Four authors at Third Place Books this week, and two require signing line tickets

Monday, October 21, 2019

There are four authors at Third Place Books this week. Two of them require signing line tickets - unusual to have more than one in a week. That means that they are so popular that the signing line needs to be regulated.

The presentations are free. Signing line tickets are available with purchase of the book from Third Place Books.

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

Thursday, October 24 at 7pm
Christopher McDougall

Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero

When Born To Run author Chris McDougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought it would be no harder than the other adjustments he and his family had made after moving to Pennsylvania Amish country.

But when he arrived, Sherman was in such bad shape he could barely move, and Chris decided to undertake a rehabilitation program to heal his body and his mind. It turns out the best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job, and so Chris decided to teach Sherman how to run. Easier said than done: Chris would have to call upon the wisdom of burro racers, goat farmers, Amish running club members, and a group of irrepressible female long-haul truckers. Along the way, he shows us the life-changing power of animals, nature, and community. Presentation is free; Signing Line Tickets available with purchase of Running with Sherman.

Friday, October 25 at 6pm
Madeline Miller


In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child— not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power-- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.

Saturday, October 26 at 6pm
Randall Platt
Professor Renoir’s Collection of Oddities, Curiosities, and Delights

In 1896, fourteen-year-old "giant" Fern "Babe" Killingsworth joins a travelling carnival where she befriends a dwarf and some animals, with whom she escapes the clutches of a corrupt businessman.

Sunday, October 27 at 6pm
Stephen Chbosky

Imaginary Friend

Single mother Kate Reese is on the run. Determined to improve life for her and her son, Christopher, she flees an abusive relationship in the middle of the night. Together, they find themselves drawn to the tight-knit community of Mill Grove, Pennsylvania. Then Christopher vanishes. For six days, no one can find him.

Until Christopher emerges from the woods at the edge of town, unharmed but not unchanged. He returns with a voice in his head only he can hear, with a mission only he can complete. From the author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower comes an epic work of literary horror, years in the making. Presentation is free; tickets are required to enter the signing line. Signing Line Tickets include a copy of Imaginary Friend, and are available at


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