What is the best bookstore in Bellingham WA

The nicest bookstores in Washington

Many independent bookstores across the nation have had to close due to today's world of e-readers, large boxing chains, and faceless online retailers. In Washington, however, some have weathered the storm and continue to thrive. Of general interest to specialty stores, we're compiling a list of must-visit bookstores in Washington state.

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Aunty's bookstore

Located in east Washington in the city of Spokane, Auntie's Bookstore has been offering book lovers used and new books since 1978. The largest independent bookstore in the area, Tante's is located in the heart of downtown in the historic Liberty Building. This store has something for everyone, from books to art and youth literature to literary classics and much more. They also host several events each month, including book groups, workshops, poetry readings, and book signing, to name a few. Kids will love this bookstore too, especially on Saturdays when there is history.

Aunt Bookstore, 402 W. Main Avenue, Spokane, WA, USA, +1 509 838 0206

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Encore books

Located in Yakima, central Washington, Encore Books is a locally owned bookstore with something for everyone. Especially in used books, Encore offers a selection of new works, including bestsellers and hard-to-find books. From biographies to history and romance to cookbooks and more, greedy readers can spend hours browsing the shelves of this shop with over 150,000 titles. For those on a tight budget, Encore also has a bargain table where the books are .25 ¢ or $ 1.00. They also host special events throughout the year, which can be found on their website.

Encore Books, 1016 S. 3rd Avenue, Yakima, WA, USA, +1 509 457 4660

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Books of the king

Located in the historic Stadium District in downtown Tacoma, King's Books has been a large 6,000 square foot square owned by the sweet pea Flaherty since 2010. A popular independent bookstore, the shelves are filled with an array of used, rare out-of-print and new books on every topic imaginable. Bibliophiles won't have a hard time finding what they want in this friendly store that stocks around 200,000 volumes. The store also hosts several events each month, from book clubs to author talks to craft fairs and more, all of which can be found on the website. Be sure to give the pretty business cat Atticus some love when you visit.

King's Books, 218 St. Helens Avenue, Tacoma, WA, USA, +1 253 272 8801

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Last word books

In downtown Olympia, the state's capital, in the old Olympia Glass Building, Last Word Books is a multi-faceted venue with an eclectic selection of used and rare books on offer. Founded in 2002 by a group of students from Evergreen State College, this business is not just a bookstore, but also a printing and publishing company. The topics that literature fans have to offer include everything from alternative politics to classic literature to homemade offerings. Their website states, "Books are a gateway drug," and "Last Word Books" is a great place for readers to have their cravings satisfied.

Recent dictionaries, 111 Cherry St. NE, Olympia, WA, USA, +1 360 786 9673

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Left bank books

Left Bank Books is a unique business where it is collectively owned and run by its workers - they work together and make decisions making everyone equal. This little Pike Place Market was founded in Seattle in 1973 and has a host - around 10,000 - of new and used books to read. As a specialist shop, it specializes in anti-authoritarian, independent works and small press publications, to name just a few. 70 areas are represented in their business including Feminist Studies, Immigration Studies, Race and Culture, Poetry and Native Studies.

Left Bank Books, 92 Pike St., Seattle, WA, USA, +1 206 622 0195

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Seattle Mystery Bookshop

Locals looking for a captivating crime thriller know they head to the Seattle Mystery Bookshop, a wonderful Pioneer Square store that specializes in everything mysterious. Realizing that Seattle needed a mysterious bookstore, Bill Farley founded the store in 1990 and while he's still doing it, JB Dickey is the current owner. The bookstore has numerous collectable, used and new works and a staff with a passion and a wealth of knowledge to find something of interest for everyone, including the youngest of Mystery readers. The Seattle Mystery Bookshop hosts numerous events throughout the year, mostly in the form of book signing.

Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry Street, Seattle, WA, USA, +1 206 587 5737

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The Elliott Bay Book Company

Located in the heart of Capitol Hill, the Elliott Bay Book Company is Seattle's most legendary independent bookstore selling new books and bargain editions. Founded in 1973 by Walter Carr, this family business offers guests warm, inviting, and open interiors full of cedar shelves with around 150,000 items that will give book lovers hours of browsing. They also sell a variety of other things including magazines, journals, and tape books to name a few, with many events throughout the year like children's stories, book groups, and author readings. There is also a café where visitors can sample a variety of sweet and savory foods and espresso drinks.

The Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Avenue, Seattle, WA, USA, +1 206 624 6600

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Mon - Thu:

10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Fri - Sat:

10.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.

Sun:

10.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.

152110th Avenue, Seattle, Washington, USA

+12066246600

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Third books

Created specifically as a place in Lake Forest Park as a place for the community to gather and celebrate their love for books, The Third Place Books is a general interest bookstore where everyone will find something to pique their interests. In fact, they have about 200,000 new, used, and bargain books available at any given time. A fun and cozy place, guests will also find a large common room as well as five restaurants where they can take a relaxing break from searching the endless bookshelves. In memory of the community, the bookstore will also be showing stories for the little ones on Friday, as well as discussions with authors, readings and signatures.

Third Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA, USA, +1 206 366 3333

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Village books

Located in the historic Fairhaven district of Bellingham, Village Books presents bookworms on three floors of new, used and affordable books. The independent bookstore was founded in 1980 and has a wide variety of themes that ensure there is something for every reader. In a welcoming environment, guests can take their time and browse the hallways and if they wish they can relax in a comfortable chair and look at the books that will pique their curiosity, while kids can feel comfortable on floor cushions and check out theirs Selection of. As with all of the other amazing bookstores, Village Books hosts many events each year with regional, national and international authors.

Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham, WA, USA, +1 360 671 2626