All very, very bad things must come to an end, even for the beleaguered Baudelaire orphans. Fans of Lemony Snicket's popular "A Series of...

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All very, very bad things must come to an end, even for the beleaguered Baudelaire orphans. Fans of Lemony Snicket’s popular “A Series of Unfortunate Events” can commiserate with each other at several events this month celebrating, er, mourning the 13th and final book, “The End.” The book will be released Friday the 13th; Snicket arrives in town Oct. 26.

Barnes & Noble: Local Barnes & Noble Booksellers will host Lemony Snicket events with games, activities and costume contests Oct. 13.

• Noon-6 p.m., Crossroads Shopping Center, 15600 N.E. Eighth Ave., Bellevue, 425-644-1650.

• 5 p.m., Westwood Village, 2600 S.W. Barton St., Seattle, 206-932-0328.

• 5 p.m., 18025 Garden Way N.E., Woodinville, 425-398-1990.

• 5 p.m., 19401 Alderwood Mall Parkway, Lynnwood, 425-771-2220.

• 7-8:30 p.m., Pacific Place, 600 Pine St., Seattle, 206-264-0156.

• 7 p.m., University Village, 2675 N.E. University Village St., Seattle, 206-517-4107.

• 7 p.m., Pavilions Centre, 31325 Pacific Hwy. S., Federal Way, 253-839-2535.

Eagle Harbor Book Co.: A free “The End” release party will feature themed games, giveaways and refreshments 4-6 p.m. Oct. 13. Participants invited to come in costume. 157 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island, 206-842-5332.

Author reading: Author Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) will join illustrator Brett Helquist for a presentation, 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle. $5 per person, available only at University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle. A portion of proceeds benefit The Seattle Public Library. Special ticket required for signing line, available with purchase of “The End” from the University Book Store starting Oct. 13. Signing guidelines will be posted at www.ubookstore.com.

Book group: Elliott Bay’s Spotlight Book Group will discuss “The End” at its Halloween gathering, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Children welcome. Elliott Bay Book Co., 101 S. Main St., Seattle, 206-624-6600.

Stephanie Dunnewind, Seattle Times staff reporter