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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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  • Great poetry selection, and excellent independent greetings cards. Small cafe at the back, loads of calendars ready for 2023 
    Great poetry selection, and excellent independent greetings cards. Small cafe at the back, loads of calendars ready for 2023  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Beautiful. Love the aesthetic and brilliant selection. Books, cards, maps, journals, calendars…is it paper? They have it here :p also cute gifts, toys, trinkets. The kids area is cute with a little play area and there’s even a coffee shop about 20ft away. Super busy Cap Hill area and limited paid street parking outside but you could easily spend an hour here. Check it out :)
  • The most amazing book store. I was in Heaven. Could spend an entire day (or longer!) there! The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The cafe coffee and baked goods are delicious. Can’t say enough good things about this iconic bookstore. Must visit if you are in the area.

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