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Elliott Bay Book Company

1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 (Broadway / Capitol Hill)
(206) 624-6600
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Ranked #4 of 111 Shopping in Seattle
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: This book store is popular among caffeine-addicted Seattleites for its in-store coffee shop.
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Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Owner description: This book store is popular among caffeine-addicted Seattleites for its in-store coffee shop.

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Vancouver, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
31 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Arlington, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It's not just a bookstore, it's an experience. Love the space where they moved up on Capitol Hill. I was were a bit shocked not to find them at old location in Pioneer Square where I first went when I lived in Seattle on the 1980s. But this is a happening space and neighborhood; just the right amount of seediness... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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171 attraction reviews
512 helpful votes 512 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I was devastated when Elliott Bay Book Company left its long-time Pioneer Square location four years ago and moved to Capitol Hill. Its funky layout and old-book-lined basement cafe in the former space contributed greatly to its special charm. And though I still miss that ambiance, I remain a huge fan of this independent, family-owned bookstore. The staff members are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Lovely book store with everything you'd find at the big chain book stores and MORE! I loved the personal touches with hand written tags describing/recommending books! They have a cafe, too. Wish we had a book store like this in FL!

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is a large book store with huge variety. I really liked that there were staff reviews of books all over the place. Also, the cafe at the back was great for lunch.

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Vancouver
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We discovered this bookstore in its previous incarnation in Pioneer Square where we embraced it's seemingly endless shelves and corners, yielding fresh treasures. That locale featured seating seemingly at every turn a reader could want, and a large café in the basement when refreshment was necessary. Its closure was a sad passage but we greeted its relocation in Capitol Hill... More 

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