Upcoming Events


Sandra Pollard: "Puget Sound Whales for Sale"

Saturday, October 11th at 3pm


Orca Books is delighted to welcome marine naturalist Sandra Pollard to the store on this October afternoon.  Sandra will be talking about her new book, Puget Sound Whales for Sale: The Fight to End Orca Hunting.

In November 2005, Washington's iconic killer whales, known as Southern Resident orcas, were placed on the endangered species list. It was a victory long overdue for a fragile population of fewer than one hundred whales.


Alison Hawthorne Deming: "Zoologies"

Monday, October 13th at 7pm




Orca books is pleased to welcome Alison Hawthorne Deming to the store on this October evening.  Alison will be discussing her new book Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit.



Science Café at Orca Books: "Astrobiology and Life in the Universe"

Tuesday, October 14th at 7pm


Science Café is a free event and all members of the public are
welcome. It is an opportunity to talk with scientists about their work.
Teachers: encourage your students to attend!

October Topic and Speaker

Astrobiology and Life in the Universe
Dr. David C. Catling
Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences
University of Washington




Steven Hendricks: "Little Is Left To Tell"

Friday, October 17th at 7pm


Orca is proud to welcome novelist and Evergreen Professor Steven Hendricks to the store on this October evening.  Steven is the author of the new novel Little Is Left to Tell.


September 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 Bombay Stories, by Saadat Hasan Manto. 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 Act One: An Autobiography, by Colin Cotterill. 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. The M3 Reviewers' selection this month is The First Rule of Ten, by Gay Hendricks. 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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