Category Archives: LISTS

Humans love lists. This category is for anything in bulleted list form: books, movies, music, resources – you name it.

Now More Than Ever, Reading is Power

This book you are now reading is a manifesto of sorts–my manifesto, a manifesto for readers. Because I think we need to read and to be readers now more than ever. Every January I struggle to decide what I want … Continue reading

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20 Essential Seattle Books, Part 3: Place

Next in our ongoing series of 20 books that capture the essence of Seattle, we look at a variety of titles that capture a sense of our city and its environs. Whether you’re new in town, just passing through, or you’ve lived … 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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Microhistories

There is a certain satisfaction in reading deeply on one topic, which is why I love microhistories. For our purposes, microhistories are nonfiction books which view history and its larger themes through the examination of a singular object, event or … Continue reading

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Best of the Best of lists

Year-end lists can be the best, giving you ideas to round out your 2016 reading year and take into 2017. Here are some lists created by librarians – from the expected, such as best novels and top ten picture books; … Continue reading

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The 2016 Elections: Library Resources

The mission of The Seattle Public Library is to bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. We value equality, inclusion and openness and strive to be welcoming safe spaces. No matter what the current events are … Continue reading

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Our Top 10 Novels of 2016

… according to Seattle Public Library’s Reader Services department. As Reader Services librarians, we spend our days at the Central Library talking to people about books and suggesting reading we think they might enjoy next. Of course, we’re readers too. … Continue reading

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