The NAACL-HLT 2022 conference will be held in Seattle, Washington.

Below are some of our recommended Native businesses in Seattle:

Stores and Exhibitions

Tours

Below are some of our recommended queer-friendly neighborhoods, attractions, and businesses in and near Seattle, Washington.

Neighborhoods

  • Capitol Hill is a vibrant queer neighborhood with tons of bars, clubs, food, and nightlife, as well as other queer-owned and queer-friendly businesses.

Bookstores

  • Left Bank Books
  • The Elliot Bay Book Company
    • “full service bookstore, home to over 150,000 titles, set on cedar shelves in a multi-level, inviting unique atmosphere”
    • not queer-owned
    • queer-friendly
    • accessibility: wheelchair-accessible elevator to get to entrance, wheelchair-accessible elevator to access 2nd floor
    • directions
  • Third Place Books
    • “general interest bookstore with over 200,000 new, used, and bargain books in Lake Forest Park and over 40,000 books in Ravenna […] fun, comfortable, and safe place to browse, linger, lounge, relax, read, eat, laugh, play, talk, listen, and just watch the world go by”
    • not queer-owned
    • queer-friendly
    • accessibility: parking lot in front of store with handicap parking, no stairs to enter store, store is wheelchair-accessible
    • directions
  • Ada’s Technical Books and Cafe
    • “Seattle’s technical bookstore […] build community through science minded literature, a vegetarian cafe, specialty coffee, coworking, and an intimate event venue”
    • not queer-owned
    • queer-friendly
    • accessibility: ramp from courtyard into back of store, outside dining is not wheelchair-accessible but inside dining is, only street parking
    • directions
  • Twice Sold Tales
    • “4 live-in bookstore cats and a sprawling inventory of used, collectible and rare titles”
    • not queer-owned
    • queer-friendly
    • accessibility: nobody available over phone to provide accessibility information
    • directions

Museums

  • Museum of Museums
    • “Housed in a renovated mid-century medical building, MoM hosts two formal exhibition spaces, three additional on-site museums, rotating installations, murals and sculpture, a theater, weekly art classes, pop-ups, and conceptual gift shop. Nearly every inch of the property is art-activated.”
    • not queer-owned
    • queer-friendly
    • accessibility
    • directions
  • Frye Art Museum
    • “Reflecting Seattle’s evolving identity through exhibitions, programs, and community engagement, the Frye Art Museum showcases local and global artists who are exploring the issues of our time as well as contemporary scholarship on historical subject matter. By taking calculated risks, we uncover new voices, facilitate conversation, and provide a forum for relevant social dialogues.”
    • not queer-owned
    • queer-friendly
    • accessibility
    • directions

Cafés

  • Distant Worlds Coffeehouse
    • “In the heart of the Roosevelt neighborhood, Distant Worlds serves as meeting place and gathering grounds for [queer, trans, and BIPOC safe geeks] of all stripes. Our community is fueled by coffee or tea, our selection of house made pastries, our vegetarian and vegan sandwiches, WiFi, and each other.”
    • queer-owned
    • queer-friendly
    • accessibility: store is sublevel but has a ramp that allows for wheelchair access, tables are spread apart for wheelchair accessibility, sublevel parking structure and lots of street parking
    • directions
  • Tea Republik
    • serve signature selections of loose leaf teas
    • not queer-owned
    • queer-friendly
    • accessibility: ramp leading into store and wheelchair-accessible, only street parking
    • directions

Other Places

  • Outsider Comics and Geek Boutique
    • “physical space located in the Seattle neighborhood of Fremont that brings together a community of individuals (women, minorities, LGBTQ groups) who identify with geek culture, but have traditionally been underserved by comic shops”
    • queer-owned
    • queer-friendly
    • accessibility: ramp leading into store and wheelchair-accessible, parking spots out front and street parking
    • directions

Below are some venues that highlight underrepresented members of the Seattle community and minority voices:

  • Northwest African American Museum A driving force in keeping the Seattle Black community visible, through events oriented around the celebration of Black leaders that have influenced the region throughout history, and programs/exhibits that highlight local Black voices.
  • L.E.M.S. Bookstore The longest-running Black owned bookstore in Seattle, which highlights Black stories and authors, as well as providing a community space.