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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 - 11:00 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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I tend to search for independent bookstores when I visit a new city. Elliott Bay Books hits the mark nicely. Decent selection, places to sit...but no public bathrooms or cafe... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I tend to search for independent bookstores when I visit a new city. Elliott Bay Books hits the mark nicely. Decent selection, places to sit...but no public bathrooms or cafe (undergoing renovation apparently )

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Where can you easily spend several hours and not have access to a bathroom? Elliott Bay Book Company! Never in my life have I been in such a large Bookshop that didn't have this courtesy for customers. That said, if you cannot find something to read here, you aren't trying. A large and varied selection, well or vanished, and of... More 

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Odenton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Bookstore was pretty decent. I've yet to find a bookstore to top Strand, though. This bookstore also has a bargain section, but it was sorely disappointing to me. They also didn't have a really good paraphernalia section. It was also extremely hot in there. Guess it's another one of those businesses that doesn't have AC (crazy!). It's still worth the... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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Denver, Colorado
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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Elliott Bay Book Company

Address: 1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Phone Number: (206) 624-6600
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Broadway / Capitol Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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