Publishing Projects

With the help of excellent teachers and gifted book-making professionals, we publish select student work created in the Bureau of Fearless Ideas workshops and during our publishing projects. Our anthologies are on sale in our store and online. We also have an online literary journal. All proceeds from the sale of books (and space travel supplies) go to fund our programs.

Publishing Projects
What to Read in the Rain 2017

What to Read in the Rain 2017

What lemonade is to sunshine, books are to rain—the perfect complement. This fact, understood by all Pacific Northwesterners, is the driving force behind this annual story compilation published by the Bureau of Fearless Ideas. Bursting with amazing adventure stories written by BFI students and adult-author friends of BFI, including Tom Robbins, Barbara Earl Thomas, Peter Mountford, Davy Rothbart, Myla Goldberg, and Lauren Weedman, this book is the perfect gift for anyone with eyes. 

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$15 paperback. Published by The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas.

Encyclopedia Greenwoodia

Encyclopedia Greenwoodia

The Bureau's latest book, Encyclopedia Greenwoodia, a compendium of writings by BFI students and grown-up author friends of BFI, explores our beloved neighborhood of Greenwood. And then, this goofy little book took on new significance, after the gas explosion that rocked the Greenwood neighborhood on March 11, 2016. The very first piece in the book, written by a BFI student, is about Mr. Gyros, which was destroyed in the blast.

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$10 paperback. Published by The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas.

What to Read in the Rain 2015

What to Read in the Rain 2015

Our annual anthology is back! Our first publication under the Bureau of Fearless Ideas colophon, the 2015 edition of What to Read in the Rain is all that you’ve come to expect—stories of fearlessness, flights of fancy, devilish dalliances of daring, and a selection of skookum sentences. Included are contributions from over thirty BFI students along with work from notable local authors like Jennie Shortridge, Peter Mountford, Kathleen Alcalá, and Matthew Simmons.

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$15 paperback. Published by The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas, December 2014. 192 pages.

The Genesis Vol. III

The Genesis Vol. III

The third volume of 826 Seattle's literary magazine has stories, poems, notes, debates, acrostics, novels, suggestions, ovations, and more. Over thirty student writers' works originating from our workshops, in-schools, and tutoring make for an entertaing, diverse read. Read the full online version here.

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$8.26 paperback. Published by 826 Seattle, June 2014. 34 pages

What to Read in the Rain 2014

What to Read in the Rain 2014

The fourth edition of our annual anthology, featuring famous adult and not-yet-famous youth writers. We offer you both the best writing of our 826 Seattle students but great writing by Myla Goldberg, Susan Olean, Neal Thompson, SJ Weinberg, Sean Beaudoin, Thor Hanson, Jen Graves, Claire Dederer, Georgia Hunter, and Tom Robbins; a comic by Nikki McClure; artwork by Skylaar Amann; poetry by Jared Leising, and Ed Skoog.

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$15 Paperback. Published by 826 Seattle, December, 2013. 220 pages.

The Genesis Vol. II

The Genesis Vol. II

A lot of writing is generated in 826 Seattle workshops, in-schools projects, and after-school-tutoring. And we love to share it! The Genesis II is the best venue to find the latest exciting writing from our students. View the online version here.

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$8.26 paperback. Published by 826 Seattle, June 2013. 42 pages

What to Read in the Rain 2013

What to Read in the Rain 2013

Back for the third year running, What to Read in the Rain 2013 offers another stunning collection of writing by local adult authors and 826 Seattle students. Highlights include Yonase Geleta’s “How to Sleep with a Triceratops in Your Room,”, Chelsea Cain’s “For Your Safety” (which provides tips for surviving the dangers of Pacific Northwest travel), and Tom Robbins’ “Advice To Aspiring Writers.” 242 pages chock-full of stories, poems, comics, recipes and more.

Fondly referred to as the "Hotel Book" What to Read in the Rain 2013 can be purchased at the Greenwood Space Travel Supply Company and is available online.

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$15 paperback. Published by 826 Seattle, December, 2012. 242 pages.