Happy book hunting! May your weather be clear, parking be plentiful, and the traffic be bearable.
In a place like Seattle, where one is literally spoiled for choice when it comes to independent bookstores, participating in Independent Bookstore Day 2016 is a bit like a cross between a road trip and a scavenger hunt. In fact, this year 17 stores, in 21 different locations, participated. However, given that we were going… Continue reading Independent Bookstore Day 2016
We began Independent Bookstore Day 2016 with a stop at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, a small store, in a funky little section of Seattle known as Georgetown, that sits next to a café (naturally) and a glass blowing studio/school, and across the street from an indoor beach. (I have already made a mental note to… Continue reading Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
From Fantagraphics, for our second Independent Bookstore Day 2016 stop, we headed downtown from to one of our favorite spots, Seattle Mystery Bookshop, specializing (obviously) in mystery books. This bookshop is the whole package. Nestled into a fantastic underground location, that is simultaneously secluded and yet still has enough windows to let in natural light,… Continue reading Seattle Mystery Bookshop
After a much-needed stop for refreshments we continued our Independent Bookstore Day 2016 festivities, and traveled across Lake Washington to Mercer Island’s Island Books. What a fun store! Bigger than our first two stops combined, and yet still only about half of the size of your average chain bookstore. Island Books sports style, sophistication, and… Continue reading Island Books