Book It

Gary Shteyngart Debuts His New Novel May 9

One of America’s premier satirists gives his first public reading from his forthcoming novel, Lake Success, and talks dystopia at UW’s Stroum Center.

05/08/2018 By Stefan Milne

Book It

Seattle Independent Bookstore Day Offers an Alternative to Amazon

Travel to 19 local bookstores over the day and get a card that knocks 25 percent off purchases for the following year.

04/27/2018 By Stefan Milne

Readings and Talks

Jonathan Evison Finishes His Lawn Boy Tour with 4 Seattle-Area Stops

The nationally-acclaimed Bainbridge Island novelist reads in support of his latest novel.

04/25/2018 By Stefan Milne

Lit Fun

Spokane's Get Lit! Festival Hits Next Week

The drive to Eastern Washington's literature festival just might be worth it.

04/19/2018 By Stefan Milne

The Women's Issue

Ijeoma Oluo: Seattle, You're Not Mad Enough

The author and activist isn't afraid to yell (and she wants you to join).

01/31/2018 By Allison Williams

The Women's Issue

4 Books by Seattle Women to Read Right Now

A few of our recent favorites that deserve a spot on your Goodreads queue.

01/31/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

The Plot Thickens

Of Course Trump Is Threatening Seattle’s City of Literature Status

Seattle finally snagged a City of Literature designation from UNESCO. But the president could very well pull the U.S. from the peace-building organization entirely.

12/19/2017 By Rosin Saez

Habitat

How to Design a Cohesive Bookshelf

Create a home for your books and collections with a little bit of personality.

11/01/2017 By Darren Davis

Going International

Seattle Is Now an Official UNESCO City of Literature

After multiple unsuccessful bids, Seattle finally joins UNESCO's Creative Cities Network.

10/31/2017 By Darren Davis

Scene

Pie and Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Booze and Butter

Pie and Whiskey distills the rowdiest literary event in Spokane into a book—just in time for its first iteration in Seattle.

09/18/2017 By Darren Davis

Lit Hits

Hugo House Announces 2017–18 Season

A new season at Hugo House welcomes the "place for writers" back to its revamped Capitol Hill location, along with a local legend, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and many more.

08/16/2017 By Jaime Archer

Who We Are

Books Are Dead. Long Live Books!

Three-quarters of Seattle readers prefer paper books to ebooks. We didn’t kill print after all.

02/23/2017 By Allison Williams

Final Chapters

APRIL Festival Is No More

After five years, the independent literature festival calls it quits...but not without one last party.

11/04/2016 By Darren Davis

Lunch Literate

A Tour of Seattle's Bookstore Cafes

We know what restaurants do for bookstores. But what can bookstores do for restaurants? We visit Raconteur, Little Oddfellows, and Ada's Technical Books in pursuit of an answer.

09/27/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Get Lit

Hugo House Announces 2016–2017 Season

The “place for writers” throws a year-long housewarming party for its new First Hill location, featuring an exciting lineup of readings and discussions with local and visiting talent.

08/08/2016 By Darren Davis

Book Review

'Seattle City of Literature' Introduces a City to Itself

The new anthology is a comprehensive snapshot of Seattle's community of writers, past and present.

09/23/2015 By Darren Davis

I'm New Here

A Seattle Arts Primer

A cultural cheat sheet of the best art walks, Broadway-bound plays and musicals, required reading from local authors, and trends in music including a mixtape of Seattle sounds.

08/21/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Essay

Tear Through the World in Wild Disguise

Ivan Doig was a Northwest legend. Before he died this past spring, the Seattle novelist had one last message to share.

07/30/2015 By David Laskin

City of Lit

Hugo House Unveils an Outstanding 2015–16 Season

The center for creative writing outdoes itself with a new reading lineup featuring unmistakable voices in fiction, poetry, and essay.

07/02/2015 By Darren Davis

Required Reading

Book Launch: The Imperfect Perfectionist at the Seattle Tennis Club

Four local ladies pen a guide to finding balance and happiness no matter the season.

04/16/2015 By Amanda Zurita