What’s in Store: Seattle’s Biggest Little Book Fair


We were flattered by the Seattle Weekly headline describing Saturday’s 3rd annual Hot Off the Press Book Fair as “Seattle’s Biggest Little Book Festival.” This effort demonstrates our continuing commitment to the local comix community. This year’s installment includes tables of handcrafted publications by cooperative presses and comix collectives, as well as feature presentations by Simon Hanselmann and Coin-Op Books. Complimentary beverages and pizza from Sizzle Pie will be served. Come out and support independent artists from Seattle and beyond. The book fair runs from 5:00 to 9:00 PM on July 8 at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery.


Arrive early for the colorful Amerivespa national scooter rally featuring food, music, and hundreds of two-wheeled wonders. (The street outside the store will be closed, but there is plenty of nearby parking. We always encourage visitors to use public transportation or ride share services.) This event also coincides with the lively Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack showcasing diverse visual and performing arts throughout the industrial arts corridor. Return the following day, July 9, for the 22nd annual Georgetown Garden Walk where patrons can tour dozens of historic homes and gardens, as well as contemporary art installations, in Seattle’s oldest neighborhood.

Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.) only minutes from downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-557-4910. See you all soon.