Bookworm

Blue Kettle Books Brings the Indie Bookstore to New Terrain

Monica LeMoine opened her blue book mobile as a pandemic pivot to bring the love of reading to more communities in the city.

06/24/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Bay Watch

New Elliott Bay Book Company Owners Hope to Carry on the Legacy

Though Seattle's premiere independent bookseller has changed ownership, not much else will—and your punch cards are still good.

06/10/2022 By Ann Karneus

Opening Dispatch

The New Chuck's Hop Shop Is Here...and It Has Bagels

Third Place Books now offers beer, bagels, and kosher fare alongside those books. Also featured: espresso, cold brew, and avocado toast.

01/24/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Literary Gates-Keeping

Here’s What Bill Gates Thinks You Should Read This Year

Nonfiction reads and novels, from Walter Isaacson to Kazuo Ishiguro, to gift and get you through the holidays, courtesy one Seattle billionaire.

11/22/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Oeno Files

Newcomer Drink Books Is a Hybrid Bottle Shop and Bookstore

The Phinney Ridge shop pairs natural wine and memorable fiction.

11/11/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Local Letters

A Big Seattle Reading List

The books you should read from Washingtonians past and present.

05/20/2021 By Stefan Milne and Seattle Met Staff

Buy the Book

Seattle Independent Bookstore Day Is Back for 2021

The local seller celebration retains its book passport but is now both virtual and IRL, and runs for 10 days.

04/23/2021 By Stefan Milne

Buy the Book

A Guide to Seattle’s Independent Bookstores

From Elliott Bay Book Company in Capitol Hill to the U District's Magus Books, Seattle's many indie booksellers keep the city well-read.

12/11/2020 By Stefan Milne

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