Monday, January 7: Nobody Hates Trump More Than Trump Reading
The too-prolific UW professor David Shields reads from his latest book, which is about Donald Trump.
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, 624-6600, http://elliottbaybook.com, 7 pm, free.
Tuesday, January 8: Lake City Reading
As part of a book release party, Thomas Kohnstamm reads from his novel, which is set in Lake City, and talks with local novelist Jonathan Evison about writing and Lake City and writing about Lake City.
Third Place Books Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333, http://thirdplacebooks.com, 7 pm, free.
Wednesday, January 9: The Man Who Would Be Sherlock Reading
Christopher Sandford reads from his new book, which finds the correlations between the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his literary creation, Sherlock Holmes.
Third Place Books Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave S, 474-2200, http://thirdplacebooks.com, 7 pm, free.
Thursday, January 10: Noir at the Bar
Hosted by Nick Feldman, this event features local mystery writers reading from new work. Readers include Renee Patrick, Bethany Maines, G.G. Silverman, and many more.
Alibi Room, 85 Pike St #410, 623-3180, http://seattlealibi.com/, 8 pm, free.
Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13: Tasveer South Asian Litfest
See our Event of the Week column for more details.