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

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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