Blood & Gourd Graphic Novel Release Party!

Saturday, June 6th, 7:00pm

Orca is thrilled to welcome the creators of Blood & Gourd, a new horror comic set in Olympia. Blood & Gourd began as an Indiegogo campaign in January of 2014, gradually assembling a superstar cast to complete the pencilling, inking, lettering, coloring and other parts of production. Creators Jenz K. Lund and D.H. Shultis will be here for the release party. They'll be talking a little about the making of an indie comic, from inception to crowdfunding, and from pencils to final printing. They'll have plenty of art, photos and anecdotes to share, so don't miss it!


David Neiwert

Saturday, June 27th, 3:00pm

Orca Books is delighted to welcome journalist David Neiwert to the store on this June afternoon. David will be talking about his new book, "Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us."


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 June 14th meeting we will be discussing "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher", Timothy Egan's book about pioneer photgrapher Edward Curtis. Read More =>
The Fireside Book Group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00pm. At the June 4th meeting they will be discussing Judith Mackrell's "Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation". 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. At their June 10th meeting they will be discussing Timothy Hallinan's "Herbie's Game". 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.