Events


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:: June 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.

 

 

MAYA LANG

The Sixteenth of June

Sunday, June 1st at 3:00 PM 

 

GEOFF DYER

Another Great Day at Sea

Monday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM

at Seattle Public Central Library 

 

KARL OVE KNAUSGAARD

My Struggle (Books 1-3)

Monday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM 

 

ELLIOTT BAY FICTION BOOK GROUP

Sputnik Sweetheart

Tuesday, June 3rd at 6:30 PM 

 

ROZ CHAST

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant 

Tuesday, June 3rd at 7:00 PM 

 

 

DAN BARBER with NANCY LESON

The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food 

Tuesday, June 3rd at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 

DAVID PEACE

Red or Dead 

Wednesday, June 4th at 7:00 PM 

 

DAVID SAX

The Tastemakers: Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue 

Wednesday, June 4th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 

ROXANE GAY

An Untamed State

Thursday, June 5th at 7:00 PM 

 

REBECCA SOLNIT

Savage DreamsMen Explain Things to MeThe Faraway Nearby & Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas

Thursday, June 5th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 

COURTNEY COLLINS

The Untold

Friday, June 6th at 7:00 PM 

 

CHILDREN'S STORYTIME

Saturday, June 7th at 11:00 AM

KID'S EVENT 

 

NATHAN DEUEL

Friday Was the Bomb: Five Years in the Middle East 

Saturday, June 7th at 7:00 PM 

 

 

DISMANTLE: a VONA Voices group reading

Dismantle: An Anthology of Writing from the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop 

Sunday, June 8th at 2:00 PM

at Seattle Public Library - Columbia Branch 

 

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY PLAYWRIGHTS

The Embodied Word

Sunday, June 8th at 3:00 PM 

 

KATHRYN MA

The Year She Left Us

Monday, June 9th at 7:00 PM 

 

 

ELLIOTT BAY GLOBAL ISSUES & ETHICS BOOK GROUP

Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play

Tuesday, June 10th at 6:30 PM 

 

TOM RACHMAN

The Rise & Fall of Great Powers

Tuesday, June 10th at 7:00 PM 

 

SMITH HENDERSON

Fourth of July Creek

Wednesday, June 11th at 7:00 PM 

 

THE ELLIOTT BAY UNDERGROUND

Thursday, June 12th at 6:30 PM 

 

MICHAEL DALEY & ROMINA MIKA with translations of LUCIA GAZZINO and JUDITH SKILLMAN

Alter MundusThe Phoenix: New and Selected Poems 2007 to 2013 & Broken Lines – The Art & Craft of Poetry

Thursday, June 12th at 7:00 PM

POETRY EVENT

 

 

ZEYNEP TON with Richard Galanti, Sally Clark & Maureen Conway

The Good Jobs Strategy 

Friday, June 13th at 4:00 PM

at Town Hall Seattle 

 

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME

Saturday, June 14th at 11:00 AM

KID'S EVENT 

 

J. Fenwick Lansdowne

TONY ANGELL

J. Fenwick Lansdowne

Saturday, June 14th at 2:00 PM 

 

LISA SEE

China Dolls

Saturday, June 14th at 7:00 PM

TICKETED EVENT 

 

THREE MINUS ONE group reading

Three Minus One: Stories of Parents’ Love & Loss

Sunday, June 15th at 3:00 PM 

 

ROBERT MICHAEL PYLE

Evolution of the Genus Iris

Monday, June 16th at 7:00 PM

POETRY EVENT 

 

SPECULATIONS: ELLIOTT BAY SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOK GROUP

The Best of All Possible Worlds

Tuesday, June 17th at 6:30 PM 

 

 

GLENN GREENWALD

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State 

Tuesday, June 17th at 7:00 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 

ANDY HALL

Denali’s Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America’s Wildest Peak

Tuesday, June 17th at 7:00 PM 

 

KAREN FINNEYFROCK

Starbird Murphy and the World Outside

Wednesday, June 18th at 7:00 PM

at Richard Hugo House 

 

ALEX TIZON

Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self

Wednesday, June 18th at 7:00 PM 

 

THOMAS BELLER with DOROTHY LOBRANO GUTH

J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist 

Thursday, June 19th at 7:00 PM 

 

 

JORDAN ELLENBERG

How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

Thursday, June 19th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 

HEATHER BRITTAIN BERGSTROM

Steal the North

Friday, June 20th at 7:00 PM 

 

 

SEATTLE7WRITERS Book Club Brunch featuring DANIEL JAMES BROWN

The Boys in the Boat

Saturday, June 21st at 10:00 AM

at The Mount Baker Community Club

TICKETED EVENT 

 

CHILDREN'S STORYTIME

Saturday, June 21st at 11:00 AM

KID'S EVENT 

 

J. MICHAEL HOLLOWAY

Dreaming Bears: a Gwich’in Storyteller, a Southern Doctor, a Wild Corner of Alaska 

Saturday, June 21st at 2:00 PM 

 

AARON BURCH

with special guest LUKE GOEBEL 

Backswing

Saturday, June 21st at 7:00 PM 

 

JAMES S.A. COREY

Cibola Burn

Sunday, June 22nd at 3:00 PM 

 

ALEXI ZENTNER, URBAN WAITE, & JENNIFER MURPHY

The Lobster KingsThe Carrion Birds & I Love You More  

Sunday, June 22nd at 7:00 PM

at Richard Hugo House 

 

NOAH LEVINE

Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction

Tuesday, June 24th at 7:00 PM

at The Recovery Café 

 

DEBORAH RODRIGUEZ

Margarita Wednesdays: Making a New Life by the Mexican Sea 

Tuesday, June 24th at 7:00 PM 

 

JEFFERY RENARD ALLEN

Song of the Shank

Wednesday, June 25th at 7:00 PM

at The Northwest African American Museum

TICKETED EVENT 

 

LILY KING

Euphoria

Wednesday, June 25th at 7:00 PM 

 

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SONORA JHA

Foreign

Thursday, June 26th at 7:00 PM

at Seattle University 

 

LISA HOWORTH

Flying Shoes

Thursday, June 26th at 7:00 PM 

 

 

YUKARI IWATANI KANE

Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs

Thursday, June 26th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 

 

TOM ROBBINS

* SOLD OUT * 

Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life

Thursday, June 26th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

This event is sold out. 

 

POROCHISTA KHAKPOUR

The Last Illusion 

Friday, June 27th at 7:00 PM 

 

DAMIEN ECHOLS & LORRI DAVIS

Yours for Eternity: A Love Story on Death Row

Friday, June 27th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME

Saturday, June 28th at 11:00 AM

KID'S EVENT 

 

Seattle Iranian Festival 2014

SEATTLE IRANIAN FESTIVAL with POROCHISTA KHAKPOUR & Others

Saturday, June 28th 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

at Seattle Center House 

 

BILL PORTER

Yellow River Odyssey

Saturday, June 28th at 2:00 PM 

 

JEAN KWOK

Mambo in Chinatown

Saturday, June 28th at 7:00 PM 

 

 

WORDS ON WATER: EYE ON INDIA with RANA DASGUPTA, INDU SUNDARESAN, RAVI VENKATESAN, and Friends

Capital: The Eruption of Delhi & Conquering the Chaos: Win in India, Win Everywhere

Sunday, June 29th at 3:00 PM

at Seattle Asian Art Museum

TICKETED EVENT 

 

TAI MOSES

Zooburbia: Meditations on the Wild Animals Among Us 

Monday, June 30th at 7:00 PM