1. Today is the last day of business for Fremont Place Book Company. They're hosting an open house starting at noon, and you should come and pay your respects. It was a clean, compact, well-selected bookstore, and Seattle is poorer for the loss. Before or after you visit FPBC, you should stop over at Ophelia's Books and say hi. The new owner of Ophelia's will be taking over very soon.

2. If you'd like to attend a lively bookstore event tonight in order to assuage the heartbreak that comes with a good bookstore closing, you should visit Pilot Books, where Megan Snyder-Camp will read with Susan Schultz and Erin Malone. Snyder-Camp is the local poet-author of The Forest of Sure Things, which was published last year. Schultz "specializes in experimental poetry from the Pacific." Her latest book is titled Dementia Blog. Malone will be reading from an unpublished work of poetry. The Oscars will probably not be mentioned.

3. Looking ahead? You can plan your upcoming literary week using our exhaustively updated readings calendar.