Start: 11:00 am
Our weekly Children’s Storytimes, set on Saturday mornings each month, do their regular commencing for June with this morning’s reading from picture- and storybook favorites out of our children’s section. One of our Elliott Bay bookfolk will do the reading and telling honors. Go to the castle in the children’s section … and the stories begin! Please join us.
Start: 2:00 pm
Renowned Seattle artist and educator Tony Angell is among the contributors to the first book to present a comprehensive overview of the life and work of Canadian artist and naturalist J. F. Landsdowne, J. Fenwick Lansdowne (Pomegranate), edited by Tristram Lansdowne, with a foreword by Graeme Gibson. A birder from a young age—J. F. Landsdowne (1937-2008) was observing and drawing the avian world as a twelve-year-old and became one of the most renowned and esteemed bird artists of all time.
Start: 7:00 pm
Purchase of a copy of China Dolls from Elliott Bay which includes a ticket to the reading (admitting two). Lisa See, well known and beloved for novels such as Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and for her memoir, On Gold Mountain, returns to Seattle and to Elliott Bay tonight to read from her 9th book, China Dolls (Random House). In China Dolls, which is set in San Francisco shortly before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the friendship of three young Chinese American women is tested after a shocking betrayal. “China Dolls mines a fascinating part of our cultural history through the story of a trio of women who become a complex constant in one another’s lives even as the world serves up painful transformation. Lisa See gets so much just right here. You’ll want to dive right in.”—Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife. Admission for two, including one copy of China Dolls is $27 plus tax. Books may be picked up anytime on or after Tuesday, June 3. Your book will be held under your name prior to the event. If you live outside of the Seattle area, we cannot guarantee the arrival of your book prior to the event if you choose shipping. Please call the store with any questions @ 206.624.6600.