Buy the Book

Seattle Independent Bookstore Day Is Back for 2021

The local seller celebration retains its book passport but is now both virtual and IRL, and runs for 10 days.

8:00am By Stefan Milne

Spelling It Out

In Her New Book White Magic, Elissa Washuta Searches for Healing

The author’s new memoir fuses an array of sources into a dizzying, brilliant piece of writing.

04/21/2021 By Stefan Milne

Local Letters

3 New Books for Your Seattle Spring Reading

A how-to on parental feminism, essays about fruit (with recipes), and essays about whales.

03/23/2021 By Stefan Milne

Revision Process

The Push for Racial Equity at Hugo House, Explained

The writing center's executive director has resigned, but systemic problems aren't solved.

02/24/2021 By Stefan Milne

On View

Anastacia-Reneé’s Frye Show Is a Blistering Look at Gentrification

'(Don’t Be Absurd) Alice In Parts' opens at the museum later this month.

02/04/2021 By Stefan Milne

Cookbook Review

Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food Presents an Easy, Compelling Route to Plant-Based Cooking

Local writer Hsiao-Ching Chou’s new cookbook is an exercise in exceptional approachability.

01/19/2021 By Stefan Milne

Ecology Omen

How Does Frank Herbert's Dune Reflect the Northwest?

The book’s huge influence can make you forget its local legacy.

12/16/2020 By Stefan Milne

Buy the Book

A Guide to Seattle’s Independent Bookstores

Where to buy literature in a City of Literature.

12/11/2020 By Stefan Milne

Book Review

Ijeoma Oluo's Mediocre Unpacks White Male Supremacy

The writer’s follow-up to 'So You Want to Talk About Race' weaves troubled history into current events.

11/30/2020 By Stefan Milne

Ear Buds

Why Do Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Have a Podcast Together?

The six-episode 'Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions' launched this week.

11/20/2020 By Stefan Milne

Better Living Through Poetry

In DMZ Colony, Don Mee Choi Defies Borders

The local writer’s third collection won a National Book Award.

11/17/2020 By Stefan Milne

Review

Emerald Street Examines Seattle's Gem of a Hip-Hop Scene

Daudi Abe's new history book details our local hip-hop culture's identity: intelligent, idiosyncratic, progressive.

11/11/2020 By Stefan Milne

Lit Fall

Jess Walter's The Cold Millions Is a Rich, Expansive Page-Turner

The Washington author's latest dives into a row between organized labor and police in 1909 Spokane.

10/22/2020 By Stefan Milne

Lit Fall

11 Localish Books to Read This Autumn

From Megan Rapinoe's new memoir to an anthology of local writers meditating on Covid-19.

10/07/2020 By Stefan Milne

Honors

Washington State Is All Over the National Book Awards Longlist

Two local poets. Two local presses. A former Seattleite's Seattle-based novel.

09/18/2020 By Stefan Milne

Essay

Seattle Is a City of Literature, But This Has Long Been a Place of Stories

"I have been taught by polite society never to publicly acknowledge the true story of the people who belong to this place."

09/11/2020 By Rena Priest

Well Read

Here Are the 2020 Washington State Book Award Finalists

Poetry! Fiction! Nonfiction! Kids books!

08/21/2020 By Stefan Milne

Intellectual Takeout

You Can Get Books from the Seattle Library Again

Seattle Public Libraries opens its curbside pickup at the Central Library on August 6.

08/04/2020 By Stefan Milne

Celestial Drift

Molly Wizenberg’s The Fixed Stars Charts Her Shifting Sexuality

The Seattle writer’s third memoir is an engaging look into budding queerness.

08/03/2020 By Stefan Milne

Book Review

In Corinne Manning’s We Had No Rules, Identity Is a Prism

The Seattle author's debut short story collection features queer characters struggling with definition.

05/14/2020 By Stefan Milne