A first cookbook by the successful Pacific Northwest seafood restaurant and chowder chain shares 60 favorite recipes complemented by anecdotes and ephemera about the company's restaurant adventures, marketing feats and employee antics. - (Baker & Taylor)

If Ivar's isn't a landmark, it ought to be. Serving local seafood--salmon, oysters, clams, halibut--for 75 years, it is one of the most successful restaurants in the Pacific Northwest. With their first cookbook, they serve up home-cooking recipes from the restaurant's extensive repertoire of seafood dishes. But what else would you expect from the folks whose motto is "keep clam?" Ivar's has a lively history of creative self-promotion, from their wild, giant dancing clams ads to their announced plan to introduce the iSpoon in 2015. The cookbook contains 60 of Ivar's best recipes, tantalizing photography, and a gathering of anecdotes and ephemera from three-quarters of a century of restaurant adventures, marketing feats and pranks, and dedication to serving its customers.<br><br>Find out more at www.ivars.com - (Random House, Inc.)