literature

Local Wine Club Pairs Books and Bottles

Book Cru, based out of Molly's Bottle Shop in Sunset Hill, combines thoughtful drinking and indulgent reading

This article appears in print in the May 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe.  If book clubs are a reason for reading and…

Ariel Shearer

Local Lit: Lessons From a ‘Disastrous Pirate Slut’ and a Bird Rescuer

Two leading Seattle-area authors reveal different truths with their new books.

Standout local authors Claire Dederer (left) and Lyanda Lynn Haupt get personal with their new books.

Elaina Friedman & Callie Little

Sherman Alexie on His Podcast, Kurt Vonnegut and Custard Pies

An author’s popular podcast lives on with a new, political direction

Author and podcast host, Sherman Alexie

D. Scully

How Thomas Pynchon Turned Seattle Into Nazi Germany

Here’s big news for literature buffs: Gravity’s Rainbow, the masterpiece by Thomas Pynchon, Seattle’s most-honored and influential writer, turns out…

Tim Appelo

Why Indie Bookstores in Seattle are Thriving

Amazon’s incursion into brick-and-mortar territory could have independent bookstores shaking with fear—again. Instead, they’re not just surviving in Seattle, they’re thriving

A cafe at Ravenna’s Third Place Books invites patrons to sit down and read for awhile

Jean Riley

Author Maria Semple Names Seattle Spots in Her Latest Book

Location, location, location

In Seattle-based writer Maria Semple’s latest book, Today Will Be Different (Little, Brown and Company, $27) desperate housewife and former…

Linda Morgan

Sasquatch Books: Raising the Region’s Literary Bar for Decades

Local publisher helps shape Seattle's literary scene

Seattle has long been known as a book lover’s haven, and Sasquatch Books, a venerated local publishing company, has played…

Linda Morgan

Beloved Ask the Oracle Literary Event Goes to Bumbershoot

Literary answers to life’s pressing questions

For 20 years, Seattle’s Hugo House has served as an urban writer’s retreat at its Capitol Hill location across from…

Jim Demetre

Power Hour: How to Take Advantage of Your Lunch Break

Make a lunch date with these fun activities

Put down your fork and step away from that sad desk salad. According to a study by the Academy of…

Lara Hale