The Elliott Bay Book Company

The Elliott Bay Book Company

Although you don’t like reading or even just looking at a book, you will love the Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle!


I used to go to a bookstore, read and buy books, but now I buy books online more often since it is quicker and more convenient. Since I have some free time, I wanted to go to a bookstore and spend some time there, so I chose the Elliott Bay Book Company!

This two-story spacious bookstore with comfortable seats, which looks like old-fashioned bookstore, is a perfect place to spend a couple hours (or even a day!) with sitting around, browsing and reading books. Staff was friendly and there is a cafe called Little Oddfellow where you can grab coffee and snacks inside the bookstore.


My favorite part of this bookstore is reviews of books by staff members. Not only does staff’s recommendations have great selections, but also the staff has written brief review about the books. I think this is so cute and friendly and reminds of me the beauty of analog times! We live in and with technology that makes it so easy for us to find reviews on the Internet. It is of course more convenient, but can’t beat those paper reviews written by staff members.


I did purchase a book, “My Salinger Year” by Joanna Rakoff, which was on the staff’s recommendations. Loved the first couple chapters and can’t wait to finish it! 🙂





7 thoughts on “The Elliott Bay Book Company

  1. paulettemotzko says:

    I love your wonderful stories. I feel like I am traveling right next to you in Seattle. The Fantastic book store. Has so much history and charm to it. And I love the reviews like you said. Sometimes old fashioned is the best. Places like that bookstore are my Paradise

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    • Jamie says:

      Thank you again for liking my post 🙂 I also love going to bookstores because it just helps me relax and calm down. Amazon has opened its first bookstore in University District in Seattle as well. It’s not the bookstore with old history, but definitely worth to check out!
      (p.s. I used to live by Renton! 🙂 )

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  2. RedHeadedBookLover says:

    Oh my gosh this book store is beautiful! Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention I have made a note to definitely visit when I am next in Seattle because this looks beautiful. Your post was written beautifully also and you have a really awesome blog (: keep it up!

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