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.

8:00am 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

Review

Subduction Is a Novel of Deep Cultural Frictions

Kristen Millares Young’s debut follows an anthropologist’s studies on the Makah Indian Reservation.

04/15/2020 By Stefan Milne

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