Photographer Barry Schneier famously captured a Boston Bruce Springsteen concert from May 9, 1974 that helped launch the singer's career. Bruce Springsteen: Rock and Roll Future collects many of Schneier’s photographs. Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, 624-6600, http://elliottbaybook.com, 7 pm, free.
Seattle's own Lindy West has published her latest collection of essays, about feminism, the internet, Donald fucking Trump, trolls, and popular culture. It's just as funny, as smart, and insightful as you've come to expect from Lindy. (Full disclosure: I worked with Lindy and she's my friend. But this is indisputably the hottest ticket in town.)
Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave., 652-4255, http://townhallseattle.org, 7:30 pm, $20-80.
Jeff Smoot is a mountain climber. His book Hangdog Days documents the 1970s, which was a revolutionary time for mountain climbing. The book is a 2019 Banff Mountain Book Competition Category Finalist in Mountain Literature. Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, 547-8127, free.
Ramesh Srinivasan's new book "describes the internet as both an enabler of frictionless efficiency and a dirty tangle of politics, economics, and other inefficient, inharmonious human activities." He profiles the people who have both made the internet into the necessary cesspool it is today and the people who are fighting to make the internet better. Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, 624-6600, http://elliottbaybook.com, 3 pm, free.