Category Archives: Nonfiction

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City Council Reads – Teresa Mosqueda, Citywide Position 8

This past November, Seattle swore in a new Mayor and City Councilmember, and we here at ShelfTalk thought this would be a great opportunity to continue our series of posts in which we invited your representatives to share books that have … Continue reading

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Click! Photography through the Lens of History

Click! A photograph is a precise record of an irretrievable instant, locked within the borders of a frame that transcends time. Did you know that the history of the camera predates the history of photography? Check out 100 Ideas that … Continue reading

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Seattle Public Library’s Most Checked Out Books, 2017

We’re already into 2018, but I can’t resist one more look back at reading in 2017. Do you ever wonder what others in the city are reading? Here’s a sneak peak: lists of the 10 most checked out print books … Continue reading

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New Nonfiction Roundup – January 2018

Start the new year with a host of self-improvement books, provocative essay collections on race, and a trio of true crime tales from James Patterson. 1/2: Achtung Baby by Sara Zaske. Discover the parenting secrets of Germans from an American journalist … Continue reading

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Mindfulness for a New Year

Like most folks, I generally look at the beginning of a new year as a chance to reset, hopefully shedding some of those old, bad habits and starting some healthier new ones. And, as I get older and ponder more … Continue reading

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The Art of the Journey

What do January and December have in common? The letter r, as in near or at the end of a journey. From January to December of this year, we have been on an artistic journey with the year-long Begin Bold … Continue reading

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December Literary Holidays

December may have many holidays for you to celebrate but let me give you a few extra, book-themed holidays to add to your plate. Jólabókaflóð – which translated means “The Book Flood of Christmas” – has been getting a lot … Continue reading

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