Books

‘Fumetti for the Mothership’ Is a Book, an Art Installation, and a Friendship

The book of photo comics from Mount Analogue comes complete with a blanket to read it in.

 

EJ Koh Will Make You Cry

She moved a room of Bumbershoot-goers to tears. Her debut poetry collection may very well do the same.

 

The Rock Star, Sherman Alexie, Returns

After grieving his mother’s death and canceling a tour, Alexie is returning to live audiences again.

 

The Bizarre Tale of a Band of Soldiers’ Tacoma Bank Heist

A new book tells the strange story of a group of Fort Lewis Army Rangers’ 2007 botched robbery.

Readerfest Is a Clean, Well-Lit Place for People Who Love Books

Inspired by the defunct Bookfest, Readerfest seeks to bring Seattle’s diverse lit scene together.

The Evolution of Bumbershoot’s Literary Offerings

For literature fans, things have changed over the years, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

At Seattle Urban Book Expo, the Books Look Like Seattle

J.L. Cheatham created the city’s only book expo for authors of color.

Awkward Teen Poetry as a Force for Good

Lily Myers’ YA novel ‘This Impossible Light’ examines one young woman’s eating disorder through verse.

A Little-Known Local Comics Artist Plays With Time and Identity to Brilliant Effect

D.J. Bryant’s Fantagraphics debut, ‘Unreal City,’ loops back on itself, merges, and disintegrates.

Consider the Squid at the Cephalopod Appreciation Society

This multidisciplinary arts celebration honors our molluscan brethren.

Anyone Want to Buy a Bookstore? Seattle Mystery Bookshop Is Up For Sale

Pioneer Square foot traffic has hurt the store, but could you be the one to revive it?

Through Art, Books, and ‘Anti-Reality Hallucinations,’ X Y Z Is Building a New Seattle Scene

Four arts collectives formidable in their own right are joining forces in an exciting new space.

How Our Government-Sponsored Poets are Defining Us

You couldn’t ask for a better investment of your tax dollars.

Anastacia-Reneé Is Ubiquitous and Worth It

Seattle’s it lit figure of the moment isn’t a fluke—she earned it.

When It Comes to Sci-Fi, Seattle Is Spoiled

This week, three talented sci-fi authors share their work with local audiences.

Hot Off the Press Is Seattle’s Biggest Little Book Festival

Hosted by Fantagraphics, the low-key affair showcases some of the city’s finest underdogs.

A Book About Northwest Salmon Culture Makes a Big Splash, But You Should Throw It Back

Langdon Cook’s ‘Upstream’ goes swimmingly when it isn’t drowning in small, bad writing choices.

Say Ta-Ta to Town Hall

Before it closes for extensive remodels, the Seattle literary staple is hosting a farewell affair.

Simon Hanselmann’s “One More Year” Is the Rare Shiny Repackage Actually Worth Your Time

Even with only 52 pages of new exclusive material, the latest Megg, Mogg & Owl collection is vital.