Books

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

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?

Anyone Want to Buy a Bookstore? Seattle Mystery Bookshop Is Up For Sale
The X Y Z crew. Photo by Kelton Sears

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.

The X Y Z crew. Photo by Kelton Sears
How Our Government-Sponsored Poets are Defining Us

How Our Government-Sponsored Poets are Defining Us

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

How Our Government-Sponsored Poets are Defining Us

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

When It Comes to Sci-Fi, Seattle Is Spoiled

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

When It Comes to Sci-Fi, Seattle Is Spoiled
Megg, Mogg & Owl creator Simon Hanselmann will appear at this year’s fair.

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.

Megg, Mogg & Owl creator Simon Hanselmann will appear at this year’s fair.
A Book About Northwest Salmon Culture Makes a Big Splash, But You Should Throw It Back

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.

A Book About Northwest Salmon Culture Makes a Big Splash, But You Should Throw It Back
Say Ta-Ta to Town Hall

Say Ta-Ta to Town Hall

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

Say Ta-Ta to Town Hall
Simon Hanselmann’s “One More Year” Is the Rare Shiny Repackage Actually Worth Your Time

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.

Simon Hanselmann’s “One More Year” Is the Rare Shiny Repackage Actually Worth Your Time
Doug Nufer’s ‘The Me Theme’ Will Leave You Believing Words Mean Everything and Nothing

Doug Nufer’s ‘The Me Theme’ Will Leave You Believing Words Mean Everything and Nothing

Tautology and repetition and tautology and repetition and tautology.

Doug Nufer’s ‘The Me Theme’ Will Leave You Believing Words Mean Everything and Nothing
Comics Are the Best Medicine

Comics Are the Best Medicine

This weekend, health care professionals and comic artists collide at the Comics & Medicine conference.

Comics Are the Best Medicine
When the World Tries to Kill Sherman Alexie, He Just Gets Bigger and Better

When the World Tries to Kill Sherman Alexie, He Just Gets Bigger and Better

After the death of his mother and brain surgery, Alexie returns with a thick, sprawling book.

When the World Tries to Kill Sherman Alexie, He Just Gets Bigger and Better
Chin Music Press—Seattle’s Secret Best Bookstore

Chin Music Press—Seattle’s Secret Best Bookstore

Hidden in Pike Place Market, this publisher’s showroom is a gem, as is its upcoming reading party.

Chin Music Press—Seattle’s Secret Best Bookstore
Dr. Willie Parker. Courtesy Simon & Schuster

Dr. Willie Parker’s Christian Argument for Abortion Rights

The author of ‘Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice’ is coming to town, courtesy of Shout Your Abortion.

Dr. Willie Parker. Courtesy Simon & Schuster

Great Northwest Poet Joan Swift Never Had a Book Worthy of Her Talent. Until Now

‘The Body That Follows Us,’ published two months after her death, is also her best.

Loud Mouth Lit Takes Readings to an Aurora Sports Bar

Paul Mullin’s reading series is for fighters ready to get a little uncomfortable.

The Latest Issue of ‘PageBoy’ Invites Writers to Write About Writers They Love

The Latest Issue of ‘PageBoy’ Invites Writers to Write About Writers They Love

Writing about writing can be tedious, but here the exercise is invigorating.

The Latest Issue of ‘PageBoy’ Invites Writers to Write About Writers They Love

Local Writers Remember Joan Swift

Open Books will hold a memorial service to the late Northwest poetry legend.

For This Year’s Seattle Reads, the Library Is Taking Seattle to Detroit

For This Year’s Seattle Reads, the Library Is Taking Seattle to Detroit

SPL will try to get as many Seattleites as possible to read ‘The Turner House’ and meet its author in one week.

For This Year’s Seattle Reads, the Library Is Taking Seattle to Detroit
Two Poets Demonstrate Very Different Approaches to Funny Poems

Two Poets Demonstrate Very Different Approaches to Funny Poems

Cody Walker picks at our political present while Jason Whitmarsh picks at the everyday.

Two Poets Demonstrate Very Different Approaches to Funny Poems
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