Posted January 10, 2021 by Wesley
Smell Ya Later, 2020.

Massive loss that left so many feeling helpless, fragile and unmoored. The ongoing fight for equity. A catch-all anxiety tied to the simple passing of time. Moments of true rest were few and far between this past year. But there were moments.

 Posted January 3, 2021 by Claire
YA Books for Taylor Swift’s 'evermore' Album

In 2020 we all turned to our usual methods of distraction and I unsurprisingly turned to reading. Or, I wanted to turn to reading. But like so many booksellers this year, even with more time to read than ever before, reading felt like a chore rather than an escape. No matter what I picked up, nothing grabbed my attention long enough to make me forget all the other thoughts swirling around in my head. I’ve had reading-slumps before, but this felt different. It felt like I’d never be able to lose myself in a book again.

 Posted December 16, 2020 by Nicole
Easy, Last-Minute Gift Ideas

We get it. It's been a rough year and time is really just a loose concept at this point. I can hardly wrap my head around the fact that Christmas is less than a week away. So if you haven't gotten all your gifts yet, don't worry, we've got a couple sure-fire gifts to make things a little easier.

 Posted December 6, 2020 by Sarah R.
The Coolest History Books You Didn't Know Existed

The phrase "History book" might give you flashbacks to high school social studies classes, but there's more to the subject than the dates and figures you memorized while sitting at a desk. The past is replete with astonishing and hilarious tales, and the origins or impact of everyday items might surprise you.

 Posted November 29, 2020 by Danielle
Books to Get You Into the Holiday Spirit

Alright people, it's officially holiday season. I can't believe it's already that time of year again but somehow here we are. Our resident Romance and Mystery & Suspense experts have picked out some of their favorite holiday themed books just for you. Enjoy!

 Posted November 23, 2020 by Niki
Grateful for Our TPB Community

'Tis the season to express gratitude, and boy, do I have plenty of people to thank! Since April, I have been the point person for our Books to Students Fund, an ongoing fundraiser to support students across the greater Seattle area during the COVID-19 school closures. 

 Posted November 11, 2020 by Allie
Happy Indigenous Heritage Month!

To celebrate Indigenous Heritage Month this November, we collected a list of amazing books by Native and Indigenous authors that have been shaking up the literary world in the last couple years. From the genre-bending brilliance of Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq, to the wonder and whimsy of Darcie Little Badger’s Elatsoe, the inventiveness, modernity, and sheer talent of these writers is what makes us booksellers excited to do our jobs. 

 Posted November 5, 2020 by Nicole
Top 10 Books from 2020

We asked the booksellers at all three of our locations for their favorite books of 2020. These are the top 10 books that made it onto the majority of those lists.

 Posted October 30, 2020 by Claire

Don’t know where to start with kids' books these days? No worries! We’ve got you covered with a list of your favorite classics paired with modern titles to help you find some great, new reads for the young readers in your life. These newer books tackle a lot of the same themes and storylines as the classics but with fresh twists and more diverse perspectives.

 Posted October 25, 2020 by Nicole

If you like spending October watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hocus Pocus, and Halloweentown - this list is for you. I love all the nostalgic, Halloween vibes with minimal spooks. These books feature all sorts of "monsters" from cute ghosts to angsty vampires to snarky witches. I hope you're able to find some joy and comfort in these autumnal and atmospheric books this spooky season. I also highly recommend watching ParaNorman, Scooby Doo, Vampire Diaries, and Teen Wolf. Happy Halloween!