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Elliott Bay Book Company

Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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Address: 1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Phone Number: (206) 624-6600
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Activities: Shopping
Description: This book store is popular among caffeine-addicted Seattleites for its...
This book store is popular among caffeine-addicted Seattleites for its in-store coffee shop.
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Support local book stores!

Loved the layout of the place - picked one of the staff suggestions and I was very happy with my choice. I am always trying to encourage people to support local bookstores and I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Loved the layout of the place - picked one of the staff suggestions and I was very happy with my choice. I am always trying to encourage people to support local bookstores and I would certainly hope that Seattle residents continue to support this terrific bookstore.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I loved that this bookstore had a staff picks section where they actually explained why that book was included! It's got a cool vibe, and you can buy really gorgeous editions of some of the books. The cafe area in the back means you can hang out there for a few hours without even realizing it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

I spent hours here eating at the cafe and looking for books. As a science fiction fan, I was impressed with the selection. There are suggestion from staff and notes about award winners. If you love books, this is the place for you.

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Kent, Washington
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81 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This store has a huge selection across a lot of categories and a great recommendations section. There are a lot of great finds here. The store is well organized. It is clear the staff here have a passion for good books and stock their shelves with original selections. It would be easy to come out of this store with 10... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Amazing presentation, personal reviews taped to the shelf, tote bags, wonderful greeting cards.....LOVE THIS PLACE SO MUCH

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Indianola, Iowa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Very fun bookstore located on Capitol Hill. Each shelf features handwritten notes about the books contained, and there is a wonderful café attached where you can buy coffee or snacks.

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Vancouver, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This one is homey yet well set up with book recommendations and cute write ups by staff. I loved it there. It is in a fun area of the city and it was just a comfy welcoming vibe in the store.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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59 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Elliott Bay Book Company is a delightful & popular bookstore located in downtown Seattle. They have a good selection of titles from all genres, all housed in a pleasant atmosphere for browsing. A small cafe is inside, and we found their coffee offerings to be most tasty (as one would expect from a Seattle bookstore!). The patrons we encountered... More 

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California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Excellent selection of books. The cafe was nice. And the art in the cafe was an added bonus. I stop here every time I am in town.

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New York City, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

--Wide selection of interesting books, including many shelves featuring local authors and books of regional interest --Coffee in the back, not in the center of it all --Restrooms, available without guilt --Friendly and helpful staff If only we had a place like this in New York.

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