First up, Stuart Neville and Henry Chang are signing at Seattle Mystery Bookshop at noon today. Collusion and The Ghosts of Belfast are mysteries published by great international mystery publisher Soho Press. (If you're looking for a book to replace the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo-shaped hole in your life, you could do much worse than take a look at books from Soho Press, by the way.)

Day In • Day Out returns this summer, August 12th thru 14th!
Featuring The National, Mitski, Mac DeMarco and more! Full lineup and tickets at

I don't know much about Benjamin Percy besides the fact that he's reading at Elliott Bay Book Company at six tonight and that his novel The Wilding is set in central Oregon. But what I do know is that two people who I trust a great deal have told me that you should pay attention to this event because Percy is, reportedly, very good. So you should read a little more about the book here and consider going to this event tonight.

Up at Queen Anne Books, Jennie Shortridge and Carol Cassella will be reading as a part of The Novel: Live, in which local authors write a book in a week. Shortridge is the author of When She Flew and Cassella is the author, most recently, of Healer.

Pilot Books is hosting a very important event tonight. " Joey Comeau & the Glitter Poets" will be reading, which is a fancy way of saying Canadian poet Joey Comeau will be reading with local awesome poets Sarah Galvin and Leon Baham. The important thing is that this is a fundraiser for a new video project at Pilot Books called Bamwood. Here's the deal:

To produce BAMWOOD, we need better technology than a 7-year-old …point and shoot and a camera phone. We need a NEX-VG10 Interchangeable Lens Handycam with a 16mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens. And we’ll use this luxury to record events (plus interviews!) with poets, novelists, flash fictionados, short storytellers, performance artists, and playwrights who parade through Pilot Books (and partner venues) every month.

And of course world-famous music critic Alex Ross is reading at Town Hall tonight. Listen to This is about how to look at the world through music.

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.