Gawande writes nonfiction about being a health-care provider, including Complications and The Checklist Manifesto. His new book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, sounds like an important book, but also kind of a downer. I think "important" overplays "downer" any day, don't you? $5.
"From the author of Fight Club comes a novel about the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of female pleasure." So there you go. Free with book purchase.
Bai's latest book is titled All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid. It's about the Gary Hart affair. If you don't know about Gary Hart, maybe it's best that you don't investigate any further. $5.
Roberts is the author of a book that claims we lack impulse control and that we're losing a sense of community as a species. Which strikes me as a couple of boring generalizations, but what do I know? I wrote this while simultaneously tweeting, tindering, and Google Plussing, and I haven't spoken to a real human being in 25 days. Free.
As part of the Furnace reading series at Genius Award-nominated Hollow Earth Radio, Counts will read aloud a new story about a man who encounters a panhandler. Music and/or sound effects will be involved with the reading. Free.
Pollitt is a poet and a feminist. Her newest book is titled Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights. It's about how the anti-abortion movement has made some huge strides in the last few years and how the pro-abortion side needs to retrench and restate the importance of its cause. This sounds like an important book to me. $5.
The reverend brings his book about exploring all religions while maintaining your own, called Practical Interfaith: How to Find Our Common Humanity as We Celebrate Diversity. Free.
Bonelli is the author of Alterra and Ka wrote The Autumn. Free.
Sarah Dowling is the author of DOWN and Birds & Bees. Christine Deavel is co-owner of Open Books: A Poem Emporium. It's part of the Margin Shift series of poetry readings. Free.
Lerner was the mayor of a city in Brazil in the 1970s and 1980s. He helped pioneer things like bus rapid transit (which Seattle transit has bowdlerized into a joke) and pedestrian-only zones in a time when the dominance of cars was unquestioned. Urban Acupuncture is his first book to be translated to English. $5.
A 2014 Stranger Genius Award in literature nominee who is famous in part for her (very good) mainstream comics writing makes an appearance with two excellent local small-press comics talents as part of the annual Lit Crawl. This oughta be fun.
Still Life is reportedly the fifth and final book in West's the Books of Elsewhere series. Free.
Carroll is a couple’s therapist. Her book is called Love Cycles. Free.