Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle

4.8
#10 of 52 in Shopping in Seattle
Discerning bookworms will appreciate a trip to Elliott Bay Book Company, a bookstore featuring thousands of books in a rustic shop. Everything from the newest bestseller to rare and out-of-print volumes is offered, and once you've made your purchase, you can spend some time reading in the downstairs cafe. Check ahead of time for special events, as the store regularly hosts readings and book signings. Arrange to visit Elliott Bay Book Company and other attractions in Seattle using our Seattle journey app .
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  • The best bookstore I’ve ever visited, hands down! They had an enormous selection and a wide variety. Could have spent days on there.  more »
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  • This is a great bookstore that is spacious and feels very unique and independent. It definitely isn't a Barnes and Noble! They have a wall of staff recommendations and also some written throughout the store. They have events with authors downstairs and also in other venues throughout the city. There is a little coffee shop in the back. It's a great selection and everyone is knowledgeable and willing to help you find something! They also have a cute selection of cards, notebooks, locally made gifts pins, and zines.
  • Large selection of books and even more on their second floor. Quite interesting titles. However the atmosphere didn't feel as welcoming as I thought it would be.... First time there maybe it's just a Sunday evening vibe but.... That's just me.

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