1. Seattle Aims to Become Second American City of Literature →

    Seattle, regularly a contender for the title of most literate city in the United States by Central Connecticut State University’s annual ranking, is doubling down on its reputation as a book-loving burg. This March, the city submitted its application for designation as a UNESCO City of Literature, a bid that would make Seattle the second city in the United States and the eighth city in the world to receive the title.

    Seattle rocks (although this Portlandia fan has a soft spot for the Rose City)!

    (Source: addtoany.com)

  2. fancylibrarian:

Pike Place Market. I love it but I have to say most of the ones I know are pretty loud.

This is a true fact.

    fancylibrarian:

    Pike Place Market. I love it but I have to say most of the ones I know are pretty loud.

    This is a true fact.

  3. mollitudo:

    Creatures of the sea!

    Stephanie / bookavore and I went on a lunch adventure.

  4. Doig, too, ruminated on the region, which he affectionately termed “the great rain coast.” “I think rain is the ink of the Northwest,” he said. Precipitation is the Northwest’s “great ingredient,” one which “gives us a chance to hole up and write.”

    “I don’t think that you could get that [same kind of art] in Kansas. I don’t think you could get the iridescent light coming out under the clouds and rain. I don’t think you can get the same music such as what comes out of Seattle, where you have kids hole up in garages, musicians like Kurt or Jimi Hendrix. Our great fiction out here, Sometimes a Great Notion—that can’t take place anywhere but that rainy Oregon rainforest country.”

    — “Rain Is the Ink of the Northwest”: Writers Talk about Place and Fiction at ALA Midwinter

  5. Seattle Public Library!

    Seattle Public Library!

  6. TOMORROW Friday, January 25 9:30pm Seattle’s White Horse Trading Company
Meet the tumblarians you’ve come to know and love on your dashboard IRL. There will be Tumblr swag AND MEAD. You are invited!

    TOMORROW
    Friday, January 25
    9:30pm
    Seattle’s White Horse Trading Company

    Meet the tumblarians you’ve come to know and love on your dashboard IRL. There will be Tumblr swag AND MEAD. You are invited!

  7. CLOUD UNBOUND: A Librarian's Guide to Seattle by Two Bada$$ Librarians →

    cloudunbound:

    Stephanie Chase and Alene Moroni…wrote this handy Tumblr cheat sheet to where Midwinter ALA attendees should eat and drink in Seattle, plus what they should see in their free moments. It’s as insider as it gets, trust me. They haven’t told me, however, if the 1990s are still raging there as they are rumored to be in Portland, OR. Hmmmm…

    I am printing this out.

  8. For librarians headed to ALA Midwinter in Seattle, may I strongly suggest NO STARBUCKS. As a general rule, this is expected of the resident. For the visitor, abstaining for one day is good enough.

    Instead, as a Seattle native, I recommend a ten-minute walk (probably in the rain) to indulge a few of Seattle’s many superlative and nearby–the–Convention Center cafés, located along the E. Pine/E. Pike St. corridor in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Take a couple of hours respite from ALA panels and meetings. Wake up your mind and rejuvenate your ideas with a new colleague on a neighborhood café crawl. Seattle won’t disappoint you with its special brew, and the people have a way of sitting still and looking charmed in their local café that you won’t see again after you leave.

    — A “No Starbucks” Café Crawl | ALA Midwinter, Seattle January 22-29

  9. NEXT FRIDAY, January 25, at 9:30pm at Seattle’s White Horse Trading Company(spitting distance from Pike Place), meet the tumblarians you’ve come to know and love on your dashboard IRL.
Myself (your Library Journal tumblrer), Kate (thelifeguardlibrarian), Erin (darienlibrary), Heather (cloudunbound), and LJ's own Executive Editor, Josh (hadro), will be there. Join us! (There will be mead.)

    NEXT FRIDAY, January 25, at 9:30pm at Seattle’s White Horse Trading Company(spitting distance from Pike Place), meet the tumblarians you’ve come to know and love on your dashboard IRL.

    Myself (your Library Journal tumblrer), Kate (thelifeguardlibrarian), Erin (darienlibrary), Heather (cloudunbound), and LJ's own Executive Editor, Josh (hadro), will be there. Join us! (There will be mead.)

  10. We’re going to Seattle, folks, and I’m planning on seeing you there. I will be played by Peter O’Toole; Kate, by Katherine Hepburn; Erin, by Timothy Dalton. Meet us at The White Horse Trading Company on Friday night. There will be mead. (Literally. They serve mead.)

    We’re going to Seattle, folks, and I’m planning on seeing you there. I will be played by Peter O’Toole; Kate, by Katherine Hepburn; Erin, by Timothy Dalton. Meet us at The White Horse Trading Company on Friday night. There will be mead. (Literally. They serve mead.)

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