Book launch, Jonathan Evison, nonfiction book club and Waldo! at Third Place Books this week

Monday, July 29, 2019

Very often, the end of the month at Third Place Books author events is quiet, with just a few authors as opposed to weeks earlier in the month. But this month, TPB is blowing out all the stops for the final week.

Third Place Books at Town Center, intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way NE.

The culmination of Lake Forest Park / Shoreline / Richmond Beach / Third Place Books READS event with the author of the book "everyone was reading" - Jonathan Evison with his book Lawn Boy.

Monday, July 29 at 7pm
Lake Forest Park Reads!
Jonathan Evison

Lawn Boy
In Partnership with King County Library System

Join Third Place Books, and the Lake Forest Park, Shoreline, and Richmond Beach Libraries, for an evening with beloved Northwest novelist Jonathan Evison in celebration of Lake Forest Park Reads!

Mike Munoz is a young Mexican American not too many years out of high school — and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew. Though he tries time and again to get his foot on the first rung of that ladder to success, he can't seem to get a break. 

But then things start to change for Mike, and after a raucous, jarring, and challenging trip, he finds he can finally see the future and his place in it. 

Sponsored by the City of Lake Forest Park's Library Advisory Committee, Friends of the Shoreline, Richmond Beach, and Lake Forest Park Libraries, Friends of Third Place Commons, and Third Place Books.

Then on Tuesday, Seattle author Margaret Owen launches her promising book The Merciful Crow. I predict it will be a trilogy and a movie.

Tuesday, July 30 at 7pm
Margaret Owen

In Conversation with Kendare Blake
The Merciful Crow

Fie abides by one rule: look after your own. Her Crow caste takes more abuse than coin, but when they’re called to collect royal dead, she’s hoping they’ll find the payout of a lifetime. When Crown Prince Jasimir turns out to have faked his death, Fie’s ready to cut her losses ― and perhaps his throat. But he offers a wager that she can’t refuse: protect him from a ruthless queen, and he’ll protect the Crows when he reigns. Hawk warrior Tavin has always put Jas’s life before his — but what happens when Tavin begins to want something to call his own? Join us for the launch of this gritty, refreshing fantasy.

On Wednesday, the nonfiction book club meets. No author, just a group of people who wanted to read something weightier than fiction. They meet every month.

Wednesday, July 31 at 7pm at Third Place Books Lake Forest Park


Join bookseller Wes to discuss Heavy, a memoir of addiction and America The New York Times described as “full of Devotion and betrayal, euphoria and anguish”. Get 20% off the selected title each month. THE NONFICTION BOOK CLUB MEETS THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH. AUTHORS DO NOT ATTEND.

And then a party to celebrate all the people who participated in the Find Waldo hunt through Town Center.

Wednesday, July 31 at 6pm at Third Place Books Lake Forest Park

Find Waldo Celebration!

Join us for snacks and activities as we celebrate the Waldo Scavenger Hunt! If you completed a Waldo passport this month, you’ll have the opportunity to win awesome prizes! For more information about the Waldo Scavenger Hunt, visit

On Saturday you get three authors who write for kids in the middle grades - older than elementary - younger than high school's more sophisticated themes. The books sound like fun - after all, we were all reading Harry Potter.

Saturday, August 3 at 6pm
Samantha M. Clark, E. Latimer, and Jordan Stratford

A Celebration of Middle-Grade Novels, featuring the authors of The Boy, The Boat, and The Beast, The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray, and The Case of the Perilous Palace

Join us for an evening with three acclaimed Middle-Grade novelists, as they present stories of mysterious journeys, paintings with special powers, and the missing diary of a certain royal family member!

Advance warning: I really like this book - you might not want to wait for the last minute to get a copy. 



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