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Best Bike Rides SeattleBest Bike Rides Seattle: Great Recreational Rides in the Metro Area (Falcon Guide)
by Gene Bisbee
July 2014, paperback and kindle
Over 40 recreational rides in Seattle are detailed in this book along with maps and pictures. Also included is information on road rides, rail trails, bike paths and single track mountain bike rides.

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.

Food and Beverage

Dahlia Bakery CookbookThe Dahlia Bakery Cookbook: Sweetness in Seattle
by Tom Douglas
October 2012, Hardback and kindle
Get the most beloved chef-tested recipes of the famous Dahlia Bakery featuring everything from cookies and cakes to soups and breads.

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.

Pike Place Fish GuysIn the Kitchen with the Pike Place Fish Guys: 100 Recipes and Tips from the World-Famous Crew of Pike Place Fish
by The Crew of Pike Place Fish and Leslie Miller
March 2013, hardcover and kindle
This seafood cookbook offers over 100 wonderful recipes along with tips on how to cook fish like the pros, easy cooking techniques, selecting and preparing seafood, storage and entertaining.

Pike Place Public Market Seafood CookbookPike Place Public Market Seafood Cookbook
by Braiden Rex-Johnson
June 2005, hardcover
Filled with candid, colorful photos this cookbook contains over 50 fish and seafood recipes. Shopping tips, cooking techniques, mail order sources and a brief history of Pike Place Market are also included.

Plum BistroPlum: Gratifying Vegan Dishes from Seattle's Plum Bistro
by Makini Howell
April 2013, hardcover and kindle
This cookbook features 60 recipes along with photos. Recipes include entrees, soup, salads and desserts from the popular vegan restaurant Plum Bistro.

Seattle's Best Dive Bars: Drinking & Diving in the Emerald CitySeattle's Best Dive Bars: Drinking & Diving in the Emerald City
by Mike Seely
April 2009, paperback and kindle
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.

Signature Tastes of SeattleSignature Tastes of Seattle
by Steven W. Siler
March 2012, paperback, 266 pages
This collection of over 140 recipes from restaurants captures the culinary essence of Seattle. Find the authors favorite places through stories, sights and tastes.

Tom Douglas' Seattle KitchenTom Douglas' Seattle Kitchen
by Tom Douglas
December 2000, kindle and harback
This cookbook has clear, simdple recipes and doubles as a food lover's guide to the best restaurants, ethnic markets and neighborhoods to where to get the best breakfast in Seattle.

Trophy CupcakesTrophy Cupcakes and Parties!: Deliciously Fun Party Ideas and Recipes from Seattle's Prize-winning Cupcake Bakery
by Jennifer Shea
September 2013, hardback and kindle
This cookbook has clear, simple recipes and doubles as a food lover's guide to the best restaurants, ethnic markets and neighborhoods to where to get the best breakfast in Seattle.

General Guides

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.

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

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.

Insider's Guide to SeattleInsider's Guide to Seattle
by Shelley Seale
December 2010, paperback and kindle, 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.

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 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 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.

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, 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.


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