December 2018

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12/01/2018 - 10:00am

Seattle Art Museum
Saturday University with Julie Iezzi
Seattle Art Museum
1300 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Saturday University SOUND TRAVELS: PERFORMING ARTS OF ASIA Fall Lecture Series. This morning the  Saturday University morning fall series on performing arts of Asia conclues with Julie Iezzi, professor of theater at the University of Hawai’i. Her morning subject is “Exploring Kyogen: Comical Drama of Medieval Japan.” Presented by the GARDNER CENTER FOR ASIAN ART AND IDEAS, in partnership with the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON JACKSON SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, SEATTLE UNIVERSITY and ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY.   information and tickets
 

12/01/2018 - 10:00am

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
St. Peter’s Holiday Fair
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
1610 South King Street
Seattle, WA 98144
We’re glad to again participate in St. Peter’s Annual Holiday Fair. The church, founded in 1932, has roots in a mission church established in 1908 by Japanese Anglicans and this holiday fair reflects its Japanese American and multicultural community. Among this year’s offerings are homemade sushi, baked goods and traditional Japanese treats, ornaments, totes, design wear, clothing, children’s crafts, glass art, jewelry and fair trade items. We’ll bring a selection of Japanese American and multicultural-themed fiction and nonfiction, bilingual books, cookbooks, and calendars for children and adults. This year’s fair features a special guest appearance by artist and children’s book author, Sanae Ishida, who will be  signing copies of her books, which include Ba-Chan the Ninja Grandma: An Adventure with Little Kunoichi the Ninja Girl (Little Big Foot/Sasquatch). She’ll also do some live drawing from 11-1 and we’ll have a limited number of gifts (with purchase of Ba-chan). Music, visits from Father Christmas and a raffle with prizes make this a fun stop for holiday shopping. For more information, please call 206.323.5250. Free admission.
 

12/01/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
A Minor Matters Evening with Michelle Dunn Marsh & Friends
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Please join us for this special series of conversations prompted by Minor Matters, the Seattle-based art book publisher that has been producing provocative, beautiful, important books. In four conversations (with visual accompaniment), those who are here today will get some idea as to the depth, range, and excellence of Minor Matters’ work. 4  p.m. - Adrain Chesser in conversation with Michelle Dunn Marsh This in commemoration of World AIDS Day, with Adrain Chesser’s recent I Have Something To Tell You a book germane to that subject. 5 p.m. - Paul Berger, Isaac Layman, Eirik Johnson panel discussion It’s expected that Seattle-based photographers, Paul Berger with MULTIPLEX, Isaac Layman with Home Schooled, and Eirik Johnson with a newly-released Pine, will all be on hand for show and tell. 6:30 p.m. - Negarra A. Kudumu, Nicholas Galanin, and Robert Wade panel discussion Concluding things on a high note, with booksigning to follow, what should be a spirited conversation with curator/writer Negarra Kudumu (who had a hand in All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party and with Nicholas Galanin’s book;  artist Ncholas Galanin, here with Let Them Enter Dancing and Showing Their Faces; and Seattle photographer Robert Wade (also featured in All Power).  
 

12/01/2018 - 7:00pm

Seattle First Baptist Church
The A. Scott Bullitt Lecture In American History Presents Erika Lee
Seattle First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
University of Minnesota Professor Erika Lee, one of the nation’s leading historians of immigration and Asian American history, will present this year’s A. Scott Bullitt Lecture:  “A History of American Xenophobia from Japanese American Incarceration to the ‘Muslim Ban’.” As central as immigration is to U.S. history, Erika Lee posits that the U.S. continues to be a nation of xenophobia. Lee argues that our fear and hatred of foreigners has been an American tradition since the colonial era and has continually compromised and even irreparably damaged our values and our democracy. Tonight she traces the evolution of contemporary xenophobia from the World War Two incarceration of Japanese Americans to the current administration's travel ban in this incredibly timely and relevant event. After her lecture, Dr. Lee will appear in conversation with Tom Ikeda, co-founder and Executive Director of Densho.org. Erika Lee is the author of The Making of Asian America: A History (Simon & Schuster) Presented by SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION, DENSHO & THE ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY. Free/no tickets are necessary.
 

12/01/2018 - 7:00pm

Hugo House
Rebecca Makkai: Making a Scene Craft Talk
Hugo House
1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
As this goes to press, it’s a week before the National Book Awards ceremony, for which Rebecca Makkai and her most recent novel, The Great Believers (Viking), is a finalist. Win or not, just being at this stage of things is an honor, in this case for the author of two previous novels, The Hundred-Year House and The Borrower, along with a story collection, Music for Wartime - all of which have received praise and honors. This evening won’t be a fiction reading, but a talk in Hugo House’s ongoing series related to craft. Presented by HUGO HOUSE.   more information
 
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12/02/2018 - 3:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Seattle Youth Poet Laureate & Writers in the Schools Reading
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Through Seattle Arts and Lectures' Writers in the Schools program, young writers from more than two dozen schools as well as the Seattle Children’s Hospital have created memoirs, poems, and stories. Celebrate with writers, kids, and the Youth Poet Laureate, spoken word performer and educator Azura Mizan Tyabji. Seattle’s Youth Poet Laureate Program identifies young writers who believe in poetry’s power to create positive change in their community. Presented by SEATTLE ARTS & LECTURES/WRITERS IN THE SCHOOLS.
 

12/03/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Rachel Cobb
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
New York-based photographer Rachel Cobb, who has done serious photojournalism work for major publications around the world over the past twenty-five years, visits tonight with a beautiful book of a very particular place. Mistral: The Legendary Wind of Provence (Damiani) is a striking, richly colored portrait of a lovely part of France, and of the mood and powers of a wind that blows there, one of insistence and legacy. “...A deeply wonderful, playful, and moving collection of images and text that prove her achievement of something seemingly impossible: photographing the invisible.” - W. Scott Olsen, Lensculture. "Cobb aspired to do what everyone knows can't be done … she was trying to catch the wind… She was looking for images so aerodynamically impacted that we, like onlookers sheltered nearby, could feel the invisible force, just as her subjects felt it. She wanted us to shiver and sink our heads into our necks and hold ourselves in our own arms." - Bill Buford, from the introduction. Co-presented with PHOTO CENTER NORTHWEST.
 

12/04/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Richard Rothstein
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a fellow of the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and of the Haas Institute at the University of California (Berkeley). Tonight he’ll speak about his book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (Liveright). In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation—that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of Law incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation—the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments—that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day. Named one of Publishers Weekly's 10 Best Books of 2017 and longlisted for the National Book Award, this book is essential reading. Curious about Seattle’s history of redlining and racially restrictive covenants? More information here: Segregated Seattle
 

12/04/2018 - 7:00pm

Northwest African American Museum
Stephanie Stokes Oliver
Northwest African American Museum
2300 South Massachusetts Street
Seattle, WA 98144
Seattle native daughter Stephanie Stokes Oliver does her hometown thing this evening, with the just-released paperback of last year’s extraordinary anthology, Black Ink: Literary Legends on the Peril, Power, and Pleasure of Reading and Writing (37 Ink/Atria). This book packs it, from ancestor figures such as Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Zora Neale Hurston, W.E.B. Du Bois, Malcolm X, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, and Maya Angelou, on through to such present-day voices as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Edwidge Danticat, Marlon James, Colson Whitehead, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay, Chimananda Ngozi Adichie, and more. “Black writers have used writing and reading to create, find and sometimes save their lives. Stephanie Stokes Oliver invites the reader into a black magic circle of  incendiary, replenishing and inspiring ideas, memories and meditations on the power of literacy and imagination by the writers we treasure. It was a pleasure to re-read established classics and discover new classic arguments for the power of the written and read word.” – Marita Golden.  Stephanie Stokes Oliver’s previous books include Daily Cornbread and Song For My Father. She was the longtime editor of Essence Magazine, and founding editor in chief of Heart & Soul. Co-presented with the NORTHWEST AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM as part of its Write On! Series. Free admission. For more information, please also see www.naamnw.org. 
 

12/04/2018 - 7:00pm

Hugo House
Lisa Wells, Ashley Toliver, & Mohamed Asem
Hugo House
1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
This evening, Hugo House presents three Northwest writers with debuts of recent books. Mohamed Asem is here with a prose book, Stranger in the Pen (Perfect Day). "Asem wryly shows us the modern-day purgatory that often awaits those trying to cross borders who are cursed with a passport or a religion or a race or an ethnicity that is unwanted. His book is an intimate examination of being in-between—whether parents, countries, identities, callings—a condition that many find themselves in possession of in today's world." —Alia Malek. Portland poet Ashley Toliver visits with her excellent debut, Spectra (Coffee House Press). “Like hands running over a strange surface in a dark room, the language of Ashley Toliver’s mesmerizing debut collection, Spectra, is constantly searching—the phrases, logics, and images coalescing only to disperse and transmorgify … Toliver’s innovative, open forms and imploring phrases accommodate the linked intricacies of mothering and loss. While reading Spectra I was reminded that feeling one’s way through the unknown can itself become a kind of unparalleled knowing.” —Claudia Rankine. Seattle poet and poetry publisher (co-publisher of Letter Machine Editions) Lisa Wells’ debut collection, The Fix (University of Iowa Press) received the 2017 Iowa Poetry Prize. “The Fix is ruthless, sleepless, vigilant, obsessive: a profound work of mystery and matter, of power and pleasure, in which any singular truth is always just a step ahead, a bit beyond reach, below sight line. This new voice is so strange it sounds familiar, like family unforgivable or a lover who’s never over, or like a kind of food only grown on alien soil but that tastes disturbingly like your childhood. Here, every line is a surprise, a curve, a path this visionary poet cut just this moment for you to travel deep and emerge altered by this, her stark dark knowing. You’ll read this brilliant book again and again looking for the way back from it.”—Brenda Shaughnessy. Presented by HUGO HOUSE. Free admission. 
 

12/05/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Catharine H. Murray with Elizabeth Austen
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
From the ‘other’ Portland, Portland, Maine, comes Catherine Murray with her moving, powerful memoir, Now You See the Sky, which is both her first book, and the first book in writer Ann Hood’s Gracie Belle imprint at Akashic Books. “Catharine H. Murray’s Now You See the Sky is a deeply powerful, brave story about the kind of loss no parent ever wants to imagine. Set in an Eastern culture that embraces and honors that unimaginable loss, this stunning book will open the eyes and hearts of its readers to a different and soul-sustaining way of coping with the death of a beloved child.” —Marianne Leone. “Now You See the Sky is singular—as wise, beautiful, and elegiac as it is specific and in-the-moment. It’s a rare memoir in that it gives the impression that time can be stopped. There are images in here, gestures of love and its hard conversations, that a reader will remember forever.” —Rick Bass.
 

12/06/2018 - 7:00pm

Hugo House
Poetry for the Public with Kim Stafford & Claudia Castro Luna
Hugo House
1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
This night should be a delight, bringing Kim Stafford up from his Portland-area home to a Seattle he has read in many a-time before. But not, before this as designated Oregon’s State Poet Laureate. And he has definitely not before this been paired with Washington’s own dynamic State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna. Kim Stafford’s books include A Thousand Friends of Rain, The Muses Among Us, and 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do. Claudia Castro Luna is the author of This City and the Washington State Book Award finalist collection, Killing Marías. Two generous souls and spirits, this should be a lively evening. Presented by HUGO HOUSE. Free Admission. 
 

12/06/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Karen Finley
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
This evening, we welcome back celebrated poet and performance artist Karen Finley. She is here with her politically-charged new book (what work of hers hasn’t been?), Grabbing Pussy (OR Books). This is poetry, this is prose, this is a spirited excursion through the deeds and misdeeds of various public figures.   “Finley finds her ultimate target in the current president. This amalgam of creative prose and freestyle poetry floods vitriol on the words and actions of Trump ... moving, provocative, and occasionally hilarious art.” —Kirkus Reviews. “Karen Finley is a profound theater-artist. Her artistry is due in part to her ability to alchemize ‘news’ and make it art … She is irreplaceable.” —Hilton Als. Her previous books include Shock Treatment, Enough is Enough, Living It Up, A Different Kind Of Intimacy, George and Martha, and The Reality Shows. Karen Finley is also a professor in the department of Art and Public Policy at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.
 

12/06/2018 - 7:30pm

The Summit on Pike
Randy Shaw
The Summit on Pike
420 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98102
San Francisco housing activist (Tenderloin Housing Clinic) and author Randy Shaw is here with a book all too timely for Seattle, Generation Priced Out: Who Gets To Live in the New Urban America (University of California Press). “Generation Priced Out shows how African Americans, Latinos, and other tenants of color are battling displacement and gentrification. I urge everyone who is concerned about crafting local strategies to read Randy Shaw’s passionate book.”—Donna Mossman. “Working people across America increasingly spend hours commuting to jobs in cities where they can no longer afford to live. Shaw shows how people are mobilizing to reverse this trend and describes how urban areas can and must stop the pricing out of the working and middle class.”—Deepak Bhargava. Co-presented with TOWN HALL/INSIDE OUT CIVICS Series.   Tickets & information    
 
 

12/08/2018 - 10:30am

Impact Hub Seattle
Civic Saturday with Eric Liu & Friends
Impact Hub Seattle
220 2nd Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98104
Join the Civic Saturday community for our next gathering, held at Impact Hub Seattle. Civic Saturday is a salve for the civic soul — a place to come together in civic community, be inspired and encouraged to reflect and connect, and create new civic traditions that are joyful and communal. What happens at Civic Saturday? We'll gather as friends and strangers to hear readings, sing together, share thoughts and ideas, and hear a "civic sermon" from Eric Liu. We will be there with a pop up bookstore of salient and inspiring titles.  Join us as we come together to continue nurturing a spirit of shared civic purpose. Doors open at 10:00AM. Program begins at 10:30AM. Free and open to all. Please email taneum@citizenuniversity.us if you would like to be an event volunteer or to request ASL interpretation services. Free admission. Impact Hub is located at 220 2nd Ave S (between Washington and Main) in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. More information is at www.citizenuniversity.us.
 

12/08/2018 - 11:00am

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Color My Home: an Architecture Workshop for kids ages 8 - 13
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
We are honored to help host and present this special, free, by-registration workshop intended for refugee and immigrant children. Seattle architects Yasaman Esmaili and Rania Qawasma are organizing this initial workshop for children to better know what their sense of home is, or might be by making art and writing poetry. More information is at a Facebook page dedicated to this work, https://www.facebook.com/colornmyhome/. To RSVP and/or get more information, also to write colorofmyhome@gmail.com.   Co-presented with studio chahar and ARCHITECTURE FOR REFUGEES, USA.
 

12/08/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Barbara Kinney with Florangela Davila
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Former Seattle Times photographer Barbara Kinney has done photojournalism far and wide for over twenty-five years. Besides numerous news organizations, her work has included a number of stints with Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton. She was an official photographer during his presidency, and then was the official photographer for her presidential campaigns in both 2008 and 2016. Her new book, #Stillwithher (PSG Wire) is a record of that effort, with a foreword by Secretary Clinton, and written contributions from Sybrina Fulton, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michelle Kwan, Cecile Richards, and others. Barbara Kinney will be joined tonight by former Seattle Times colleague Florangela Davila, now managing editor at Crosscut.
 
