Disaster Book Club: A Paradise Built in Hell

Join us for our May 2019 Disaster Book Club event! In April, we will be reading Rebecca Solnit’s “A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster.” Using case studies and personal experiences, Melanie Cole from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management will be there to lead a presentation on community building […]
Apr 2, 2019

Returning the Bones

In the spring of 2019, acclaimed Seattle actress Gin Hammond’s inspiring, 28-character solo play, Returning the Bones, transports audiences to rural Texas, during the era of Jim Crow laws, and into the life of a young, black medical student searching for her place in the world. Based on the life of Hammond’s aunt, Dr. Carolyn Beatrice […]
Mar 7, 2019

Thi Bui traces a Vietnamese American family’s life in illustrated memoir

Thi Bui will discuss her memoir "The Best We Could Do" at several events as part of Seattle Reads, a program encouraging people to read and discuss the same book.
Apr 10, 2019

Somali children’s book launches in Seattle after community collaboration

Several local Somali families and community groups collaborated with Seattle library and school officials to create two books for children.
Mar 27, 2019

Estelita’s Library offers literature, community and plátanos

Estelita's Library is a hidden gem tucked behind Beacon Avenue South.
Dec 17, 2018

East German punk scene pushed resistance in an authoritarian state

The East German punk scene was a grassroots youth movement that resisted a police state — and has a story that has become more relevant in recent years.
Oct 24, 2018

Jose Antonio Vargas probes emotional toll of being an “undocumented citizen”

Jose Antonio Vargas' “Dear America: Notes of An Undocumented Citizen” focuses on the emotional and personal burden of living as an American while in hiding.
Sep 25, 2018

Author Radha Agrawal at University Bookstore

Daybreaker founder Radha Agrawal will be in Seattle on September 10th for a 6 pm event at University Bookstore to celebrate her first book, Belong: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life! This event will include a talk, Q&A, and signing. 
Aug 13, 2018

Words & Wine

Come by for a fun afternoon of wine tasting, handcrafted truffles, and local author meet & greet event! Attendees will enjoy curated selections of award-winning Port Gardner Bay Winery wines, International award-winning Forte Chocolates, word pairings, and mingling with best-selling Pacific Northwest Authors.   Learn the elements of writing and the lifelong benefits of self-expression […]
May 4, 2018

Alaskan climate activist Kate Troll emphasizes community action

Author and activist Kate Troll's new book covers the social, political and environmental realities the world faces as the global climate changes.
Oct 18, 2017
Hey, where's his lululemons? An Indian man practices yoga at dawn near Bangalore (Photo by Vinoth Chandar)

Shelly Tochluk balances oneness with identity in “Living in the Tension”

Shelly Tochluk's new book "Living in the Tension" can help yoga practitioners balance universalism with a recognition of diverse identities and experiences.
Jun 24, 2016
Kenneth Bae in China before his arrest. (Photo courtesy FreeKenNow.com)

Kenneth Bae releases memoir of time served in North Korea

Kenneth Bae, a Lynnwood missionary who spent two years of a 15-year-sentence of hard labor, is the longest serving U.S. citizen jailed in North Korea.
May 3, 2016
Raising Mixed Race cover art by Janine Macbeth.

Raising Mixed Race: Seattle author shows realities facing multiracial children

Mixed race children experience racism in very real ways, but their parents don't like to see it.
Dec 9, 2015

‘The Unicorn Files’ busts the myth that girl geeks don’t exist

'The Unicorn Files' fights the sexist notion that girls can't be geeks with a Tumblr blog and a Kickstarter campaign for a book featuring women in geekdom.
Jun 18, 2015

Fifty Shades of Seattle tourism

For $14,169 a night, The Edgewater Hotel offers a package worthy of those with the earnings of Mr. Grey himself.
Feb 13, 2015

Long-lost follow-up for ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ to be published

New book shares characters and themes from "To Kill a Mockingbird," which was influential in the way it dealt with issues of racism and inequality.
Feb 3, 2015
Sonora Jha, journalism professor at Seattle University, shines light on the issue of farmer suicides in India with her first novel, "Foreign." (Photo by Seth Halleran)

Sonora Jha’s “Foreign” shines light on farmer suicide in India

While Seattle has its reputation for suicides, across the globe in India, rain and gloom are hardly to blame for rising suicide rates. Last year Sonora Jha, a journalism professor at Seattle University, released her debut novel, tackling the issue of Indian farmer suicides in a fictional context.
Apr 26, 2014

LeiLani Nishime explores the Asian American experience in her new book

Author Leilani Nishime explains what motivated her to write about multiracial Asian-Americans in her new book, "Undercover Asian."
Mar 25, 2014
Author Seth Holmes (center) with Triqui family in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Who’s picking your produce?

Washington native Seth Holmes spent five years conducting research farm workers in Skagit Valley berry farms and found a disturbing pattern of "normalized" abuse.
Feb 24, 2014

New novel fuses immigrant experience and transgender identity

Canadian transplant Kim Fu’s “For Today I am a Boy” is hot off the press with a fresh perspective on Asian American transgender identity.
Jan 9, 2014