All Bookstores with In-Person Visits near Seattle
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Elliott Bay Book Company

Almost every day, Elliott Bay hosts a free reading at 7 pm—often featuring a widely published touring author, sometimes highlighting someone integral to Seattl…
1521 10th Ave
Capitol Hill
206-624-6600

Big Little News

This newsstand and bottle shop has taken the place of the former space of the vintage store No Parking on Capitol Hill. According to Capitol Hill Seattle, the …
1102 E Pike St
Capitol Hill

Twice Sold Tales

Twice Sold Tales is a Capitol Hill institution. It's home to a brilliant collection of used books, and also cats. You'd better not be allergic to cats.
1833 Harvard Ave
Capitol Hill

Arundel Books

This tiny and adorable Pioneer Square independent bookstore specializes in art, photography, rare, and antiquarian books.
322 First Ave S
Pioneer Square
206-624-4442

Oh Hello Again

Capitol Hill's newest bookshop comes courtesy of Kari Ferguson, the former owner of Vancouver's Books and Publishing Lab. Ferguson classifies her inventory as …
324 15th Ave E
Stevens
717 Broadway E
Capitol Hill

Ada's Technical Books

This beautiful, smart, science-obsessed bookshop—where Horizon Books used to be on Capitol Hill's 15th Avenue East—sells technical electronic manuals, computer…
425 15th Ave E
Capitol Hill
206-322-1058

Ophelia's Books

This shop promises used books of all genres. It's staffed by "two knowledgeable women and a very chatty cat."
3504 Fremont Ave N
Fremont
206-632-3759
408 NE 42nd St
Wallingford
206-633-1800

Henry Art Gallery

Here, though this is the oldest public art museum in the state (founded in 1927), you can expect to see new art, or at least art made since around 1960. There …
15th Ave NE and NE 41st St
Northeast Seattle
206-543-2280

Book Larder

It's Fremont's neato cookbook store, with cooking classes, author signings and demos, and other events, too.
4252 Fremont Ave N
Fremont

University Book Store

University Book Store hosts readings every week for many different audiences, offering appearances by nationally prominent touring authors as well as writers f…
4326 University Way NE
Northeast Seattle
206-634-3400

Edge of the Circle Books

Edge of the Circle offers up all manner of books about the supernatural, magic, and the black arts for a mostly credulous audience.
1307 NE 45th St
Northeast Seattle
206-726-1999
3206 W McGraw St
Southeast Magnolia

Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery

The storefront for Seattle's world-renowned Fantagraphics Books sells a ton of Fantagraphics titles, sure, but they also stock important comics from many other…
1201 S Vale St
Georgetown
206-557-4910

LEMS: Life Enrichment Bookstore

Once the only Black-owned bookstore in the Pacific Northwest, LEMS closed its doors after its original owner, Vickie Williams, passed away in 2017. Now it's ba…
5023 Rainier Ave S
Columbia City
206-722-1700

Pegasus Book Exchange

This family-owned West Seattle bookstore primarily offers used books, along with some new releases "to meet local demand."
4553 California Ave SW
Junction
206-937-5410

Third Place Books Seward Park

The Third Place Books in Seward Park features an event/reading space, an espresso bar, full restaurant, and full bar—and of course, room for 15-20,000 titles.
5041 Wilson Ave S
Seward Park
(206) 474-2200
6504 20th Ave NE
Northeast Seattle
206-525-2347

Secret Garden Bookshop

Ballard's Secret Garden is maybe the best place to find a kids' book in town, but it's also a well-stocked general interest bookstore.
2214 NW Market St
Ballard
206-789-5006