Category Archives: History and Biography

New nonfiction – August 2017

Food, scandal, food, memoir, and some more food – enjoy these new nonfiction titles coming out in August 2017.

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Nonfiction new book round up – July 2017

New nonfiction coming out in July 2017 – memoir, science, history, politics and environment. Enjoy!

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Celebrating the Lake Washington Ship Canal Centennial

Did you know the Ballard Locks turns 100 this year? In recognition of the anniversary, we’ve combed through our archives and digitized some of the most interesting maps, photos, postcards, correspondence, and more related to the history of the Lake … Continue reading

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Inside the Story: Immersive and Personal Journalism

Memoir tends to be subjective, while journalistic writing aims at objective treatment of a topic. Then there are those books that combine these strengths, exploring a topic of interest from within, either through the eyes of someone whose experience gives them a revealing perspective, … Continue reading

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Nonfiction new book round up – May 2017

Looking for new nonfiction to read or a new cookbook to test out? Here is a selection of nonfiction being published in May 2017. 5/2: The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6’ 4”, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, … Continue reading

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Nonfiction to read alongside The Turner House

In 2017 Seattle Reads The Turner House, a novel about a large African-American family set in Detroit. We hope you’ve read it, or are planning to. Perhaps it has left you wanting to know more about the Great Migration of African-Americans … Continue reading

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. While a difficult and uncomfortable topic for many to discuss, rape is a deep-seated and prevalent issue that has the ability to harm society just as much as any individual victim. Sexual assault affects … Continue reading

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