Novel Nights

Novel Nights 2020

Part book club, part celebration: a novel approach to the literary salon.

Hugo House invites you to join us for our second annual fall fundraiser, Novel Nights. Last fall, Novel Nights was hosted in beautiful homes with the authors present; this year, because of the public health crisis, all of our Novel Nights events will be held virtually.

Books don’t exist only in the solitude of our minds; they come alive in the conversations we have about them. At Novel Nights, you’ll delve into the depths of recently published books in the company of some of your favorite authors, fellow book-lovers, and friends—all while supporting Hugo House.

This year’s literary salons feature bestselling authors with recently published books, including Erik Larson, US congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Jess Walter, Sharyn Skeeter, Neal Bascomb, and Matt Ruff.

Each event will feature a lively and in-depth discussion with the author and a Q&A session with the audience. The discussions will be led by guest moderators, who can provide special insight into the book.

All events take place in Pacific Time.

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Novel Nights is sponsored by Anne and Geof Barker, DeNoma Literary Services, and The Elliott Bay Book Company.

Full Series Pass

With the code happynovelnights, you will get access to the remaining three Novel Nights events for just $50 (a 50% reduction in price!), including:

Plus, you can get signed books from the authors for an additional $50 per book. (All signed books will be the ones featured in the events, except in the case of Jess Walter, who will sign a copy of his forthcoming novel, The Cold Millions, to be published in late October.)

If you would like to purchase signed books, choose the ticket option that matches the number of books you’d like to purchase, and then select the book(s) you’re interested in from the menu at checkout. (For 6 books, you won’t see a menu; we’ll send you one of each!)

Individual event tickets cost $25 without a book or $75 with a signed book. To purchase those tickets, please click the links above.


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To sponsor Novel Nights (full series or by event), please contact Louise Kincaid at or 206.779.5083.