We’re in Bothell Sunday, on KING-TV next Monday, in the U District Dec. 22 — and now: event videos!

Books on display December 14, 2018, in Ballard. Photo by Gavin MacDougall

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, 2018, launch on Paul’s 80th birthday, we have put on 20 events all over King County. It’s hard to believe, but only two more are left before Christmas:

  • Paul speaks during our December 11, 2018, event in Magnolia. Photo by Greg Shaw

    Sunday, December 16, 2018: Sunday, December 16, 2018: 2 PM, Bothell Historical Museum, at Bothell Library, 18215 98th Ave NE, Bothell

  • Saturday, December 22, 2018: 3-6 PM drop-in event with brief presentations, University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle

The events are free, and you have the opportunity to purchase the book and have it personally inscribed by Paul and Jean.

Videos of the events!

Paul chats with an admirer December 14, 2018, in Ballard. Photo by Gavin MacDougall

Did you miss one of our book events this fall and would like to see it from the convenience of your computer?

Or perhaps you attended an event and would like to re-live it?

Either way, we have good news: We have posted videos of 17 of the book’s 21 events on the events page of our website.

The videos include this one from December 6, 2018, at the Museum of History and Industry, introduced by Leonard Garfield, executive director:

Video: Dec. 6, 2018, MOHAI, 1:02:36

The media

Coming up at 11 a.m. next Monday, December 17, 2018, is a segment on the book on New Day Northwest, KING-TV, hosted Margaret Larson. Don’t miss it!

To see links to all the print and broadcast media coverage of the book so far, click here.

The blurbs

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


Paula Becker

This gorgeous volume showcases Seattle’s vibrant present and insistent past, offering proof that what our city is remains a product of what it was. Paul Dorpat’s multi-decade take on Seattle’s history continues to beguile, and Jean Sherrard’s thoughtful repeat photography enacts a powerful alchemy.

Paula Becker,
Seattle author and HistoryLink historian


John Bennett

I am always amazed at the original photographs that Paul comes up with. Jean’s spot-on “now” pictures are shot so precisely, making you appreciate the history and the change. I can hardly wait for my Historic Hundred!

John Bennett, West Seattle and
Georgetown preservationist


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. Want a book for holiday gift giving? Order today for it to reach you in time.

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

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