Events

THE RAINS COME

:: February Readings & Talks at Elliott Bay Book Company ::

 

An average of ten times a week we are proud to present contemporary authors in the intimate yet casual setting of our reading room, a book-lined room that accommodates a pleasantly sized audience. These are generally free or with nominal charge. Tickets for designated events are available two weeks in advance of the event on a first come, first served basis. Questions and signings often follow these readings.

In addition to here online, a printed monthly schedule of events is available free in the store. You may also sign up to receive our Monthly Events e-blast or arrange have our printed schedule mailed to you for a $5 annual fee—just contact the store to start your subscription today. Please check back on our website (or call us) for updated information about changes and additions to our readings calendar. Further information about the books and authors appearing in our readings series (and other book related information, including reviews, film clips, links to blog posts and more) may be found on our Facebook page and on Twitter at @ElliottBayBooks and on our Elliott Bay Book Company Pinterest page.

 

ELLIOTT BAY BOOK GROUP

Wolf Hall

Tuesday, February 3rd at 6:30 PM 

 

CHRIS FARRELL

Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community and the Good Life

Tuesday, February 3rd at 7:00 PM

at Seattle Central Public Library 

JOHN VAILLANT

The Jaguar’s Children 

Tuesday, February 3rd at 7:00 PM 

S.M. HULSE

Black River

Wednesday, February 4th at 7:00 PM 

GEORGE FRIEDMAN

Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe

Wednesday, February 4th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

ALEXANDRA FULLER

Leaving Before the Rains Come

Thursday, February 5th at 7:00 PM

at Seattle Central Public Library 

PAUL E. FALLON

Architecture by Moonlight: Rebuilding Haiti

Thursday, February 5th at 7:00 PM 

BRONWYN MAULDIN

Love Songs of the Revolution

Friday, February 6th at 7:00 PM 

Lit Series 2014-15 poster

HUGO LITERARY SERIES presents

"Laugh After Death"

with SHEILA HETI, RICHARD KENNEY, ANASTACIA TOLBERT & TAI SHAN

Friday, February 6th at 7:30 PM

at Richard Hugo House

TICKETED EVENT 

 

ROB DeSALLE

Crossing the Indian Ocean: Asia/Africa Connections Lecture Series

“How Much of History is Written in Our Genes?”

Saturday, February 7th at 9:30 AM 

at Seattle Asian Art Museum  

TICKETED EVENT  

 

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME

Saturday, February 7th at 11:00 AM

KID'S EVENT 

SEATTLE PLAYWRIGHTS CIRCLE

The Asymmetrical Embrace

Sunday, February 8th at 6:00 PM

$5 suggested donation 

NICK HORNBY

Funny Girl

Sunday, February 8th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

BORIS FISHMAN

A Replacement Life

Monday, February 9th at 7:00 PM 

ELLIOTT BAY GLOBAL ISSUES & ETHICS BOOK GROUP

Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

Tuesday, February 10th at 6:30 PM 

ANN PANCAKE

Me and My Daddy Listen to Bob Marley 

Tuesday, February 10th at 7:00 PM 

LORETTA NAPOLEONI

The Islamist Phoenix: The Islamic State and the Redrawing of the Middle East

Tuesday, February 10th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 

SHERI FINK

Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death at a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

Tuesday, February 10th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

DANIEL HANDLER

We Are Pirates

Wednesday, February 11th at 7:00 PM

at Seattle Central Public Library 

DAVID TREUER

Prudence

Wednesday, February 11th at 7:00 PM 

THE ELLIOTT BAY UNDERGROUND

Young Adult Book Group

Open to Grades 6 - 12

Thursday, February 12th at 6:30 PM 

CULTURAL LANDSCAPES: SHAPING THE STORY OF SEATTLE

Panel discussion featuring Karen Maeda Allman, Bill LaPatra, David Laskin, and Marcellus Turner

Thursday, February 12th at 6:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

MATT ZOLLER SEITZ

The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Thursday, February 12th at 7:00 PM 

LYNSEY ADDARIO

It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War

Friday, February 13th at 7:00 PM

at Seattle Central Public Library 

DAVID J. MORRIS

The Evil Hours: a Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Friday, February 13th at 7:00 PM 

CHAP KUSIMBA

Crossing the Indian Ocean: Asia/Africa Connections Lecture Series

“Ancient Networks of the Indian Ocean” 

Saturday, February 14th at 9:30 AM

at Seattle Asian Art Museum

TICKETED EVENT 

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME

Saturday, February 14th at 11:00 AM 

KID'S EVENT 

TONI YULY

Night Owl 

Sunday, February 15th at 3:00 PM

KID'S EVENT 

CHRISTIAN G. APPY

American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity

Monday, February 16th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 

SPECULATIONS: ELLIOTT BAY SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOK GROUP

The Shining Girls

Tuesday, February 17th at 6:30 PM

 

KELLY LINK

Get in Trouble 

Tuesday, February 17th at 7:00 PM 

CARMEN BOULLOSA

Texas: The Great Theft

Wednesday, February 18th at 7:00 PM 

TOM DAVIS & MARTIN FROST

Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis

Wednesday, February 18th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

KYLE BOELTE

The Beautiful Unseen: A Memoir

Thursday, February 19th at 7:00 PM 

KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR

Stealing the Game

Thursday, February 19th at 7:00 PM

at Seattle Central Public Library

KID'S EVENT 

MARK DOTEN

The Infernal

Friday, February 20th at 7:00 PM 

KENNETH X. ROBBINS

Crossing the Indian Ocean: Asia/Africa Connections Lecture Series

“African Elites in India” 

Saturday, February 21st at 9:30 AM

at Seattle Asian Art Museum

TICKETED EVENT 

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME

Saturday, February 21st at 11:00 AM

KID'S EVENT 

CHRISTINE DUPRES & ELISSA WASHUTA

Being Cowlitz: How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity &

My Body is a Book of Rules

Monday, February 23rd at 7:00 PM

at Seattle Central Public Library 

PETER STARK

Astoria: Astor and Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire: A Tale of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival on the Early American Frontier

Monday, February 23rd at 7:00 PM 

IAN WEIR with STACY CARLSON

Will Starling & Among the Wonderful

Tuesday, February 24th at 7:00 PM 

ANDER MONSON & JESSICA JOHNSON

Letter to a Future Lover: Marginalia, Errata, Secrets, Inscriptions, and Other Ephemera Found in LibrariesIn Absolutes We Seek Each Other 

Wednesday, February 25th at 7:00 PM 

MATT SUMELL

Making Nice

Thursday, February 26th at 7:00 PM 

EDWARD LEWIS with AUDREY EDWARDS

The Man from Essence: Creating a Magazine for Black Women

Friday, February 27th at 7:00 PM

at Northwest African American Museum 

MARGARET JACOBS

A Generation Removed: The Fostering and Adoption of Indigenous Children in the Postwar World

Friday, February 27th at 7:00 PM 

SEARCH FOR MEANING BOOK FESTIVAL

Saturday, February 28th, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

at Seattle University

TICKETED EVENT 

NILE GREEN

Crossing the Indian Ocean: Asia/Africa Connections Lecture Series

“Sufi Festivals Across the Indian Ocean” 

Saturday, February 28th at 9:30 AM

at Seattle Asian Art Museum

TICKETED EVENT 

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME

Saturday, February 28th at 11:00 AM

KID'S EVENT 

AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITERS ALLIANCE

Group Reading

Saturday, February 28th at 7:00 PM 

THE RAINS COME is from the title of Alexandra Fuller's new book Leaving Before the Rains Come (See February 5th).