Mark your calendar for the last (sob!) Seattle7Writers Holiday Bookfest

If you’ve attended Seattle7Writers’ annual Holiday Bookfest at Phinney Center in Novembers past, you know the warm camaraderie of the book-focused event at the beginning of each holiday season. Mingle with authors and other readers, and get your holiday shopping out of the way, with a stack of signed copies for those you love.

This year’s event is the ninth annual and final Holiday Bookfest — so mark your calendar now for Saturday, November 17, 3 to 5 p.m. Seattle7Writers announced earlier this year that it will retire its nonprofit status in July 2019 after serving the community for 10 years. Don’t panic; the amazing community they’ve built isn’t going anywhere. But we recommend taking every chance you can to celebrate them between now and July.

The event features 26 local authors mingling and chatting with guests, as well as readings from a select few and a performance by Seattle7Writers' house band, The Rejections. For a full list of participants and performers, check out our sponsorship page.

And thank you, Seattle7Writers, for offering so much support as a sponsor and an ally. We'll see you in November!

Sponsors like Seattle7Writers make the Seattle Review of Books possible. Did you know you can sponsor us, too? We're sold out through January 2019, and we haven't released the next round of slots — which means this is a great chance to reserve dates for February through July before they sell. Just send us a note at