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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  • Wonderful store! My 8 year old son was looking for a specific book and couldn't find it. He asked an employee about it and she quickly looked up the title. Sadly, we found out that it will not be released for a few months. He was pretty bummed. She showed him some other titles he might be interested in and he loved the suggestions! I love how an eight year old is treated with the same respect and dignity as an adult would be.
  • This one of the coolest most beautiful and warm spaces I've had the pleasure to be in. They have an amazing coffee shop and a great selection of books and magazines. I think my favorite parts are the staff picks and the the general look of all the wooden book cases. And it all feels so open yet there are plenty of cozy corners to read in and explore the pages of a new favorite book!
  • Great selection of books of all content, magazines, and gifts for bookish folk. Not only do they sell large amounts of locally produced goods, they also work with the Seattle public library to put on programs. I have loved every book from the staff recommendations shelf. The cafe within the bookstore gets a little too packed for my liking, but others would thrive in the hustle and bustle. For me their punch cards are very worth it, as I seem to love giving them all of my money.
  • I expected this to be a humble closet bookshop nestled in a corner of Cap Hill.... but then I went inside. It's huge!!! And so beautiful!!! Like honestly I would live in this store if I could. The vibe is so peaceful and everything is beautiful hardwood with such an endearing charm. I still haven't had any food or drink there but I'm looking for all and any excuse to wander back there.
  • This has become a part of my routine when visiting Seattle. The effort put into the employee recommendations for the books is wonderful and really helps with making choices since they are such a large shop! The cafe in-house has power outlets, free WiFi, and some yummy baked goods and snacks. The only thing I would say was that it does get busy and loud in the cafe area, so not the best spot for working remotely.
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