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Elliott Bay Book Company

Neighbourhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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Address: 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3806
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+1 206-624-6600
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00

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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A Great Local Book Store and Cafe!

I love Elliott Bay! Great selection, great vibe, great cafe. If you're on Capitol Hill, check it out.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amy C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Elliott Bay! Great selection, great vibe, great cafe. If you're on Capitol Hill, check it out.

Thank Amy C
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Okay, yes, I do use Amazon, often, but there is still a deep seated pleasure in a real book, something you can mark-up, dog-ear, and fall asleep with it over your face. Elliott Bay is one of the few surviving book shops in Seattle, offering a good range of excellent books, and the help of well-read people. Yah for old... More 

Thank hfulghum
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Well organized, clean, bright, and helpful staff, what more can one ask for in a book store? A great coffee shop! The Elliott Bay Book Company is a great place to spend and afternoon looking at books and drinking coffee at The Little Oddfellows cafe.

Thank TravelingTrixieBelle
Seattle, Washington
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726 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Fantastic independent book store. They are centrally located on Capitol Hill and easy to find. The selection of books is great...and yes you might pay a little more than online shopping but it's worth it.

1 Thank Alec D
Wipperfurth, Germany
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I walked about 30 min east from the pike market to this store and I'm still in love! Every person who likes books will love this place. Never saw such a well organized, variegated and sweet bookstore. Even the atmosphere is special. You can sit a a small cafe in the store and just start reading your new books. All... More 

Thank djebella
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

A book lover's paradise this is. This is a place you can browse to your hearts content and probably find many of your old author friends.

Thank Gary D
Cambridge, MA
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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

If you're into bookstore porn, this place is totally for you. Lots of staff picks, friendly, cosy, found a great book of essays and could have spent much more tie, easily. Recommended

Thank HadiPotter
Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Elliott Bay Book Company has been reviewed positively many times, and all the positive reviews are well-deserved because it is a great place to find books. Unlike stores like B&N's in Seattle, Elliott Bay has its books on display in a wonderfully open space and a space that has lots of places to sit down to sample a book--really comfy... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Easily one of the largest bookstores I've been in. (except The Strand in NYC, obviously). If I lived here, I'd be a frequent visitor. Great selection of books and lots of seating! They had a great selection of games too, which I love to seeing in bookstores, and lots of really unique ones.

Thank Liz_Leiby
Oliver, Canada
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

If you like book stores, you will love this one. There is a large selection of books (it's not Powells but still very good). There is a coffee shop in the store and lots of chairs. A great place to browse, read and relax.

Thank Ed S

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