Community Inventory

We do our best to make sure all organizations/events/educational programs/professional development opportunities/book things are represented here. But if we’re missing something, please let us know!

OrganizationWebsiteDescription of OrganizationType
Ada's Technical Books Bookstore offering an array of new & used books & gifts relating to computers, math & physics. Bookseller
African-American Writers' Alliance A diverse and dynamic group of writers, provides an informal and supportive forum for new and published writers Writers group
Alice Acheson An Independent Book Marketing and Publicty Specialist Literary agent
Alice Blue Books Quality, handmade art books in limited editions Publisher
Antioch University Arts & Literature Program Concentration prepares you to work in fields such as writing, publishing, the visual and performance arts, curating and arts management School
Antioch University Library University library Library
APRIL Festival A festival of small press publishing and independent literature Festival
Arundel Books New, used and rare books, and original editions of literature and graphic arts Bookseller
Author-Editor Clinic Author-Editor Clinic Online resource
B. Brown & Associates Fine and rare booksellers Bookseller
Babel/Salvage A non-profit engine for artistic and literary ingenuity and community involvement Center
Big Fiction An independent journal publishing ambitious and delicious fiction twice a year, in hand-designed letterpress issues Journal
Black Heron A literary press Small press
Book Club of Washington A non-profit organization of book lovers and collectors who have a special interest in collecting and preserving printed materials Center
Book Patrol Blog, online bookseller, social media consultant for booksellers and libraries Online resource
Book-It Repertory Theater A non-profit organization dedicated to transforming great literature into great theatre through simple and sensitive production and to inspiring its audiences to read Theater App that allows you to send and receive book recommendations to one or many people at the same time Online resource
Bumbershoot for Words & Ideas The Words & Ideas Program at Bumbershoot engages and inspires a diverse festival audience by featuring a series of conversations that examine the point where literature, pop culture, new media, theories, and trends intersect. Events, Festival
Bushwick Book Club, The Book club that performs music based upon a particular text Theater
Cascade Writers Cascade Writers provides educational seminars and workshops for the general public interested in writing and publishing original works. Professional organization, Conference, Events, Literary support, Writers group
Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas To present and produce Black cultural programs that encourage thought and debate in the greater Seattle area. Center, Events
Chin Music Press A media company that creates beautiful, engaging and affordable books Publisher
Clarion West Writer's Workshop Nonprofit literary writers workshop focusing on speculative fiction Center
CLS Books A North American consulting company that specializes in literary publicity for independent presses Publisher
Copper Canyon Nonprofit publisher dedicated to poetry Small press
Couth Buzzard A local, independent Used and New Bookstore,Cafe, and a Performance and Community Gathering Space Bookseller
Dock Street Press A traditional independent publishing house specializing in compelling narrative non-fiction and clean, intelligent fiction Small press
Duwamish Longhouse A non-profit 501[C]3 organization to provide social and cultural services to the Duwamish Tribal community Native American
Elizabeth Wales Literary Agency Represents more than 60 clients and several independent presses. Seattle-based, the agency has come to be regarded as a competitive boutique agency with a quality list Literary agent
Elliott Bay Book Company A full service bookstore Bookseller
Fantagraphics Comic book and graphic novel publisher; also has a bookstore and gallery where they hold events Small press
First Book Provides access to new books for children in need in King County Youth
Floating Bridge Press Literary nonprofit; promote the work of Washington State poets through an annual poetry chapbook award and the production of archival-quality books, anthologies, and broadsides, as well as community poetry readings Small press
Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum Library
Friends of the Seattle Public Library A non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting our Library as an essential institution of our society and supporting its mission and vision Library
Gabalfa Press Independent Publisher Publisher
Girl Friday Productions Editing services Services
Goddard College MFA Creative Writing program Low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program School
Hedgebrook Literary nonprofit for women writers; offers writing residencies, master classes and salons Center
Hugo House Creative literary space offering author readings and events, writing workshops, and youth programs Center
Island Books Family-owned independent bookstore Bookseller
Isthmus Review Isthmus is a print journal of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry published biannually in Seattle, Washington. Magazine/journal
Jack Straw Cultural Center Non-profit multidisciplinary audio arts center Center
Jaded Ibis Press Publisher of sustainable, multimedia literary materials Small press
King County Library System Public library Library
Kinokuniya Bookstore Japanese-American bookstore Bookseller
La Sala La Sala is a collective formed to coalesce and mobilize the growing Latino/Latina arts community of the Seattle/Bellevue and surrounding districts. Recognizing the booming diaspora and the scarcity of data, space, presence and voice for this constituency, Nonprofit, Cultural group, Events
