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Snow foolin’: Paul fetes the flakes on the radio with KIRO’s Feliks Banel

Seattle’s Big Snow of 1880, as seen in “Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred.”

The media

MYNorthwest, the logo for KIRO, ESPN and KTTH radio.

Experience the fantasy of the flakes, as historian Feliks Banel interviews Paul for KIRO radio about the Big Snow of 1880, which is featured in Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred. If you click here, you can read the Jan. 2, 2019, story, or you can listen to it as a five-minute audio piece.

To see links to all the print and broadcast media coverage of the book so far, click here. And to order Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred and have it delivered to your door, click here.

The blog

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As you know, each subscriber receives regular updates with links that lead to scores of photos that supplement each week’s “Now and Then” column in The Seattle Times!

The events

Already we have scheduled four book events in 2019, from West Seattle to Burien to the Rainier Valley. The dates will be here before we know it — Jan. 24, Jan. 31, March 14 and March 23. Stay tuned on the events page of our website!

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

You can re-live an event or experience it anew! Videos of 19 of the book’s 23 events from November and December 2018 are posted on the events page of our website.

The blurbs

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

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Dave Eskenazi

Seattle Now and Then: The Historic Hundred is a true treasure, an instant classic. This gorgeous volume expertly captures the singularity of Seattle past and present. Page after page after page thrill the senses with interesting and evocative images, accompanied by Paul Dorpat’s inimitable text. This book is an absolute must-have for anyone interested in Seattle, past and present. The dream team of Paul Dorpat, Jean Sherrard and Clay Eals has given us a beautiful and indispensable gift.

Dave Eskenazi,
Seattle baseball historian

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Sheila Farr

Paul is the guru of Seattle history. He brings a formidable intellect to his research and an artist’s sensibility to its presentation. This is history told with charm and lightness — and, thanks to steadfast help from Jean — spiced with amazing photos, past and present.

Sheila Farr,
arts writer and former Seattle Times art critic

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

How to order

Want to order a book online? It’s easy. Just visit our “How to order” page. You can even specify how you want Paul and Jean to personalize your copy. Books will reach your mailbox about a week after you order them.

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

Thanks!

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

‘Buy the book … and then walk around the city’ — advice from Paul’s and Jean’s KUOW interview

Paul Dorpat inscribes a book for Marcie Sillman, longtime KUOW-FM host, after their interview on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. See links below!

The events are over for 2018, but you can still purchase the new book by Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard, Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred. To order online, see below. Remember, you can specify a personal inscription by Paul and Jean — for a gift or for you!

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

The media

The latest media appearance for the book came at 12:45 PM yesterday, when an interview aired of Paul and Jean by Marcie Sillman of “The Record” on KUOW-FM. See links to the 15-minute edited version and to video of the full, half-hour interview here:

Paul Dorpat (left) and Jean Sherrard are interviewed for “The Record” on KUOW-FM by host Marcie Sillman (with producer Amina Al-Sadi in the background).

Here are samples from the interview, addressed to Seattle’s recent newcomers:

Referencing Paul’s more than 1,800 photo-history columns, Marcie asked Paul, “Do you contemplate the impact that this work has done on what direction the city might take?” Paul’s reply: “It occurs to me quite a bit. I think, ‘My gosh, this thing has been here consistently for nearly 40 years, and it has a lot of readers, and I know it’s had a lot of effect.’ So yes, I’m kind of proud of that.”

Marcie followed up: “So what would you say to the new employee who works in South Lake Union at that big behemoth of a company who’s just arrived in town, what should they know?” Paul replied, “That’s easy. I’d say buy the book. Buy several copies, not only for yourself but for your relatives in Peoria, Illinois.”

Jean added, “Buy the book, then walk around the city, because I think that there’s an awful lot of people who arrive, find a little space that they can call their own, and stop. But this is a city’s that’s walkable. You can stroll around many of these important historic places, and there’s a resonance that comes through. There’s enough that we can explore and discover. So … start walking.”

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

Events in 2019

Already we have scheduled three book events in 2019, with more to come. Stay tuned on the events page of our website!

