Upcoming Events

Emily Robbins will be reading from her first novel on January 20 at 5:45 p.m.

Emily is the niece of Cindy Corrie, who will be present at the event for a conversation about the book and audience Q & A.

Set in Syria on the cusp of political unrest, A Word for Love tells the story of Bea, a young American woman who travels around the world to study “The Astonishing Text,” an ancient, original manuscript of a famous Arabic love story that is said to move its best readers to tears. In her search, Bea finds herself transformed by language, risk, war, and a startling new understanding of love.

Click here to order a copy of A Word for Love.


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 February 12th meeting we will be discussing Ada's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter Ada Lovelace Launched the Digital Age, by James Essinger. Past Selections =>
The Fireside Book Group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00pm. At their February 2nd meeting they will discuss Robert M. Edsel's The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in HistoryPast Selections =>
The M3 (Murder, Mystery & Mayhem) Reviewers is currently meeting at Three Magnets Brewing, and is hosted by Linda, the former owner of Whodunit Books in downtown Olympia. They meet at 6:30pm on the second Wednesday of each month. At their February 8th meeting they will discuss Philip Kerr's Dark Matter. Past Selections =>
Click here to see selections from the other groups that register their picks with us each month!