Left Bank Books Radical, collectively-owned bookstore Bookseller
Libro.FM Libro.FM Your online independent store for audiobooks. Bookseller
Lion Heart Book Store General stock of hardcover and paperback Bookseller
Lit Crawl Literary pub crawl Events
Lit Fix! Quarterly reading series Reading series
Literacy Council of Seattle Customized free literacy instruction School
Little Free Libraries A box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book and bring back another book to share Library
Lost Horse Press A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, independent press that publishes the works of established as well as emerging poets, and makes available fine contemporary literature through cultural, educational and publishing programs and activities Small press
Louis Collins Books Hard to find, out of print, used, and rare bookstore Bookseller
Magus Books one of the oldest and largest independent used bookstores Bookseller
Margin Shift Reading series focused on debuting writers who have never before presented in Seattle and also on daylighting minority writers Reading series
Marquand Books Provides creative counsel, design, production, and delivery of printed and digital material in the field of art publishing. Publisher, Book distribution, Small press
Mercer Street Books independent, general stock used bookstore Bookseller
MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics at UW Bothell Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics at the University of Washington Bothell School
Mineral School Writers' residency Center
Minor Arcana Press "Good books for weird people." Minor Arcana Press empowers overlooked and outsider authors and artists through publication, publicity, and community. Small press, Events, Writers group
Mountaineers Books Publishes a variety of outdoor recreation, sustainable lifestyle, and conservation advocacy books Small press
Nancy Pearl An American librarian, best-selling author, literary critic Individual
Northwest Book Lovers A blog by and about authors, librarians and independent booksellers in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington Online resource
Northwest Independent Editors Guild Professional association of more than 300 editors in Washington, Oregon, and the greater Northwest Editors group
Northwest Institute of Literary Arts Offering local writing classes and retreats, an annual writers conference, a low-residency master of fine arts program in creative writing or publishing and editing, a literary magazine Center
Nudelman Rare Books Rare book trader Bookseller
Old Growth Northwest Supporting writers and promoting their work throughout all stages of the literary process Center
Open Books Poetry-only shop Bookseller
Ordinary Madness Literary podcast focused on conversations with Seattle authors Online resource
Ouroboros Press OUROBOROS PRESS is an independent publishing house largely supported by readers who appreciate not only the importance of classic texts but also the various crafts associated with book arts. Bookseller, Publisher
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association A nonprofit trade association representing the interests of literacy, free speech and independent bookselling in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington Professional organization
Pacific Northwest Writers Association Develop writing talent through education, accessibility to the publishing industry, and participation in an interactive, writer community Professional organization
Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program Page Ahead provides new books and develops reading activities that empower at-risk children. Nonprofit, Youth, Services
Path with Art Offers programs that help transform the lives of people recovering from homelessness, addiction, and other trauma by combining the powers of creative engagement and community connection Center
Phinney Books General interest bookstore Bookseller
Poetry Northwest Quarterly, poetry-only journal Journal
Poetry on Buses Effort to put poetry on buses (with signage/at stops) and run multi-cultural workshops Publication
Pongo Teen Writing Teaches and mentors personal poetry by youth who have suffered childhood traumas, such as abuse, neglect, and exposure to violence Youth
Puget Sound Writing Project Offers an Invitational Institute and an open Writing Institute for all K-12 teachers interested in writing and the teaching of writing Youth
Queen Anne Book Company Independent bookstore Bookseller
Raven Chronicles Journal of art, literature, and the spoken word Journal
Ravenna Press Poetry and prose publisher Small press
Revolution Books Communist, progressive bookstore Bookseller
Santoro's Books Wholesale books for educators Book distribution
Sasquatch Books A Seattle-based book publishing company Small press
Search for Meaning Book Festival An annual one-day festival offers general sessions, keynote presentations, book signings, and interactive experiences. Festival
Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair International book fair Book fair
Seattle Arts and & Lectures Champions the literary arts by engaging and inspiring readers and writers of all generations in the greater Puget Sound region Events
Seattle Free Lances Professional & Social Networking for Published & Aspiring Writers of the Northwest Literary support, Writers group
Seattle Mystery Bookshop Exclusively mystery genre bookstore Bookseller
Seattle Poetry Gathering Social group of poets and other writers based in Seattle Literary support, Writers group
Seattle University A.A. Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons University library Library
