Posted October 22, 2022 by Third Place Books

Spook season is almost over, which means, for those of us who love to terrify ourselves, it’s time to dig deep and find the scariest books we can stand. To that end, I asked three booksellers to recommend, in a single sentence, a book that really spooked them.

 Posted October 13, 2022 by Dean

In any movie or tv show where the main character receives a tarot reading, the final card is consistently and inevitably the Death card. Followed by a musical sting, the eyes of the offensive Romani/oracle stereotype widen as they warn our lead character to "turn back now! Flee this place! Only Death awaits you on this path." As one who reads tarot, this scene is maddening every. single. time. 

 Posted September 22, 2022 by Allie

One of our favorite requests in the kids section is for exciting, engaging illustrated books to read to young kids. So here’s a quick list of some of my favorite read aloud books that will have the kids laughing along – and will maybe make adults laugh as well. 

 Posted August 24, 2022 by Third Place Books

Have you ever been hunting for a book online (maybe at say and had the search results return with the correct title but absolutely wrong cover? Maybe it’s not even the correct genre. And it definitely is not by the author you expected. Did you misremember the title? Or did you somehow slip into a parallel dimension?

Potential Twilight Zone episode, Mandela effect, or multiverse jump aside–is it possible that another book has exactly the same title as the one you were looking for? Short answer: yes.


 Posted August 16, 2022 by Andrea

In February of this year, we launched a new Radical Romance book club as a place to read and celebrate romance books with representation. Seasoned romance readers and those new to the genre alike have dropped in on the second Monday of every month to talk about our selections.


We asked the group to talk about our favorite romance reads of all time – here are some highlights:


 Posted August 5, 2022 by Third Place Books

At the Black Ink Book Festival, bestselling romance author Beverly Jenkins commented on the rise of the genre and its broadening representation: "The crumbs of before have become a banquet."

 Posted July 22, 2022 by Third Place Books

August is right around the corner and what better way to spend it than by reading a poetry collection every single day? That’s right, 31 poetry books in one month. Nicole Sealey, poet, professor, and the namesake, in 2017, invented the seemingly impossible -- but completely doable! -- challenge to read a book every single day for the whole month of August.

How can this be done? 

 Posted July 14, 2022 by Javi

You may have heard of BTS (or not! That’s okay too!). They are currently the biggest band in the world, all the way from South Korea. There are many reasons for their fame – incredible music, cool dance moves, and each of the 7 members have their own unique, shining personalities. One of these shining personalities is Kim Namjoon, also known as RM, BTS’s leader. Any BTS fan knows his love for songwriting, museums, and most importantly, BOOKS! In honor of his impeccable taste in books, here is a list of Namjoon’s recommendations to get you reading this summer!

 Posted July 8, 2022 by Sarah C.

Listen - I *like* the Beatles. I watched all 8+ hours of the Get Back documentary over a course of two weekends and took meticulous notes on every outfit George Harrison wore while strutting into Apple Studios (that rainbow lilac pinstripe! that pilgrim hat! his little bright red jumper!), and converted into a temporary Paul fan after years of scowling every time his face popped up. Their influence on music cannot be denied, even to this day. 

 Posted July 1, 2022 by Emily

I don't want to alarm you but you have approximately 77 days. That is 77 days until the end of the world or the end of Book Bingo which is basically the same thing. Put on by Seattle Arts & Lectures and the Seattle Public Library, every year you are given 25 squares (+ one free space!) to help guide your summer reading. Read a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line and get a bingo for a chance to win a gift card from an independent bookstore like us!