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Best Hikes Near Seattle Second EditionBest Hikes Near Seattle, 2nd Edition
by Peter Stekel
Falcon Guide
May 2015, paperback, 272 pages
From easy nature walks to strenuous day hikes, this guide offers something for every hiker and all within easy reach of Greater Seattle. Each featured hike includes a description, useful trail specs, maps plus much more.

Best Places SeattleBest Places Seattle
by Monica Fischer
Advice on where to dine, stay, and play is included, along with 300+ shopping reviews and profiles of three-day getaways. A simple icon system highlights bargain, family-friendly, romantic, and uniquely Seattle spots, while witty sidebars devoted to everything from taco trucks to spas to the gay scene reflect the quirkiness of America's own Emerald City.

Birds of Seattle and Puget Sound
by Chris C. Fisher, Ewa Pluciennik (Illustrator), Gary Ross (Illustrator)
December 1996, Paperback, 160 pages, (non-fiction)

Bringing Out Baby: Seattle and the Eastside: Places to Take Babies and Toddlers
by Julia Rader Detering
September 1999, Paperback, 192 pages, (guidebook)
Designed to help mothers, fathers and all caregivers find places to go and things to do appropriate for children under three-years-old. Indoor and outdoor playgrounds, music, dance and art classes, gymnastics and infant massage, public libraries with story time, pools with tot-swim, and more.

The Dog Lover's Companion to Seattle 2 Ed
by Steve Giordano
July 2001, Paperback, 270 pages.

Food Lovers Guide to Seattle SecondFood Lover's Guide to Seattle: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Culinary Offerings, 2nd Edition (Food Lovers' Series)
by Laurie Wolf
January 2015, paperback, 224 pages
Get the inside scoop on Seattle's food scene such as trendy restaurants, food festivals and culinary events, farmers markets and recipes that use local ingredients. Order now...

Frommer's Seattle, 10th EditionFrommer's Seattle, 10th Edition (Frommer's Color Complete)
by Karl Samson
February 2012, paperback, 336 pages
Updated information in this user friendly guide enables you to find everything from what to do and see to daytrips and weekend excursions to the gorgeous national parks, Puget Sound islands, and the nearby wine country. Full color map is also included.

Green Cuisine: A Guide to Vegetarian Dining around Seattle and Puget Sound
by Cameron J. Woodworth
October 1998, 2nd edition, Paperback, 224 pages, (guidebook)
Covers more than 900 restaurants, juice bars and health-food stores
Found on Go Northwest! page: Seattle - Food & Beverage

Insider's Guide to SeattleInsider's Guide to Seattle
by Shelley Seale
December 2010, paperback, 336 pages
Written by a local, this guide offers a comprehensive listing of all there is to see and do, and where to stay in Seattle. Learn how to live and thrive in the Emerald City and the surrounding area.

Kids Go! Seattle: A Fun-Filled, Fact-Packed Travel & Activity Book
by Donna Bergman
September 1996, Paperback, ? pages, (ages 9-12)
From the popular Museum of Flight, and ferry boat rides, to those special things that most people don't know about - the sculptures that sing in the wind, the gigantic fountain designed for kids to run through, and the restaurant that serves buffalo burgers that arrive at your table by train.

Lonely Planet Seattle
by Bill McRae
September 1998, Paperback, 222 pages, (guidebook)
Washington's largest city is made accessible to travelers with such outdoor activities as skiing, kayaking, and hiking, as well as full restaurant and nightlife recommendations.

Mr. Cheap's Seattle: Bargains, Factory Outlets, Off-Price Stores, Deep Discount Stores, Cheap Eats, Places to Stay, and Cheap Fun Things to Do
by Mark Waldstein
May 1995, Paperback, 334 pages, (guidebook)
Still a money saver!

National Trust Guide Seattle: America's Guide for Architecture and History Travelers
by Walt Crowley, William Crowley, Paul Dorpat,
October 1997, Paperback, 256 pages, (guidebook)
This guide to Seattle's architectural legacies and historic neighborhoods includes walking tours and nearby trips with easy-to-follow maps.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Seattle -Neighborhoods

Nature Walks in & Around Seattle: All-Season Exploring in Parks, Forests, and Wetlands
by Cathy M. McDonald, Stephen Whitney (Contributor), James Hendrickson (Photographer)
February 1998,  Paperback, 208 pages, (guidebook)

Newcomer's Handbook for Seattle
by Amy Bellamy, Jeremy Solomon
December 1998, 1st edition, Paperback,  (non-fiction)
Lots of useful information for visitors and new residents.

Out and About Seattle With Kids: The Ultimate Family Guide for Fun and Learning
by Ann Bergman, Stephanie Dunnewind
March 1998, 2nd edition, Paperback, 250 pages, (guidebook)

The Pocket Guide to Seattle and Surrounding Areas
by Duse McLean
June 1998, 6th edition, Paperback, (guidebook)
Combines current information with historical events. Extensive index, maps and line drawings. Great glossary of local terms.

Romantic Days and Nights In Seattle
by Jo Brown
November 1999, 2nd edition, Paperback, 240 pages, (guidebook)
The city's most romantic places to feast, picnic, and linger over drinks; accommodations best suited for pampering your most romantic whim; where to indulge your interest in fine arts or theater; where to have fun together dancing, sailing, bicycling, hiking; as well as great evening entertainment and nightlife from grunge rock to jazz.

Rough Guide Seattle
by Richie Unterberger
July 1998, mini edition, Paperback, 256 pages, (guidebook)
Less than six inches tall and four inches wide, this guide packs in the major neighborhoods, from Lake Washington to Capitol Hill to Downtown; listings of accommodations, cafes, restaurants, and bars; sections on the performing arts, gay nightlife, festivals, sports, and activities for kids, plus shops and galleries and more.

