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. All proceeds from the sale of books (and space travel supplies) go to fund our programs.
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.
$15 paperback. Published by 826 Seattle, December, 2012. 242 pages.
What to Read in the Rain 2012
Our second Seattle-themed anthology features famous and not-yet-famous adult and 826 Seattle student writers. Presenting the book is literary icon Tom Robbins, who offers his wisdom about writing. 826 National Founder and best-selling author Dave Eggers takes us to Cuba. We travel with author Garth Stein to south Seattle's Seward Park to meet the parrots. There is striking poetry by Elizabeth Austin and Karen Finneyfrock. Morgen White, nine years old, stuns us with a story of death by pollution. Ben-Oni Eliezer Jean, shares a lovely poem about his native Haiti while Samuel Wade (age ten) delights us with tales of a robotic chicken. The 244 page are full of stories, poems, comics and more.
$15 paperback. Published by 826 Seattle, November, 2011. 244 pages.
Adventures In Reading
Our second anthology of 2010, fifteenth publication overall, and first hardback. Featuring forty-eight short stories by 826 Seattle students. A cabin infested with bats, more than one adventurous penguin, and a pancake disaster are just some of the stories you'll encounter in this collection.
$15 Hardcover. Published by 826 Seattle, November, 2010
What to Read in the Rain 2011
Seattle-themed anthology, featuring famous and not-yet-famous adult and 826 Seattle student writers. 304 pages, including stories, recipes, and essays from Tom Robbins, Megan Kelso, John Moe, Jess Walter, David Guterson, Ryan Boudinot, Paul Hughes, Charles R. Cross, Bharti Kirchner, Teri Hein, Michael Chabon, Katheen Alcala, Tom Douglas, Myla Goldberg, Po Bronson, Lyall Bush, Eli Sanders, and Lauren Weedman. Watch a video about this book on our YouTube channel.
Out of Print. Published by 826 Seattle, August, 2010. 304 pages.
The Northwest Mythical and Unknown Creatures Organization Meeting No. 66
We’re proud to announce a partnership between 826 Seattle and A Story Before Bed. (If you’re not familiar with A Story Before Bed, read more about it here. It’s a great way for people to read to important kids in their lives who may be far away.) The site has published a book written right here by one of our students – The Northwest Mythical and Unknown Creatures Organization Meeting No. 66 written by Noah Sather, and illustrated by local talented illustrator, and friend and volunteer of 826 Seattle, David Lasky. In this book, readers get a sneak peek into a meeting of some of the colorful mythical characters from the Pacific Northwest including Seattle’s bridge troll, the living tree, and rain pixies. Proceeds from the book will go to 826 Seattle. And A Story Before Bed will be donating free recordings to students at the center to record themselves reading the book (and other books) to show off to their family members. We encourage you to check out the site, and record yourself reading this new book.
Published by A Story Before Bed, November, 2009.
Free to preview / $6.99 for digital audio/video recording.
When a Sentence Ends in a Surprising Gazebo (with a foreword by Lemony Snicket)
When a Sentence Ends in a Surprising Gazebo is 826 Seattle’s second anthology and features the following; a forward by the esteemed but oft beleaguered Lemony Snicket, many stories about zombies (including “Zombie Apocalypse in Port Salmon” by Ben Griggs), stunning breadth of imagination, a spy thriller involving maple syrup, references to the poetry of William Carlos Williams, a chicken as a hero, the phrase “formerly blue dress”, and (very) short chapters.
$12 paperback. Published by 826 Seattle, November, 2009
What It Takes: Stories of Bravery
Our fourth collaboration with Hamilton International Middle School, 826 Seattle writing workshop students, volunteers, and staff.
$8 paperback. Published by 826 Seattle, May, 2009. 255 pages.