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1/16/2020: Why do catchy lyrics always get stuck in your head?

This book about pop music explains why the catchy lyrics get stuck in your head! “Switched on Pop: How Popular Music Works, and Why It Matters.”

1/17/2020: Historian Knute Berger adds a new introduction to a classic book about Seattle

The University of Washington Press chose Historian Knute Berger to write a new introduction to its reissue of Roger Sale’s classic history-meditation on our city, 1976’s “Seattle, Past to Present.”

1/20/2020: Reporters who broke Harvey Weinstein story to speak at Benaroya Hall.

Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey authors of "She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement”

1/21/2020: Ciscoe Morris has a new book!

"Oh, La La!: Homegrown Stories, Helpful Tips, and Garden Wisdom"

"A collection of gardening stories and advice from the Pacific Northwest's most loved and well-known gardener. His stories cover a wide range of gardening topics and offer a glimpse into his work and life. They are charming and funny and lively, just like he is"

1/11/2020: Finalists announced for the NBCC 2019 Awards.

The board of the National Book Critics Circle announces the finalists for its 2019 awards in six categories: Autobiography, Biography, Criticism, Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry.
The winners will be announced at a celebration on March 12 in New York.

1/1/2020: President Obama's favorite books of 2019

President Obama shared his list of favorite books from 2019. So many good ones!

Listed alphabetically by title.

Some of the titles are award winners.

1/7/2020: Seattle’s Jayne Ann Krentz plots a supernatural new world

Seattle’s Jayne Ann Krentz plots a supernatural new world in the Pacific Northwest with "The Vanishing," the first in a new trilogy.