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Book City: Gov. Jay Inslee talks reading

Jay Inslee is a home-grown governor. His Dad was a biology teacher at Garfield and Sealth high schools, and Inslee’s first foray into public service…

Book City: Exploring David Brewster’s reading habits

David Brewster has been a teacher, journalist and publisher. He remains a civic starter-upper. Since moving to Seattle in 1965 to teach English at the…

Book City: Seattle’s unlikely developer-bookstore owner Ron Sher

Ron Sher uses books to help build vital communities. As founder and CEO of Sher Partners, his work ranges from redeveloping Crossroads Shopping Center to…

Danny Westneat: a book club guy

Danny Westneat is a Metro columnist for the Seattle Times, and an avid fiction reader who has spent 21 years in the same book group.…

Book City: Publisher Tim Colman’s poetic must-reads

Poetry-loving publisher Timothy Colman has been turning his passion for the environment into educative art ever since he founded Good Nature Publishing Company in 1995.…

Book City: Developer Liz Dunn’s reading for excellent cities

Liz Dunn is the woman behind many successful real estate rehab projects on Capitol Hill, including Melrose Market and the Piston & Ring building. She’s…

What Steve Scher is reading

Steve Scher is a native Chicagoan who headed west to attend the University of Oregon, and discovered he wanted to stay in the Pacific Northwest.…

What’s the mayor thinking? Ed Murray’s reading list

Ed Murray became the 53rd mayor of Seattle on Jan. 1. He was born in Aberdeen, lived in the Alki neighborhood of Seattle, then moved to…

Book City: What to read to appreciate art & culture

Christopher Shainin is the Executive Director of the Museum of Northwest Art in LaConner, which he commutes to from Seattle. He combines academic and working…

Book City: What’s Seattle foodie Molly Wizenberg reading?

Molly Wizenberg is a Seattle-based food writer, memoirist, photographer an- restaurateur. Her website “Orangette”, was named best food blog in the world by the London…

Reading time with Dan Savage

Dan Savage may be best known for his widely syndicated sex advice column, but he’s also a TV personality, activist and editorial director of the…

Meet Tom Kundig’s literary inspiration

Tom Kundig, principal and owner of Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects, is a global star. While he lives on Queen Anne, he is working on projects…

The poetry on Washington’s poet laureate’s shelf

Elizabeth Austen is the third Poet Laureate of Washington state; her term as roving ambassadress for poetry runs through 2016. She’s a Shakespearean trained actor,…

Book City: Tom Robbins’ daring, poetic, quirky, erotic taste in books

Famously reclusive author Tom Robbins will be at Town Hall on Thursday, June 26 to talk about his new book “Tibetan Peach Pie: A True…

Erica Bauermeister: The mixology of a great book

Erica Bauermeister is the bestselling author of three novels set in or near Seattle (the most recent is The Lost Art of Mixing) and co-author…
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