Videos of the events!

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? Or share it with a friend?

We have posted videos of 19 of the book’s 23 events on the events page of our website. The videos include this one from December 22, 2018, at the University Book Store (with Paul in Santa garb):

Paul and Jean speak Dec. 22, 2018, at University Book Store.

The blurbs

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

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Scott Cline

Paul Dorpat is a Seattle treasure, and now he has fashioned a graphical and textual delight that will grab you and not let go. It guides deeply into the city’s untidy past and emerges into its lustrous present. But beware! Once you pick up this book, don’t even pretend you will sleep until you turn the last page – and even then, you will be tempted to start over again.

Scott Cline,
former Seattle city archivist

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Tom Douglas

As someone who likes to put new restaurants into old buildings, I appreciate the way every urban ziggurat has a unique story to tell. Naturally, this means I’m also a longtime fan of Paul Dorpat’s photo-history column in the Seattle Times magazine. Seattle is morphing with dizzying speed into a future self, our streets blocked by cranes and our sidewalks teeming with tech workers. What we all need is to take a breath and pick up a copy of this remarkable book. Pour a drink, settle into your favorite chair, and let Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred build you a bridge, photo by photo, to the shared past of who we are and where we come from.

Tom Douglas,
Seattle restaurateur

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

How to order

Want to order a book online? It’s easy. Just visit our “How to order” page. You can even specify how you want Paul and Jean to personalize your copy. Books will reach your mailbox about a week after you order them.

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

Thanks!

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

Tomorrow: last chance to meet Paul and Jean and get a book inscribed before Christmas

The Seattle Municipal Railway streetcar #511 passes the University Book Store in this 1939 “then” view from the book.

Can you find the University Book Store in this 1939 “then” view from the book?

Come find the University Book Store from 3 to 6 PM tomorrow (Saturday, December 22, 2018), when you will find Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard for their final book event before Christmas.

The event, at 4326 University Way NE, will be have a drop-in format with two brief presentations sprinkled between the inscription duties for their new book, Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred.

The event is free, and you have the opportunity to purchase the book and have it personally inscribed by Paul and Jean. It’s a sure way to obtain the book in time for gift-giving, as the time has passed when a book ordered by mail will arrive before December 25.

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

Videos of the events!

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? Or share it with a friend?

We have posted videos of 18 of the book’s 22 events on the events page of our website. The videos include this one from December 16, 2018, at the Bothell Library, co-sponsored by the Bothell Historical Museum:

Video: Dec. 16, 2018, Bothell Library, 1:44:53

The media

The latest media appearance came  at 11 a.m. Monday, December 17, 2018, when Jean appeared on a six-minute segment on KING-TV’s New Day Northwest, hosted by Margaret Larson:

Jean is interviewed by Margaret Larson on KING-TV’s New Day Northwest on Dec. 17, 2018.

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:

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Kurt Armbruster

Historian Paul Dorpat has been a Seattle treasure for decades, and his latest book, Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred, presents highlights from his rich and revealing career, peeling back the layers of Seattle’s myriad existences. In his warm and engaging style, Dorpat offers rare glimpses into the city’s soul and tells its ever-intriguing story with new and often unexpected detail. A crowning achievement and a must-have for all who live in and love the Queen City of Puget Sound.

Kurt Armbruster,
author, Before Seattle Rocked

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David Brewster

They say there are two kinds of cities: anywhere cities and somewhere cities. This splendid book poses the question, paired historic photo after ingeniously paired modern photo, of whether Seattle has traded in somewhere-ness – a rooted, distinctive, peculiar place – for anywhere-ness. It coyly avoids an answer, but there is plenty of material for enriching the debate, and maybe some suggestions for reversing a tidal wave of blandness. More than that, Dorpat sneaks in a huge amount of Seattle history, sweetened with wit and his eye for the offbeat. No Seattle history book ever went down more easily. But watch out: It also sticks to your ribs!

