Ada's Technical Books (Capitol Hill)

425 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 322-1058
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This beautiful, smart, science-obsessed bookshop—where Horizon Books used to be on Capitol Hill's 15th Avenue East—sells technical electronic manuals, computer guides, kids' books, science fiction, biographies of scientists, cookbooks, games, and more. The cafe makes everything—like delicious pistachio granola, cinnamon rolls, macaroni and cheese, and curried lentils—in-house, from local ingredients whenever possible. One glass-topped cafe table is filled with 774 tiny compasses.
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Upcoming Events at Ada's Technical Books

Green star Gordon Orians

Wed Sept 10 at 7 pm.

Free
Orians' book Snakes, Sunrises, and Shakespeare: How Evolution Shapes our Loves and Fears explains how our emotions—even appreciation of art—are tied to natural selection.
Ada's Technical Books
206-322-1058
425 15th Ave E
Seattle (Capitol Hill)
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Green star Alex Berezow

Mon Sept 22 at 7 pm.

Free
The author of Science Left Behind: Feel-Good Fallacies and the Rise of the Anti-Scientific Left might have something to say about people who think vaccinations are scary and fluoride is a CIA plot.
Ada's Technical Books
206-322-1058
425 15th Ave E
Seattle (Capitol Hill)
map

Green star G. Willow Wilson, Kelly Froh, Greg Stump

Thurs Oct 23 at 8 pm.

A 2014 Stranger Genius Award in literature nominee who is famous in part for her (very good) mainstream comics writing makes an appearance with two excellent local small-press comics talents as part of the annual Lit Crawl. This oughta be fun.
Ada's Technical Books
206-322-1058
425 15th Ave E
Seattle (Capitol Hill)
map

 

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Beauty in Science

As the owner's(Danielle Hulton) mother, I can't pretend to be a little biased, but honestly, even if I were an impartial bystander, I'd still have to give Ada's five stars!!

Danielle glows when she talks about Ada's, even though right now it's an exhausted glow; I've never seen Danielle put so much enthusiasm and energy into anything as she has Ada's, both the first bookstore and the new one (grand opening party on Saturday, Nov. 2). I have to admit that I haven't seen the "real thing" yet due to being disabled and Danielle's fear of my "wheeling" around all the scaffolding and electrical wiring, but I've been privy to oodles of instagrams and pictures that reveal how gorgeous the new store is (and why my Type A, sweet daughter igoing to sleep for a week after the grand opening (right, she won't/can't stay away from it for that long). I'm unbelievably excited to actually step foot into the real thing on Saturday and from the pictures, I already know that it's breathtaking. The attention to detail and the "finer" side of science shows everywhere and I'm constantly amazed at how science and technology fit into every aspect of our daily lives, as Danielle and David are so eager to point out! I could rave forever, but I suppose enough is enough, so I'll leave you to form your own opinion on or after Saturday; I'm sure you'll walk away with your arms laden down with books and other paraphernalia (just a little sales pitch there for you Danielle - lol), marveling along with everyone else!!
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Beauty in Science

As the owner's(Danielle Hulton) mother, I can't pretend to be a little biased, but honestly, even if I were an impartial bystander, I'd still have to give Ada's five stars!!

Danielle glows when she talks about Ada's, even though right now it's an exhausted glow; I've never seen Danielle put so much enthusiasm and energy into anything as she has Ada's, both the first bookstore and the new one (grand opening party on Saturday, Nov. 2). I have to admit that I haven't seen the "real thing" yet due to being disabled and Danielle's fear of my "wheeling" around all the scaffolding and electrical wiring, but I've been privy to oodles of instagrams and pictures that reveal how gorgeous the new store is (and why my Type A, sweet daughter igoing to sleep for a week after the grand opening (right, she won't/can't stay away from it for that long). I'm unbelievably excited to actually step foot into the real thing on Saturday and from the pictures, I already know that it's breathtaking. The attention to detail and the "finer" side of science shows everywhere and I'm constantly amazed at how science and technology fit into every aspect of our daily lives, as Danielle and David are so eager to point out! I could rave forever, but I suppose enough is enough, so I'll leave you to form your own opinion on or after Saturday; I'm sure you'll walk away with your arms laden down with books and other paraphernalia (just a little sales pitch there for you Danielle - lol), marveling along with everyone else!!
Posted by Paula Rose on October 30, 2013 at 5:43 PM · Report this

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