Michael B. Koep

Sunday, April 26th, 3:00pm


Orca is delighted to welcome novelist Michael B. Koep to the store on this April afternoon. Michael is here to talk about his new book, "Leaves of Fire," Part 2 of the Newirth Mythology.




Alec Clayton

Friday, May 1st, 7:00pm

Orca Books is thrilled to welcome Northwest author Alec Clayton back to the store on this May evening. Alec will be reading from "Visual Liberties," the final book in his Freedom Trilogy. He'll be joined by actors Michael Christopher and Heather Christopher, who will be reading various scenes from the book.


Mary Gentry

Saturday, May 2nd, 3:00pm

Saturday, May 2nd, 3:00pm -- Orca Books is delighted to welcome Olympia author Mary Gentry back to the store on this May afternoon. Mary was here in October promoting her first book "Quite Contrary." Her new book, "Too Far from the Tree," is a collection of humorous personal essays on the theme of family. Mary will be accompanied by local artist Mimi Williams.


Three great reading groups meet at Orca each month to discuss their latest selections. Have a look at what they're reading this month. All our in-store groups are open to the public and are always looking for new members. Please join us!

The Orcapod Book Group is the original Orca-led reading group. We meet on the second Sunday of every month at 2:30pm.At the May 10th meeting, they will discuss Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Goldfinch". Read More =>
The Fireside Book Group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00pm. At their meeting on May 7th, they will discuss Tom Franklin's novel "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter" . Read More =>
The M3 (Murder, Mystery & Mayhem) Reviewers is our resident mystery book club, hosted by Linda, the former owner of Whodunit Books in downtown Olympia. They meet on the second Wednesday of each month. For teh May 13th meeting, tehy will be reading "The Reckoning" by Rennie Airth. Read More =>
Click here to see selections from the other groups that register their picks with us each month!  


Have a look at what people around town were reading this week.