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Want to learn more about the Pike Place Market and its history?

Here’s a selection of books and articles suggested by Alice Shorett, co-author of the Pike Place Market: People, Politics and Produce, and Paul F. Dunn, president of the Friends of the Market organization.

The Pike Place Market: People, Politics and Produce, Alice Shorett and Murray Morgan, Pacific Search Press, 1982

Echoes of Puget Sound: Fifty Years of Logging and Steamboating, Torger Birkeland, Caxton Printers, 1961

Little History of Pike Place Market, Jack R. Evans, SCW Publications 1991

Sustaining a Vital Downtown Community: A Study of the Market Foundation, Focke, Anne The Market Foundation, 1987

Reflections in Pike Place Market, Superior Publishing, 1968

Markets: Public and Private, Arthur Goodwin, Montgomery Printing , 1929

Issei and Nissei: The Internment Years, Daisuke Kitagawa, Seabury Press, 1967

Skid Road: An Informal Portrait of Seattle, Murray Morgan University of Washington Press, 1982

Breath on the Mirror: Seattle’s Skid Road Community, Laurie Olin, Seattle, 1972

Immigrant’s Return, Angelo Pelligrini, Macmillan, 1951

Pigs on Parade. Pike Place Market Foundation, Marathon Group, 2001

The Market Notebook, Seattle: Pike Place Market Merchant’s Association, 1978

Pike Place Market: 100 Years, Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority, Sasquatch Books, 2007

Counsel for the Damned, Ralph B. Potts and Lowell S. Hawley, J. B. Lippincott Co., 1953

Inside the Pike Place Market: Exploring America’s Favorite Farmer’s Market, Braiden Rex – Johnson, and Paul Souders, Sasquatch Books, 1999

Seattle: Past to Present, Roger Sale, University of Washington Press, 1976

Good Pride: A Story of the Pike Place Market Farmers, Joan Sharp, Walter Hatch, and Will Hatch. Market Oral History Project, 1982.

Public Markets and Community Revitalization, Theodore Morrow Spitzer and Hilary Baum, Urban Land Institute and Project for Public Spaces, Inc., 1995.

Portrait of a Market: Photographs of Seattle’s Pike Place Market, John Stamets, Real Comet Press, 1987.

Market Sketchbook: 25th Anniversary Edition, Victor Steinbrueck University of Washington Press, 1996.

The World of a Market, Mark Tobey University of Washington Press, 1964.

Public Markets in the State of Washington, George S. Wehrwein, Washington State College, 1918.

An Insider’s Tour of the Market, Michael Yeager and Sarah Clementson, Studio Solstone, 1991

When Fish Fly: Lessons for Creating a Vital and Energized Workplace — From the Word Famous Pike Place Fish Market,
Yokoyama, John and Joseph Michelli. New York: Hyperion, 2004.

Up Against the System in Seattle, Patrick Douglas, April, 1972 Harper’s Magazine.