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Ethan Stowell reads tonight at Third Place Books. He is the author of Ethan Stowell's New Italian Kitchen: Bold Cooking from Seattle's Anchovies & Olives, How to Cook A Wolf, Staple & Fancy Mercantile, and Tavolàta, and he will will sign his new cookbook for you. Meanwhile, at Ravenna Third Place, Markos Moulitsas will read. The netroots guy who operates a famous left-wing website reads from his new book, American Taliban: How War, Sex, Sin, and Power Bind Jihadists and the Radical Right.

If you're in a more literary mood, you should head to Elliott Bay Book Company. Lan Samantha Chang is the director of the world-famous Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her new novel is titled All is Forgotten, Nothing is Lost.

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There are two readings at Town Hall tonight, too. Radio journalist Michele Norris reads from her memoir, The Grace of Silence. And Hardy Green is the author of The Company Town: The Industrial Edens and Satanic Mills That Shaped the American Economy. A lot of America's modern-day work ethic is tied up in those old mill towns that were owned and operated by huge companies; you could do worse than spend your evening learning about them.

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.