Mary Ann Gwinn at the Seattle Times offers an in-depth preview of Third Place Books' new Seward Park store, which will open in late April.
Seattle author Lesley Hazleton's upcoming book on agnosticism, Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto, has earned two places of pride in the most recent issue of Publishers Weekly. Hazleton's book received a starred review praising "her appealing voice and accessible prose," and it was also chosen as a most-anticipated book of the spring. Agnostic is due out this April, and we can't wait.
The award-winning Ms. Marvel comic written by Seattle writer G. Willow Wilson has been nominated for another award — this time, it's up for the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics. McDuffie was a giant in the comics world and a champion for diversity in a time when it seemed as though comics would always be the province of straight white dudes, so this is a real honor. Congratulations to Wilson, and a recommendation to our readers: the most recent issue of Ms. Marvel, which hit comics stands yesterday, might be her best yet.
Seattle cartoonist Tom Van Deusen has a pretty great autobiographical comic in this week's Seattle Weekly about Seattle's housing crisis. You really should go read it.
Some bad news for authors that we found in the Melboure, Austrailia newspaper The Age:
Recent surveys in Britain, the United States and Australia have revealed a serious slump in the income that authors receive from their writing. In Australia, authors have seen their average income from writing decrease from about $22,000 in the early 2000s to less than $13,000 in 2015. For many authors, that means they can no longer earn a livelihood from their work.