The 10 Best Bookstores in Washington State!Central Library. Elliott Bay Book Company. But instead of walking around a cold, cosmopolitan store, you get to walk around a warm, spacious, creaky tree house. The cafe is in the back and has plenty of outlets, plus good cake. Four comfy chairs sit in the center of the store, right next to the well-curated poetry section and the well-populated fiction section. The children's area is tops. The basement hosts daily readings from big-time and medium-time and small-time authors.
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Located in Yakima in Central Washington, Encore Books is a locally owned bookstore with something for everyone. Primarily dealing in used books, Encore features a selection of new works as well, including best sellers and hard-to-find books. From biographies to history to romance to cookbooks and more, voracious readers can spend hours perusing the shelves of this shop, which features over , titles. For those on a tight budget, Encore also has a bargain table where books are. They host special events throughout the year as well, which can be found on their website. Encore Books, S.
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Seattle is home to a wealth of bookstores that range from quirky deep dives into obscure subjects—maritime history anyone? You could spend all day exploring the core of the local book world, four-decade-old Elliot Bay Books , in the heart of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Their on-point staff picks are worth paying attention to, as is their wide selection of local authors. At sunny, spacious Book Larder you can find rare, out-of-print cook books along with new hip volumes and attend recipe demos from local chefs like Molly Wizenberg. Scan their calendar for events like women scientist meet-ups and lock-picking classes. Seattle has a deep maritime culture and a big fishing scene, and Sea Ocean Books captures that by stocking hard-to-find historical accounts and modern nautical books.
From their resident cats to that old book smell , there's something about wandering up and down the aisles of a brick-and-mortar bookstore that online merchants could never replicate. In honor of Independent Bookstore Day April 27, , Mental Floss has picked the best bookshop in every state—plus a few others we loved, too. One of the Birmingham area's hidden gems, the Alabama Booksmith is a unique delight for book-lovers and collectors alike. Since a remodel in , the shop has featured an inventory consisting exclusively of signed book copies. The store has another special touch, too: Every book is displayed face-out so that customers can more easily discern whether or not something is right for them. The cleverly named Title Wave Books is not only the largest bookstore in Alaska, but also one of the biggest used bookstores in the entire country.