It might be nigh on impossible to stay cool in this kind of heat wave, but some bookstores in the Pacific Northwest DO have air conditioning. If you have a safe way to get to them, it would be worth planning a visit.
Secret Garden Books in Ballard, Seattle, WA
2214 NW Market St
Hours: 10am- 8 pm Mon-Saturday, 11am- 5pm Sunday
Third Place Books, Seward Park, Seattle, WA
5041 Wilson Ave S
Hours: Daily 9am- 7pm (July 4th holiday hours: 9am- 5pm)
Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA
17171 Bothell Way NE, #A101
Lake Forest Park WA,
Hours: Daily 9am- 7pm
University Book Store, Seattle, WA
4326 University Way NE
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm
Book & Game Company, Walla Walla, WA
1st & Main St
Walla Walla, WA
Hours: 9am – 9pm Mon – Sat, 10am – 6pm Sunday
What air-conditioned bookstores are we missing?
Other bookstores are doing everything they can with fans and cross-breezes, but it might be wise to check hours before you visit this week because some have had to adjust hours due to the heat.
Although I don’t think they have a/c, Trail’s End Bookstore in Winthrop, WA does have a perfect recommendation: