Author Event Booking


After twenty years in the business, Third Place Books boasts one of the largest author events programs in the region, with busy calendars of events at all three store locations across the Seattle area. In addition to nationally (and internationally) touring authors, we also take pride in hosting events for local and self-published authors as well.

We maintain professional standards for all events, which our customers and our colleagues have come to appreciate. For example, we generally reserve our events program for newly released books only: if you are self-publishing, or with a small press, we urge you to think ahead, as we typically book events two to three months in advance of publication date. We also have a robust promotional process for getting the word out about your event, but this does not guarantee an audience. When proposing an event, please give careful consideration to how you intend to promote it. And, as a courtesy, please let us and other bookstores know when you are attempting to book multiple events around town.


IF YOU ARE AN AUTHOR interested in having an event at Third Place Books please submit an Event Proposal via email (see forms below). Please keep in mind we have three store locations, book several months in advance of publication date, and we prefer to know when you are trying to book multiple stores. Please review the documents below, they include all the information you need for the application process. We may ask you to send a non-returnable review copy of your book (especially if self-published or available only on consignment) to the attention of the Events & Marketing Manager at Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, #A101, Lake Forest Park WA 98155.

The Author Event Proposal can be accessed by downloading one of the versions (Word doc or PDF) below. Please submit as a single Word or PDF file (not as JPEG or multiple images/files). Please send your completed author proposal form to the Events & Marketing Manager at Thank you!

IF YOU ARE A PUBLISHER, please have a look at our Press Kit below to learn about our three locations and our events program. Your main contact is Zak Nelson, Events & Marketing Manager -