Books Caroline Allen Earth is the first in a four-part book series

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Caroline Allen

Earth is the first in a four-part book series about Pearl Swinton, a young girl who experiences mystical visions in a rural town in the 1970s. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Seattle, 98115 Free Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7pm

Django Wexler In the Forbidden Library series, Alice can read herself into enchanted library books. The Mad Apprentice is his latest installment. University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105 Free Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7pm

Erin Malone The Seattle poet reads from her debut book, Hover. Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7pm

Saul Weisberg The North Cascades Institute Founder and Executive reads from his book of poetry, Headwaters: Poems & Field Notes. Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 Free Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7pm

Julie Shayne and Kristy Leissle

Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas is a collection of essays edited by the UW Bothell lecturer. University of Washington Campus, 15th Ave. N.E. and N.E. 41st St., Seattle, WA 98105 Free Thursday, April 23, 2015, 4pm

Arthur Stayton He discusses his new book, Power Shift: From Fossil Energy to Dynamic Solar Power. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Seattle, 98115 Free Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7pm

Fredrik Eklund

The Sell is the top real-estate broker and star of Million Dollar Listing New York’s book of advice. University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105 Free Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7pm

Jennifer Jacquet The NYU Clinical Assistant Professor discusses her book, Is Shame Necessary?: New Uses for an Old Tool. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 Free Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:30pm

Chris Scofield

The Shark Curtain is about a young girl living in 1960s suburban Oregon. Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Friday, April 24, 2015, 7pm

Sandy Tolan The USC Communication and Journalism associate professor discusses his new book, Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land. (Also at Eagle Harbor Books, 3 p.m. Sat., April 25.) Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 $5 Friday, April 24, 2015, 7:30pm

Jeffrey Ochsner The architectural historian and UW professor discusses his book, Shaping Seattle Architecture. Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104 Free Saturday, April 25, 2015, 1pm

Jennifer Adler

Passionate Nutrition blends cookbook, handbook, and memoir. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Seattle, 98115 Free Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7pm

Maggie Messitt and Wendy Call The two Seattle writers in conversation with Kristin Millares Young discuss their books, The Rainy Season: Three Lives in the New South Africa and No Word for Welcome. Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7pm

Barbara Winther

Nobody But the Wind is a book about her family, illustrated by her son. Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 Free Sunday, April 26, 2015, 3pm

Brian Turner and Susan Rich Poet Brian Turner reads from his poetry collections Here, Bullet and Phantom Noise and his memoir My Life As A Foreign Country; poet and teacher Susan Rich reads from her latest, Cloud Pharmacy. Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Monday, April 27, 2015, 7pm

James Bradley The historian who wrote Flags of Our Fathers discusses his newest book, The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 $5 Monday, April 27, 2015, 7:30pm

Mitchell Gaynor

Gene Therapy Plan offers a new method for using nutrition to alter our genetic blueprints and prevent disease. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 $5 Monday, April 27, 2015, 7:30pm

Greg Iles

The Bone Tree is the second installment in his bestselling Penn Cage series. Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7pm

Joe Gaydos The Chief Scientist for the SeaDoc Society discusses his book, Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Seattle, 98115 Free Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7pm

Richard Wagamese and Sherman Alexie Richard Wagamese, the novelist/memoirist/journalist reads from his new novel, Medicine Walk. In conversation with him is Sherman Alexie, author of What I’ve Stolen, What I’ve Earned.  Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104 Free Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7pm

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Joseph Stiglitz Should Hillary take up the income-inequality battle, like Sen. Elizabeth Warren, or, like the Republicans, run away from it? Many thought the Democrats could’ve fared better during the 2014 midterms had they assailed income inequality-a proven 30-year trend-and defended the Affordable Care Act (which by averting catastrophic medical bills, helps the middle class remain middle class). After The New York Times’ Paul Krugman, our leading voice against income inequality is the Nobel Prize-winning economist Stiglitz, and he detailed his arguments comprehensively in 2012’s The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future (with a new preface in its latest paperback reissue, Norton, $13). Obviously his diagnosis didn’t tip the last general election in Congress, with the Tea Party/Obamacare backlash still driving the GOP’s recent wave of success. Looking forward to 2016, Stiglitz forthrightly advocates for more government regulation of financial markets. The postwar boom that lasted into the ‘70s was an aberration, he writes. After that, “Some drew the wrong lesson from the collapse of the Soviet system. The pendulum swung from much too much government there to much too little here. Corporate interests argued for getting rid of regulations, even when those regulations had done so much to protect and improve our environment, our safety, our health and the economy itself.” We’ll see if Hillary is listening or not. BRIAN MILLER Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 $5 Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7:30pm

Seattle Poetry Slam Local poets share their verse and spoken word compositions. 21 and over. Rebar, 1114 Howell StreetSeattle, WA $5 Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 8 – 11:30pm

Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater The two bestselling authors co-wrote a new book, Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Seattle, 98115 Free Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7pm

Ryan Gattis The author set his new novel, All Involved in the six days that followed the Rodney King verdict in 1992. University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105 Free Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7pm

David Brooks

The Road to Character is all about rebalancing our desire for external success (wealth, fame) with our core “eulogy virtues” (kindness, honesty). Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 Free Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7:30pm

Sam Quinones The journalist discusses his new book, Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 $5 Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7:30pm

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield is a new book from a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7pm

Herb McClees

Heaven’s Drumhead is a new poetry collection from the Northwest poet.  University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105 Free Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7pm

Sabaa Tahir Set in ancient Rome, An Ember in the Ashes is part of a new YA fantasy series. University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105 Free Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7pm

Tony Angell

The House of Owls comes directly from the author’s journals where he recorded his observations and drawings of western screech owls. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Seattle, 98115 Free Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7pm

Seattle Poetry Slam Local poets share their verse and spoken word compositions. 21 and over. Rebar, 1114 Howell StreetSeattle, WA $5 Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 8 – 11:30pm

Seattle Poetry Slam Local poets share their verse and spoken word compositions. 21 and over. Rebar, 1114 Howell StreetSeattle, WA $5 Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8 – 11:30pm




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