Seattle Books

These books offer a captivating glimpse into Seattle Secrets, places to explore or history to learn. Seattle has some amazing stories to tell.  All of these books are written by people who know Seattle and offer a slightly different take on the city.

Seattle Stories

Whether you’re curled up by the fireplace in the Hotel Sorrento or sitting on a bench along the shores of Elliott Bay, these books offer a captivating glimpse into Seattle Secrets.

Seattle Secrets

Seattle Adventures

Seattle Stories

Seattle History

Hotel Sorrento
Hotel Sorrento – Fireside Room

Seattle Walk Report

Secret Seattle

Susanna Ryan, cartoonist and author of Seattle Walk Report, strolls along with a whimsical new illustrated guidebook honoring Seattle’s natural marvels and historical gems. In Secret Seattle, Ryan delves into the peculiar and fascinating untold tales underlying several of the city’s most disregarded locations, structures, and amenities. These include the coal chutes on Capitol Hill, Pioneer Square’s last remnants of Seattle’s historic Chinatown, and the best spots in the city to discover sidewalks that date back a century.

My Unforgotten Seattle

Historian, journalist, museum visionary, and third-generation Seattleite Ron Chew spent more than fifty years battling in Seattle for social justice and Asian American causes. He describes the close-knit society he remembers in this intensely personal narrative, detailing modest family businesses, chop suey eateries, and sewing factories that are now gone.

Nestled in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle has long been a muse for writers seeking to capture the essence of this vibrant city. From the shimmering waters of Puget Sound to the lush greenery of its parks, Seattle’s diverse landscapes and dynamic culture have inspired countless tales. Whether you’re a longtime resident or a curious visitor, immerse yourself in the spirit of the Emerald City with this curated list of books that offer a glimpse into Seattle’s soul.

Seattle 1st Avenue 1910

Forgotten Stories