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Reading Venues

This database of venues that host readings and author events includes bookstores, bars, cafes, libraries, literary arts centers, and more. Here you'll find information about how to schedule your own reading, admission fees, audience size, parking and transit information, and more. Save your selections to My P&W and populate a personal Google Map that you use to plan your own reading tour or simply keep track of your favorite reading venues.

  • Seattle, WA

    Couth Buzzard Books is a local, independent bookstore, café, and performance and community gathering space. The café serves beer and wine, shows visual art, and hosts live acoustic music with local musicians, open mics, and poetry and author...

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  • Seattle, WA

    Founded in 1973 and located in the heart of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood business district, the Elliott Bay Book Company is a full service bookstore, home to over 150,000 titles. Author readings and events are held monthly throughout the...

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  • Seattle, WA

    Located in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood, Secret Garden Books is a full service general bookstore featuring books for everyone, with a particular specialty in children's books.

    They regularly host author readings and signings, talks, book...

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  • Lake Forest Park, WA

    Third Place Books hosts over one thousand free public events every year. The bookstore has a large public commons, five restaurants, free wireless internet, a community room, and a stage.

    Events and the public area within Third Place...

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  • Seattle, WA

    Founded in the Ravenna neighborhood of Seattle in 2002, Third Place Books is a general interest bookstore with over 40,000 books.

    The Ravenna location has Vios Cafe, a full-service sit-down Greek restaurant located at the back of the...

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  • Seattle, WA

    The University Book Store at University of Washington hosts local and national authors at their Reading Allowed book events. Their Mill Creek Town Center store (15311 Main Street) also hosts author events.