Upcoming Events


Laura McBride, Author of "We Are Called to Rise"

Friday, August 1st at 7pm


Orca is thrilled to welcome novelist Laura McBride to the store on this August evening.  Laura is the author of the new novel, "We Are Called to Rise."  The book was the #1 Indie Next pick for June and an ABA Indies Introduce Debut Authors selection for Summer and Fall.


David Stevenson, Author of "Letters from Chamonix"

Monday, August 11th at 7pm


Orca Books is excited to welcome author and mountaineer David Stevenson to the store on this August evening.  David will be reading from his recent collection of short stories, Letters from Chamonix, which was recently nominated for the Boardman Tasker Prize.  Climbers and story-lovers, come join us!


July 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 Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi. 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 The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown. 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 Last Alibi, by David Ellis. 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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