Short pieces on Leavenworth include “Short Trips: Festive town gears up for a big celebration” and “Short Trips: There’s big fun brewing for Oktoberfest,” both excellent Seattle Post-Intelligencer articles that can be found here .

The most interesting book regarding Leavenworth’s history is certainly Miracle Town: Creating America’s Bavarian Village in Leavenworth, Washington by Ted Price and John Miller.  This work tells the story of Leavenworth’s checkered history, particularly detailing its twentieth-century revitalization and burgeoning tourist economy.

When it comes to more practical tips and suggestions for journeying to the Bavarian Village, your best bet would be to go with guidebooks that will, inevitably, have a broader focus.  

Of these, the two best would be Best Places Northwest: The Best Restaurants, Lodgings, and a Complete Guide to the Region by Giselle Smith and Fodor’s Pacific Northwest .  Smith’s book has maps for every destination in the region, including those for the Leavenworth region, and furnishes the reader with troves of information and tips on what to do while vacationing at Leavenworth and in nearby elsewheres.  The Fodor’s guide is a massive 600-plus pages, its comprehensiveness an excellent tool for daytrips and smart buys while checking out Leavenworth.