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Upcoming events at Parkplace Books in Kirkland

Parkplace Books hosts author readings, book clubs and more. - Contributed
Parkplace Books hosts author readings, book clubs and more.
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The following events will happen at Parkplace Books in Kirkland:

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m.:  Meet the author,Waverly Curtis (a duo comprised of Waverly Fitzgerald and Curt Colbert) of Dial C for Chihuahua, the first in a whimsical children’s mystery series set in Seattle starring Pepe, a talking Chihuahua who has a nose for detective work and a weakness for bacon. Pepe may have soft white fur, big brown eyes, and mucho attitude - but he’s no furry fashion fad. Pepe is different. Pepe has to sniff out the real killer and keep his owner, Geri safe. Lesser dogs might flinch. But Pepe isn’t the kind to turn tail and run.  Join in for a fun evening.

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m.: Poetry Night at Parkplace Books.

Join featured PacNW poets, Michael Schein and A.B. Bard for an evening of poetry reading and Open Mic.  This is a great chance to read from your own personal work and hear from some of our best local talent.  Open to All.

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 3:30 p.m.: Meet Jo Deurbrouck, author of Anything Worth Doing, a “true story of adventure, friendship and tragedy on the last of the West’s great rivers.”

The book is a contemplative and unforgettable look at a series of ambitious river rafting adventures on a number of well known rivers including the Salmon, Snake and Columbia by Jon Barker and Clancy Reece, two professional raft guides whose lifelong friendship grew from their shared love of rivers.  The author will be showing a river/whitewater video and will be available for discussion and signing copies of the book.

Tuesday, Nov. 27 6:30 p.m.: Instore Reading Circle will discuss Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka.  Selection of the next six months worth of titles will begin at 6:30 p.m. with discussion of the book at 7 p.m. Open to all.

Sunday,  Dec. 2, 3 p.m.:   Instore Knit Too Readers will discuss Nightwoods by Charles Frazier. November meeting is a potluck scheduled on Dec. 2 and will not be held within the bookstore.  Please call the store for details.

Parkplace Books is also hosting its 10th Annual Holiday Party from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7.

Please join Parkplace for an evening of merriment and good cheer as we celebrate the holiday season.  Munch on tasty goodies and imbibe in wassail while you visit with friends, neighbors and have a book or two signed by any one of our guest PacNW authors.  Tap your toes to live Holiday music and shhh...a surprise visit from a special guest!  Gift a book or food item!

Donate any children’s book to Santa’s Sleigh or food item in the Gift Box.  Kith and Hopelink will distribute these items to Eastside families in need!  Remember, your gift can make a difference!

RSVP to or call 425-828-6546


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