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Elliott Bay Book Company

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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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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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Staff picks were my favorite!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
Kendall H
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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63 helpful votes 63 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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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42 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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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14 helpful votes 14 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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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A wide-ranging selection of books covering all genres and age-groups. It is a bookstore to browse in where it is possible to locate the Complete Poems of Elizabeth Bishop as well as the latest Harry Potter. Perhaps this is one of the last of a dying breed. They are becoming scarce in the UK

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