Seattle University Creative Writing program Literature-focused English major with a Creative Writing concentration School
Seattle University Writing Studies Minor program Writing Studies Minor develops your skills and versatility as a writer School
Seattle7Writers Support literacy organizations in our communities and to create connections between writers, readers, booksellers, and librarians Nonprofit, Events
Secret Garden Books Independent booksellers Bookseller
Shelf Awareness Publishes two newsletters, one for general readers and one for people in the book business Publication
Short Run Comix & Arts Festival Festival to celebrates and strengthens Seattle's lauded comix and arts community through readings, performances, art shows, hands-on workshops, online resources, and our annual curated festival which focuses on indie comix and self-published, small p Festival
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators: Western Washington A non-profit , 501 (c)3 organization which is one of the largest existing organizations for writers and illustrators Literary support, Writers group
SPLAB To promote spokenword performance, develop the audience for poetry, develop resources to support poetry, to do public outreach, and build community through shared experience of the spoken and written word Literary support, Writers group
SPU Creative Writing Minor program Courses that encourage imagination, creativity, and diversity in writing practice and ability School
SPU Library University library Library
SPU Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing, Gregory Wolfe Low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing School
SPU Professional Writing Minor program Courses that prepare students for business and technical writing professions School
Subtext Reading Series A collaborative effort by Seattle-area writers and readers interested in new writing Reading series
T(OUR) Magazine Seattle-based LGBTQ literary and arts magazine Journal
Talking Book and Braille Library Provides library services state-wide, at the library and by mail, to any Washington resident unable to read standard print material due to blindness, visual impairment, deaf-blindness, physical disability (cannot hold a book or turn pages), or reading dis Library
Team Read Helps 2nd and 3rd grade students become great readers by providing them with intensive, one-on-one tutoring Youth
The Business of Books with Jen and Kerry Publishing toolkit and consultants Publisher
The Furnace Reading series Reading series
The Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas Dynamic public programs at the Asian Art Museum, including Asian Language and Literature programs and events Events
The Globe Bookstore General interest, new and used, bookstore Bookseller
The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas Tutoring, writing, and publishing programs for youth Youth
The Intruder Comics Newspaper A free, quarterly, co-op, comics newspaper that started in March of 2012 consisting of 16+ Seattle based, darkly comedic cartoonists Publication
The Seattle Public Library Bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community Library
The Writer's Workshop An on-campus and online program offering writing classes, Seattle writing classes, online writing classes and travel writing classes. School
The Zine Project Seattle A blog dedicated to writing by homeless youth. Online resource
Third Place Books A general interest bookstore with over 200,000 new, used, and bargain books - See more at: Bookseller
Till Till seeks to foster literary exchange and build community among writers through scalable, affordable, and local writing programs. Small press, Writer retreat
Town Hall Seattle Community cultural center, offering a broad program of music, humanities, civic discourse, and world culture events Events
Twice Sold Tales Quaint shop dealing in secondhand books with lots of browsing nooks & several live-in cats. Bookseller
Two Pens Blogs and writes social media content for both large and mid-size businesses Online resource
University Book Store College bookstore Bookseller
University of Washington Press Nonprofit book and multimedia publishing arm of the University of Washington Small press
University of Washington Suzzallo Library University library Library
UW Creative Writing program Two-year Master of Fine Arts program offering degrees in poetry and prose School
UW Professional & Continuing Education 130 certificates, 60 degrees and hundreds of courses all designed with the needs of busy adults in mind; courses include nonfiction and creative writing, editing School
Visit Seattle A private, nonprofit marketing organization Marketing
Washington Center for the Book Devoted to celebrating the written word and to encouraging the exchange of ideas evoked by literature and the humanities through book discussions and other literary and humanities programs Center
Wave Books An independent poetry press Small press
Women's National Book Association, Seattle Chapter A broad-based non-profit organization with some 800 members across the country, three distinguished national awards, and a history of lively events in chapter cities and elsewhere Professional organization
WordsWest Reading series in West Seattle Reading series
WritersGathering Julie Gardner, educator and Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) affiliate, using AWA practices, leads retreats and weekly writing groups, including one at Mary's Place, a day shelter for homeless and formerly homeless women. Writers group
Youth Speaks Seattle City's premier collective for youth spoken word poetry, creating space for young people's voices through creative writing & performance opportunities. Youth
Zine Archive and & Publishing Project Archiving zines from around the world & making them available to the public Library