Upcoming Events


Celebrate Indies First with Nikki McClure, Laura Swan, Eve Rickert and Franklin Veaux!

Saturday, November 29th

Indies First is a campaign begun by Sherman Alexie in 2013 to encourage authors to support independent bookstores through in-store special appearances, linking to indies for book sales, and supporting indies via your social media outlets. This year, Alexie's call to authors has been echoed by Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snickett) and hundreds of other beloved wrters, and Orca is thrilled and proud to welcome four local luminaries to assist us in the store on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  All four authors will be here to recommend to you their favorite books and sign copies of their own.


Science Café of Olympia: "Plastic - it's what's for breakfast!"

Tuesday, December 9th at 7pm

Our December topic and speaker: "Plastic -- It's what's for breakfast"  by Peter Hodum, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Puget Sound.

Science Café meets the second Tuesday of the month right here at Orca Books. It's free and open to the public. It's an opportunity for the public to hear scientists discuss their work. Teachers: encourage your students to attend!

November Reading Group Selections

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 month we're reading The Ridge, by Michael Koryta. Read More =>
The Fireside Book Group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00pm. This month the group will be reading and discussing Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East, by Scott Anderson. 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. The M3 Reviewers' selection this month is India Black, by Carol K. Carr. Read More =>
Click here to see selections from the other groups that register their picks with us each month!  


Orca's Current Bestsellers

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

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