David Brewster, founder of Seattle Weekly,
Town Hall, Crosscut and Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum

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

How to order

Want to order a book online? It’s easy. Just visit our “How to order” page. You can even specify how you want Paul and Jean to personalize your copy. Books will reach your mailbox about a week after you order them.

Want a book in time for Christmas? Come to tomorrow’s event at University Book Store! (See above.)

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

Thanks!

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

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:

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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

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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

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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.”

Thanks!

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

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:

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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

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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

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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.”

Thanks!

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

Events! Saturday on Mercer Island, Monday at Ivar’s Salmon House, Wednesday at Wooden Boats, Thursday at MOHAI

Jean cracks up at an observation by Paul on Nov. 25, 2018, at a book event at the Fremont Library, sponsored by the Fremont and Queen Anne historical societies

… And the events just keep on coming!

Join us for one of Paul Dorpat‘s and Jean Sherrard‘s illustrated talks about their new book, Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred!

So far, besides the big October 28 launch on Paul’s 80th birthday, 13 events have taken place, and five more are on tap this coming week:

Paul points out an audience member who attended the 1968 Sky River Rock Festival and Lighter Than Air Fair, which Paul organized, during a book event on Nov. 27, 2018, at Horizon House. Jean (standing) and Clay Eals, the book’s editor, look on.

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:

Westside Seattle, “Seattle Time Travelers” column by Jean Godden

The launch of Seattle Now & Then, a new film by Berangere Lomont

KOMO-TV, “Eric’s Heroes,” with Eric Johnson

The Seattle Channel “Art Zone” with Nancy Guppy

Nancy Guppy of Art Zone on The Seattle Channel interviews Paul and Jean.

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

The blurbs

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

Marcellus Turner

Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard have published a selection of the best of their “Now and Then” columns from The Seattle Times written over several decades. These columns reveal, explore and share Seattle local history by paralleling vintage photographs from previous years with photographs and commentary on these same spaces and places today. In so doing, Dorpat and Sherrard are able to focus on recurring issues and complex ideas that have shaped our city. Their creation of a People’s History of the region has made our past and how we look at the present and design the future much more accessible to scholars, historians and people interested in Seattle “Now and Then.”

Marcellus Turner, Seattle city librarian

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Lane Morgan

The best thing about writing Seattle: A Pictorial History with my dad back in 1982 was meeting Paul Dorpat. He and Murray were kindred spirits, delighting in the oddities and ironies of the city’s past and present and, in their overlapping ways, telling its story. Paul is a treasure, and this book is a fitting sampling and tribute to his work.

Lane Morgan, Seattle author, Greetings from Washington,
co-author, Seattle: A Pictorial History,
editor, The Northwest Experience anthologies

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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. Orders will be mailed starting next Monday and will reach mailboxes about a week later, well in time for holiday gift giving.

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

Thanks!

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

Events! this Sunday in Fremont, Tuesday at Horizon House, Thursday at Third Place Books

In the Good Shepherd Center Chapel on Nov. 18, 2018, Paul and Jean discuss a photo of the 1932 opening of the Aurora Bridge, an image from “Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred.” The event, sponsored by Historic Seattle and Historic Wallingford, drew 150 people.

Join us for one of Paul Dorpat‘s and Jean Sherrard‘s illustrated talks about their new book, Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred!

So far, besides the big October 28 launch on Paul’s 80th birthday, 10 events have taken place, and three more are coming up this post-Thanksgiving week:

Paul and Jean (left) sign books November 18, 2018, at Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford.

Click here to see all 11 remaining events through mid-December. The events are free, and you have the opportunity for one-on-one conversation afterward with Paul and Jean.

The media

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

Westside Seattle, “Seattle Time Travelers” column by Jean Godden

Jean Godden’s column in Westside Seattle

The launch of Seattle Now & Then, a new film by Berangere Lomont

KOMO-TV, “Eric’s Heroes,” with Eric Johnson

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

The blurbs

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

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

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Norm Rice

The beauty, depth and rhythm of Seattle are found in the hearts, minds and souls of those who built, lived, worked and played in it.

