Dock Street Salon


The Dock Street Salon is an event that joins the different communities of Seattle, introducing new authors to readers. It is a month long campaign for a group of writers that culminates in an evening of readings and conversation. The salon is not just about books and literature, these are merely catalysts. The greater power of it is getting people to engage thoughtfully within their community. Dock Street’s dream for the salon was to start something based on the articulation of writers who are being overlooked in more mainstream outlets. The Dock Street Salon is the only series of its kind in the northern neighborhoods of Seattle. Help spread the word!

November 19th, 7pm:

Location: Phinney Books 7405 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA
Writers will be Litsa Dremousis, Sonya Lea, and Scott Nadelson.

December 8th, 7pm:

Location: Phinney Books. 7405 Greenwood Ave N., Seattle, WA
For our one year anniversary we’ll be doing a Seattle Review of Books night with founders Paul Constant and Martin McClennan.

March 24th, 7pm:

Location: Phinney Books. 7405 Greenwood Ave N., Seattle, WA
Staying true to our commitment to showcase some of the finer talents of the Seattle writing scene, both established and emerging, we have Michael Schmeltzer, a poet, and Kelly Martineau, an essayist. They will read new work and answer questions. Come!

April 30th, 7pm:

Location: Phinney Books. 7405 Greenwood Ave N., Seattle, WA
Quite excited about this one. National Independent Bookstore Day. Shann Ray, American Book Award winning author of American Copper and Balefire will read from his new work, and then followed up with what is sure to be an inspiring interview with Paul Constant of the Seattle Review of Books!


Phinney Books is a general-interest store selling a carefully chosen selection of new books across a variety of categories. They make a special effort to have interesting reading in fiction, kids’ books, essays, history, cookbooks, music, technology, cities, nature and science, graphic novels, diaries, and letters. And they will always have lots of NYRB Classics on hand.

They also sell a selection of paper goods, toys, games, and chocolates, and they are the World Retail Headquarters for Glittersweet, Laura Silverstein’s sparkly, vinyl handbags, designed in the neighborhood and manufactured in Seattle.

Click here to read the full story behind Seattle’s newest independent bookstore.

Dock Street Salon: Showcasing a wide array of literary talent meant to strength the Seattle community through literature. We’ve hosted emerging writers to Washington State Book Award winners.

December 2014: Writers Christian Winn and Charles Finn.

January 2015: Peter Mountford and Elissa Washuta.

February 2015: Claire Dederer and Bruce Barcott.

March 2015: Urban Waite and Dane Bahr.

April 10, 2015 (salon during the AWP): Peter Geye, Robert James Russell, Dane Bahr and Sara Lippmann.

April 2015: Sarah Gerard and Matthew Simmons.

May 2015: Bonnie Rough and Jessica Mooney.

June 2015: Heather Jacobs and Ross McMeekin.

July 2015: Len Kuntz, Robert Kaye, and Erik Evenson.

August 2015: Angela Fountas and Anca Szilagyi.

September 2015: Allison Green and Donna Miscollta.

October 2015: Nicole Hardy and Jenny Hayes.

November 2015: Scott Nadelson, Litsa Dremousis and Sonya Lea.

December 2015: Seattle Review of Books Night, with Paul Constant and Martin McClellan.


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