Laura Swan O.S.B.

Saturday, January 31st at 3pm


Orca Books is thrilled to welcome Laura Swan back to the store on this January afternoon. She'll be reading from her new book "The Wisdom of the Beguines: The Forgotten Story of a Medieval Women's Movement."


Bill Lindstrom

Saturday, February 7th at 3pm

Orca Books is delighted to welcome Northwest author Bill Lindstrom to the store on this February afternoon. Bill will be talking about his popular new book, "Villain or Victim?: The Untold Story of the Wildman of the Wynooche".


Science Café at Orca Books: The Coastal Cutthroat Trout

Tuesday, February 10th at 7pm

Robert Vadas will talk about "Long-term population response of Coastal Cutthroat Trout to hydrologic and other environmental fluctuations in a temperate-rainforest stream".


Alice Hardesty, Author of "An Uncommon Cancer Journey"

Saturday, February 21st at 3pm

Orca Books is delighted to welcome Portland author Alice Hardesty to the store on this February afternoon. Alice is the author of the new book An Uncommon Cancer Journey: The Cosmic Kick That Healed Our Lives.


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. This January 11th we're reading Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie. Read More =>
The Fireside Book Group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00pm, but for this January they'll meet on the 8th. For their meeting on January 8th they will be reading and discussing American Pastoral, by Philip Roth. 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. he M3 Reviewers' selection this month is Blowback: A Vanessa Pierson Novel by Valerie Plame Wilson, by Valery Plame. 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.