Seattle Architecture: A Walking Guide to DowntownSeattle Architecture: A Walking Guide to Downtown
by Maureen R. Elenga
The guidebook is divided into nine tours beginning where Seattle did, at Pioneer Square, and ending at Seattle Center, the location of the futuristic-themed 1962 Century 21 World's Fair. The front flap folds out, providing a map of the areas covered in the book.


Seattle's Best Dive Bars: Drinking & Diving in the Emerald CitySeattle's Best Dive Bars: Drinking & Diving in the Emerald City
by Mike Seely
Opinionated reviews of one hundred of the grittiest and grungiest drinking establishments in the Emerald City. If you want to avoid the tourist traps listed in those "other" bar guides and find out where the anti-globalization, anti-Starbucks, anti-Microsoft crowd goes to get wasted, then Seattle's Best Dive Bars is your guide to the delightfully filthy underside of Seattle bar life.

Seattle, The Best of Emerald City: An Impertinent Insiders' Guide
by Betty Martin, Don Martin
April 2000, Paperback, 236 pages, (guidebook)
"Ten best" lists on everything from bike routes to seafood restaurants, romantic spots to photo angles.

Seattle Cheap Eats: 300 Terrific Bargain Eateries
by Sumi Hahn
January 1999, 6th Edition, Sasquatch Books, 192 pages, (guidebook)
From small neighborhood eateries to the sophisticated "name" restaurants.

Seattle (Citylife Pictorial Guide)
by Barbara Sleeper, Mike Sedam (Photographer)
October 1998, Paperback, 96 pages, (non-fiction)
A showcase of the city's attractions in pictures and long captions.

Seattle City GuideSeattle City Guide
by Becky Ohlsen
Get the view of your dreams from the charmingly retro Space Needle Search for the troll in Fremont and find more oddities than you bargained for Dig out your leathers and be one of the cool kids in Georgetown Try a slice of cherry pie and discover the Salish Lodge's cult-TV connection.

Seattle City Guide, 6th EditionSeattle (City Guide), 6th Edition
by Heidi Johansen
October 2013, paperback, 256 pages
Full color photos and maps along with descriptions and travel advice for the best sights and experiences make up this travel guide. Discover history, culture and the diverse neighborhoods of Seattle.

Seattle City Walks: Exploring Seattle Neighborhoods on Foot
by Laura Karlinsey and Sherri Schultz
April 1999, Sasquatch Books, 288 pages, (guidebook)
History, art, architecture and atmosphere, culture and sub-culture for the visitor and local.

Seattle Curiosities, First EditionSeattle Curiosities: Quirky characters, roadside oddities & other offbeat stuff
by Steve Pomper
September 2009, paperback, 208 pages
This book will have you laughing out loud as you are introduced to the city's weirdest and most outrageous characters and events, taking you places you never could have imagined.

The Seattle Guidebook
by Jo Brown (Editor), Archie Satterfield
July 1999, 11th Edition, Sasquatch Books, 320 pages, (guidebook)
A guide to sightseeing, walking tours, culture, sports, shopping, restaurants and more.

Seattle's Historic HotelsSeattle's Historic Hotels
by Robin Shannon
Seattle's historic hotels are preserved in more than 200 vintage photographs, postcards, and memorabilia, allowing readers to revisit visionary hoteliers and magnificent architecture of the past.


Seattle on Film
by Randy Hodgins, Steve McLellan
November 1995, Paperback, 144 pages, (non-fiction)

Seattle Sidewalk Offline Restaurant Guide: A Comprehensive Guide to Seattle Dining
by Sidewalk Com (Editor), Kathleen Flinn (Editor)
November 1997, Paperback, 288 pages, (guidebook)
More than 500 restaurant reviews presented alphabetically, with five indexes organizing the reviews by star ratings, neighborhoods, cuisines, special features, and especially good deals. Comes with a pull-out map to help you locate the restaurants.

Seattle Survival Guide: the Essential Handbook for Urban Living
by Theresa Morrow
November 1996, 3rd edition, Paperback, 384 pages, (guidebook)
Intended for people relocating to Seattle, it is full of information such as traffic shortcuts, library hours, crime statistics, top executive salaries, parks and schools. This data is a little stale, especially given the city's explosive growth over the last several years, and there is little attention to the East Side.

Seattle Uncovered
by Joann Roe
July 1995, Paperback, 302 pages, (guidebook)

Seattle, Washington: A Photographic PortraitSeattle, Washington: A Photographic Portrait
by Roger L. Johnson
The spectacular views of mountain ranges and beautiful waterways in this scenic and cultured Northwest city, are captured in Johnson's images along with its architecture, diverse cultural events, and well-known icons.


Seeing Seattle
by Roger Sale, Mary Randlett (Photographer), Peter Steinbrueck

Stepping Out in Seattle
by Mandy Johnston, Annie Goodgoin, Doug Feyereisen
November 1997, 2nd edition, Paperback, 208 pages, (guidebook)
Plan playtime in the greater Seattle area with information about brewpubs, restaurants, boutiques - places romantic, casual, loud and lively or quiet.

Touring Seattle by Bicycle
by Peter Powers
December 1991, Paperback, 95 pages, (guidebook)

Walking Seattle
by John Owen
March Blessed with a bustling waterfront, charming neighborhoods, a cosmopolitan city center, and a visionary park system, Seattle is a wonderland for the explorer on foot. 19 walks include step-by-step directions, detailed maps, and intriguing descriptions of points of interest along the way.

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