First up, the Eagle Harbor Book Company! This Bainbridge Island independent recently rearranged its entire store, and it looks great. Manager Paul was on hand to give me a tour. Paul is a former president of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA).
We saved Seattle’s most fabled bookstore for last. That would be The Elliott Bay Book Company, of course! What a store.
I bought a handful of used books at Elliott Bay – I just couldn’t resist! I think I spent about 2 hours there… I could have stayed all day. I love bookstores!
(A note to Seattle bookstore fans: I know I forgot to visit Third Place Books. It was the last store on my schedule but an extra-long daytrip kept me from getting there. I’ll make sure to hit it on my next visit!)