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Elliott Bay Book Company

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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This book store is popular among caffeine-addicted Seattleites for its in-store coffee shop.
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1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3806
Broadway / Capitol Hill
+1 206-624-6600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bookstore was huge! So much fun to explore the genres and highlighted/featured authors. There's tables and seating, and even a cafe area that looked chic and delicious. They apparently do tours, how fun! Would highly recommend visiting!

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank whoaxsteff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Elliott Bay Books needs to be on your list of places to visit on Capital Hill. It’s independently owned. The staff is friendly and helpful. They have a great selection of books.

Date of experience: January 2020
13  Thank Alec D
Reviewed December 2, 2019

The Elliott Bay Book Company is a rarity: an independent bookstore that survives, in the city where Amazon got its start selling books. Why? An large and carefully curated collection of interesting books in a wide variety of categories, including nature, fitness, outdoors, writing, graphica/manga,...More

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank globalfinder312
Reviewed November 3, 2019

I've been going to Elliott Bay for books for 24-years -- and they remain the best book store in Seattle, and one of the few independent book sellers to be doing well (at least so it appears). This is a place to browse, to read...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed August 30, 2019 via mobile

The best bookstore I’ve ever visited, hands down! They had an enormous selection and a wide variety. Could have spent days on there.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank zpower13
Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

Custard french toast at the Lost Lake Cafe on Capitol Hill is a delightful surprise. Each of the generous number of slices is drizzled with vanilla custard and garnished with a plentiful quantity of kiwi slices. The result is thoroughly satisfying.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Joan R
Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

My friend and I visited one Tuesday evening before joining more friends for dinner nearby. This is a REAL bookstore. I didn’t spend a very long time, only about 45 mins; I had to avoid the temptation of buying too much since I was travelling...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Kristine B
Reviewed July 5, 2019

Elliott Bay Book Co is a wonderful place to visit for a day of reading and finding just the right book or two. I wish I had more room in my luggage for the many books I wanted. They also have a lovely café in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Alyse M
Reviewed July 1, 2019

Huge range of books, not all mainstream, in a large cool space. Well worth a visit to browse, lurk and taste a number of books. Don’t bother with the Café- it was pretty expensive and not great - my panini for $9 + tax was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank The_Winding_path
Reviewed June 29, 2019

Elliott Bay Book Company is a really good bookstore on Capital Hill. I love taking friends who are visiting Seattle there. The staff is really friendly and helpful

Date of experience: June 2019
14  Thank Alec D
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