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The 4 best bookstores in Seattle

The 4 best bookstores in Seattle
The Elliott Bay Book Company. | Photo: Caitlin C./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on March 25, 2019.

Looking to explore the top bookstores around?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top bookstores in Seattle, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for bookstores.

1. The Elliott Bay Book Company

Photo: Joshua B./Yelp

Topping the list is The Elliott Bay Book Company. Located at 1521 10th Ave. (between Pike and Pine streets) in Broadway, the bookstore, which offers cards, stationery and more, is the highest rated bookstore in Seattle, boasting 4.5 stars out of 562 reviews on Yelp.

Find the book you're seeking at The Elliott Bay Book Company, which has more than 150,000 titles. The bookstore is open seven days a week. 

2. Ada's Technical Books and Cafe

photo: david p./yelp

Broadway's Ada's Technical Books and Cafe, located at 425 15th Ave. East (between Republican and Harrison streets), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the bookstore and cafe 4.5 stars out of 227 reviews.

Geek out with technical novel selections at Ada's Technical Books and Cafe. The bookstore is open daily from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and has a variety of gifts, workshops and more.

3. Twice Sold Tales

Photo: Jacqueline C./Yelp

Over in Broadway, check out Twice Sold Tales, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 161 reviews on Yelp. You can find the bookstore and used bookstore at 1833 Harvard Ave. (between Howell Street and Denny Way).

The used bookstore was established in 1987 and is open daily from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

4. Lion Heart Book Store

Photo: Jordan K./Yelp

Finally, there's Lion Heart Book Store, a Pike Market favorite with five stars out of 59 reviews. Stop by 1501 Pike Place, Suite 432 (between Post Alley) to hit up the bookstore and used bookstore next time you're in the mood.

Yelper Pa V. said, "This was definitely one of the many highlights of Pike's Place Market and it was no surprise that locals love this unique bookstore!"  

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