• Elliot Bay Bookstore (map)
  • 1521 10th Avenue
  • Seattle, WA 98122
  • USA

You're invited: Please join YES! Magazine and Elliott Bay Book Companyfor the Seattle launch of a new and timely anthology, Sustainable Happiness: Live Simply, Live Well, Make a Difference (edited by Sarah van Gelder, published by Berrett-Koehler, pub date January 1, 2015).

YES! cofounder and editor-in-chief Sarah van Gelder will read from and talk about the book. Join YES! staff and other special guests for a short reception afterwards. 

WHAT: Seattle Book Launch & Reception
WHERE: Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 -- downstairs event space
WHEN: Monday, January 12, 7 p.m.


Start your new year (and New Year's resolutions) off right with insights from some of the most inspiring and eloquent thinkers we've worked with on the meaning, and pursuit, of happiness. 

Contributors like the Story of Stuff's Annie Leonard, restorative justice expert Fania Davis, buddhist Matthieu Ricard, and biodiversity advocate Vandana Shiva help us question — what is true happiness if it doesn’t include the happiness of others and the health of a living planet?

“I love this beautiful compilation of voices reminding us that happiness isn’t something we 'find.' It’s what we become as we align our lives with thriving community and life-giving earth.” — Frances Moore Lappé, best-selling author

“Somehow a working planet, a thriving society, and a satisfying personal life are hitched together--and this fine volume offers powerful clues on the search for those connections!” — Bill McKibben, author and environmental leader

“The Sustainable Happiness volume delivers inspiration for your personal journey of joy and well-being as you navigate 'the pursuit of happiness' in a deeply troubled world. Read this book for the wisdom it contains. It will nourish your soul.” — Parker J. Palmer, author of Healing the Heart of Democracy, Let Your Life Speak, and A Hidden Wholeness


Sarah van Gelder edited Sustainable Happiness and wrote an original introduction to the book. Sarah is cofounder and editor-in-chief of YES! Magazine. She writes articles and op-eds for Huffington Post, The Guardian, and American Forum, and speaks nationally on leading-edge innovations that show that another world is not only possible, it is being created today. Sarah is a regular guest on public radio and has also appeared on the PBS NewsHour program, Thom Hartmann’s Big Picture, Democracy Now!, The Laura Flanders Show, and Free Speech TV. In her recent conference appearances and broadcast interviews, Sarah is regularly invited to speak about solutions journalism, including this TEDx talk, “[ http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/sarah-van-gelder-inspiration-media-diet-solutions-journalism ]Is There Inspiration in Your Media Diet?” and a popular panel at the National Media Reform Conference, [ http://conference.freepress.net/session/making-media-making-change-journalism-solves-problems ]“Making Change: Journalism That Solves Problems.” Sarah also edited and wrote the introduction for the first substantive book on the Occupy movement, [ http://www.yesmagazine.org/this-changes-everything ]This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement. 


YES! Magazine, winner of the 2013 Utne Media Award for General Excellence, reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. Online and in print, YES! outlines a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world. Project Censored calls YES! “the standard for solutions journalism.” Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman calls YES! a “vital voice of independent journalism.” Treehugger.com named YES! the best green business and politics website of 2011.