There are 12 book-related events today including a mystery about a clairvoyant, a "conversation" about the future of the library at the Highpoint Branch, ARCADE Magazine's latest launch party (with a cellist and snacks,) a conversation about back pain, Ruth Ozeki on Whidbey Island, and much more.

Pilot Books' Small Press Book Fest continues tonight with Chelsea Martin, who is the author of Everything Was Fine Until Whatever, which is a collection of fiction, lists, and other stuff. This should only be about fifteen minutes long, so you can show up, attend a reading with a fun and funny author, and then head out into the world, fresh as a daisy and ready for the evening to begin.

At the interestingly named Sport Restaurant, Dennis Purdy reads from Kiss 'Em Goodbye: An ESPN Treasury of Failed, Forgotten, and Departed Teams. This book is all about mysterious sports teams you have never heard of like the Tallahassee Tailors, the Cleveland Itch and the Denver Existential Doubt, along with other teams I have not just now made up.

And Giuseppe Leporace and Deborah Woodard are at University Book Store. Leporace and Woodward are translators who will be reading from The Dragonfly: A Selection of Poems: 1953—1981 by Amelia Rosselli. They will discuss Rosselli, who is a famous anti-fascist poet, and the art of translation tonight.

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Any of these three look like interesting readings to me.

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.