Heading to Seattle and looking for some literary fun? Here’s our list of five amazing indie bookstores to see while you’re there.
When in a new city, the first question that comes to mind for most literary folks is “Where’s the bookstore?” In Seattle, the question will shortly change to, “How many of these can I fit into my trip?”
From a few quick google searches, you will quickly find that there are so many independent bookstores in the area, and from a few more searches, you’ll learn that they’re all pretty great too.
After making the hike up to Seattle and visiting over 15 bookstores, I narrowed it down to my top 5 favorites. I was able to take some pretty dreamy photos that hardly do justice to how beautiful some of these stores are, but I hope they can at least persuade you to get up there and check out these places for yourself.
1. Magus Books
Just think of the most beautiful vine-covered building and then think of what could make it even better. Books, the answer is books and the reality of that combination is Magus Books. Located on a corner in the University District, this bookstore features a mixture of mostly rare and used books that they buy back from the community. This place feels worn in and well-loved and I loved every minute of being there. *Fun Fact – They recently celebrated their 40 year anniversary, so congratulate them when you go in.