Books

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.

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

Tautology and repetition and tautology and repetition and tautology.

Comics Are the Best Medicine

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

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.

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.

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.

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.