Still looking for that perfect holiday gift for someone who loves Seattle?
Join us for one of Paul Dorpat‘s and Jean Sherrard‘s illustrated talks about their new book, Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred!
- Saturday (tomorrow) December 8, 2018: 1 PM, Tukwila Historical Society Heritage and Cultural Center, 14475 59th Ave S
- Wednesday, December 12, 2018: 7 PM, Sunset Hills Community Club, 3003 NW 66th St, Ballard
Thursday, December 13, 2018: 7 PM, Renton History Museum, 235 Mill St S, Renton
- Sunday, December 16, 2018: 2 PM, Bothell Historical Museum, at Bothell Library, 18215 98th Ave NE, Bothell
In recent weeks, the book has garnered great media attention from:
Alaska Beyond, the magazine of Alaska Airlines
To see all the print and broadcast media coverage of the book, click here.
Thanks to the generosity of veteran Seattle cinematographer and editor Tom Speer, we can see a five-minute segment aired on KCTS-TV in 1982, the same year Paul embarked on his “Now and Then” column for The Seattle Times:
A total of 25 Seattle notables have weighed in on Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred. Here are two samples:
Paul Dorpat’s and Jean Sherrard’s Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred is a brilliant, time-traveling, stereoscopic view of Seattle. It is no work of simple nostalgia — it contrasts past and present through historic images and deep research that put you in Seattle of old alongside Sherrard’s superb new photography rooted in the colorful present. It shows the city as a continuum, provides context and records change. It should thrill Seattle-loving NIMBYs and YIMBYs alike, no mean achievement!
Knute Berger, Seattle author, Pugetopolis: A Mossback Takes on Growth Addicts, Weather Wimps and the Myth of Seattle Nice
Paul and Jean have created a real treasure for all of us who love Seattle. Much more than a beautiful art book, this is a fascinating history of how Seattle has changed, and it arrives at the perfect moment when Seattleites are focused on that subject. This book entertains and answers questions, but it also makes us think about the future of our precious city.
For the rest of the blurbs, check out our blurbs page.
Eager to place your order? It’s easy. Just visit our “How to order” page. You can even specify how you want Paul and Jean to personalize your copy. Mailed orders will reach mailboxes in about a week, in time for holiday gift giving.
Big thanks to everyone who has helped make this book a successful tribute to the public historian who has popularized Seattle history via more than 1,800 columns for nearly 37 years, Paul Dorpat!
— Clay Eals, editor, Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred