Category Archives: Northwest Authors

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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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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Spring into Pacific Northwest Food

Never have I ever been so excited for spring! Each sliver of sun has me beaming as blooms burst forth from their winter burrows. And with spring sprung, all I can think about is our delicious PNW food. Now, let’s … Continue reading

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20 Essential Seattle Books, Part 2: Diversity

Here at the library, we’re often asked by both locals and newcomers, “What books are must reads for Seattleites?” While we’re not much for ‘must’ or ‘should,’ we thought we’d list twenty titles that capture essential aspects of the history and culture of this place. … Continue reading

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Nightstand Reads: Michael Engelhard shares his favorite Nature Writing.

Our guest blogger today is Fairbanks author and wilderness guide Michael Engelhard, whose latest book Ice Bear: The Cultural History of an Arctic Icon, was just released by University of Washington Press.  As a “nature writer” myself, I read voraciously … Continue reading

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Nightstand Reads: Jane Wong

Our guest blogger today is Seattle poet Jane Wong, visiting Assistant Professor at Pacific Lutheran University and author of Overpour, shares with us her current project and a few books of inspiration. She will be at MadArt at 7pm on Nov. … Continue reading

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Nightstand Reads: Seattle author Sharon H. Chang shares from her bookpile(s)

Our guest blogger today is Sharon H. Chang, author of Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian Children in a Post-Racial World. Sharon H. Chang is a writer, scholar and activist who focuses on racism, social justice and the Asian American diaspora … Continue reading

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