Holidays

Your Guide to Independent Bookstore Day 2021 in Seattle

Participating Shops to Visit on April 24-May 3 (and Beyond)
April 21, 2021
Stop by Elliott Bay Book Company for daily in-person shopping, or continue ordering online for curbside pickup and delivery. (Elliott Bay Book Company via Instagram)

The last Saturday in April marks Indie Bookstore Day, the nationally recognized holiday that encourages readers to support their local small-but-mighty booksellers (read: not Amazon). This year's event rounds out to a grand total of 10 days (April 24-May 3), giving you even more time to 1) check coveted tomes of your reading list, 2) support small businesses, and 3) win a Seattle Indie Bookstore Day 2021 tote when you shop from 10 of 22 participating locations. We've rounded those up below (like Open Books, Third Place Books, and the recently expanded Arundel Books), along with their latest offerings available during the city's current phase of reopening. Be sure to print out a passport (or pick one up in person from a participating store) and submit it by mail (addressed to Open Books, 2414 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103) or digitally by May 15.

PARTICIPATING BOOKSTORES

Ada's Technical Books
Current offerings: In-person shopping, takeout food and drinks, online orders, gift cards, subscription boxes, and Libro.fm partnership
Capitol Hill

Arundel Books
Current offerings: In-person shopping, online orders, and curbside pickup, gift cards
Pioneer Square

Book Larder
Current offerings: In-person shopping by appointment and online orders (no appointment necessary for pickup), gift cards
Fremont

BookTree
Current offerings: In-person shopping and curbside pickup, gift cards
Kirkland

Brick & Mortar Books
Current offerings: In-person shopping, curbside pickup, online orders, gift cards, and Libro.fm partnership
Redmond

Eagle Harbor Book Company
Current offerings: In-person shopping, online orders, gift cards, and Libro.fm partnership
Bainbridge Island

Edmonds Bookshop
Current offerings: In-person visits, online orders, gift cards, and Libro.fm partnership
Edmonds

Elliott Bay Book Company
Current offerings: In-person shopping, online orders, subscription boxes, gift cards, and Libro.fm partnership
Capitol Hill

Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery
Current offerings: In-person shopping, online orders, gift cards
Georgetown

Island Books
Current offerings: In-person shopping, online orders, gift cards, and Libro.fm partnership
Mercer Island

Liberty Bay Books
Current offerings: In-person shopping, online orders, curbside pickup, gift cards, and Libro.fm partnership
Poulsbo

Madison Books
Current offerings: In-person shopping, online orders, and gift cards
Madison Park

Magnolia Bookstore
Current offerings: In-person shopping, online orders, curbside pickup, and gift cards
Magnolia

The Neverending Bookshop
Current offerings: In-person shopping, online orders, gift cards, and Libro.fm partnership
Edmonds

Open Books: A Poem Emporium
Current offerings: Online orders, curbside pickup, gift cards, and poetry subscription boxes
Wallingford

Paper Boat Booksellers
Current offerings: In-person shopping, online orders, curbside pickup, gift cards, and Libro.fm partnership
West Seattle

Page 2 Books
Current offerings: In-person shopping, online ordering through Bookshop, gift cards, and Libro.fm partnership
Burien

Phinney Books
Current offerings: In-person shopping, online orders, gift cards, and Libro.fm partnership
Phinney Ridge

Queen Anne Book Company
Current offerings: In-person shopping, online orders, gift cards, and Libro.fm partnership
Queen Anne

Secret Garden Bookshop
Current offerings: In-person shopping (parties of two max), online orders, gift cards, and Libro.fm partnership
Ballard

Third Place Books
Current offerings: In-person shopping, online orders, gift cards, and Libro.fm partnership
Various locations

University Book Store
Current offerings: In-person shopping, takeout food and drinks, online orders, curbside pickup, gift cards, and Libro.fm partnership
University District