Brainy Beach Reads

10 PNW Books to Bring to the Beach

Recent releases with Northwest bona fides.

05/29/2019 By Stefan Milne

Localish Lit

Riots I Have Known Is a Deeply Funny Prison Book

Ryan Chapman's smart, freewheeling first novel sends up both prison and literary life.

05/21/2019 By Stefan Milne

Author Interview

Clive Thompson Explores What Drives Coders

"I really wanted to help shed some light on the fabric of today's digital world by showing the lives and the psychologies of the people that are weaving it."

04/02/2019 By Stefan Milne

Bernadette's Back

Maria Semple's Breakthrough Novel Comes to the Big Screen

Almost seven years after the release of Where'd You Go, Bernadette, the classic Seattle book is reimagined as a movie.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Book Review

King of Joy Finds Richard Chiem on Weird, Wobbly Ground

The local writer's first novel tells a surreal and lurid story—hippos, porn producers—with uneven results.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Book Review

Is Thomas Kohnstamm’s Lake City the Novel Seattle Needs Right Now?

The darkly comic debut from a local writer tries to parse the city’s growing class divide.

01/11/2019 By Stefan Milne

'Tis the Season

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Don't panic. There's still time. And we've rounded up a few ideas for the food lovers, bibliophiles, and self-care aficionados in your life.

12/19/2018 By Rosin Saez With Elizabeth Podlesnik

Monthly Planner

11 Seattle Events to Catch This January

A winter music festival, real fake news, and Verdi’s operatic smash hit.

12/18/2018 By Stefan Milne

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

5 Books for the Bibliophile in Your Life

Because there's nothing like physically turning the pages of a real book to find out what happens next.

12/13/2018 By Rosin Saez With Elizabeth Podlesnik

Web Exclusive

5 Books for the Seattle Music Lover

Want to go beyond an article? These books offer deep dives into local history.

11/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

Elements of Style

Why Is It So Hard to Get the Right Gift?

Capitol Hill–based company Knack puts customers in the customizable gift-giving driver's seat.

11/20/2018 By Rosin Saez

Top Five

The Top Things to See and Do in Seattle November 2018

Danez Smith brings vital poetry, Rouault knows the darkness, and Susan Orlean reads about libraries at, well, the library.

10/16/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work October 15–18

Some dopamine inducing pop, a workshop for aspiring podcasters, and some intelligent alien fiction.

10/15/2018 By Aly Brady

For the History Books

Inside Seattle’s Antiquarian Book Fair

Local and national sellers converge at Seattle Center this weekend, offering titles that fetch anywhere from $5 to $100,000.

10/09/2018 By Aly Brady

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work October 8–11

A feminist vampire flick, capitalism destroys America, and two Seattle hip-hop icons release a record.

10/08/2018 By Aly Brady

Lit Life

7 Iconic Seattle Books to Read Right Now

Essays, fiction, and graphic novels: Beloved Seattle-based authors have books across the board.

09/21/2018 By Stefan Milne

Pop Culture Fix

The Essential Guide to Seattle Music, Books, and Film

Catch up on the works you’ll hear locals reference all the time.

09/21/2018 By Stefan Milne

Top Five

The Top Things to See and Do in Seattle October 2018

Adolescent yearning rocks the Showbox, BAM glows, and Bowie goes Brazilian.

09/11/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do August 24–26

Strange women read strange things, questions about psychedelic anthropomorphism get answered, and Linda's gets loud.

08/24/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Book Review

Patrick deWitt's New Novel Pokes Playfully at High Society

And a wine loving doctor, clairvoyant, and potentially possessed cat make appearances.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne