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

Longtime Reader

University Bookstore Turns the Page on Its 120th Year

Tired of trekking downtown to get their textbooks, two students opened a campus bookstore in 1900, and it’s still going strong today.

01/10/2020 By Nicole Pasia

Season's Eatings

A Seattle Dining Guide for Christmas Eve and Day

Ditch the kitchen for these festive feasts.

12/12/2019 By Annika Lindburg

Turkey Time 2019

Where to Get Your Thanksgiving Dinner Fix This Year

From turkey feasts to plant-based meals to takeaway pumpkin pies, these spots in or beyond the city have you covered this holiday.

11/14/2019 By Courtney Cummings

Sailing Away

Fremont's SeaOcean Book Berth Closes at the End of October

This nautical niche shop chartered its way for more than two decades. But the bookstore owner’s recent passing marks its final sojourn.

10/03/2019 By Courtney Cummings

Book It

Seattle Independent Bookstore Day Lands This Weekend

And its Passport Challenge—which snags you a 25 percent yearlong discount—is even bigger.

04/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Visual Art

Mount Analogue Is an Arts Space Unlike Anywhere Else in Seattle

Colleen Louise Barry’s bookstore, gallery, and community venue is the collaborative arts hub this city deserves.

12/19/2017 By Darren Davis

100 Best Shops

Golden Age Collectibles Might Be the Oldest Comic Store in the World

At 19, Rod Dyke bought a comic book store in Pike Place Market. Today, it’s thought to be the oldest in business.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis

100 Great little Shops

Long Live Analog: Seattle's 11 Essential Bookstores and Record Shops

Don’t upload the requisite parts of your personality to the cloud.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis

Sales & Events

Wear What When: September 27–October 1

This week brings fun for all: geeky couture fashion shows, outdoor gear expo at Filson, and Everlane pops into Nordstrom.

09/27/2017 By Rosin Saez

Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: May 24–30

The week in which: morning coffee comes with Theo Chocolate, Chophouse Row's Night Market comes with daylight, and Mean Sandwich does Memorial Day weekend Jersey-style.

05/24/2017 By Rosin Saez

Critic's Notebook

When Is a Restaurant More Than a Restaurant?

When it’s a community. Welcome to Seattle’s next big thing.

10/10/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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

Critic's Notebook

I Went to Caprial Pence’s New Bookstore Bar

And all I got was technical perfection

12/15/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Shifts and Shakeups

This Week In Restaurant News: New Dinner and Drink Options in Time for the Holidays

More openings, a few closures, and the wine thieves are caught.

12/13/2013 By Malcolm Griffes

It's Still Not Too Early

Here Are Some More Spaces to Book a Holiday Party

Prime spots for larger groups.

10/25/2013 By Meredith Barrett

Happy Hour

This Week in Happy Hour: Seahawks Edition

Here are your game day specials, from 12th-man beer cans, bloody Mary bars, and maybe an actual happy hour or two.

09/12/2013 By Cassie Sawyer

Happy Hour

This Week in Happy Hour: Oyster Edition

Because when oysters are only a dollar or two, you can’t help but order double.

06/12/2013 By Cassandra Callan

Lights, Camera, Glamour

6th Annual Girls Gone Glam

Get pampered and shop classic Hollywood style from local boutiques.

05/10/2013 By Erica Thompson

Food News

Neighborhood Food News

A free Skillet breakfast, a free helping of fritters, and (yes, free) shots of espresso.

11/28/2012 By Danielle Zorn