There's an event for every taste tonight. These are just some highlights:

First up, Michael Ayoob will be signing at Seattle Mystery Bookshop at noon. His book In Search of Mercy is about a protagonist who was "abducted and tortured by deranged hockey fans."

Up in Greenwood tonight, Couth Buzzard is hosting the 826 Young Writers Reading. Kids who have taken classes at 826 Seattle will read work that shows some of what they've learned. This should be adorable and inspiring.

Seattle Art Museum is hosting SAM Word. Writers Denise Calvetti Michaels, Esther Altshul Helfgott and Tara Roth will all read work that responds to work by Picasso. Picasso will be unavailable for comment.

And t Sole Repair, it's time for The Off Hours Autumn Reading. Stranger Genius Stacey Levine hosts a reading featuring hot young turks like Rich Jensen, Mary Sherwin, Jason Whitmarsh, Nancy Jooyoun Kim, and "ukulele player Jenny Littlefield Symons." This is the reading of the night.

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.