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GETTING THERE

Delta/US Airways and other carriers offer one-stop flights from BWI Marshall to Seattle, with late-October fares currently starting at $280 round trip.

WHERE TO STAY

The Edgewater Hotel

2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67

206-728-7000

www.edgewaterhotel.com

Built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair on a pier jutting out into Elliott Bay. The Beatles stayed here in 1964 and famously fished from the window of their suite. Sleek, midcentury -style modern rooms. Doubles from $303.

Hilton Seattle

1301 Sixth Ave.

206-624-0500

www.hilton.com/seattle

Comfortable rooms come with “What to Read in the Rain,” a collection of Seattle writing including work by David Guterson and Tom Robbins but also scribes out of the 826 project, a young people’s workshop founded by author Dave Eggers. The book costs $15 and all profits go to 826. Doubles from $166.

Pensione Nichols

1923 First Ave.

206-441-7125

www.pensionenichols.com

A funky European-style B&B two minutes’ walk from Pike Place Market. Most rooms share a bath and start at $135 (two-night minimum).

WHERE TO EAT

Ivar’s Salmon House

401 NE Northlake Way

206-632-0767

www.ivars.com

Every kind of salmon, fresh and gorgeous. Dinner entrees from $22.

The Athenian

1517 Pike Place

206-624-7166

www.athenianinn.com

Noisy century-old fixture of Pike Place Market specializes in Penn Cove oysters, local beers (Fremont Summer Solstice, Maritime Old Seattle Lager, Hale’s Mongoose India Pale Ale) and salmon and chips. Lunch entrees from $10.

Oddfellows

1525 10th Ave.

206-325-0807

www.oddfellowscafe.com

Next to Elliott Bay Book Co. Old-timey meets hipster ironic food: deviled eggs, mac and cheese, magisterial cherry bread pudding with bourbon anglaise. Dinner entrees from $18.95.

WHAT TO DO

Central Public Library

1000 Fourth Ave.

206-386-4636

www.spl.org

Designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. Holds free readings by distinguished writers. Camille Paglia and Sandra Cisneros are among those scheduled for the fall.

Lion Heart Books

No. 326 Pike Place Market

206-903-6511

Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

BLMF

No. 322 Pike Place Market

206-621-7894

Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Left Bank Book Collective

92 Pike St.

206-622-0195

www.leftbankbooks.com

Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Elliott Bay Book Co.

1521 10th Ave.

206-624-6600

www.elliottbaybook.com

Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Holds free readings.

Pike Place Market

First Avenue and Pike Street

www.pikeplacemarket.org

Stalls selling locally grown lavender, Italian estate-bottled olive oils, South Asian antiques, pottery, Mount Rainier cherries, wine from Washington and Oregon and fish, glorious fish. City Fish (www.cityfish.com) will wrap your smoked salmon for the plane.

INFORMATION

www.visitseattle.org

D.R.

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