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. Arrange to visit Elliott Bay Book Company and other attractions in Seattle using our Seattle journey app .
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  • When you visit Elliott Bay, you are not just in a bookstore - you are visiting all your printed friends while enjoying an expertly designed cup of coffee, listening to the buzz and browsing through th...  more »
  • Beautiful interiors, with so many little nooks to sit & read; very relaxed, friendly & helpful staff.  more »
  • We are blessed to have an actual, honest to goodness, authentic bookstore in our neighborhood. The employees are knowledgeable, patient, interested and enthusiastic. If, perchance, they don't have wha...  more »
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  • Fantastic bookstore! The cafe is nice (with kombucha on tap). Book selection is very good and the staff is amazing. They really go out of their way to help you find the right book for your interests. Also have a few comfy chairs and they definitely don't bother you if you want to spend an hour or two (or more) just reading a book.
  • What a great book store should be! They curate a wonderful selection of books, complete with staff reviews, right where you can find them. I come here whenever I'm walking around the area whether I'm looking for a book or not, and I sometimes find one anyway
  • Excellent customer service and perfect atmosphere/decor befitting its Capitol Hill neighborhood. A Seattle institution. Their CS desk snagged a lone copy of a book for me that's currently out of print. (Want to send a copy to my brother.) Wonderful selection. Please visit and keep this bookstore thriving!
  • Pretty sweet bookstore. I'll go back for a nice read but I wish the cafe was more cozy bruh. Let's be real, Seattle is rainy and I wanna read a sad book by the window and not feel like I'm eating at some basic sandwich place that only does fancy scones. Get out a here with those weaksauce tables. Great book selection though. I found some great classics on the discount shelves.
  • Fantastic local bookstore with a little coffeeshop in the back. The environment is so perfect - I could spend hours here! It's also a stone's throw from Cal Anderson, so on a nice day you can take your new book to the park to read!
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