Went in to the city for a noon book signing by Nicola Griffith at the Seattle Mystery Bookshop . She’s written Hild, about the abbess of Whitby Abbey in North Yorkshire. Had a bit of a chance to talk to her. She’s from Leeds, originally. I spent a year at Leeds University. Turns out, we could have crossed paths as we both knew and frequented the same places in 1978.
I got into town early, so stopped for a hot chocolate at the Starbucks up from the bookstore and sketched inside. The curve of the entrance interested me.
Then I drove to Georgetown for lunch, where I decided to try a newish place, the Brass Tacks. I sketched while I waited for my lunch. Interesting place. The cutlery is in ball jars on the table.
More than a year after I first saw it and about a year after I read about it, the Compassion Wizard poster is still there. Here is the Seattle Times article about it.