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Mischief, Dreams and the Unknowable Forces of Jim Woodring: Author Event This Thursday PM

September 3rd, 2014 by master

“There are a lot of elements in the stories that mean something to me that shouldn’t mean anything to anybody else, though of course I hope they do.”

Jim Woodring, 2002 (from an interview with Gary Groth in the Comics Journal)

Jim Woodring will discuss and sign his new book Jim: Jim Woodring’s Notorious Autojournal at the University Book Store in the U District Thursday evening at 7pm.

Woodring is an award winning American comic artist, writer and designer. He has been creating fictitious and surreal worlds for decades using illustration, comic and fine art. This book is a collection of his ‘autojournals’ and explores the mischievous creatures, dreams and other realms of his strange worlds.

The Event is free and starts at 7pm. You can purchase your own copy of the book at the store, by phone or online.

Where: University bookstore (4326 University Way NE, Seattle)

When: 7pm, September 4th.

For more information contact the University Bookstore: (206) 634­-3400

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Advice on Navigating the Hillary Clinton Book Signing Tonight!!

June 18th, 2014 by master

From Seattle Refined, a blog in partnership with Komo News…here is a great post on how to navigate the Hillary Clinton Book Signing happening tonight:

Clinton will be signing copies of her new book at the University Bookstore at 5 p.m. this Wednesday. (Image: AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Navigating The Hillary Clinton Event At UW On Wednesday

By Britt Thorson Published: Jun 16, 2014
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be signing copies of her new book Hard Choices this Wednesday, June 18th, at the University Bookstore. We anticipate hundreds of people showing up – here’s what you need to know to get in, get signed, and get out!

1. She is only signing copies of Hard Choices that have been bought that day, June 18th, from the University Bookstore (in person, no online orders). No other memorabilia will be allowed in for signing, and no one without a book gets through.

2. Copies of Hard Choices bought at the Bookstore will come with an event entry wristband, which is your ticket into the signing at 5 p.m. There are limited copies available, aka a limited amount of wristbands available. The Bookstore opens at 9 a.m. – get there early to ensure you can buy a copy ($38.33 with tax) and get yourself a wristband.

3. No matter how much your Mom wants you to pick up a copy and get it signed for her, you can’t! One book per person, one signature per book. In fact, you can’t bring anything else in with you – all bags will be checked.

4. Parking is going to be even more awful than usual, so we highly suggest either getting dropped off or taking a bus. If you’re going to park in their lot, there’s a flat fee of $25 for three hours or more. They’re provided a map of all possible parking locations.

Good luck!

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Jimmy Carter to visit University Book Store

October 15th, 2010 by master

Former President Jimmy Carter will sign copies of his book White House Diary at the University Book Store.  The signing is scheduled for October 27 at 7pm.  A signing ticket is required and is only available by purchasing Carter’s book from University Book Store.  For more information, call 634-3400.

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Book bargains at University Bookstore

August 10th, 2010 by master

I wanted to pass along this tip to all you book lovers.  The University Bookstore is currently running a clearance sale on both new and used books.  You’ll find some prices up to 75% off.  There’s a wide variety of  authors and genres.  The sale is underway at all four locations, but the U-District store has the most offerings.

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Horror/Fantasy editor visits U Bookstore

July 25th, 2010 by master

Editor’s note:  This story was written by Kat Salazar, a student in the University of Washington Department of Communication News Laboratory.

“Didn’t you get the memo to wear black?” joked one person in the back row to a friend. Most of those attending the event July 20 at the UW Book Store actually were wearing black, probably unintentionally.

But the predominant wardrobe color spoke volumes about the sort of crowd that editor Ellen Datlow attracts. And members of that crowd are largely fans of science fiction, fantasy and horror books – people who gravitate toward the weird or the eerily enigmatic. They sat patiently awaiting Datlow, a well-known editor in the genre’s publishing world.

Ellen Datlow (left) answering a question from interviewer author Nancy Kress.

Read more of Kat’s story by clicking the link below.

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