The Free Book Incident

The Free Book Incident...

Olson Kundig, the amazing architecture firm that brought a fully-functioning urban mushroom farm to Pioneer Square last year has done it again, and this time I might be even more excited. Plan a lunch excursion to Pioneer Square in the next few weeks because they’ve turned their digs on Occidental Avenue into a FREE book exchange called The Free Book Incident. If you love books, you really can’t miss this. The...
Lit Crawl Seattle- Booze and Books, Together at Last

Lit Crawl Seattle- Booze and Books, Together at La...

Thursday night is jam packed with free literary activities on Capitol Hill and First Hill.  It’s all part of Seattle’s [AB1] first ever Lit Crawl.  Think Capitol Hill Arts Walk meets The Hideout meets Elliot Bay Bookstore.  [AB2] It’s a literary pub-crawl, first invented by San Francisco’s Litquake Festival, is a night of literary chaos designed to bring free literature to the streets in a fun and socially...
Better than Sports: Where to Watch the Next Debate

Better than Sports: Where to Watch the Next Debate...

I was born missing the gene that gets people excited about sports. I can get behind a good tailgate or Superbowl Party, but that’s mostly because I really like chili. (In fact, if I ever find a jersey for Team Chili, I may just have to buy it.) But last week I joined some friends at a local bar to watch the first presidential debate- now THAT is a gathering I can get behind. It’s no surprise that a couple of...
Little Free Libraries Take Over Seattle With Book-y Goodness

Little Free Libraries Take Over Seattle With Book-...

Last week I got all excited because I read about the Take a Book, Leave a Book lending library in Ballard. I love books and I love free stuff, so I thought I’d share it with you, even though I thought it was just a one-off phenomenon that wasn’t particularly geographically convenient to me, or, most likely, you. (And we all know how little Seattlites like to leave their immediate neighborhood.) But evidently this...
Take a Book, Leave a Book: Stock Up Your Reading List

Take a Book, Leave a Book: Stock Up Your Reading L...

And now we return to another favorite Yay-Today topic: books! I know you already have a crazy long library queue ready to go thanks to the “Your Next Five” program at Seattle Public Library that we told you about a couple of weeks ago, but here’s a great way to find some new reading material while you wait for your next library book to become available: the new Take a Book, Leave a Book lending library on...
Two FREE Shows from Bushwick Book Club This Week

Two FREE Shows from Bushwick Book Club This Week...

I absolutely LOVE the Bushwick Book Club. I love it so much that when I visited New York last week, I opted to stay in my sister-in-law’s Brooklyn walk-up instead of my best friend’s fancy Hell’s Kitchen loft just so I could go get a drink at Goodbye Blue Monday, the bar/coffee shop/antique store where the original Bushwick Book Club performs. (Sadly I couldn’t coordinate my visit with an actual...
Midweek Madness: Free Stuff To Fill Your Week

Midweek Madness: Free Stuff To Fill Your Week...

  We usually save the round-ups for the weekend, but evidently Seattle got a little sun-drunk with our recent spat of good weather and scheduled a whole bunch of awesome, free and cheap events all week long. Rather than bombard you with a bunch of posts, I’m sticking them all in here. (Fewer clicks = better usability. Also, I’m lazy.) The sunshine may just be a memory now, but these freebies are still...
Ghostride the Vote: Make Sense of Your Ballot at Moe Bar

Ghostride the Vote: Make Sense of Your Ballot at M...

November’s rapid approach doesn’t just mean that it’s time to dig out your stretchy Thanksgiving pants- it also means that you have to do your duty as a good citizen and vote. And while I know that you absolutely intend to do your civic duty in a timely manner this year, I also know that sometimes you don’t actually get around to mailing your ballot in. Life gets busy, the initiatives are confusing,...
Eat Your Vegetables (and Learn About Them) at The Consumer’s Conflict

Eat Your Vegetables (and Learn About Them) at The ...

Here at yay-today, we’re pretty geeky about our food. We love to eat it, make it and grow it (well, I try at least). But we also love to learn about it and where it came from. That’s why we do our duty as Seattle-ites and try to frequent the farmer’s market as often as possible, are humungous fans of local producers like Blue Valley Meats (seriously, try their new Pine Street Sausage, it’s delicious)...
Beer and Books: Literary Trivia Night at Richard Hugo House

Beer and Books: Literary Trivia Night at Richard H...

There’s a lot to love about the Richard Hugo House. Not only is it an invaluable resource for any aspiring wordsmith (they offer amazing, affordable writing classes, free weekly drop-in writers’ circles for adults and teens and open mics galore), they also host one-of-a-kind events that you just don’t find anywhere else. Case in point: tonight’s Literary Trivia Night, where English majors whose...

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