😱 Zombified neighbors and 'nightmarish aerial acts'
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😱 Zombified neighbors and 'nightmarish aerial acts'

Time to get bookish.
(📸: Max Wasserman)


At the fair, Max watched literary enthusiasts geek out over out-of-print and rare books “at a time when internet book sales are threatening other fairs across the country,” he wrote us, and caught up with some of the 88 vendors. One elderly visitor told him she’d found an antique kid’s book she read as a kid.

One of them was local Bill Wolfe, who owns Louis Collins Books in Haller Lake and has helped organize the book fair for six years.

“Just like a museum, booksellers hold onto these cultural artifacts and pass them on to the next generation,” Bill told him. “This is a chance to see 88 little museums.”

This year’s Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair was held in memory of Louis Collins, the namesake of Louis Collins Books and longtime organizer of the fair. Read about his amazing contributions to Seattle’s literary scene here.

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There’s a ton of awesome stuff to do around our city every week. We love rounding rad events to help you meet your neighbors, join interesting conversations, decompress from your week, have an excuse to Insta your food pics, and find something fun to do with your fam.

So to help you scan for the kinds of events you most like, we use a little emoji code to sort them out. Here’s a quick guide on how to make the most of our events, below.

  • 💡: Consider new ideas
  • 💪: Learn a new skill
  • 🗣: Hear from your neighbors
  • 👋: Meet your neighbors
  • 🎈: Take the kids
  • 🎶, 🎟, 🍿, 🎨, 🍴, 🍸, ⚽️, 💃: Enjoy music, live performance, film and TV, art, food, drink, sports, and dance, respectively

Think there’s something that needs its own special category? Hit reply to let us know.

Now let’s help you make some plans…

Things to do

☮️  Wednesday: Check in with yourself and your business around racial equity at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)

📚  Thursday: Learn how to rekindle your curiosity and creativity from an author who’s not f*cking around (Downtown)

🌃  Friday – Saturday: Get involved in a community conversation to talk about solutions for housing our neighbors living homeless (Pioneer Square)

👂  Wednesday Oct. 31: Learn how to be a better, more effective listener at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)

🍵  Thursday Nov. 1: Taste teas and learn their history with a pro from Miro Teas at this Foundation event (Ballard)

🥘  Saturday Nov. 3: Learn how to whip up chicken mole with La Cocina School to support El Centro de la Raza with Foundation (Beacon Hill) 🆕


Quick reminder! The deadline for these two jobs on our WhereBy.Us storytelling team is this Friday, Oct. 26. We’re hiring a social producer to help us up our social meme skills, and a senior producer to help us have even more fun with our newsletters. Know someone great? We’d love to hear from you.

Make it a great week, Seattle. — The Evergrey

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