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

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do December 6–8

Winter beers at Magnuson Park, neighborhood crafts on display in Rainier Beach, and a punny book talk at Elliott Bay Book Company.

12/06/2019 By Ryan Phelan

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work November 11–14

A student's call for change in Seattle schools, a not-so-average Thanksgiving play, and a seasonal dinner at Mkt.

11/11/2019 By Courtney Cummings and Nicole Pasia

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do November 8–10

School bus improv, a Tolkien deep dive, and blockbusters at Benaroya.

11/08/2019 By Courtney Cummings and Ryan Phelan

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

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

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

Our Queen

Seattle Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Just Scored Her First Book Deal

The World Cup champion and Reign FC midfielder is writing not one, but two books.

07/26/2019 By Lily Hansen

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