Hey, I'm Ariel, the founder of the Offbeat Empire, author of some books, and publisher of offbeatbride.com and offbeathome.com. I run a series of events called Offbeat Ada's, where I host fellow authors and thought leaders for discussions at The Lab At Ada's Technical Books, a lovely event space on Capitol Hill.

Capacity at The Lab is about 35 people, and the darkly appointed, deeply stylish space has a full bar. The structure of the events are 30ish minutes of conversation between the author and me, and then 30-40 minutes of Q&A with the audience. Events are typically ticketed with two tiers: book+reserved seat or just a reserved seat.


The space, booze, format, and ticketing all combine to make these events feel a bit more special than just a typical in-bookstore author event.

Upcoming events:

April 22, 2019: Sex work & feminism.
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Past events:

Author Jasmine Silvera in conversation about diversity and feminism in the romance genre.

I've spoken with some truly remarkable thinkers, including folks like…

You can get a feel for past events from these archived Facebook livestreams: