Interview

Jon Mooallem's New Book about an Alaskan Earthquake Can Offer Hope

The Bainbridge author's 'This Is Chance!' tells the story of a big quake—and a radio broadcaster who met its challenge.

04/01/2020 By Stefan Milne

Local Letters

A Big Seattle Reading List

An alphabetized list of books—recent releases, stone-cold classics—from Washingtonians past and present.

03/18/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Longreads and Chill

A Seattle Met Longform List for Coronavirus Quarantine

This is a long quarantine for someone with nothing to read about. Here are five stories to get you through the social distancing doldrums.

03/13/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Well Read

7 Books to Sustain You Through the Rest of Winter

From a YA coming-of-age story to clockwork poetry—here are the recent books with local bona fides you should check out.

02/27/2020 By Stefan Milne

Local Letters

Rick Barot Explores the Colonial Past and Present

The Tacoma-based poet’s new collection, 'The Galleons,' delves into the histories of his own family and of Spanish conquest.

02/25/2020 By Stefan Milne

Longtime Reader

University Bookstore Turns the Page on Its 120th Year

Tired of trekking downtown to get their textbooks, two students opened a campus bookstore in 1900, and it’s still going strong today.

01/10/2020 By Nicole Pasia

Local Letters

E.J. Koh’s The Magical Language of Others Parses Intergenerational Hurt and Healing

The local poet’s new memoir translates and responds to letters her mother sent her from Korea.

01/07/2020 By Stefan Milne

End of the 2010s

Washington Writers Pick Their Favorite Local Books of the Decade

E.J. Koh, Angela Garbes, Paul Constant—each offers a title for your reading list.

12/27/2019 By Ryan Phelan

Better Living Through Poetry

Poetry Northwest Celebrates 60 Years

The local poetry-only journal hosts a reading at the local poetry-only shop, Open Books.

10/30/2019 By Stefan Milne

Clean, Well-Lighted Places

Our Picks for Lit Crawl Seattle 2019

This Thursday nearly 50 readings pop up in venues across the city. We narrow the list a little.

10/22/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Toil and Trouble

Lindy West's The Witches Are Coming Grapples with the Tumultuous Present

The Seattleite's second book of essays takes on dark topics, but leavens them with wit and hope.

10/22/2019 By Stefan Milne

Ticket Alert

Seattle Public Library's Booktoberfest Returns

Like its titular portmanteau suggests, the event series combines books and beer.

10/07/2019 By Annika Lindburg

Better Living Through Poetry

Three Poetry Books from Local Presses Made the National Book Awards Longlist

Jericho Brown's 'The Tradition,' Arthur Sze's 'Sight Lines,' and Mary Ruefle's 'Dunce' are all up for the honor.

09/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

Blessed Be the Fruit

Elliott Bay Book Co. Is Throwing a Midnight Party for The Handmaid’s Tale Sequel

To celebrate the release of Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated new novel, 'The Testaments,' the bookstore will host a raffle, trivia, and prizes Monday night.

09/05/2019 By Lily Hansen

Lit Life

Meet Hugo House's New Poet-in-Residence

Laura Da' talks writing in Seattle.

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

Well Read

5 Seattle Books for the End of Summer

A zombie comedy? A history of Silicon Valley? A sci-fi recommendation from Barack Obama? Yup.

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

School of Thought

A Small-Town Schoolhouse Gets New Life as a Creative Arts Center

Artists and writers use vintage classrooms to uncover a new side of Rainier.

07/23/2019 By Allison Williams

24-Hour Party People

Seattle Can Hear the Mueller Report in Full at a 24-Hour Marathon Reading

This weekend at Town Hall Seattle, nearly 100 locals will utter each word of Robert Mueller’s investigation.

07/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

Lit Life

Here Are the Washington Book Award Finalists for Your Summer Reading Needs

The Washington Center for the Book picked 39 local titles across eight categories.

07/17/2019 By Stefan Milne

Brainy Beach Reads

10 PNW Books to Bring to the Beach

Recent releases with Northwest bona fides.

05/29/2019 By Stefan Milne