Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle

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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. Add Elliott Bay Book Company and other attractions to your Seattle trip itinerary using our Seattle journey app.
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  • Extensive selection with helpful staff reviews posted with books. Excellent book-lover ambiance, lots of magazines (guilty pleasure), and positive and helpful staff. Don't know what you want... 
    Extensive selection with helpful staff reviews posted with books. Excellent book-lover ambiance, lots of magazines (guilty pleasure), and positive and helpful staff. Don't know what you want...  more »
  • I love supporting independent bookstores but was disappointed here today. First they require sanitizer at the door, but they were using scented sanitizer which was so strong I got a headache. Second.....  more
    I love supporting independent bookstores but was disappointed here today. First they require sanitizer at the door, but they were using scented sanitizer which was so strong I got a headache. Second.....  more »
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  • This was absolutely an amazing bookstore! It had the amazing vibe of an academia bookstore. It was really busy when I went on a Sunday afternoon, which was to be expected, but there was enough space that it was still easy to navigate, which is often hard in bookstores! The team was super nice and helped me find a book I had trouble locating. Prices were a little high, I got four books for $106, but a few were new and hardcovers! They also do a stamp card where every $200 spent you get $20 off a subsequent purchase, which I love! Overall 5/5 I will be back!!
  • As a local, this is my FAVORITE bookstore ever! PHENOMENAL choices from local writers along side with wonderful workers/suggestions for workers, you can tell all of them clearly enjoy books or even writing. Great selection for graphic novels to magazines, always up to date with new releases as well. They always offer to order any book you want if you don't see it! Fun fact: if you are a teacher, ask for a teacher discount! :) As a Cap Hill local, this is A MUST for anyone, tourist or not.

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