The Poulsbo Book Stop

Rummaging about, through a plethora of tomes, in search of hidden treasures, is in my opinion at least one of the best parts of going to a used bookstore. I love the labyrinth like maze of bookshelves that barely contain their contents, the stacks of books that often punctuate the popularity of a certain genre… Continue reading The Poulsbo Book Stop


Third Place Books, Ravenna

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

King’s Books

In the north end of Tacoma, Washington, overlooking Commencement Bay, is the Stadium District. This quaint neighborhood is named, not after a football stadium or any other type of sports arena, but rather after Stadium High School, a local historic landmark made famous by the movie 10 Things I Hate About You. The film, staring… Continue reading King’s Books

No Dearth of Books

From the moment you climb the porch steps No Dearth of Books, in downtown Gig Harbor, Washington, feels more like a private library than a bookstore. Not some leather-bound, formal, or worse yet “for display purposes only” private library, but rather the private library of a favorite well-read (and more than likely well-travelled) aunt and… Continue reading No Dearth of Books