Books

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.

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.

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

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

Two Poets Demonstrate Very Different Approaches to Funny Poems

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

Seattle Independent Bookstore Day Is Upon Us

Wander to all 23 participating stores in a lit marathon, or simply check out a few of the special events.

From Madam Damnable’s Hotel to Profanity Hill, a New Guide Walks You Through Seattle History

‘Seattle Walks’ outlines 17 walkable routes that reveal segments of this city’s past.

The Translator Poems of Lena Khalaf Tuffaha

‘Water & Salt’ is a book that spans the globe, from Seattle to Jordan and back again.

‘Ghosts of Seattle Past’ Is Chicken Soup for the Cynical Seattleite Soul

For those angry with our rapidly developing city, this book will remind you what we’re fighting for.

An Unconventional Comics Convention

All the free Emerald City Comicon events not happening at Emerald City Comicon.

Maged Zaher’s New Book Is a Biography of Sex, Software, and Worldwide Revolution

The new 15-year-spanning poetry collection reveals the author’s particular personal evolution.

Poets Respond to Hip-Hop in Minor Arcana Press’ New Anthology ‘It Was Written’

Suitably, the book’s launch party on Friday at Fred Wildlife Refuge features live hip-hop.

Hugo House’s Literary Series on ‘Exile’ Is More Relevant to 2017 Than Expected

Angela Flournoy, Megan Kruse, and Phillip B. Williams read on a prescient theme this Friday.