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12/09/2018 - 3:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Nancy Dickeman with Chelsea Bolan, Kathleen Flenniken, JM Miller
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Poet Nancy Dickeman marks the publication of her new chapbook, Lantern (Finishing Line Press), a collection addressing Hanford and its impacts on people and the planet. She is joined this evening by poet/novelist Chelsea Bolan, author of The Good Sister (HarperCollins Canada); former Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken, most recently author of Plume (University of Washington Press); and JM Miller, author of Wilderness Lessons (Future Cycle Press). “Nancy Dickeman’s beautiful, wondering poems light the borders of the unknowable. They find that boundary again and again—at the edge of the ocean, in the garden under the stars, babies in arms, mourning the war dead, and in memory, crossing into a nuclear reservation where a father worked 'hunched over the periodic table' and armed guards 'held behind them… a question of life and death.'  These poems touch mystery and our capacity to destroy ourselves. Lantern is quiet, vast, and so moving." –Kathleen Flenniken.
 

12/10/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Bob Peterson with Tony Angell
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
This should be fun. Two noteworthy individuals known for observing others - award-winning photographer Bob Peterson, and award-winning naturalist and artist Tony Angell - hold forth with observations of their own considerably knowing, the occasion being the publication of Bob Peterson’s beautiful, big book of photographs, Bob Peterson: Click, drawn from an eventful career in the public (many years with LIFE Magazine) and private sphere. (Some of us who’ve been around since way back remember his 1976 book of photos, Seattle Discovered, which portrayed a city coming through dramatic change.) Tony Angell has been writing books, drawing, and making extraordinary sculpture all the same while. Books he’s helped make happen include The House of Owls, In the Company of Crows, and Ravens.
 

12/10/2018 - 7:30pm

Phinney Center
Marc Freedman with Eric Liu
Phinney Center
6532 Phinney Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98103
Widely heralded social entrepreneur Marc Freedman, CEO and founder of Encore.org. Co-founder of Experience Corps, and much more, is here this evening with Seattle’s own social/political entrepreneur and instigating spirit Eric Liu, occasioned by the publication of Marc Freedman’s new book, How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations (Public Affairs). "To be happy, what do we need? Strong bonds with others and a sense of meaning. In How to Live Forever, Marc Freedman brilliantly explores how we can foster happier, healthier, more productive lives by connecting the older and younger generations. Freedman illuminates why and how the generations are tremendous untapped resources for each other-and why, as we face a more-old-than-young world, creating this connection matters more than ever."—Gretchen Rubin. "Marc Freedman's How To Live Forever is a wise and joyful gift to readers of every age."—Gloria Steinem. “As Marc Freedman reminds us, there is only one way to live forever: be useful to others - especially to those coming up behind you. In this wise, inspiring, and practical book he offers us all a clear path to a purposeful life."—Eric Liu, CEO, Citizen University and author, You're More Powerful Than You Think. Co-presented with TOWN HALL/INSIDE CIVICS Series and PHINNEY NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.   Tickets & information   
 

12/11/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Jay Rubin
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Most recently at Elliott Bay as the author of his well-received debut novel, The Sun Gods, Jay Rubin makes this welcome return in his more familiar guise as one of the most acclaimed translators of Japanese literature into English. Formerly at the University of Washington and then Harvard, he has also been a major academic influence in Japanese letters in this country. He has appeared at Elliott Bay previously for his translated volume of Ryūnosuke Akutagawa’s Rashōmon and Seventeen Other Stories, and his portion of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 (his most recent translated Murakami work is the book of conversation on music with Seiji Ozawa, Absolutely on Music). This evening it is the beautiful, incredibly wide-ranging anthology, The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories (Penguin), all done by his translating hand, that is the occasion. This book includes some work or writers that will be familiar to readers here, but has many who will not be. Haruki Murakami provides the Introduction. This is a marvel. “Reading through this collection has been so fresh and interesting. . . . Now and then I’d be quite astounded at the different and strangely compelling ways the fiction of my own country could be grasped. . . . Unpredictably rewarding.” —Haruki Murakami.   “A feast of literature . . . [It’s] a literature lover’s dream, page after page of memorable writing, stories that leave a lasting impression yet can be fully absorbed in one sitting. It’s one anthology that will surely find a life outside the classroom, offering up the living, vital world of Japanese literature in all its diversity and with a true taste for excellence.” —The Japan Times.
 

