Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Ellen Forney

The Seattle cartoonist, newly anointed a Stranger Genius, explores the relationship between art and pain.

11/08/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

Booze Books

Barman Andrew Bohrer's New Book: The Best Shots You've Never Tried

The only time shots are a true no-no: "When you are in a place with tablecloths and you ask for something with the word "bomb" in its name."

10/01/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Article

Sherman Alexie’s Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories

The Seattle author’s latest combines 15 previously published works with 15 new stories.

09/19/2012 By Brian Colella

Get Lit

Northwest Bookfest 2012 in Kirkland

Catch the Northwest's finest literary talents on display.

09/10/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

Shopping Fundraiser

Magnuson Park Book Sale

Friends of the Seattle Public Library hosts grand-scale garage sale of library goods.

06/14/2012 By Amanda Austin

Book Club

Pike Place Recipes: 130 Ways to Eat the Market

Local food writer Jess Thomson’s forthcoming cookbook weaves market history and behind-the-scenes exploration into a culinary paean.

03/27/2012 By Anne Larkin

Books & Talks

Dave Eggers Hosts the What to Read in the Rain Party

Our local writing center is getting national attention.

11/15/2011 By Allison Williams

Film News

Barefoot Bandit Scores a Film Deal

But Seattle’s most famous felon won’t keep his movie money.

08/11/2011 By Allison Williams

From Our Culture Fiend Blog

Publish or Perish the Thought

In their three-part seminars the Business of Books, Kerry Colburn and Jennifer Worick tell you how to get your book from the recycling bin to the bookshelf.

05/20/2011 By Laura Dannen

Article

Author Jill Kargman Book Reading and Signing

The "queen of the beach read" makes her foray into non-fiction with Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut.

02/17/2011 By Sarah Hirsch

Article

Following Up: the Shipley & Halmos Book

’We’re An American ________’ is out, and Seattle, it features you.

02/04/2011 By Laura Cassidy

Books and Talks

Life Is a Strip Tease

Why a new biography of Gypsy Rose Lee is just like Gypsy’s act.

01/01/2011 By Eric Scigliano

Books and Talks

Slugger Gordon Snails it Again

Seattle’s chronicler of creeping critters takes a quick spin in the very slow lane.

12/30/2010

The Sauced Gulpable Gift Guide 2010

The Gulpable Gift Guide #7: Bartending Books

Expert advice on the best drink-mixing how-tos from a local barman.

12/16/2010

Wedding Wednesday

Classic Gifts IV: Paper HeartsUPDATED

Brand new shop, Paper Hammer, does double duty for holiday shoppers and those involved in pulling off a literary, design-savvy wedding.

12/15/2010 By Laura Cassidy

Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Guide, Part 1: Books Signed by Famous People

Is your sister a big fan of Tom Douglas? Then we know the perfect gift.

11/18/2010 By Hilary Meyerson

The Sauced Gulpable Gift Guide 2010

Gulpable Gift Guide Idea #1: Punch

David Wondrich’s new book is a no-brainer gift for booze lovers.

11/16/2010

Books & Authors

A City on a Sustainable Hill

Three new books contend Seattle can still teach the world a green thing or two.

11/08/2010 By Eric Scigliano

News

How Many eBooks, Ultimately?

How many ebooks would an ebook seller sell if an ebook reader could list all books? A look at the number of titles in electronic form, and what's yet to be digitized.

02/02/2010 By Glenn Fleishman