Read, Drink and Think at the Library's Fourth Annual 'Booktoberfest' From Oct. 2 to Oct. 30
release date: 09/24/2018
This October, our librarians are returning to your favorite bars and pubs for Booktoberfest — our annual celebration of books, beer and good cheer. Readers are invited to join the Library for bookish happy hours, librarian-hosted trivia nights, spooky stories in bars and libraries, karaoke, body-positive drawing and more.
Library events are free, although the drinks are not. Registration is not required for most events. Events are for people ages 21 and over, except for Late Night at the Library on Oct. 11.
What’s Your #MustRead Book?
Be on the lookout for our Booktoberfest drink coasters at all events, and at bars across the city. This year’s coasters include a place to share what you’ve been reading with your fellow barmates, and via social media. Follow along online at #booktoberfest and #mustread
Bookish Trivia Trilogy
Round up your brainiest and most bookish friends for a fun night out, match wits with fellow readers and compete to win fun prizes and surprises. No cover charge or fee, and the maximum team size is eight (no minimum). New to trivia? Singles are welcome: we’ll help match you up into teams!
- 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Naked City Brewery and Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.
- 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 at Optimism Brewing, 1158 Broadway.
- 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Floating Bridge Brewing, 722 N.E. 45th St.
Bookish Happy Hour
Grab a drink and mingle with fellow book lovers as you discuss what you’re reading and your favorite books and authors
- 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 at Loretta's Northwesterner, 8617 14th Ave. S.
Libraryoke with Baby Ketten
Belt it out for the love of books! Do you love to sing karaoke and love reading? Then this is the event for you! Feel free to bring books to swap and share, as there will also be a book exchange.
- 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Skylark Café, 3803 Delridge Way SW.
Late Night At The Library - Ray Bradbury Fright Fest
Enjoy the tales of a master storyteller who grew up in libraries and had to be forced out at closing time: Ray Bradbury. We’ll open our doors after closing and invite you to gather around and journey with us to the twilit world of Bradbury’s October Country. This even is part of LitCrawl Seattle.
- 8:05 to 8:50 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Capitol Hill Branch, 425 Harvard Ave. E., 206-684-4715.
Body-Positive Figure Drawing with Tatiana Gill
Enjoy a drink and improve your drawing skills at Populuxe Brewing with a body-positive figure drawing session led by cartoonist, illustrator, and educator Tatiana Gill.
- 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at Populuxe Brewing, 826 N.W. 49th St.
Join fellow book lovers to mix and mingle at the speakeasy-inspired bar high atop Seattle’s Smith Tower. No cover charge. Admittance is free, but registration is required.
- 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 at The Observatory at Smith Tower, 506 Second Ave.
'Ales from the Crypt
Join us for spine-tingling tales of terror from the great Stephen King! Fifty years ago, King started writing horror stories for magazines. This year, we share some of his most twisted tales, just in time for Hallowe’en.
- 8 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Optimism Brewing, 1158 Broadway.
- 8 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 at Lottie's Lounge, 4900 Rainier Ave. S.
Ghastly Tales and Cocktails
Enjoy a drink with friends and relax (?) to spine tingling tales of ghastly horror and terror from beyond the grave.
- 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at The Conservatory, 5813 Airport Way S.
- 8 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at Naked City Brewery and Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.
The Library aims to bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. One of our guiding principles is to promote literacy and a love of reading. We accomplish this by finding creative solutions like Booktoberfest to meet the public's changing needs and interests.