Want to Help Publish a New Book on Old Seattle?

Maybe penning the great American novel is out of your reach, but there is a way to help to birth a bonafide book.

Historic Seattle (First Hill, Dearborn House, 1117 Minor Ave.; 206.622.6952) is looking to raise a last $20,000 or so to cover the publishing costs for its book exploring the cultural and architectural history of Seattle's First Hill. The book, part of the preservation group's 40th-anniversary celebration, will feature some 200 photos (perhaps the Hofius residence pictured below) to tell the colorful tale of the Hill's past.

Hofius residence

The book’s release date is set for November (complete with a launch event at Town Hall), but it's still not too late to make a page-turning impact. If you’re interested in donating, put in a call by the end of April to Brooke Best, 206.622.5444 (extension 221), or e-mail her at brookeb@historicseattle.org.