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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  • Comfortable, well organized, helpful staff. You will be able to find great books across different genres as well as distinctly Seattle selections. The "staff picks" section is an awesome way to find new books outside of the mainstream. There is also a comfortable cafe in the back with good coffee, soups, and sandwiches.
  • Good selection of fiction but not the largest non-fiction selection. The staff is friendly but not very knowledgeable and just Google your questions. It's easier and faster for me to do my own research and find what book I'm interested in and then find it myself or ask the staff to show me where it is.
  • Large selection of books are a great atmosphere. You can smell the new books mix with the old wood of the floors for a nostalgic experience. Grab magazines here every month good selection.
  • Such a beautiful store - but mostly their customer service is incredible! I called after moving away from Seattle about a book I remembered the cover of and the location in the store but that was it, and they found it within minutes and were great with my handling my somewhat weird request. They also have a varied selection of books that tops most museum stores.
  • Elliott Bay Books is one of my favorite places in Seattle! A beautiful book shop with an expansive collection. The only bad thing I can say is that I never have enough time to take it all in.

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