Special Events

In addition to our acclaimed productions, Book-It offers a variety of special events from the deliciously decadent Guilty Pleasures, to the celebratory breakfast in support of its arts and education programs, and many in between. Watch this page—new additions are made regularly.

Join us March 12, 2016 at the swanky W Hotel in downtown Seattle for Book-It’s Annual Gala. This special evening includes a sit-down dinner, live and silent auctions, and live performance. All proceeds benefit Book-It’s mainstage and education programming. Contact development@book-it.org for more information about tables, sponsorships, and auction donations.

Book-It’s Annual Fundraising Gala

Saturday, March 12, 2016

6:00 – 10:00 PM

W Hotel on 4th Avenue

Tickets $150 per person

Event Co-chairs: Carolyn Cox and Kris Villiott




Travel down the road with us to Portland, Oregon to see Jane Jones direct the Book-It adaptation of Great Expectations at Portland Center Stage, February 13, 2016.

Based on Charles Dickens’ classic coming of age novel, Great Expectations tells the adventures of the Victorian orphan Pip. As a boy, Pip has three encounters with people that will change his life: the escaped convict Magwitch, the bewitching and cold Estella, and the unhinged Miss Havisham. When Pip comes into an unforeseen fortune and begins the life of a gentleman, his past is not so easily left behind, and the surprising adventures of his new life are decidedly unexpected.

The excursion includes tickets to the show, dinner at a nearby restaurant, and overnight stay at the Mark Spencer Hotel. Contact development@book-it.org for more information and to reserve your space. Space is limited.


Cocktail Theatre banner

This event is sold out.

Is a Cocktail one of your Guilty Pleasures?

Ours, too.

In fact, Book-It is mixing up all of our favorite ingredients—cocktails, nibbles, saucy performances, and more into a concoction that will have you shaken AND stirred.

Cocktail Theatre: Guilty Pleasures Style

January 28, 2016
in the Bullitt Cabaret @ ACT Theatre

Guilty Pleasures are campy, trampy adaptations of books you’ll never admit you’ve read! We’ve paired a collection of sensational send-ups of everything from classic literature to pulp fiction with other unforgettable experiences that you’ll have to see to believe.

Follow the link below to purchase your tickets. You can even upgrade your tickets by adding on a sponsorship and receive VIP treatment, including: front row reserved seating, four drink tickets, and four raffle tickets.

Note: Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. Limited availability–act fast!

Get Tickets Now!



Bringing Books to Life Fundraising Breakfast

Our annual Bringing Books to Life Breakfast, October 22, 2015, raised more than $30,000 to fund our touring stories, in-class residencies, teacher training, and local events. Last year we reached 60,000 students and educators throughout Washington State with Book-It programming. We are so grateful for our community’s support of our literacy work in schools.

Want to know more?

Click here to watch a video of the preview of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett at Maple Elementary School.

Click here to support the Arts and Education Program or email development@book-it.org for more information.

Check back for news about our 2016 fundraising event.