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Elliott Bay Book Company

Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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Address: 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3806
Phone Number: (206) 624-6600
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10:00 am - 11:00 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
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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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Wonderful Independent bookstore

Elliott Bay Books used to be downtown, but they are now in a beautifully refurbished, almost 100 year old, industrial building, in Capitol Hill. The building was the original Ford... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Lawrence, Kansas
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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Elliott Bay Books used to be downtown, but they are now in a beautifully refurbished, almost 100 year old, industrial building, in Capitol Hill. The building was the original Ford truck service center in town, way back when. What is so nice about the current space is that it is all wood everywhere, and has lots of natural light. It... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

They used to be located in Pioneer Square but then a few years ago they moved to Capitol Hill. And I am very happy that they did. The location is easy to find. The book store is a great place to hang out for a few hours. The staff is very helpful. If you're hungry they have a café in... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

A bookstore with a history and backstock not just bestsellers. Bought a great 500 pc jigsaw puzzle with skyline of Seattle by a local artist + books of course!

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

I miss the Pioneer Square location, but I was very glad to see how this independent bookstore still deserves the fame it had before the move. Excellent collection of titles with a really good selection of bargain books, of which we filled a couple of large bags. Go, take your time, browse. You'll find plenty of ideas for stocking your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

This is a fairly big bookstore with a cafe. It is located in a really cool area and the book selections are great. What I really like about this location is that it has seating areas, something a lot of places lack.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

My wife and I were in Seattle for a business trip (business for her, I got to tag along), and we discovered this bookstore while walking though the Capital Hill area. What a pleasant surprise this was! Elliott Bay Book Company is a wide-open, roomy bookstore with a great selection of books. The staff were friendly (bring your dog, and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

It has a vast range of books and other publications and set out in a very user friendly manner. Ample space for two to browse at the same time, each looking at books on the other side. A nice little cafe within the bookstore offers drinks and light meals to consume before or after looking for your reading needs. Staff... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

We love visiting non chain bookstores and was excited to visit Elliot Bay. This place does not disappoint. The place has a great feel and extensive book selection. In addition, the adjacent coffeehouse has amazing cappuccinos and mochas. We only planed to spend a little time here but between book browsing, coffee drinking, and chatting we found ourselves here for... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Their not so no location on Capitol Hill is great. Excellent location. Great selection of books. Very helpful staff. Really enjoy every visit. Highly recommended!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Better than Powell's Books by far! I loved the atmosphere in here. Easy to find what you're looking for. Very cool.

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