University Book Store has been selling books for 110 years this year, and to celebrate, they've edited a marvelous little book of 110 local authors writing 110 words (essays, fiction, poetry, comics, sheet music, and recipes) about whatever they'd like. Virtually every Seattle author worth reading is in there (including Stacey Levine, Ivan Doig, Rebecca Hoogs, Cliff Mass, Matt Ruff, and, um, Dan Savage). It's a fun, witty way to celebrate a great bookstore, and this launch party (with free cake and cider) is a perfect excuse to come down and check it out. (University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400. Noon–5 pm, free.)

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