Calendar

May 2024

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6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Jing Jing Tsong presents 'Fake Chinese Sounds'

May 1, 2024 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A middle-grade graphic novel about a Taiwanese American girl navigating identity, bullying, and the messy process of learning to be comfortable in her skin.


Third Place Books is excited to welcome illustrator Jing Jing Tsong to our Lake Forest Park store for an interactive presentation of her new middle-grade graphic novel, Fake Chinese Sounds. This event is free and open to the public. Readers of all ages welcome!

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Aidan Koch with Megan Kelso — 'Spiral and Other Stories'

May 1, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

A delicate, dreamlike, and lushly detailed comics collection by a contemporary artist whose work explores the enmeshment of the human and non-human worlds.


 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Rebecca Wellington with Sara Easterly — 'Who Is a Worthy Mother?: An Intimate History of Adoption'

May 2, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Wellington’s timely and deeply researched account amplifies previously marginalized voices and exposes the social and racial biases embedded in the United States’ adoption industry.


 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Hamish Steele presents 'DeadEndia: The Divine Order'

May 2, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Eisner Award–winning creator Hamish Steele’s DeadEndia series is Steven Universe meets Adventure Time for fans of Scott Pilgrim, Rick and Morty, and Adventure Time


 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

An evening of poetry with Jeanine Walker, Susan Rich, and Erin Malone

May 2, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us for an evening of local poetry at Seward Park!


 
 
 
4:00pm
Ravenna

Jakuta Alikavazovic presents 'Like a Sky Inside'

May 4, 2024 - 4:00pm

Ravenna

"Jakuta Alikavazovic’s sentences and charged silences bring individual and collective histories into unpredictable, illuminating relation. . . We need all of her books in English." —Ben Lerner


 
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11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Storytime with Jordan Scott — 'Angela's Glacier'

May 5, 2024 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

Award-winning author Jordan Scott’s luminously-illustrated love story of a girl growing up in the shadow of a glacier that’s always there to listen.


 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Taha Ebrahimi — 'Street Trees of Seattle' at Seward Park

May 6, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

The majestic trees of Seattle's neighborhoods take center stage in this illustrated and informative walking guide. Join us for Taha's Columbia City prentatioN!

 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Ed Harkness and Alicia Hokanson — 'Avalanche: A Survival Guide: Poems' and 'Perishable World'

May 6, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

An evening of poetry at Lake Forest Park!


Third Place Books is honored to welcome back Ed Harkness and Alicia Hokanson to our Lake Forest Park store! Harkness and Hokanson will be reading from their latest poetry collections, Avalance: A Survival Guide and Perishable World. This event is free and open to the public.

 
 
6:00pm
Seward Park

Traci Sorell and Michaela Goade — 'Being Home'

May 7, 2024 - 6:00pm

Seward Park

From Sibert Honor–winning author Traci Sorell and Caldecott Medal–winning artist Michaela Goade comes a heartwarming picture book about a Native American family and the joy of moving back to their ancestral land.
 
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Jed Myers and Jill McCabe Johnson — 'Learning to Hold' and 'Tangled in Vow & Beseech'

May 8, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

An evening of poetry at Ravenna!

 

Third Place Books welcomes back friend of the store Jed Myers and Jill McCabe Johnson to our Ravenna store! Myers and McCabe Johnson will be reading from and discussing their new poetry collections, Learning to Hold and Tangled in Vow & Beseech. This event is free and open to the public.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Emiko Jean with Jamie Lee Sogn — 'The Return of Ellie Black: A Novel'

May 8, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

“[A] page-turning suspense novel, a shrewd character study, and a captivating mystery, all at the same time. The last fifty pages are magnetic. I couldn’t put it down until I’d experienced every last twist and turn.” —Stephen King


Third Place Books is delighted to welcome back Emiko Jean to our Lake Forest Park store! Alongside local author Jamie Lee Sogn, Jean will be discussing her debut thriller,  /*-->*/

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Mark Pomeroy with Michael N. McGregor — 'The Tigers of Lents'

May 9, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

"The Tigers of Lents is a rich exploration of class, neighborhood, and, especially, the bonds-frayed, inescapable-of a family through time." —Peter Rock, author of My Abandonment

 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

African-American Writers' Alliance Poetry Reading

May 9, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us for our monthly reading with the African-American Writers' Alliance!

The African-American Writers' Alliance, a diverse and dynamic collective of Seattle-area writers of African descent, provides an informal and supportive forum for new and published writers.

The African-American Writers' Alliance is funded by Shunpike.

 
 
 
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6:30pm
Ravenna

Magic Monday at Ravenna

May 13, 2024 - 6:30pm

Ravenna

Held the second Monday of the month, each show features the Pacific Northwest's finest magicians performing feats of mystery, wonder and the bizarre. With its origins in the theaters of London and New York, Magic Monday is a cabaret of conjuring in the intimate setting of our bookstore.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Voyage Into Genre LIVE — Andrea Hairston, Nghi Vo, Rebecca Thorne, and Veronica Roth with TJ Klune

May 13, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join us for a live rendition of the popular Tor Publishing and Lit Hub fantasy podcast Voyage Into Genre!


