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The Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle

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Discerning bookworms will appreciate a trip to The 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 The Elliott Bay Book Company to your Seattle travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Seattle vacation route planner.
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  • I love Elliott Bay! Great selection, great vibe, great cafe. If you're on Capitol Hill, check it out.  more »
  • Okay, yes, I do use Amazon, often, but there is still a deep seated pleasure in a real book, something you can mark-up, dog-ear, and fall asleep with it over your face. Elliott Bay is one of the few s...  more »
  • Well organized, clean, bright, and helpful staff, what more can one ask for in a book store? A great coffee shop! The Elliott Bay Book Company is a great place to spend and afternoon looking at books ...  more »
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  • This is an iconic bookstore for a reason! My friend and I stopped here while visiting Seattle and we stayed much longer than we had expected because they had such a great selection and such a welcoming set up! My friend had coffee and said it was great. I wanted to buy so many books! The whole place feels so perfect, just the right combination of open space and shelves full of books! I love it. I would go again in a heartbeat!
  • I've been coming to Elliott bay books since I was a little kid, and their location was down in pioneer square. I love it here - they've got awesome events, excellent selections and a cool cafe in the back, plus a great aesthetic. Never ever close, guys. If I could live here, I probably would.
  • Awesome selection of books you would probably only see online otherwise. Went to a book signing here and it was a great experience, love this place
  • Wow! While on stop over for a day in Seattle we looked this place up to get a few books for our long flight home. The store in a big loft has a chilled atmosphere. Staff was friendly and helpful.
  • Probably one of my favorite book stores. Has a really cool atmosphere and great selection. The staff picks and reviews really help finding books you wouldn't have considered.