We have the second and final day of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library Spring Book Sale today. If you have never been to one of these things, you should definitely go. It's crazy! All these disgustingly cheap books—a quarter of a million!—in a big warehouse, with people rummaging around.

Sharon Olds reads at Benaroya Hall. You can find lots of information about Olds right here. She's a Whitmanesque poet, and well worth your time.

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Yann Martel reads at Third Place Books this afternoon. He wrote The Life of Pi, which is a book that gets dumber and dumber as time passes. His new book, Beatrice and Virgil,is an awful-looking novel about a successful writer who wants to write about the Holocaust. Edward Champion has written a hilarious takedown of this book. I urge you to take a look at it.

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.