 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

Radical Romance Book Club

May 13, 2024 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

Register now

for this virtual event

Sign up here!
 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Jenna Lee-Yun with Shana Targosz — 'The Last Rhee Witch'

May 14, 2024 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

For fans of The Last Fallen Star, Witchlings, and Ghost Squad, a heartfelt middle-grade debut where Korean folklore is all too real and summer camp includes a gwishin haunting.


 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Iman Mersal presents 'Traces of Enayat'

May 14, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

From one of the preeminent poets of the Arabic-speaking world, a brilliant work of creative nonfiction retracing the mysterious life and erasure of Egyptian literature's tragic heroine.


 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Kimberly Wedeven Segall presents 'Superheroes in the Streets: Muslim Women Activists and Protest in the Digital Age'

May 15, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

How female Muslim activists have heroically raised physical and digital protest banners


Third Place Books welcomes Seattle Pacific University professor Kimberly Wedeven Segall to our Ravenna store! Segall will be discussing her new book, /*-->*/

 
 
7:30pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle: Natalie Foster with Angela Garbes — 'The Guarantee: Inside the Fight for America’s Next Economy'

May 15, 2024 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

An event in partnership with Town Hall Seattle


Town Hall Seattle and Third Place Books present /*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ Natalie Foster, who will be joined in conversation by Angela Garbes, for a discussion of her book,

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Mauro Javier Cárdenas with Rikki Ducornet — American Abductions

May 16, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

In American Abductions, Cárdenas' deconstruction of American society and the surveillance state proves his generation-defining acuity and storytelling.


 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Anastacia-Reneé presents 'Here in the (Middle) of Nowhere'

May 16, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

In this bold hybrid collection of poetry and micro-flash fiction, the award-winning interdisciplinary writer explores what happens when god is a Black woman in a town and multiple universes in the middle of nowhere?


Third Place Books is thrilled to welcome back poet and artist Anastacia-Reneé to our Seward Park store! She will be discussing her new trans-genre book, /*-->*/

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Steven Johnson presents 'The Infernal Machine: A True Story of Dynamite, Terror, and the Rise of the Modern Detective'

May 16, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A sweeping account of the anarchists who terrorized the streets of New York and the detective duo who transformed policing to meet the threat—a tale of fanaticism, forensic science, and dynamite from the bestselling author of The Ghost Map

 

 
 
7:30pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle: Julian Randall with Ally Ang — 'The Dead Don't Need Reminding: In Search of Fugitives, Mississippi, and Black TV Nerd Shit'

May 16, 2024 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

An event in partnership with Town Hall Seattle


Town Hall Seattle and Third Place Books present /*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ Julian Randall, who will be joined in conversation by Ally Ang, for a discussion of his book,

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Mitzi Asai Loftus and David Loftus — 'From Thorns to Blossoms: A Japanese American Family in War and Peace'

May 17, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

A Japanese American girl born and raised partly in traditional Japanese farm style in Oregon—and unjustly imprisoned by her own country during World War II—eventually overcomes the self-hatred fostered by post-war racism of her hometown.


 
 
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7:00pm
Seward Park

Booze and Lasers Book Club

May 20, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Aaron J. Leonard presents 'Meltdown Expected: Crisis, Disorder, and Upheaval at the end of the 1970s'

May 20, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Meltdown Expected tells the story of the power shifts from late 1978 through 1979 whose repercussions are still being felt.


 
 
7:30pm
Partner Event

Seattle Arts & Lectures: Luis Alberto Urrea presents 'Good Night, Irene'

May 20, 2024 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

“Good Night, Irene is a beautiful, heartfelt novel that celebrates the intense power and durability of female friendship while shining a light on one of the fascinating lost women’s stories of World War II.”—Kristin Hannah, author of The Nightingale and The Four Winds

 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Stuart Turton with Jeff Ayers — The Last Murder at the End of the World: A Novel

May 21, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

On an isolated island, an astonishing murder triggers a world-ending phenomenon that can only be stopped if the killer is found.


Third Place Books is pleased to welcome Stuart Turton, author of the bestselling novel The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and The Devil and the Dark Water. Turton will be joined by Jeff Ayers, retired public librarian and the co-author of Leave No Trace: A National Parks Thriller (under the pen name A.J. Landau). This event is free and open to the public.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Linda Moore presents 'Five Days in Bogotá: A Novel'

May 21, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

“A hold-your-breath read about what we do for love—of family and of art.” —Caroline Leavitt, author of Pictures of You


Third Place Books is delighted to welcome the return of Linda Moore to our Ravenna store! Moore will be discussing her new art heist thriller, /*-->*/ Five Days in Bogotá: A Novel. This event is free and open to the public.

 
 
7:00pm
Virtual Event

Virtual In Translation Book Club

May 21, 2024 - 7:00pm

Virtual Event

Register now

for this virtual event

Sign up here!
 
 
7:30pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle: Miranda July with Laurie Frankel — 'All Fours: A Novel'

May 21, 2024 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

"A giddy, bold, mind-blowing tour de force by one of our most important literary writers." —George Saunders


Town Hall Seattle and Third Place Books are thrilled to present Miranda July for a discussion of her new book, All Fours: A Novel. July will be joined in conversation by local author Laurie Frankel. 

Purchase tickets here!

 
 
4:00pm
Seward Park

Happily Ever After Hour

May 22, 2024 - 4:00pm

Seward Park

Join us for our bi-monthly meet-up with other romance readers!

 

The Happy Ever After Hour is a bi-monthly, in-person meet-up for romance readers to share some of their favorite romance reads, get personalized recommendations from a group of romance nerds, and to hang out with other romance readers in Seattle. Join us anytime between 4 and 6pm to relax, shop, and gush about romance! Our first meet-up is May 22nd in the basement of Chuck's Hop Shop.

 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Caroline Harper New presents 'A History of Half-Birds: Poems'

May 22, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Selected by Maggie Smith for the 2023 Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry, this debut collection of poems explores the aftermath of history’s most powerful forces: devotion, disaster, and us.

 

 
 
7:30pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle: Lawrence Ingrassia with Robert Merry — 'A Fatal Inheritance: How a Family Misfortune Revealed a Deadly Medical Mystery'

May 22, 2024 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

An event in partnership with Town Hall Seattle


Town Hall Seattle and Third Place Books present /*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Linda Stewart Henley presents 'Kate's War: A Novel'

May 23, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

With the threat of invasion and bombing by Germany hanging heavily over England at the start of World War II, twenty-year-old Kate is devastated when she’s forced to postpone her dream of a singing career to help out at home. When she finds herself responsible for the well-being of a young Jewish girl—her priorities change in ways she never imagined.


 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Steven Rowley presents 'The Guncle Abroad'

May 24, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Patrick O'Hara is called back to his guncle duties . . . This time for a big family wedding in Italy.

 

 
 
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11:00am
Seward Park

Hola Heluhelu - Hawaiian Storytime

May 26, 2024 - 11:00am

Seward Park

Third Place Books presents Hola Heluhelu, a storytime event celebrating Hawaiian culture and language.

At 11am on Sunday, May 26th, join us to talk story, kani ka pila (make music), and make crafts! This event is free and open to the public. Kids of all ages welcome! No RSVP required.

 
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Aria Fani presents 'Reading across Borders: Afghans, Iranians, and Literary Nationalism'

May 28, 2024 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

 Aria Fani charts the dynamic and interconnected ways Afghans and Iranians invented their modern selves through literature.

 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Craig Romano presents 'Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge, 2nd Edition'

May 28, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Explore 115 boot-tested hikes in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge!

 

Third Place Books is delighted to welcome back Craig Romano to our Lake Forest Park store for a presentation on Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge, 2nd Edition, the perfect guide for exploring the breathtaking beauty of one of the most popular hiking destinations near the Portland–Vancouver metro area. This event is free and open to the public.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

In-Person In Translation Book Club

May 28, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

 
 
7:30pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle: Sebastian Junger — 'In My Time of Dying: How I Came Face to Face with the Idea of an Afterlife'

May 28, 2024 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

An event in partnership with Town Hall Seattle


Town Hall Seattle and Third Place Books present /*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ Sebastian Junger for a discussion of her book, /*-->*/

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Eddie Pate and Jonathan Stutz with Tyrah Majors — 'Daily Practices of Inclusive Leaders: A Guide to Building a Culture of Belonging'

May 29, 2024 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

True inclusion happens when leaders stop relying on HR practitioners to own full responsibility for DEI initiatives. The small, intentional daily leadership practices in this book are the key to creating truly inclusive organizations.

 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Noé Álvarez presents 'Accordion Eulogies: A Memoir of Music, Migration, and Mexico'

May 30, 2024 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Searching, propulsive, and deeply spiritual, Accordion Eulogies is an odyssey to repair a severed family lineage, told through the surprising history of a musical instrument

 

 
 
7:30pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle: Nicholas D. Kristof with Timothy Egan — 'Chasing Hope: A Reporter's Life'

May 30, 2024 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

From New York Times columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner, and best-selling author Nicholas D. Kristof, an intimate and gripping memoir about a life in journalism


Town Hall Seattle and Third Place Books are thrilled to present Nicholas D. Kristof for a discussion of his new book, Chasing Hope: A Reporter's Life. Kristof will be joined in conversation by famed Seattle journalist and author Timothy Egan.

 
 
7:30pm
Partner Event

Town Hall Seattle: Aziz Rana with Michael Hardt and Jaleh Mansoor — 'The Constitutional Bind: How Americans Came to Idolize a Document That Fails Them'

May 31, 2024 - 7:30pm

Partner Event

An event in partnership with Town Hall Seattle


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