Look, you can only pretend that the holidays aren't coming for so long. Eventually, the calendar makes you pay for your procrastination. With that in mind, why not get your friends and family autographed books this year? And also, why not get all your holiday shopping done in one Saturday afternoon?
The Holiday Bookfest at Phinney Center features readings, signings, and other book-related events with an enormous collection of Pacific Northwest authors in one place. It's been going for a decade, and it benefits local organizations like Pocket Libraries and the Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas. Why wouldn't you go?
Here's a list of authors who'll be attending:
If you can't find something for everyone on your holiday gift list this year in that lineup, I don't know what to tell you.
Phinney Center, https://www.phinneycenter.org/calendar/holiday-bookfest-2019/, 3 pm, free.