Megan Watzke: 7 p.m., March 5, Third Place Books, Town Center at Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE. In the tradition of illustrated science books like “Thing Explainer” and harkening back to the classic film “The Powers of Ten,” Watzke’s fully-illustrated book explores and visualizes the concept of scale in our universe. The Seattle author is the press officer for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, specializing in sharing astronomy with the community. She also co-wrote “Light: The Visible Spectrum and Beyond.” More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Zack Davisson: 7 p.m., March 7, Third Place Books, Town Center at Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE. The award-winning translator, writer and scholar of Japanese folklore and ghosts will talk about and sign copies of “Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan.” In his new book, Davisson illuminates the vast realm of kaibyo, or supernatural cats, with historical and modern cultural context. The book is illustrated with dozens of Japanese prints and drawings. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Phillip Margolin: 7 p.m, March 8, Third Place Books, Town Center at Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE. Margolin is kicking off a brand new series with “The Third Victim.” The best-selling author has written more than 20 novels, including “Gone But Not Fogotten,” “Lost Lake” and “Violent Crimes.” A woman tells a horrific story about being kidnapped, then tortured, until she finally managed to escape. She was the lucky one — the two women she was with were found dead. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Susan Storer Clark: 6 p.m., March 9, Third Place Books, Town Center at Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE. Clark’s first novel, “The Monk Woman’s Daughter,” paints a vivid picture of urban America during the Civil War era as she tells the story of Vera St. John and her chaotic upbringing amid the turbulence of the 19th century. Clark is a former broadcast journalist who wrote and reported for the Voice of America and WRC-TV. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Jamie Ford: 6:30 p.m., March 9, Edmonds Plaza Room above the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St., Edmonds. The Edmonds Library presents an evening with the best-selling author of “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.” Hear about Ford’s work as a writer and meet the author at a book signing following his presentation. He also wrote the books “Songs of Willow Frost” and the recently published “Love and Other Consolation Prizes.” The Edmonds Bookshop will have his novels available to purchase at the event. More at sno-isle.org/locations/edmonds.
Ingrid Walker: Noon to 2 p.m., March 10, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. Walker will read from her new book “High: Drugs, Desire, and a Nation of Users.” The book asks fundamental questions about U.S. drug policies and social norms. Why do we endorse the use of some drugs and criminalize others? Why do we accept the necessity of a doctor-prescribed opiate but not the same thing bought off the street? Walker is an associate professor of American studies at the University of Washington-Tacoma. More at www.edmondsbookshop.com.
Warren Rainer: 2 p.m., March 10, University Book Store, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek. Rainer visits the store in the Mill Creek Town Center for a reading from his new book, “Bel Air Man.” In the winter of 1962, in small-town Idaho, 17-year-old David’s life is one of quiet routine. But in the days leading up to Christmas, a mysterious stranger appears. To make matters worse, David seems to be the only one who can see him. More at www.ubookstore.com/mill-creek.
Sam Wiebe: 7 p.m., March 12, Third Place Books, Town Center at Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE. Weibe is the author of “Invisible Dead,” the critically acclaimed first novel in the “Wakeland” series. The second book in the series, “Cut You Down,” is a murder mystery involving a bright but unstable college student and her professor and ex-lover who just can’t seem to let her go. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Leslye Walton: 7 p.m., March 14, Third Place Books, Town Center at Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE. In Walton’s second novel, “The Price Guide to the Occult,” a teenage girl with supernatural powers stumbles along the path toward self-acceptance and first love. A Seattle resident, Walton also is the author of “The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavendar.” More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Penny Reid: 6 p.m. March 17, Third Place Books, Town Center at Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE. Penny Reid is the USA Today bestselling author of the “Winston Brothers” and “Knitting in the City” series. Her latest book is titled “Marriage of Inconvenience,” in which readers meet Kat Tanner. There are three things you need to know about Kat: She’s determined to make good decisions, she must get married ASAP and she knows how to knit. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Andy Griffiths: 7 p.m., March 19, University Book Store, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek. A best-selling author, Griffiths will read from and sign “The 78-Story Treehouse,” the sixth book in his humorous illustrated chapter book series. Andy and Terry live in a 78-story treehouse. It has a scribbletorium, a high-security potato chip storage facility, and a movie theatre, which is very useful now that Terry’s going to be a movie star. But when Andy gets cut from the movie, he and Terry have a big fight. A herd of sneaky spy cows are out to steal their story ideas. Can Andy and Terry make up before it’s too late? More at www.ubookstore.com/mill-creek.
Black Lab Gallery: 7 p.m. Mondays. The gallery offers a poetry reading each Monday evening at 1618 Hewitt Ave., Everett. For more information, call 425-512-9476.
Cafe Zippy: 7 p.m. Thursdays. Everett Poetry night at the cafe is on most Thursday evenings at 1502 Rucker Ave., Everett. Call 425-303-0474.
Hibulb Cultural Center, Tulalip: 6 p.m. first Thursdays. The museum’s Open Mic Poetry series continues. In the Longhouse Room at 6410 23rd Ave. NE, Tulalip. Visit www.hibulbculturalcenter.org for more.
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