This excellent bookstore has been a cornerstone of the highly literate Seattle communities for years. Back before the onslaught of Barnes & Nobles and Borders, Elliott Bay Book Company was a giant of a bookstore with a seemingly limitless supply of reading material.
Besides offering a tremendous selection of works to purchase, Elliott Bay has a fabulous environment that has you lingering in the store long past a practical amount of time for shopping. The courteous and knowledgeable staff are also a bonus. A number of author readings, signings, lectures and workshops keep the reading community involved in the bookstore.