Events




LUCKY US

:: August 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.

 

CHILDREN'S STORYTIME

Saturday, August 2nd at 11:00 AM

KID'S EVENT 

AMY BLOOM

Lucky Us

Monday, August 4th at 7:00 PM

 

ELLIOTT BAY FICTION BOOK GROUP

Love in the Time of Cholera

Tuesday, August 5th at 6:30 PM

 

CARRIE LA SEUR

The Home Place

Tuesday, August 5th at 7:00 PM 

BENOIT DENIZET-LEWIS

Travels with Casey

Wednesday, August 6th at 7:00 PM 

THERESA MICKEY McCORMICK

A Far Cry from Here: Growing Up and Out of Fundamentalism

Thursday, August 7th at 7:00 PM 

LAUREL BRAITMAN with ANDREW BLEIMAN

Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves 

Friday, August 8th at 7:00 PM 

CHILDREN'S STORYTIME

Saturday, August 9th at 11:00 AM

KID'S EVENT 

Special Midnight On-sale Opening & Book Release Party for Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Monday, August 11th at 10:00 PM - Tuesday, August 12th at 12:30 AM 

ELLIOTT BAY GLOBAL ISSUES & ETHICS BOOK GROUP

Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution

Tuesday, August 12th at 6:30 PM

A.K. SUMMERS

Pregnant Butch

Tuesday, August 12th at 7:00 PM 

EDAN LEPUCKI with SHERMAN ALEXIE

California

Tuesday, August 12th at 7:00 PM 

at Seattle Public Central Library 

KATHLEEN FLINN

Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: A Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family

Thursday, August 14th at 6:00 PM

at The Swedish Cultural Center

TICKETED EVENT 

THE ELLIOTT BAY UNDERGROUND

Young Adult Book Group

Thursday, August 14th at 6:30 PM

IVAN DOIG

Sweet Thunder 

Thursday, August 14th at 7:00 PM

ELISSA WASHUTA Book Launch

My Body is a Book of Rules: A Memoir 

Thursday, August 14th at 7:00 PM 

at Richard Hugo House 

MALCOLM BROOKS

Painted Horses

Friday, August 15th at 7:00 PM 

CHILDREN'S STORYTIME

Saturday, August 16th at 11:00 AM

KID'S EVENT 

BRITTNEY GRINER

In My Skin: My Life on and Off the Basketball Court

Sunday, August 17th following the Seattle Storm game

at Key Arena 

GAME TICKETS REQUIRED 

SPECULATIONS: ELLIOTT BAY SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOK GROUP

To Say Nothing of the Dog

Tuesday, August 19th at 6:30 PM 

CHELSEA CAIN

One Kick

Tuesday, August 19th at 7:00 PM 

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RACHEL BUKEY

Leap of Faith

Thursday, August 21st at 7:00 PM 

THE REJECTIONS (& TRAILING SPOUSES) = Music!

All Donations will go to Jewish Family Service for their Refugee & Immigrant Service Centers

Friday, August 22nd at 7:00 PM 

CHILDREN'S STORYTIME

Saturday, August 23rd at 11:00 AM

KID'S EVENT 

KAY RAE CHOMIC

A Tight Grip: A Novel about Golf, Love Affairs, and Women of a Certain Age

Saturday, August 23rd at 7:00 PM 

VONA Alums Group Reading

Dismantle: An Anthology of Writing from the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop

Sunday, August 24th at 3:00 PM 

MARK KURLANSKY & TALIA KURLANSKY

International Night: a Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World

Monday, August 25th at 7:00 PM 

LAN CAO

The Lotus and the Storm

Tuesday, August 26th at 7:00 PM 

T.V. REED with JESS WALTER

Robert Cantwell and the Literary Left: A Northwest Writer Reworks American Fiction

Wednesday, August 27th at 7:00 PM 

at Seattle Public Central Library 

CHRISTINA NICHOL

Waiting for the Electricity 

Wednesday, August 27th at 7:00 PM

MIKE CURATO

Little Elliot, Big City

Thursday, August 28th at 7:00 PM 

CHRISTIAN WINN

Naked Me

Friday, August 29th at 7:00 PM 

CHILDREN'S STORYTIME

Saturday, August 30th at 11:00 AM

KID'S EVENT 

OUTSIDERS INN presents:

The Mollusc

Saturday, August 30th at 7:00 PM 

$5 Suggested Donation