three coversSunday, October 18th, at 4PM, we will be celebrating the launch of the latest novel by our very own Nick DiMartino! If you don’t know Nick, he’s been a book buyer for University Book Store for more than forty years.  He is also the author of over a dozen novels.  His new book — the first in a trilogy — is Alleluia Heights.  The story unspools the chilling tale of a 90-year-old woman haunted by more than a few secrets that could wake the dead. For years, Dolores Rosella thought all had been forgotten. She believed that no one else knew. But now, not even a man of God can help her face the retribution she has awakened. Join us as we celebrate the suspenseful new book’s release at this reading and signing with DiMartino.

Nick DiMartinoNick DiMartino has been the campus book-buyer for the University Book Store at the University of Washington in Seattle for over forty years, hosts two book clubs, and reviews international fiction online for

nickHe’s had over a dozen novels published, and over twenty plays in full-run productions.  His musical adaptations of Ozma of Oz and Rama were performed by the Bellevue Children’s Theatre. His adaptations of DraculaPinocchio, and The Snow Queen were performed by Seattle Children’s Theatre. His adaptation of Frankenstein premiered at the Honolulu Theatre for Youth, was videotaped at Stage One in Milwaukee in 1997 by the BBC and released as a video by Globalstage.  His two musical adaptations from the Kalevala were performed by the Finlandia Foundation.

He is also the co-host of our podcast, Breakfast at the Bookstore with Brad and Nick, where he talks aboutthe best new books, roughly once a week.

His books are available exclusively at University Book Store. They include:


The Golden Handcuffs, The Devil in Love, Joseph Golem, Student Union, Women Who Can’t Stop Talking, Love in the American Empire, Pineapple Moon, Changes, and Dude

Ghost Novels

Christmas Ghost Story, University Ghost Story, Seattle Ghost Story


Mars versus Maple School, Throw Me Among My Own

Visit his website at