Wolfe's illustrated e-book, Urbanism Without Effort, is about how to make cities livelier and easier to live in. $5.
Tonight's outing of Capitol Hill's most adventurous literary evening features readings from Joseph Hall, Christine Deavel, John Marshall, Benjamin Schmitt, and Wizdumb the Wax Molesta, with music by DJ Windows 95 and an open mic. Free.
Jack Absolute, the star of The Rivals, is a "dashing rogue" in Revolutionary War times. Free.
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II is about a town full of women who performed invaluable work for the Manhattan Project. Free.
Unspeakable is about a series of seemingly connected terrible crimes separated by decades. Free.
Potty Mouth at the Table is a collection of humorous essays. Free.
The Zimbabwean author reads from her novel We Need New Names, which is about a 10-year-old Zimbabwean immigrant. Free.
Spatz's new story collection is titled Half as Happy. He's from Spokane. Free.
Modern-day, Putin-run Russia is the setting for Matthew's spy thriller, Red Sparrow. Free.
The Spirit Room is a debut novel about two girls who become hoax mediums to make money in Civil War-era America. Free.
The author of The Attacking Ocean will discuss our relationship to the ocean, which as been complex and confusing for as long as we've been a species. $5.
In 2004, Stranger writer Emily Hall referred to the restaurant Lark as "both easy and elegant," and assured readers that "everything I've tasted there is delicious." The restaurant has now delighted diners for almost a decade since Hall's review, and it's still a pinnacle of Seattle dining experiences. In Lark: Cooking Against the Grain, we get to see how the dishes are made. Free.
An Individual History contains a poem titled "Days in Paradise," which begins: "The bird was on the wire and then it wasn’t,/though the wire still stretched from pole to pole./You saw it perched and still, except for the defensive/tilt of head, the tail feather flickering alert/and silhouetted through the setting sun." Free.
Requiem, the fourth book in a sci-fi/fantasy series, answers some of the following questions: "Who is the Crimson Empress, and what does her conquest of the Named Lands really mean? Who holds the keys to the Moon Wizard's Tower?" Free.
Featured readers including Nisi Shawl, Gabriel Teodros, Rahwa Habte, Zola Mumford and Mayumi Tsutakawa will read work inspired by the incredible Butler on what would have been her birthday, and there will be an open mic, too. Free.
Les Sardines is a Seattle writing collective that puts out small, beautiful literary magazines. Tonight, the seventh issue of Les Sar'zine, titled "Naked," will be available for sale. Readers will read, a band called Seacastle will sing three new songs with lyrics written by Les Sardines, and copies of their new magazine will be available for purchase. Free.
Clearly Now, The Rain: A Memoir of Love and Other Trips is about a decade-long relationship. Free.
Do you have conversations, or do you have "real dialog?" That's what the author of Living Room Revolution: A Handbook for Conversation, Community, and the Common Good wants to know. Free.
Horner served as a technical adviser on all three Jurassic Park movies. He's discovered more about dinosaur child-rearing and social behavior than can fit in a single blurb, and his book, How to Build a Dinosaur, is his newest collection of knowledge. This is a must-see event for dino-fiends. $5.
Noel Franklin's brand-new comic book, Gone Girl Comics Issue #1, features stories about life in Seattle written and drawn by the local poet, with one story guest-illustrated by local awesome cartoonist David Lasky. The cover and interiors feature Pioneer Square's late, lamented OK Hotel. Free.
Hiaasen is the author of a bunch of mysteries set in Florida. He's known for his sharp, Elmore Leonard–like dialogue, his weird Floridians, and being friends with Dave Barry. Nobody's perfect. His newest book is Bad Monkey. Free.
"In 1936, University of Washington's eight-oar crew went to Berlin on a quest for Olympic gold," press materials tell us. This is the story of Brown's non-fiction book, The Boys in the Boat. Free.
Available Dark: A Crime Novel is a "sequel to the punk rock-infused mystery novel Generarion Loss." Free.
Davio is a Seattle poet and author of Burn This House. Derry is a Port Angeles poet here with her sixth book, Tremolo. Free.
The authors of Washington Then and Now discuss one of Seattle's densest neighborhoods. $5.