Looking for a book group? Join one of ours!
From history to memoir to cultural criticism—The Odd Shelf Book Club will discuss
the best in new and classic non-fiction. Meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30pm.
Book club members save 20%
The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin
Thursday • November 12 • 6:30pm
Save 20% when you purchase this title at our Mill Creek store.
For the best in contemporary titles.
Meets the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm.
Book club members save 20%
Young Skins by Colin Barrett
Wednesday • November 18 • 6:30pm
Save 20% when you purchase this title at our Mill Creek store.
“So much to love about Fangirl! Full of great characters, humor, heart, and a sexy love interest (or two), Fangirl is one I devoured and wanted to never end. My best pick of 2013!”
“Saritri, Holly, and Corey have been best friends forever, but a devastating death shakes up everything they knew -everything they thought was real. How do you stay loyal to your best and most important relationships? Strong characters and deeply emotional storytelling make this an exciting and intense thriller.”
“A young girl is bored, so she takes her red chalk and draws her way into adventure. Gorgeous, imaginative book!”
“Marvin the Beetle lives in the Manhattan apartment of the Pompaday family. Just a normal beetle, one day he discovers a pen and ink – and an amazing talent! Marvin is blown into a whirlwind adventure – foiling an art heist along the way! This is a gripping, exciting adventure for all ages!”
Everything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane E. Muldrow
“A golden book for you or your favorite new parent. Keep life in perspective and smile.”
Love Your God with All Your Mind
“If you've read and appreciated Mere Christianity you must devour this book at once. Written by a Philosophy Professor, it is one of the best and most challenging books I have ever read – and I've read a few.”
A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story
Qais Akbar Omar
“I loved this book! Every word is perfectly placed within the narrative of an adolescent boy trying to understand the horror of a war that has broken out around him, compassionate in the face of evil, hopeful despite great loss – this is a brilliant story of one boy's resilience and determination to have a chance at his dreams.”
Mindfulness in Plain English: 20th Anniversary Edition
“Overwhelmed by the full catastrophe? This book is a wonderfully simple guide and resource for mindful meditation. Learn to adopt the beginner's mind to breathe, concentrate, relax, and transform your mind! ”
Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood: Stories and Recipes to Share with Family and Friends
“Trisha Yearwood's cooking is exactly the relaxed comfort food I love. Easy to prepare and full of flavor, these recipes are the type you'll come back to over and over for all kinds of occassions. A guaranteed favorite! ”
“his is my new favorite cookbook. The recipes have a combination of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern familiarity, along with wholly original flavors. Try the Humin and also the Kibbeh Soup. So delicious!”
Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest:
85 Unforgettable Species, Their Fascinating Lives, and How to Find Them
“You need this book. Even with a shelf full of identification guides, this fascinating guide will stand out. Well laid out pages filled with beautiful photos, highly readable text and unusual collection of info (how about what other birds you might see?). Great gift- must have addition to any library.”
“The stories in this collection will surprise, intrigue, and delight you. Each is a different tale of lost and found- each character losing their way and hoping to find a new path. Each has a fascinating source. Donoghue's imagination allows these lives to live again.”
Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin: A Memoir
“Local author Nicole Hardy pens her own crisis-of-faith journey, which just happens to include her very candidly-told loss of her virginity in her 30's. Told in frank, funny and very touching terms, Hardy lays her soul bare describing her agony navigating adulthood, relationships with family, love interests, and a religion that wanted her to be something she could not embrace.”
Thursday • December 3 • 6pm
On the hunt for great gift recommendations? Join us at our Mill Creek store for winter refreshments and a special presentation of holiday gift ideas for the entire family. From non-fiction and fiction titles to art, gift, and children's books, our booksellers will share their favorite books for giving—plus plenty to add to your own list, too! We'll also share non-book ideas perfect for pairing with a great read or giving on their own.
The best part? All attendees will receive a special, one-night discount of 20% on all featured books and select gift items!