I am thankful for this walk through memory lane and the reinforcement of our dynamic city. It gives us life and legacy.

Norm Rice,
former Seattle mayor

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. We expect orders to be mailed by the end of November and reach mailboxes the first week of December.

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

Thanks!

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

Events! Friday on the Eastside, Saturday at Duwamish Longhouse, Monday in Wallingford

The events!

Paul greets crowd at Oct. 28, 2018, launch at Seattle Central Library.
Paul pontificates during the Oct. 28, 2018, book launch at Seattle Central Library.

Have you been able to attend one of Paul Dorpat‘s and Jean Sherrard‘s illustrated talks about their new book, Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred?

So far, besides the big October 28 launch on Paul’s 80th birthday, six events have taken place, and three more are coming up this weekend prior to Thanksgiving:

With the book’s back cover as a backdrop, Jean speaks at the Oct. 28, 2018, launch at Seattle Central Library.

And the events just keep on comin’, resuming on the Sunday after Thanksgiving in Fremont, followed by 11 more through mid-December.

Join us! The events are free, books are available for purchase and personalizing, and you have the opportunity for one-on-one conversation afterward with Paul and Jean.

The media

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

Westside Seattle, “Seattle Time Travelers” column by Jean Godden

The launch of Seattle Now & Then, a new film by Berangere Lomont

The Launch of “Seattle Now and Then,” a video by Berangere Lomont

KOMO-TV, “Eric’s Heroes,” with Eric Johnson

KOMO-TV’s “Eric’s Heroes” salutes “Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred,” Oct. 31, 2018.

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

The blurbs

A total of 25 Seattle notables have weighed in on Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred. Here’s a sample:

Mike James

If you love a city, you want its story, not only in words, but also with a vision of its evolution.

Paul and Jean meet that desire in these pages, a brilliant melding of story and photo – a vivid journey from that long ago Then to Now.

Mike James,
former KING-TV and KIRO-TV journalist

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.

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

Thanks!

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

 

Q13-TV, 101.1 FM, KOMO-TV, NANCY GUPPY’S ART ZONE — AND MUCH MORE!

The launch

We hope you are planning to attend the launch for Paul and Jean’s new book, Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred. It starts at 1 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 (Paul’s 80th birthday!), at the Seattle Central Library auditorium, and it’s free. Enjoy an illustrated talk by Paul and Jean who will be signing copies  of the book for purchasers. Get there early to snag a seat. The auditorium doors open at noon.

This week’s media coverage

We are so fortunate to have received great media coverage in advance of the launch, and you can see and hear it all by visiting our media page. It includes:

  • A stellar 8-1/2-minute video segment by Nancy Guppy on her “Art Zone” program for The Seattle Channel, complete with pre-birthday cake and song.
  • Video and audio of a 55-minute radio interview of Jean and Paul by former Seattle City Council members Jean Godden and Sue Donaldson on their program “The Bridge,” KMGP 101.1 FM.
  • Raw video footage of a 3-1/2-minute interview on KOMO-TV by 4 p.m. anchor Mary Nam.
  • Raw video footage of a five-minute interview on Q13-TV by morning anchor Bill Wixey.
  • And a 10-page cover story in last Sunday’s Pacific NW magazine of The Seattle Times, featuring many photos and the book’s introduction.

And beyond …

  • Eric Johnson of KOMO-TV  plans to air an “Eric’s Heroes” segment on the book at 6 p.m. next Wednesday, Oct. 31. This will be posted our media page soon after it airs.

22 — count ’em, 22 — events!

If you can’t make this Sunday’s big launch, we have scheduled 22 additional book events in November and December throughout Seattle and King County. Check out our events page.

Blurbs by Seattle’s finest

A total of 24 Seattle notables have weighed in on Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred. Check out our blurbs page.

Pre-order your copy online

Eager to place your order? It’s easy. Just visit our “How to order” page.

Thanks!

Thanks to everyone who has helped make this such a successful launch and tribute to the public historian who has popularized Seattle history via more than 1,800 columns over 37 years, Paul Dorpat!

— Clay Eals, editor, Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred