Reading Shakespeare and Company, A History of the Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart, was like spending a wonderfully rainy afternoon in your grandfather’s attic going through dusty old photographs, maps, letters, and journals.
It is hard to believe when you walk into the Eagle Harbor Book Company on Bainbridge Island, Washington, that it started out in 1969 as tiny 500 square foot store front with only enough room for a handful of titles and a great deal of determination. Since then, despite having moved to a larger space,… Continue reading Eagle Harbor Book Company
Unlike most places in our modern world, Downtown Poulsbo, Washington, promotes the long lost art of window-shopping, perambulating, and just slowing down in general, by being pedestrian friendly. The slower pace, beautiful marina, and historic buildings are home to dozens of artisans, boutiques, and antique stores, all within the 3-block area that comprises the… Continue reading Liberty Bay Books
When real estate developer Ron Sher first opened Third Place Books (in Lake Forest Park) back in 1998, the idea was simple enough: that having a new and used bookshop, a coffee shop, a café, and other amenities all open at once would enhance the experience and better ensure success. It would also, if successful, create… Continue reading Third Place Books, Ravenna