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Elliott Bay Book Company

Address: 1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 (Broadway / Capitol Hill)
Phone Number: (206) 624-6600
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Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
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 & Fashion
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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Indianola, Iowa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
38 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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18 reviews 18 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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209 attraction reviews
568 helpful votes 568 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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