This week, Elliott Bay Book Company announced it is welcoming booklovers back inside the store. In-store browsing is by appointment. The store continues to offer curbside pick-up and free shipping. To make a 30-minute appointment to shop at Elliott Bay Book Company, visit the store’s appointment page.
As of publication on August 21, 2020, other regional stores that are shop-by-appointment include:
Ballast Books in Bermerton, WA
Book Larder in Seattle, WA
Madison Books in Seattle, WA
Queen Anne Book Company in Seattle, WA
Some regional stores that are open for drop-in shopping include:
Beach Books in Seaside, OR
Book & Game Company in Walla Walla, WA
Country Bookshelf in Bozeman, MT
Eagle Harbor Books on Bainbridge, WA
Edmonds Bookshop in Edmonds, WA
Island Books on Mercer Island, WA
Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo, WA
Magnolia’s Bookstore in Seattle, WA
The Neverending Bookshop in Edmonds, WA
Paper Boat Books in West Seattle, WA
Parnassus Books & Gifts in Ketchikan, AK
Paulina Springs Books in Sisters, OR
Phinney Books in Seattle, WA
Powell’s Books Cedar Hills store and Green & Blue Rooms of downtown Portland store
Rediscovered Books in Boise and Caldwell, ID
Third Place Books (all three locations: Ravenna, Seward Park, and Lake Forest Park) in WA
Trail’s End Bookstore in Winthrop, WA
The Well-Read Moose in Coeur d’Alene, ID
Waucoma Books in Hood River, OR offers walk-up sales, window shopping, and a small browsing area in addition to curbside pick-up.
Please share in the comments if your local store is open for by-appointment shopping or drop-in shopping. Remember that local stores are happy to help you get the books you want, even if they are not able to open to the public; many have websites, many are taking phone orders, and many have created virtual storefronts through Bookshop.org and Libro.fm (for audio books). When possible, virtual visits and from-home shopping are still safest for everyone.
Thank you for shopping locally– and safely! Thank you for wearing your properly-fitted masks, keeping your hands clean, and respecting physical distancing recommendations whenever you shop. Please make sure to stay home if you’re not feeling well. Your community needs your good judgment as well as your business.