Shelf Life Community Story Project
Amplifying community voices, learning from neighborhood stories, and interrupting narratives of erasure in Seattle's Central District.


You'll find stories here about the store and about the neighborhood. These stories speak of community, tenacity, innovation, and solidarity. These are stories about building something out of nothing. The stories shared here are funny, heartbreaking, surprising, and insightful. If we listen closely enough, these stories might tell us how to build a city with room enough for everyone.