Seattle Mystery Bookshop is the place to pick up some truly shady characters.

If you enjoy whodunits, capers and other crime novels, then The Seattle Mystery Bookshop might just be your sanctuary. This January, the celebrated bookstore will host book signings by some of the most celebrated writers of the mystery/suspense genre. All signings begin at noon on the scheduled day.

Fremont’s culinary-themed bookstore opens its doors — just in time for the holidays.

What do you get when you mix cooks and books? The Book Larder – a combined bookstore and kitchen where cookbooks, classes, and chefs can be found. Since this is the time of year when cookbooks are released, The Book Larder is the perfect spot to grab the latest in culinary publishing for your holiday shopping list.

Dear Seattleite Readers,

Welcome to the Seattleite Book Club – the only virtual book club that spotlights the Pacific Northwest’s own authors and publishers!

Last month we got a little personal with Fall Fashion for “Underneath it All: A Girl’s Guide to Buying, Wearing and Loving Lingerie” by local lingerie boutique owner Jennifer Manuel Carroll and writer Kathy Schultz. This humorous and educational read is a treat for any woman looking to understand how to dress from the inside out!

Asher Goods has classic looks for men who want to create their own casual style.

Asher Anson, a chic men’s and women’s boutique in Ballard, closed this last March. That’s far from saying that the store is done with fashion! Asher: Men’s Clothing and Goods opened in June 2011 just across the water in Kirkland, and they’re right back in the swing of things already.