Are you new to the Northwest, or a lifelong resident looking for some historical perspective? 2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year for publishing about our region, so let the reading begin!
The University of Washington Press is releasing a number of regionally relevant titles. Explore local fashion with Seattle Style by Clara Berg, which features garments and accessories from the collection at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI). In Transit, Jim Kershner looks back at 125+ years of trolleys, trains and buses that have served the region. Sculpture on a Grand Scale by Tyler Sprague explores the work of Jack Christiansen, whose design of the Kingdome combined thin shell concrete with a modern aesthetic. Continue reading “New and Notable Northwest Nonfiction – 2019 edition”
February may be the shortest month of the year, but it’s long on ambitious essay collections, guides for aging well, and deeply affecting memoirs. Happy reading! Continue reading “New Nonfiction Roundup – February 2019”
Eight titles will be joining our Peak Picks collection of most in-demand titles this month including a twisty thriller, a pair of dystopian novels and an Homeric odyssey round out the fiction picks. A genealogical mystery, a memoir about the working poor and a history of Indian America from Wounded Knee to Standing Rock complete the nonfiction picks.
Here’s what’s coming to your library: Continue reading “Peak Picks for January 2019”
Are you looking for a digital audiobook to listen to while you’re waiting for Becoming to become available? Are you dreading the Seattle Squeeze and wondering how you’ll pass the time on those long commutes? We’ve got a solution for you. Fifty of them, actually.
The Seattle Public Library is happy to provide 50 Always Available Audiobooks through OverDrive! You can access them through OverDrive’s Libby app or stream them from your desktop computer, and they are available immediately. No holds, no wait, no worries! Continue reading “For Your Listening Pleasure: Always Available Audiobooks”
It’s a new year, and there’s no shortage of books to make 2019 happier and healthier. A few memoirs and a pair of revealing histories round out the best of January nonfiction.
1/1: Bad With Money. Put your financial house in order with this humorous guide from Gaby Dunn.
1/1: The Martha Manual. From entertaining to cleaning and everything in-between, Martha Stewart provides guidance on all things domestic.
1/8: 5 Ingredients. Quick and easy recipes from acclaimed British chef Jamie Oliver. Continue reading “New Nonfiction Roundup – January 2019”