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Elliott Bay Book Company

1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3806
+1 206-624-6600
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Vibrant and buzzing house full of books and coffee

When you visit Elliott Bay, you are not just in a bookstore - you are visiting all your printed... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
Olga H
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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Legendary bookstore

Beautiful interiors, with so many little nooks to sit & read; very relaxed, friendly & helpful... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2017
Stephanie R
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Texas, United States
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This book store is popular among caffeine-addicted Seattleites for its in-store coffee shop.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3806
Broadway / Capitol Hill
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+1 206-624-6600
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

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 the handwritten notes tagging carefully selected favorites - there is...More

Thank Olga H
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful interiors, with so many little nooks to sit & read; very relaxed, friendly & helpful staff.

Thank Stephanie R
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

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 what you are interested in, they will help you find it using another venue. The floors are...More

Thank Rosemary M
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

This large, open bookstore in Capital Hill is well laid out, and has numerous sections including a selection of magazines and small gifts, a bargain section, and a café. A great place to browse with a large children's section, there is something for every reader...More

Thank Lara B
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Interesting find in Capital Hill area. Friendly staff and we'll organized extensive collection. Will be back to this gem.

Thank footdoctor7
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

It isn't the Mecca known as Powells in Portland - but it's pretty damn close. They have a small version of odd-fellows cafe, a great selection of books with lots of seating, and a great selection of local books and magazines.

Thank loveDCA
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and beautiful space, but every book is $16 or more including the paperbacks. Their bargain books are the only things worth buying and that is pretty extensive so that's a save. Lots of chairs and tables and hidden nooks to sit and read,...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Whenever I'm in Seattle I always include a visit to Elliott Bay Books. Awesome selection. Sections for local interest/authors. Very helpful staff, staff recommendations and reviews. Always on my must-visit list when in Seattle

Thank Dan N
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Elliott Bay Books provides thought-provoking and unique reading selections for a world that is becoming bookless... I confess I was so upset when Elliott Bay left its downtown location that it took me awhile to come into their new location on Capitol Hill, just one...More

Thank jennifer s
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

They carry my book "Body of a Dancer," so of course I love them! Seriously, my last visit, they had all the books I needed to teach my new course: Layli Long Soldier's "Whereas" and Lauret Savoy's "Trace." Staff is amazing.

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