King’s Books

In the north end of Tacoma, Washington, overlooking Commencement Bay, is the Stadium District. This quaint neighborhood is named, not after a football stadium or any other type of sports arena, but rather after Stadium High School, a local historic landmark made famous by the movie 10 Things I Hate About You. The film, staring… Continue reading King’s Books


No Dearth of Books

From the moment you climb the porch steps No Dearth of Books, in downtown Gig Harbor, Washington, feels more like a private library than a bookstore. Not some leather-bound, formal, or worse yet “for display purposes only” private library, but rather the private library of a favorite well-read (and more than likely well-travelled) aunt and… Continue reading No Dearth of Books

Seattle – in Two Bookstores and a Library, a guest post for Authentic Luxury Travel

Recently, I was invited to write a guest post for Authentic Luxury Travel, a website that actively strives to connect travelers with local culture and off the beaten path authentic experiences. In the invitation, Ms. Hansen suggested that I might introduce readers to some of my favorite bookstores here in the Emerald City. However, with a… Continue reading Seattle – in Two Bookstores and a Library, a guest post for Authentic Luxury Travel

Independent Bookstore Day 2016

In a place like Seattle, where one is literally spoiled for choice when it comes to independent bookstores, participating in Independent Bookstore Day 2016 is a bit like a cross between a road trip and a scavenger hunt. In fact, this year 17 stores, in 21 different locations, participated. However, given that we were going… Continue reading Independent Bookstore Day 2016

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery

We began Independent Bookstore Day 2016 with a stop at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, a small store, in a funky little section of Seattle known as Georgetown, that sits next to a café (naturally) and a glass blowing studio/school, and across the street from an indoor beach. (I have already made a mental note to… Continue reading Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery