Upcoming Events


Bold Strokes LGBTQ Fiction

Sunday, September 21st at 3pm


Orca Books is excited to welcome to the store four authors from the publisher Bold Strokes Books. Dena Hankins, Jeffrey Ricker, David Holly, and Eric Andrews-Katz are in the Northwest participating in the Gay Romance Northwest Meetup in Seattle, and have been kind enough to plan a detour to Olympia.


Melany Vorass: "Front Yard Forager"

Saturday, September 27th at 3pm


Orca Books is delighted to welcome author Melany Vorass to the store on this September afternoon.  Melany will be talking about her new book, The Front Yard Forager: Identifying, Collecting, and Cooking the 30 Most Common Urban Weeds.


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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