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1423 10th Ave
First Hill

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

Arundel Books

This tiny and adorable Pioneer Square independent bookstore specializes in art, photography, rare, and antiquarian books.
212 First Ave S
Pioneer Square

Pistil Books

An indie bookstore that is sadly now mostly online-only, barring a few open events a year.
1415 E Union St
Central District

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

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
3206 W McGraw St
Southeast Magnolia

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

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

Island Books

This beautiful general interest bookstore is maybe the single best reason to visit Mercer Island.
3014 78th Ave. SE
Mercer Island

Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe

This used bookstore is quite the neighborhood hub, hosting a bunch of readings and open mics. There's a tasty cafe, too.
8310 Greenwood Ave N
Greenwood
206-436-2960
609 Market St
Market
425-202-7719
15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue
Crossroads
425-747-6616
7805 Leary Way
Downtown Redmond
425-702-2499
7430 164th Ave NE suite B105
Downtown Redmond
425-869-0606
16828 Southcenter Pkwy
Southcenter
206-575-3173
18325 Campus Way NE, Suite 102
Bothell
425-352-3344