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Redmond Writing Archive

Are you curious about Redmond's literary history? The list below collects published works with a significant connection to Redmond, as well as materials within the Society's research library.

Is something missing? We are looking for any book or other publication from or about or connected to Redmond at any time in history to produce a list that's as comprehensive as possible—and ongoing. Additional titles may be submitted below!
Works must meet one or more of the following conditions
  • Written about Redmond, an individual from Redmond, an organization primarily located in Redmond, or other closely related topic
  • Written by someone while living or working in Redmond
  • Written by other notable community members with a significant tie to Redmond
  • Inspired by Redmond, its history, landscape or other features
For example, works written by a Redmond Poet Laureate, during their tenure, would be eligible for inclusion. Their works outside of this time period may not be, if they do not live or work in the area, unless inspired or otherwise informed by their time in Redmond.
Please note, not all included publications are currently held by the Redmond Historical Society. To learn more about how to access works within our collections, please contact the Society's offices at 425-885-2919 or
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Connection to Redmond
10 x 10: Ten Poems Inspired by Ten Photographs
Rebecca Meredith, editor
Poetry anthology edited by former Redmond poet laureate. #2 of 100 copies.
City of Redmond
88 Years of Hockey in Seattle: From Metropolitans to Thunderbirds
Jeff Obermeyer
Regional History, Seattle. Tracing hockey in Seattle from 1911 to 1964.
Nostalgia Magazine
January 2004
A Hidden Past: An Exploration of Eastside History
Arlene Bryant, editor
Regional history including a Redmond chapter.
Seattle Times
A History of Tolt/Carnation; A Town Remembered - Second Edition
Isabel L. Jones, Editor
Historical photos, facts and stories re: industry, people and places of regional significance to Redmond.
Tolt Historical Society
Becoming a Haiku Poet
Michael Dylan Welch
Book about haiku poetry by former Redmond poet laureate.
Press Here
Bellevue Timeline: The Story of Washington's Leading Edge City From Homesteads to High Rises, 1863-2003
Alan J. Stein and The HistoryLink Staff
Regional History, Seattle. Prepared as part of the 50Fest, a commemoration of Bellevue's 1953 incorporation, this book covers lots of history with assorted photos. It has some Indigenous/First Peoples history too.
A HistoryLink Book, Distributed by the University of Washington Press
Bellevue: Its First 100 Years
Lucile McDonald
Regional History, Bellevue. A study of 100 years of Bellevue's history. Lots of photos.
Ye Galleon Press
Blossoms Bloom at Night
Frank T. Methven
Longtime Redmond resident and owner of Lion's Paw restaurant.
Dorrance Publishing Co.
Bones Beneath Our Feet: A Historical Novel of Puget Sound
Michael Schein
Covers 1850s-era history of Puget Sound at war in a "fictional" account of Native Americans and American settlers fighting over land. Author is a long-time Puget Sound resident.
Bones & Hastings Publishing
Doc Maynard: The Man Who Invented Seattle
Bill Speidel
A biography of Doc Maynard, a doctor and one of the white founders of Seattle.
Nettle Creek Publishing Company
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