Saturday • December 5 • 1pm
Presents Dramatic Readings of Holiday Classics
Celebrate the magic of the holidays at the Santa's Coming to Town Parade and Holiday Festivities at the Mill Creek Town Center. Join us throughout the day for fun and festive activities for the entire family—including live music, sleigh rides, Santa photos, crafts, and the Santa's Coming to Town Parade through the Town Center at 3:30pm! In store, we'll be hosting a dramatic reading of holiday classics by talented members of Seattle's Repertory Actors Theatre at 1pm and a performance by the Gateway Middle School Choir at 2:45pm. Featured stories will include: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming, Olive the Other Reindeer, and The Polar Express.
For a dose of holiday cheer that will leave you smiling all month long, join us for this fun day and special performance of some of the season's most treasured tales.
Sunday • December 6 • 11:30am
Reading with Rover
Sometimes there's no better listener than man's best friend—especially when children are learning how to read. Join us as we partner with the Reading with Rover literacy program to give kids a chance to boost their reading skills and confidence by reading stories out loud to trained therapy dogs! No need to pre-register. Just bring your kids and let them pick which furry friend they want to read to.
For more details about how reading to dogs can help children increase their comfort with reading out loud, advance to higher reading levels, and even improve their confidence, enhance their social skills, and decrease shyness, visit readingwithrover.org.
Friday • December 18 • 4pm
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Release Party
Join us as we celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with a fun evening of Star Wars games, activities, and contests on the day the movie hits theaters. Young Jedi will have fun making light sabers at our craft table, trying their hand at some of Tom Angleberger's fun Origami Yoda projects, and more. At 5pm, kids can show off their fan art for the chance to win prizes. And at 5:30pm, adult fans can test their knowledge of the original trilogy during our Star Wars Trivia Challenge.
Come dressed up as your favorite character and celebrate all that Star Wars means to you! You can even bring the adventure home with one of the many books, toys, and games based on the exciting new saga.
Just for Kids
Join us each Wednesday morning at 11am for lively readings of the best in new
and classic children's books. Activities and refreshments provided. Ages 3 – 7.
Wednesday • December 9 • 11am
This December, StoryTime will be filled with joy and cheer as the one-and-only Santa Claus joins us to read special holiday stories and visit with our youngest readers. Featuring magical tales, holiday treats, fun activities, and FREE photos with Jolly Old Saint Nick himself, this StoryTime is one you just can't miss!
Special StoryTime with Santa is free and open to the public. A photographer will not be present, so please bring your own cameras.
The Benefits of a Book Fair
Our different Book Fair packages offer you some fantastic benefits.
With a Book Fair at one of our stores, you can showcase student artwork and performers in our space, making your Book Fair a destination event for your school. This allows your community to shop our great selection of new, used, or bargain books; Husky Gear; supplies for school, art, or office AND have a percentage of those purchases go right back to you. (And they can take advantage of our FREE parking, FREE gift wrapping, and awesome customer service.)
With a book fair at your school, we can customize the selection of books we deliver to you, pick them up when the fair ends, and even provide a bookseller.
We even offer a hybrid store/school book fair package, so that busy families, faculty, and friends can have even more flexibility to shop during the school day, in the evening, and on weekends, which gives them even more opportunities to support your school.
And through our website, friends and family near and far can participate, supporting your school by shopping ubookstore.com. We keep track of their purchases with a unique book fair code entered at checkout.
Want to know more?
Call or email Mary Jo Huelsemann to learn how to schedule a Book Fair at your school. 1.800.335.READ x617.
Address & Phone
Mill Creek Town Center
15311 Main Street
Mill Creek, WA 98012
- Wednesday, November 25: 9am – 5pm
- Friday, November 27: 9am – 5pm
- Christmas Eve, December 24: 9am – 5pm
- Saturday, December 26: 10am – 7pm
- Thursday, December 31: 9am – 5pm
- Thanksgiving Day, November 26: CLOSED
- Christmas Day, December 25: CLOSED
- New Year's Day, January 1: Noon – 5pm
- Martin Luther King Day, January 18: Noon – 5pm
- Monday – Thursday: 9am – 8pm
- Friday & Saturday: 9am – 9pm
- Sunday: 11am – 6pm