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 or an independent publicist, agent, or consultant interested in having an author event at Third Place Books, please submit an Event Proposal via email (see form below). Please keep in mind we have three store locations, book several months in advance of publication date, and 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. If your book is self-published or otherwise available only on consignment, please send a non-returnable review copy to the store you are querying. More information about our consignment program on our Consignment page.

Send your proposal to the store you are interested in having an event at, and let us know if you are sending to multiple stores. The Author Event Proposal form can be accessed by downloading one of the versions (Word doc or PDF) below. Please submit as a single Word or PDF file. Send your completed author proposal form to one of the following:

Third Place Books Seward Park - Store Manager Kim Hooyboer -
Third Place Books Ravenna - Store Manager Kalani Kapahua -

IF YOU ARE WITH A PUBLISHER, please have a look at our Press Kit below to learn about our three locations and our events program. Publicists with established publishers that we've worked with in the past: your main contact for all three store locations is Spencer Ruchti, Author Events Manager -