHORNE DEMING

Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit 

Sunday, October 12th at 3:00 PM 

MARLON JAMES

A Brief History of Seven Killings

Monday, October 13th at 7:00 PM 

JOHN LANCHESTER with STEVE SCHER

How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say – and What It Really Means

Monday, October 13th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

ELLIOTT BAY GLOBAL ISSUES BOOK GROUP

The Deserters: A Hidden History of World War II

Tuesday, October 14th at 6:30 PM 

MARY RANDLETT & FRANCES McCUE

Mary Randlett Portraits

Tuesday, October 14th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

JAMES McBRIDE

The Good Lord Bird

Wednesday, October 15th at 7:00 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

BENJAMIN PARZYBOK & RYAN BOUDINOT

Sherwood Nation Blueprints of the Afterlife

Wednesday, October 15th at 7:00 PM 

KATHERINE HILL

The Violet Hour

Thursday, October 16th at 7:00 PM 

 

DEAN YOUNG, RU FREEMAN, ELISSA WASHUTA, & ED SKOOG

Hugo Literary Series: Rough Day 

Friday, October 17th at 7:30 PM

at Richard Hugo House

TICKETED EVENT 

 

 

LIU XINYI

“Chinese Food and the World System in Prehistory” 

Saturday, October 18th at 9:30 AM

at Seattle Asian Art Museum

TICKETED EVENT 

 

CHILDREN'S STORYTIME

Saturday, October 18th at 11:00 AM

KID'S EVENT 

PAOLO GIORDANO

The Human Body

Saturday, October 18th at 7:00 PM 

SPECULATIONS: ELLIOTT BAY SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOK GROUP

Fiend

Tuesday, October 21st at 6:30 PM 

PAUL ROBERTS

The Impulse Society: America in the Age of Instant Gratification

Tuesday, October 21st at 7:00 PM 

LOLA LAFON

We Are the Birds of the Coming Storm

Wednesday, October 22nd at 6:00 PM

at Alliance Française de Seattle 

ERIC LIU

A Chinaman's Chance

Wednesday, October 22nd at 7:00 PM

at Seattle Central Public Library 

KATHA POLLITT

Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights 

Wednesday, October 22nd at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 

SEATTLE LIT CRAWL

Multiple venues & times, see link for more details 

Thursday, October 23rd 

 

EIMEAR McBRIDE

A Girl is a Half-formed Thing 

Thursday, October 23rd at 7:00 PM

PART OF LIT CRAWL 

JODI PICOULT

Leaving Time

Friday, October 24th at 7:00 PM

at Seattle Central Public Library 

 

ROBERT BAGLEY

“Ancient Chinese Metalworking Art and Technology” 

Saturday, October 25th at 9:30 AM

at Seattle Asian Art Museum 

TICKETED EVENT 

 

CHILDREN'S STORYTIME

Saturday, October 25th at 11:00 AM 

KID'S STORYTIME 

 

RAIN CITY PRODUCTIONS

presents Manifesto v. 4

Saturday, October 25th at 2:00 PM

 

ROBERT HORTON

Frankenstein

Saturday, October 25th at 7:00 PM 

BRENDA PETERSON

Your Life is a Book: How to Craft & Publish Your Memoir

Sunday, October 26th at 7:00 PM

at Richard Hugo House 

AZAR NAFISI

The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books

Monday, October 27th at 7:00 PM

at Seattle Central Public Library 

JIM DWYER

More Awesome Than Money: Four Boys and Their Heroic Quest to Save Your Privacy from Facebook

Monday, October 27th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

URBAN WAITE

Sometimes the Wolf

Tuesday, October 28th at 7:00 PM 

CHARLES D’AMBROSIO

Loitering: New & Collected Essays

Thursday, October 30th at 7:00 PM 

NICOLA GRIFFITH

Hild

Friday, October 31st at 7:00 PM