There are a lot of readings today, including a history of the religions in India, a book about a warship, a book titled Impact! What Every Woman Needs to Know to Go from Invisible to Invincible, and a book about why the Oregon County Fair is so goddamned important.

Plus more! There will be two authors who are beloved by many. Jodi Picoult reads at Seattle Public Library this afternoon. Picoult writes medical thrillers that ladies enjoy. A cotton swab that Picoult vigorously used to clean off her makeup would probably top the New York Times bestseller list. Her new one, House Rules, is about a young man with Asperger's who is convicted of a crime. And Chelsea Handler is at University Book Store today. The weirdly popular comedian reads from her new book, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang. She will not pose for pictures. She will not sign anything but your book. That is how Chelsea Handler rolls.

And the downtown Barnes & Noble is hosting a signing with the authors of Player's Handbook 3 : A 4th Edition D&D Core Rulebook. Based on internet reaction to the new D&D rules, these authors might want to prepare for some verbal assault. This event will be followed by a free D&D gaming session.

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But the reading of the night, again, goes to Pilot Books' Small Press Fest. Kevin Sampsell works at Powell's books as the small press expert, publishes books under his own small press banner, and writes amazing books, including A Common Pornography. If you only go to one event for Small Press Fest, it should be this one.

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.