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Serendipity the used book place

225 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9590
+1 360-378-2665
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Nice little used book store

Just up the hill from the ferry dock is this converted house now housing a small used book store... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
dunadan
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Lynnwood, WA
Amazing store to get lost in for a day

The number and variety of books available in this little house is absolutely stunning! Avid readers... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
Melissa L
,
Seattle, Washington
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225 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9590
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Just up the hill from the ferry dock is this converted house now housing a small used book store crammed floor-to-ceiling with a wide-variety of subjects. We browsed the sagging shelves of books for maybe 15 minutes, and left with a couple of books at...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

The number and variety of books available in this little house is absolutely stunning! Avid readers can easily spend an entire afternoon just browsing the shelves and boxes. The organization is really top-notch, and the owner is a wonderful source of knowledge and recommendations. I...More

Thank Melissa L
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Located in a former house, this used book store has charm, atmosphere and organization. So many books, so many genre, but all sorted so you can find what you're looking for. Stocked floor to ceiling, there is limited space to move around.

Thank lheadley
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I never cease to be amazed when I go into Serendipity. All of the walls and shelves are filled with used books of every interest and genre. It all seems a little overwhelmingly cluttered, but if you take your time, you'll find some amazing treasures....More

Thank Mushroomminnow
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Great used bookstore in the heart of downtown. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly. The entire stock is computerized - all 50,000 books! Expect to find recognizable current titles mixed in with classics and rare finds.

Thank PJinNorthBend
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

When you're on island time, old fashioned hard copy books seems to woo you and this place is a treasure for any book lover. You can get lost in here for hours. If you have a title you're looking for, they can sometimes search and...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Although the store is small and full of clutter, it's exactly what most book lovers love. It's small and quaint and has most any book you are looking for. Most books are half price off cover price (which I thought was slightly high for some...More

Thank turtlegirl73
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

A really fun and welcoming bookstore. Charming with wall-to-wall of books stacked from floor to the ceiling. Good range of selections, quality, price. There were some vintage books with old book covers that might be good for collectors.

Thank Beaxplorer
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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

The tastes in our family is eclectic. From painting, to horror, to sci-fi, to romance. All of us have different bents on what we like to read and all of us were able to find something we couldn't leave without buying. Great selection of series...More

Thank Teri M
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Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

This was our first stop off the ferry from a week in the hospital, and it delivered joy and peace. There was so many books, very reasonably priced and book shop keeper was a wealth of knowledge. Could have spent half the day here! Very...More

Thank Amanda M
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