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A bunch of readings today, including a wedding guide called The Offbeat Bride that Bust Magazine says "won't make you puke," a "conversation" about the future of SPL at Ballard Public Library, an author of thirty novels, and an open mic and "featured readings by a group of homeless women."

Nico Vassilakis, who was shortlisted for a Stranger Genius Award last year, reads as part of Pilot Books' Small Press Fest tonight. His most recent book is a humument created out of a Louis Lamour novel. It really looks interesting.

Elliott Bay Book Company hosts William L. Marcy tonight. The Politics of Cocaine is about how our foreign policy has inspired a thriving drug industry in South America.

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And at the Rendezvous in Belltown, Nicole Hardy reads poetry as part of an evening called "What a Lovely Way to Burn. Hardy's poetry is fun and accessible. She will read, accompanied by "sultry torch songs" and balloon animals.

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.