First up, Sara Marcus reads at Elliott Bay Book Company tonight at 5 pm. Marcus's book Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution is about the Riot Grrrl movement. Yes, those extra r's were entirely necessary to the movement. Then, at 7 pm at Elliott Bay, Netherland author Joseph O'Neill will talk with Mary Ann Gwinn about his new book Blood-Dark Track: A Family History.
David Wiesner reads up at the Ballard branch of the library tonight. Wiesener is a brilliant children's book artist. His last book, Flotsam, is mesmerizing.
And at Town Hall, Bill Bryson will be reading. You probably know Bryson best from A Walk in the Woods, but he's pretty prolific, writing books about science and language and travel and everything else. His new book is about stuff he found lying around his house (seriously). It's titled At Home: A Short History of Private Life.
The full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is here. And if you're planning on staying in and you're looking for personalized book recommendations, feel free to tell me the books you like and ask me what to read next over at Questionland.