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

Sponsored Content

The Stadium of the Century

With its construction, Husky Stadium helped transform Seattle into an American metropolis.

11/18/2020

Sponsored Content

University Book Store Celebrates 120 Years Independent

Washington’s oldest indie bookstore serves both the greater Seattle area and UW students and continues a legacy of constant innovation and community focus.

03/23/2020

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work February 17–20

A sweeping presidential play, a Netflix composer's punk record, and a Mardi Gras feast.

02/17/2020 By Nicole Pasia

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do February 14–16

Seattle’s premier improv festival supplies the laughs, while Bushwick Book Club turns Shakespeare into song.

02/14/2020 By Ryan Phelan

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

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work August 19–22

A Ballard butcher shop sneak peek, a behind-the-scenes look at 1960s drag pageants, and the story of a 20th century female sculptor.

08/19/2019 By Lily Hansen and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work August 5–8

An ex-Mormon makes bedroom music, restaurants celebrate RBG, and SIFF screens a documentary for feline fanatics.

08/05/2019 By Lily Hansen and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work July 15–18

Two takes on the Bay Area (one historical, one musical), a drag remake of 'The Golden Girls,' and a benefit show at Neumos.

07/15/2019 By Lily Hansen and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work March 18–21

A panel of inspiring women, a new science fiction anthology, and a chill set at the Central Saloon.

03/18/2019 By Gwen Hughes

Points of Reference

How Ernest Cline Mixed Star Wars Fantasy and Classic Video Games to Create 'Armada'

The bestselling author discusses his follow-up to 'Ready Player One,' a pop culture-fueled tale of video gaming and alien invasion.

07/14/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Matt Inman

The creator of webcomic The Oatmeal tackles the Internet's fascination with cats.

10/30/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

Article

Under Wildwood by Colin Meloy

The Impassable Wilderness grows darker still in the second children’s novel by the front man of the Decemberists.

09/19/2012 By Laura Dannen

Ticket Alert

Julie Andrews’s Book Tour Comes to Seattle

Three chances to catch the actor promoting her new children’s book.

04/10/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

Books & Talks

TONIGHT: William Gibson Talks Tech Fetishes and Zero History at UW

We trust the man who came up with the word "cyberspace."

08/02/2011 By Seattle Met Staff

Books & Talks

Free Comic Book Day

This Saturday, celebrate the nation’s best holiday you’ve never heard of.

05/05/2011 By Annie Rose Favreau

Books & Talks

This Week’s Literary Events: Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll

Need a little vice in your life? We’ve got you covered.

04/11/2011 By Allison Williams

Books & Talks

David Brooks Gets Inside Our Heads at Town Hall

Ponder life’s questions with a New York Times all-star, or check out this week’s other literary events.

03/21/2011 By Allison Williams

Comics

Mr. Inappropriate: Matthew Inman, Web-Comic Creator

His debut book is called ‘5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth.’

03/01/2011 By Matthew Halverson