Special Events — 2008
The highly anticipated National Reading Group Month signature event to be held in Seattle at University Book Store on October 20 spotlights best-selling authors Nancy Pearl (Book Lust, More Book Lust and Book Crush, Sasquatch Books), Diane Hammond (Hannah's Dream, Harper Paperbacks), and Nancy Horan (Loving Frank, Ballantine), along with Stesha Brandon (University Book Store), Mary Ann Gwinn (The Seattle Times, Book Editor), Cheryl McKeon (Third Place Books), and Rebecca Willow (Parkplace Books).
Other Seattle area National Reading Group Month related events include "Readings Around the Sound" — a month-long line-up of author appearances held at local libraries and independent bookstores: Seattle Public Library on Oct. 2 (co-sponsor: Elliott Bay Book Co.); Edmonds Library, Oct. 3 (co-sponsor: Edmonds BookShop); University Book Store and University Temple Chapel, Oct. 4; Queen Anne Books, Oct. 5; Santoro's Books, Oct. 11; Third Place Books, Oct. 16; Inn at Port Ludlow, Oct. 17 (co-sponsor: Liberty Bay Books); Elliott Bay Book Co., Oct. 21; Eagle Harbor Books, Oct. 23; Ballard Library, Oct. 25; King County Libraries, Oct. 28; University Book Store, Oct. 28; Parkplace Books, Oct. 30.
Participating authors: Sherman Alexie; Amy Bloom; Ivan Doig; Richard Farr; Neil Gaiman; John Green; Debbie Macomber; Theo Pauline Nestor; Sara Nickerson; David Oliver Relin; Marilynne Robinson; Jon Scieska; Garth Stein; Miriam Toews.
NRGM Featured Books — 2016