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Our author talks span the globe when it comes to topics and speakers.

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Our Events

  • Other Side Of Freedom

    DeRay Mckesson

    From the internationally recognized civil rights activist/organizer and host of the podcast​Pod Save the People, O​n the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope​ is a meditation on resistance, justice, and freedom, and an intimate portrait of a movement from the front lines.

  • Ai Superpowers

    Kai-Fu Lee

    In AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order, one of the world’s most respected experts on AI, reveals that China has suddenly caught up to the US in AI technology at an astonishingly rapid pace. Lee envisions China and the US forming a powerful duopoly in AI, but one that is based on each nation’s unique and traditional cultural inclinations.

  • Leadership

    Doris Kearns Goodwin

    In Leadership: In Turbulent Times—a​culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history — a Pulitzer Prize-winning author offers an illuminating exploration into the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership.

  • Sally Field Book Cover

    Sally Field

    In Pieces is an intimate, haunting literary memoir, told by an American icon for the first time – about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother.

  • Kristin Rowe Finkbeiner Book Cover

    Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

    The co-founder of MomsRising and a keynote speaker at the 2017 Women’s March in Washington DC, has written​Keep Marching,​a practical guide and highly researched examination of the barriers that hold women back-and how to overcome them.

    This event will take place at The Riveter.

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    Ellie Kemper

    Comedian and star of The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ellie Kemper delivers My Squirrel Days, a hilarious and uplifting collection of essays about one pale woman’s journey from Midwestern naïf to Hollywood semi-celebrity to outrageously reasonable New Yorker.

  • Jill Lepore Book

    Jill Lepore

    These Truths: A History of the United States is the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, by award-winning historian Jill Lepore, and offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation. 

  • Future Politics Book

    Jamie Susskind

    In Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech,​author, barrister, and past Fellow of Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, confronts one of the most important questions of our time: how will digital technology transform politics and society?

  • Chelsea Clinton Book

    Chelsea Clinton

    For the youngest activists among us, Start Now: You Can Make a Difference is a book geared just for them full of facts, stories, and tips on how to change the world, from New York Times bestselling author Chelsea Clinton.

  • David Sanger Book

    David Sanger

    From the première New York Times national security correspondent, comes The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age, a stunning and incisive look into how cyber warfare is influencing elections, threatening national security, and changing diplomacy.

  • Barbara Kingsolver Unshelted Cover

    Barbara Kingsolver

    The New York Times bestselling author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, and The Poisonwood Bible and recipient of numerous literary awards — including the National Humanities Medal, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Orange Prize — returns with Unsheltered, a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resiliency and compassion in times of great upheaval.

  • Ottolenghi Simple Book Cover

    Yotam Ottolenghi

    In Simple, powerhouse author, chef, and restaurateur Yotam Ottolenghi presents 130 flavor-forward recipes that can be made easily in one or more ways: in 30 minutes or less, with 10 or fewer ingredients, in a single pot, using pantry staples, or prepared ahead of time for easy weeknight meals.

  • Rick Barton Book

    Rick Barton

    In Peace Works: America’s Unifying Role in a Turbulent World, ambassador and global conflict leader Rick Barton uses a mix of stories, history, and analysis for a transformative approach to foreign affairs and offers concrete and attainable solutions for the future.

  • Wendy Sherman

    Wendy Sherman

    In Not for the Faint of Heart: Lessons in Courage, Power, & Persistence, distinguished diplomat Ambassador Wendy Sherman brings readers inside the negotiating room to show how to put diplomatic values like courage, power, and persistence to work in their own lives.

  • Erica Keswin Book

    Erica Keswin

    Bring Your Human to Work is the launch of a workplace movement that strives to foster fairness, loyalty, and joy in the workplace.

  • Pharrell Book

    Pharrell Williams

    A Fish Doesn’t Know It’s Wet: Transformations, documents the continuing adventures in art and design of one of the most influential figures in contemporary music and popular culture.

  • Alex Rosenblat Book

    Alex Rosenblat

    Silicon Valley technology is transforming the way we work, and Uber is leading the charge. Uberland: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Rules of Work upends our understanding of work in the digital age and paints a future where any of us might be managed by a faceless boss.

  • Reid Hoffman Book

    Reid Hoffman

    In Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies, LinkedIn cofounder, legendary investor, and host of the Webby Award-winning Masters of Scale podcast reveals the secret to starting and scaling massively valuable companies.

  • Brian Keating Book

    Brian Keating

    In 2014, astronomers wielding the most powerful cosmology telescope ever made, revealed that they’d glimpsed the spark that ignited the Big Bang, immediately igniting rumors of an imminent Nobel Prize. But had these cosmologists truly read the cosmic prologue or had they been deceived by a galactic mirage? In Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Science, Ambition, and the Perils of Science’s Highest Honor, cosmologist and inventor of the experiment that sparked the controversy, tells the inside story of a mesmerizing discovery and the scientific drama that ensued.

  • Nigel Travis Book

    Nigel Travis

    In The Challenge Culture: Why the Most Successful Organizations Run on Pushback, the executive chairman and former CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins reflects on the unique, results-oriented discipline he’s developed over decades of leadership, which provides a blueprint for any organization to achieve prosperity.

  • Ann Mei Chang Book

    Ann Mei Chang at The Seattle Chamber of Commerce

    Despite enormous investments of time and money, are we making a dent on the social and environmental challenges of our time? What if we could exponentially increase our impact? Around the world, a new generation is looking beyond greater profits, for meaningful purpose. In Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good, Ann Mei Chang brings a unique perspective from across sectors, from her years as a tech executive in Silicon Valley to her most recent experience as the Chief Innovation Officer at USAID.

  • Chris Christie Bo

    Chris Christie

    From the outspoken former governor,Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics, is a no-holds-barred account of Christie’s rise to power through the bare-knuckle politics of New Jersey and his frank, startling insights about Donald Trump from inside the president’s inner circle.

  • Reshma Saujani Book

    Reshma Saujani

    Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder was inspired by the author/CEO of Girls Who Code’s popular TED Talk and shows us how women can break free from the trap of perfection and rewire themselves for bravery. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with girls and women from across the country, stories of fearless women changing the world one brave act at a time, and her own personal journey to accept her imperfections, Saujani shares an array of powerful insights and practices to make bravery a lifelong habit.