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! 🙂