Events in Tukwila, Magnolia, Ballard, Renton, Bothell — plus: Paul on Channel 9 in 1982!

Paul and Jean present Dec. 3, 2018, at Ivar’s Salmon House.

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!

Besides the big October 28 launch on Paul’s 80th birthday, 17 events have taken place, and five more are on tap this coming week:

… and Paul and Jean provide personal inscriptions.

Click here to see all nine remaining events through mid-December. The events are free, and you have the opportunity to purchase the book and have it personally inscribed by Paul and Jean.

The media

In recent weeks, the book has garnered great media attention from:

Alaska Beyond, the magazine of Alaska Airlines

Page 165 of the December 2018 edition of Alaska Beyond, the magazine of Alaska Airlines

To see all the print and broadcast media coverage of the book, click here.

And a bonus!

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:

Here is a five-minute segment aired on KCTS-TV in 1982. It was unearthed by veteran cinematographer and editor Tom Speer. Thanks, Tom!

The blurbs

A total of 25 Seattle notables have weighed in on Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred. Here are two samples:


Knute Berger

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


Fran Bigelow

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.

Fran Bigelow,
Seattle chocolatier


For the rest of the blurbs, check out our blurbs page.

How to order

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.

As Jean looks on, Paul signs a book for Nancy Guppy of The Seattle Channel’s “Art Zone.”


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

One thought on “Events in Tukwila, Magnolia, Ballard, Renton, Bothell — plus: Paul on Channel 9 in 1982!”

  1. Hi Paul , my name is Dan Miller . I spoke to you at the Freemont library. I gave you the photo of My father Gus Miller working on the Viaduct in 1952 or 53.

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