THURSDAY 7/6

LAYNE MAHEU
The Song of the Crow is a novel. Queen Anne Books, 1811 Queen Anne Ave N, 283-5624, 6:30 pm, free.

JESSICA PRENTICE
She reads from Full Moon Feast. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

FRIDAY 7/7

DIANE MAPES
She reads from How to Date in a Post-Dating World. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333, 6:30 pm, free.

SYNE MITCHELL
The Last Mortal Man is a novel set in the future. University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.

EDWINA MARTIN-ARNOLD
The romance writer reads from House Guest. Jackson Street Books, 2301 S Jackson St, 324-7000, 7 pm, free.

SATURDAY 7/8

TREVOR SCOTT
Vital Force is an adventure. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 6:30 pm, free.

MARY ROSE O'REILLEY
The Love of Impermanent Things is about midlife. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

SUNDAY 7/9

JOHN SUMSER
He reads from A Land Without Time: A Peace Corps Volunteer in Afghanistan. Elliott Bay Book Co., 624-6600, 2 pm, free.

SARA GRUEN
Water for Elephants is a novel about a Depression-era circus. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 5:30 pm, free. (Also on 7/10 at Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free; and on 7/11 at Queen Anne Books, 283-5624, 6:30 pm, free.)

MONDAY 7/10

ROBERT FULLER
He reads from All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity. University Book Store, 634-3400, 7 pm, free. (Also on 7/11 at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth, 652-4255, 7:30 pm, $5.)

TUESDAY 7/11

recommended JULIA GLASS
The National Book Award winner's new novel, The Whole World Over, involves a cake, a marriage, and the governor of New Mexico. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 7 pm, free. (Also on 7/12 at Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, www.spl.org, 7 pm, free.)

TOM PRESTON
He holds forth on Patient-Directed Dying. University Book Store, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.

ROBIN MEYERS
He talks about Why the Christian Right Is Wrong. University Temple United Methodist, 1415 NE 43rd St, 7 pm, $5.

NALO HOPKINSON
The Caribbean-Canadian sci-fi writer reads. Science Fiction Museum, JBL Theater, 325 Fifth Ave N, 7:30 pm, $4.

recommended JASON ROBERTS
A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler is "astounding" (according to Mary Roach). Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

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WEDNESDAY 7/12

ROB BREZSNY
The Stranger's astrology columnist reads from his book Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 6 pm, free.

DUSTIN LONG, EVANY THOMAS
Long is the author of Icelander, a mystery. Thomas is the author of The Secret Language of Sleep: A Couple's Guide to the Thirty-Nine Positions. Elliott Bay Book Co., 624-6600, 8 pm, free.