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Literary Arts

The six-part Literary Arts Series presents talks and conversations with the leading fiction and non-fiction writers of our time. Subscription includes one book.

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Our four-part Encore Series, launched in celebration of SAL’s 35th Anniversary, showcases favorite past SAL authors back by popular demand. Subscription includes one book.

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Sasha LaPointe Presents

Our three-part Community Curated Series is directed this year by writer Sasha LaPointe, the author of the memoir "Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk."

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The four-part Poetry Series presents established and emerging poets for readings and talks. Subscription includes one book.

Subscriber Benefits

  • Waived handling fees (by phone only).
  • Early notification of added events.
  • Select “bring a friend” vouchers.
  • 10% discount on books at local independent bookstores.
  • Select books included with the following subscriptions:
    • Literary Arts Series subscribers will get a copy of Jon Meacham’s forthcoming book, And There Was Light.
    • Encore Series subscribers will get a copy of Ruth Ozeki’s latest book, The Book of Form and Emptiness.
    • Poetry Series subscribers will get a copy of Jenny Xie’s latest book, The Rupture Tense.

COVID-19 Notices

The safety of our patrons, artists, community partners, staff, and volunteers continues to be important to us. At this time, facial masks are encouraged but not required for entry, and proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test is no longer required. However, health and safety protocols are subject to change. Please check our website for the most up-to-date information before attending events. Thank you for your support and understanding as we work together for the health and safety of our community.


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