David Ishii, bookseller looks over thousands of titles as he prepares to
close his business in Pioneer Square.
Photo by the Seattle Times.
Dean Wong in Canton Alley in front of a photo of his life long friend,
Donnie Chinn who was killed in the International District on July 23, 2015.
Ghosts of Seattle Past
Speaker Event | Book signing
by Chin Music Press +Atlas Obscura
Saturday, May 6, 2017
KOBO (at Higo), Japantown
4:00 - 5:00 pm, Speaker Event
Booksigning to follow
Ghosts of Seattle Past began as an effort to commemorate Seattle's lost places, under the guiding vision of Jaimee Garbacik. Their call for submissions prompted a hailstorm response that then evolved into a successful series of art exhibits, performances and forums, hand-drawn maps pinned with Seattleites beloved haunts, and now an anthology filled with stories, art, maps, and memories of Seattle's former lives.
The Seattle Obscura Society announces a unique event to showcase some of the contributions to this exciting new book, just released this month from Seattle-based Chin Music Press.
Dean Wong reading a piece about grief, Donnie Chin, and Canton Alley
Shelly Leavens reading from an interview with Roger Shimomura about the Wah Mee and Bush Garden
Dave Holden (son of Jazz Patriarch of Seattle, Oscar Holden) in conversation with Jaimee Garbacik about the Palomar Theatre and old jazz scene
Noel Franklin reading a comic about the OK Hotel
Judy T. Oldfield reading from an essay about the Merchant’s Café and the effects of tech culture
Tamiko Nimura reading about the inspiration she found in David Ishii bookstore