06 Feb

Mystery book

Today I received a book in the mail, the book pictured on the right: Vanishing Seattle by Clark Humphrey. This is a book I’ve had on my wish list for a while; it’s got a ton of great pictures of Seattle landmarks that have sadly disappeared. I’m old enough now to remember a lot of them. Some of them I didn’t realize had gone. So, anyway, I’m thrilled to have this book. But the thing is — I didn’t order it. I was going to order it but hadn’t gotten around to it yet. So it’s a mystery: who sent me the book? Thank you, whomever you are.

And by the way — if you are a Seattleite who has been here for a while, you want this book. Trust me.

4 thoughts on “Mystery book

  1. It’s interesting but also very sad. When I finished looking through the book last night I felt sort of sick to my stomach; Seattle has changed in some good ways, but in a lot of bad ones as well.

  2. I did indeed like it. I assume you weren’t the mystery book sender, though. 😉

    My only problems with the book were: too short, and no color! But I know those were constraints of the format. I imagine it as a big coffee table book with multiple pictures of many of the sites, and more text as well. It would probably cost a ton, but what a neat thing it would be! 🙂

    Good work and I hope it is selling a lot!

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