All right, technically, Jimmy Carter isn't "reading" tonight at University Book Store. He's doing a signing-only event. But, still: Jimmy Carter! Our most cardigan-friendly former president signs his newest book, White House Diary.

Other events in town tonight include Lisa Birnbach at Elliott Bay Book Company. Birnbach, the author of the trend-tastically popular 80s bestseller The Official Preppy Handbook has a new book titled True Prep: It's a Whole New Old World.

Lish McBride is at Third Place Books tonight. Hold Me Closer Necromancer is a sci-fi book with either a really good title or a really horrible title. I cannot tell.

And at Victrola Coffee & Art on 15th, we have a group reading and open mic for an anthology titled hell strung & crooked. This anthology was partly edited by someone named Ice.

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 something to read, you can get personalized book recommendations from myself and a team of 5 expert booksellers from Third Place Books over at Questionland. Tell us what books you've loved, what subject you'd like to learn about, or what kind of person you're looking to give a book to and we'll have a few great recommendations for you in no time flat. Ask away!

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