Tom Angleberger and Dan Santat: 4 p.m. July 17, University Book Store, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek. Author and illustrator visit Mill Creek for a signing of their new book, “The Princess and the Pit Stop.” Once upon a time there was a Princess who made a pit stop. While the Birds and Beasts changed her tires, her Fairy Godmother told her she was in last place! With just one lap left! She might as well give up! Give up? Not THIS princess! This mash-up of race cars, fairy tales, and royalty is a celebration of girl power and horsepower. More at www.ubookstore.com/mill-creek.
Joe Gaydos and Audrey DeLella Benedict: 5 to 8 p.m. July 19, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S. The new children’s book “Explore the Salish Sea: A Nature Guide for Kids” by Gaydos and Benedict, allows kids to explore the unique marine ecosystem that encompasses the coastal waters from Seattle’s Puget Sound up to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and British Columbia’s Georgia Strait. The narrative covers wildlife habitats, geodiversity, intertidal and subtidal sea life. More at www.edmondsbookshop.com.
Thor Hanson: 7 p.m. July 19, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, 7171 Bothell Way NE. In “Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees,” Hanson takes readers on a journey that begins 125 million years ago when a wasp first fed pollen to its young. From honeybees and bumbles to lesser-known diggers, miners, leafcutters and masons, bees have long been central to our harvests, our mythologies and our very existence. They’ve given us the beauty of flowers, and as much as a third of the foodstuffs we eat. Alarmingly, they are at risk of disappearing. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Carola Dunn: 6 p.m. July 20, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, 7171 Bothell Way NE. A casual outing to the Crystal Palace in London takes a mysterious and murderous turn in “The Corpse at the Crystal Palace,” the latest mystery in Carola Dunn’s beloved Daisy Dalrymple series. Born and raised in England, Dunn lives in Eugene, Oregon. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Cristina Curp: 7 p.m. July 23, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, 7171 Bothell Way NE. The creator of the popular food blog and wellness site The Castaway Kitchen, Curp offers more than 145 anti-inflammatory Keto-Paleo recipes in her new cookbook, “Made Whole. In her book, find tips and encouragement for a healthier lifestyle. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Colleen Hoover: 7 p.m. July 24, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, 7171 Bothell Way NE. The No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of “It Ends with Us” delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Gene Kiver: 6 p.m. July 26, University Book Store, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek. “Exploring Washington’s Geology” by Eugene P. Kiver, professor of geology, is the latest installment of the state-by-state Geology Rocks! series. Kiver introduces readers to 57 of the most compelling and accessible geologic sites scattered throughout Washington. More at www.ubookstore.com/mill-creek.
Camas Davis: 7 p.m. July 26, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, 7171 Bothell Way NE. In Davis’ new novel “Killing It: An Education,” a wayward young woman abandons her successful magazine career to learn the old ways of butchery and discover what it means to take life into her own hands. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Ben Malcolmson: 6 p.m. July 27, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, 7171 Bothell Way NE. “Walk On” is a true account of perseverance and hope from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll’s assistant, about a young journalist who walks on to a top-ranked USC football team guided by his faith. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Megan Abbott: 7 p.m. July 30, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, 7171 Bothell Way NE. From the Edgar Award-winning author of “Dare Me” comes the psychological thriller “Give Me Your Hand,” about a life-changing secret that destroys an unlikely friendship. Abbott also is the author of “The Fever” and “You Will Know Me.” More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Heather Redmond: 7 p.m. Aug. 2, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, 7171 Bothell Way NE. Redmond introduces a new the new series “Dickens of a Crime” with the book “A Tale of Two Murders.” It’s 1835 and Charles Dickens is a journalist on the rise at the Evening Chronicle. After finding a young woman murdered and hearing about a very similar mysterious death a year ago to the date, he feels compelled to investigate. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
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: 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.
Dick Evans: The Whidbey Island author has written a memoir titled “Fazkils.” In the Hollywood autobiography, the actor, director and writer traces his 50-year career with high points that include working with Jack Nicholson, George C. Scott, David Hemmings and Michael J. Pollard. Find it through Google Books.
Donna Cameron: The Brier resident will release a new book called “A Year of Living Kindly” on Sept. 25. She worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 30 years, where she saw kindness in action, people giving back to their communities and helping others get back on their feet. Being surrounded by all that positivity prompted Cameron to reflect on her own life. So she went on a 365-day journey to learn what it means to live a kind life, which is a lot more challenging than you might think, and it means more than just being “nice.” Pre-order the book on Amazon.
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