Wednesday February 8th: Life in a Fishbowl and Nowhere Near You Reading
Your week in readings kicks off with two young adult writers debuting their newest books. The latest book in Leah Thomas’s “Blunderkids” series featuring super-powered teenagers involves “an eyeless boy who prefers to be alone.” Len Vlahos’s novel is about a reality show featuring a family whose father who is dying of brain cancer.
University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., 634-3400, http://www2.bookstore.washington.edu/. Free. All ages. 7 p.m.
Thursday February 9th: 4 3 2 1 Reading
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Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave., 652-4255, townhallseattle.org. $38. All ages. 7:30 p.m.
Friday February 10th: Bushwick Book Club: Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah is one of the greatest novels to be published in the last five years. Actually, probably the last decade. Maybe the last 25 years? Seems likely. Tonight, Seattle musicians present new work based on the most recent Greatest American Novel. If they rise to the material, this will be a night to remember.Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, 624-6600, elliottbaybook.com . $10. All ages. 7 p.m.
Saturday February 11th: Mason Bee Revolution Reading
Remember in the days before Trump when we were all worried about the rampant death of bees? Well, even though we’re distracted by a different kind of apocalypse, bees are still dying in great numbers. Washington authors Dave Hunter and Jill Lightner explain how and why you should set up your own home bee colony
Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333, thirdplacebooks.com. Free. All ages. 6:30 p.m.
Sunday February 12th: Born in Seattle Reading
Two Seattle authors who have written books about America’s need to redress our shameful history of Japanese internment read here tonight. Bob Shimabukuro wrote Born in Seattle: The Campaign for Japanese American Redress. Mira Shimabukuro wrote Relocating Authority: Japanese Americans Writing to Redress Mass Incarceration. They are father and daughter.
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, 624-6600, elliottbaybook.com . Free. All ages. 3 p.m.
Monday February 13th: Ask the Oracle
The Sorrento Hotel and Hugo House’s whimsical series continues tonight with Claudia Rowe, author of the great, creepy book The Spider and the Fly, environmental poet JM Miller, and novelist Randy Sue Coburn. They will divine answers to audience questions from their own books
Sorrento Hotel, 900 Madison St., 622-6400, hotelsorrento.com. Free. 21 and over. 7 p.m.
Tuesday February 14th: What Is Love? Reading
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, philosopher Carrie Jenkins brings her book What Is Love? to Town Hall. She investigates the idea of romantic love in modern society. Jenkins applies her own polyamorous perspective to the concept of love, which will likely make this reading one of the most interesting Valentine’s Day dates you’ve ever attended.
Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave., 652-4255, townhallseattle.org. $5. All ages. 7:30 p.m.