Stories by Jon Raymond have become the basis for movies like Wendy and Lucy and Old Joy. Miranda July loves his writing. But none of that matters as much as the fact that Raymond's book Livability, about things like felching and weird people at bus stops, is an especially beautiful collection of short stories. "Young Bodies," about two teenagers who trap themselves in a mall overnight, is sexy and sad and ultimately hopeful, just like life when life is really good. (University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400. 7 pm, free.) PAUL CONSTANT

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