12/11/2018 - 7:30pm

Seattle University - Pigott Auditorium
Ashley Nellis and Steve Herbert with Katherine Beckett
Seattle University - Pigott Auditorium
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Most Western democracies have few or no people serving life sentences, yet in the United States more than 200,000 people are sentenced to such prison terms. Ashley Nellis of The Sentencing Project argues that there is no practical or moral justification for a sentence longer than twenty years, and contends that harsher sentences have been shown to have little effect on crime rates. She takes Town Hall’s stage to share insight from her book The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences—and meets with Steve Herbert, University of Washington Professor of Law, Societies, and Justice, to discuss the flaws in a life-sentence based criminal justice system. Herbert offers his own data-rich portrait of the challenges that a life sentence poses, both to the prisoners and to the staffers charged with caring for them. He shares moving personal profiles of individuals affected by life sentences—collected in his book Too Easy to Keep: Life-Sentenced Prisoners and the Future of Mass Incarceration—demonstrating through extensive interviews that many lifers show remarkable resilience and craft lives of notable purpose. Their conversation is moderated by Katherine Beckett, also of the University of Washington. Join Nellis, Herbert, and Beckett for an illuminating conversation about the harsh consequences of excessive sentences and the critical need for our nation to consider more humanitarian punishment policies.   tickets & info  
 

12/12/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Christopher Sandford
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Seattle writer Christopher Sandford, author of Masters of Mystery: The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini, returns to explore more aspects of Conan Doyle’s life in a new book, The Man Who Would Be Sherlock: The Real-Life Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle (Thomas Dunn). Though best known for the fictional cases of his creation Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle was involved in dozens of real life cases, solving many, and zealously campaigning for justice in all. Christopher Stanford makes the case that the details of the many events Doyle was involved in, and caricatures of those involved, would provide Conan Doyle the fodder for many of the adventures of the violin-playing detective.
 

12/13/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Ben Goldfarb with Glenn Nelson
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
In Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter (Chelsea Green), environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North America’s lakes and rivers. The consequences of losing beavers were profound: streams eroded, wetlands dried up, and species from salmon to swans lost vital habitat. Today, a growing coalition of “Beaver Believers”—including scientists, ranchers, and passionate citizens—recognizes that ecosystems with beavers are far healthier, for humans and non-humans alike, than those without them. “A marvelously humor-laced page-turner about the science of semi-aquatic rodents… Goldfarb has built a masterpiece of a treatise on the natural world, how that world stands now and how it could be in the future if we protect beaver populations.” — Washington Post. Ben Goldfarb appears in conversation with Seattle journalist Glenn Nelson, founder of The Trail Posse (trailposse.com), a media project that documents and encourages diversity and inclusion in the outdoors.
 
 

12/15/2018 - 11:00am

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Children’s Holiday Storytime ages 2 and up
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
As we near the Winter Solstice we celebrate all the traditions of winter with selections from Coyote Solstice Tale and Solstice Tree for Jenny. Come join us in the children's section with our special guest reader while we move into a new season.
 
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12/24/2018 - 5:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Christmas Eve Hours: 10am-5pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Elliott Bay Book Company will be open Christmas Eve from 10am to 5pm.
 

12/25/2018 - 10:00am

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Merry Christmas (We're Closed)
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
We're closed all day today for Christmas, but we'll be open tomorrow morning at 10am!
 
 
 
 
 
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12/31/2018 - 6:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
New Year's Eve Hours: 10am-6pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Happy New Year's Eve! We're open today from 10am to 6pm. We'll reopen on Tuesday, January 1st at 11am.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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