Writers from around the country have contributed to an illustrated anthology, “My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read and Shop,” and they’re fanning out to read from it. National Book Award-winning Seattle writer Timothy Egan will read from his piece on The Elliott Bay Book Co., which hosted a reading for his first book, “The Good Rain,” more than two decades ago. Eagan’s latest book, “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis,” will also share the limelight this evening. The Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10thAve.
Jim Butcher is prolific: “Cold Days,” the 14th installment in his popular “Harry Dresden” series, is now out. The storyline: Chicago’s only professional wizard has died and found his way back to the land of the living. His oath of fealty to Queen Mab requires he follows her orders, including killing whomever she says to. Tickets: $5 at www.BrownPaperTickets.com;prime tickets for $30 include a copy of the book. University Temple United Methodist Church, 1413 N. E. 43rd St.
Leslie Mackie, who founded one of Seattle’s iconic bakeries in 1993, has a new book of recipes, “More from Macrina: New Favorites from Seattle’s Popular Neighborhood Bakery.” New recipes featured include those for flatbreads, cakes and cookies and savory spreads. The event is free, but RSV’s are requested at firstname.lastname@example.org.University Book Store, 4326 University Way N. E.
In “Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me,” Ellen Forney, a much-admired cartoonist and book illustrator, writes of her diagnosis of bipolar disorder at age 30 and her search for inspiration in the work of other artists similarly affected. “Amazing stuff,” writes Sherman Alexie of the book. The Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10thAve.