SEQUIM, WA. Pacific Mist Books, “located in the core of downtown for over 20 years,” has been put up for sale until the end of March, the Gazette reported. Owner Vickie Maples, who purchased the bookshop in 2011, cited “urgent family health and business needs in California” as the primary reason for her decision.
“I realize this is a very short time frame for prospective buyers but I sincerely hope there will be local interest in purchasing the shop in order to retain our local community bookstore,” Maples said, adding that she has been “delighted with the tremendous support from both local residents and visitors alike.”

JUNEAU, AK. Hearthside Books is a local bookstore with 2 great locations: Downtown Juneau at 254 Front Street and in the Mendenhall Valley at 8745 Glacier Highway in the Nugget Mall.  After 30+ years of serving Juneau as its premier independent book dealer the owners are ready to retire. For more about this opportunity, please see the listing with Juneau Real Estate.

CANNON BEACH, OR. Have you always said “I’d love to own a bookstore at the beach?” Cannon Beach Book Company is not just any bookstore on any beach; it’s a 32-plus-year institution on the main street of one of the most beautiful beach towns in the world. A first-rate inventory, a few choice sidelines, a new section of art supplies and the best landlord in town are just a few of the tangibles that go with an excellent reputation. We maintain an active offsite presence year-round as well as hosting frequent in-store signings. Call Valerie Ryan (503-436-1301 ) if you’re seriously interested in owning this fine bookstore.

HILLSBORO, OR. Cute family bookstore in Downtown Hillsboro, Oregon to sell or take on working partner. Business is close to profitable, open for less than 2 years. Owner run but family duties make it hard to dedicate needed time to store. Established business with great potential for $30,000, owner will train and help for needed time. Great local community and lots of events right in front of store. Email for more info:



Whodunit Books in Olympia, WA is going out of business. Until the end of April, all books (new and used) are on sale at 40% off regular price.  Sideline items are also discounted.   The store is open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00  p.m. on Monday through Saturday and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.  The store is located at 119 Fifth Avenue SE, Olympia, Washington.  Everything must go, including some serviceable but not fancy bookcases.  Call 360-352-8252 or e-mail for more information.


WORDCRAFTERS CONFERENCE: Wordcrafters in Eugene, a new literary arts organization, offers its inaugural writing conference March 7-9 at the Hilton Conference Center in downtown Eugene. The conference features Terry Brooks, Elizabeth George, and Susan Wiggs, among other notable Pacific Northwest writers. For three days, students will focus intensely on all aspects of writing fiction, from weaving the tapestry of character, to crafting a satisfying emotional journey. Learn more here.


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