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Indie Bookstores in Washington

The best list of independent Washington bookstores

 

  • Watermark Book Co.
  • 612 Commercial Ave.
  • City: Anacortes
  • Phone: (360) 293-4277
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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We’ve been here in beautiful downtown Anacortes since 1989, selling new books―bestsellers, old favorites, classics and more esoteric titles―as well as a a unique selection of cards, calendars, maps, audio books, and other book-related miscellania. 

Eagle Harbor Book Company

We are a full service, locally-owned and proudly independent bookstore located on Bainbridge Island. For more information on events, visit our website.

Literary Leftovers Used Books

Literary Leftovers is your local full service used bookstore! We offer both paperbacks and hardcovers in a variety of subjects and categories. We are located in Battle Ground, WA right next to Old Town Burger and Wilco.

Independent bookstore, serving the UW community since 1900. Shop independent, be independent.

  • Henderson Books
  • 116 Grand Ave.
  • City: Bellingham
  • Phone: (360) 734-6855
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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Henderson Books has been located in downtown Bellingham since 1986. A general used bookstore, we have 300,000 books in 6500 square feet.

Village Books

Village Books has been Whatcom County’s favorite locally owned and independently operated bookstore since 1980.

East West Bookshop provides tools for life’s journey. Much more than books, we also offer great gifts, clothes, CDs and DVDs, crystals, jewelry, nightly classes, tea, and more! Alongside our regular schedule of speakers, authors, and intuitive readers, East West Bookshop hosts Ananda Yoga and Meditation classes. See our schedule online for a full listing of classes and events.

Indie Bookstore in the heart of Downtown Bremerton. We carry, books (new and used), cards, stickers, games, t-shirts, toys, local gifts, and more.

Page 2 Books
  • Page 2 Books
  • 560 SW 152nd St.
  • City: Burien
  • Phone: (206) 248-7248
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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Page 2 Books wants to help you find just the right book, for yourself or as a gift. We offer weekly children story time readings, and author events througout the month.

We are a tiny bookstore in the Seahurst section of Burien, WA, offering a curated collection of beautiful new books.

Vault Books & Brew
  • Vault Books & Brew
  • 20 Cowlitz St W
  • City: Castle Rock
  • Phone: (360) 967-2299
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Café/Food, Coffee/Tea
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Books aren’t dead! If you like to talk books, touch books, smell books and buy books, Vault Books & Brew is your new home. Located in the historic Castle Rock Bank Building, Vault Books & Brew offers both hot off the press as well as a large selection of used books. You can also bring in your books and earn credit for new (and new to you) books.

Book ‘N’ Brush is an independent bookstore committed to providing an interesting and diverse selection of books, author events, gift merchandise, fine art supplies, and custom framing. We pride ourselves on offering exceptional, personalized service to our customers. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life in our community through the knowledge we share and the services we provide.

Shakespeare & Co. is a women-led, queer friendly used bookstore in Historic downtown Chehalis, Wa. We value curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking, and we always have an intriguing selection of reasonably priced, thoughtfully curated, previously loved books.

Lake Chelan Valley’s Community Bookstore Since 1994.

…and BOOKS, too! is a full-service used and new bookstore, and we also have unique gifts, cards, journals, home decor and gourmet foods.

  • Kingfisher Bookstore
  • 16 Front St. NW #1155
  • City: Coupeville
  • Phone: (360) 678-8463
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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Books, maps, cards, and other cool stuff on Coupeville’s historic waterfront.

Located on beautiful Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands for over 30 years. Enjoy a classic, independent bookstore with a friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Full of books you really want to read, serving Edmonds since 1972. Complimentary gift wrapping, frequent buyer’s club, book clubs and more.

The Neverending Bookshop is a general, new and used bookstore ready to help readers find their next favorite book. Customers can also sell books for store credit and attend weekly and monthly events, announced on our website.

  • Pearl Street Books & Gifts
  • 421 N. Pearl St.
  • City: Ellensburg
  • Phone: (509) 925-5678
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery, Regional
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
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We are an independent bookstore specializing in fiction, nonfiction, regional, and children’s books. Pearl Street Books & Gifts also carries many lines of distinctive greeting cards, including the work of local photographers and artists.

The Sequel Used Books and Espresso welcomes you to a cozy experience of a good book, coffee, and free Wi-fi. Located on historic Cole Street, The Sequel offers a unique shopping experience of going back in time with books documenting our old Ghost Towns and roailroads or the latest book on our last Space Shuttle!

Serving the Friday Harbor community on picturesque San Juan Island, since 1979.

Independent bookstore offering new books, stationery, gifts, and more Gig Harbor, Washington.

An eclectic, but carefully curated bookstore of quaint size located where the roads to Washington beaches and the Olympic mountains converge along Hwy 101.

  • Time Enough Books
  • 157 Howerton Way SE #A
  • City: Ilwaco
  • Phone: (360) 642-7667
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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An independently-owned bookstore on the Southwest Washington coast. We provide new and used books to the community, and special orders are always welcome!

BookTree
  • BookTree
  • 609 Market St
  • City: Kirkland
  • Phone: (425) 202-7791
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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BookTree is a full service Independent new and used bookstore with author events, poetry readings, bookclubs, workshops, and much more. Owners Mary and Chris are passionate about books and literature and believe bookstores are also important community gathering places that allow the open exchange of ideas.

Seaport Books
  • Seaport Books
  • 106 S. First St.
  • City: La Conner
  • Phone: (360) 399-1800
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Regional
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Gifts
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Seaport Books is a small store with a big heart and a mighty purpose. We sell the best in new titles with a focus on the Pacific Northwest and offer a unique selection of regional art, confectionery, and gifts. In addition, we strive to be a community hub: a place to inspire conversation; a venue for enriching workshops and interesting events; and a vehicle for connection–much like a good book. Visit our website 24-7 for the latest events and bestsellers.

We are a large Indie bookstore, carrying a large selection of new & used books. With five restaurants and a variety of community and author events each month, we are your Third Place!

Whidbey’s Favorite Independent Bookstore. After 41 years nowhere feels more like home.

Welcome to A Book For All Seasons, a small independent bookstore hidden away below the Innsbrucker Inn in the Miracle Town of Leavenworth, WA! Come in, meet our friendly staff, and find the perfect book as you explore our bookstore.

At Lopez Bookshop we celebrate the book and the importance it has in our lives.

Village Books
  • Village Books
  • 430 Front St.
  • City: Lynden
  • Phone: (360) 526-2133
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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Village Books has been Whatcom County’s favorite locally-owned and independently-operated bookstore since 1980.

Island Books is a family-owned, independent bookstore that has been the favorite stop for readers in Mercer Island, Washington since 1973.

Used books of all genres including a vast selection of paperbacks, children’s, non-fiction, hardcover, and reference. Some new books by local authors and publishers. We give trade credit for books you bring in and your trade credit can be used toward 50% of the purchase price of used books in the store. We accept trades during all business hours.

Wind & Tide Bookshop
  • Wind & Tide Bookshop
  • 790 SE Pioneer Way
  • City: Oak Harbor
  • Phone: (360) 675-1342
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines: Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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Wind and Tide Bookshop was founded in 1967 and has been going strong ever since!

  • Browsers Bookshop
  • 107 Capital Way N
  • City: Olympia
  • Phone: (360) 357-7462
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
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A charming bookshop in downtown Olympia, WA. Since 1935. We emphasize personal service. Our children’s section is an alcove, our poetry section is praised, and we are especially proud of our history and literature sections.

Last Word Books & Press
  • Last Word Books & Press
  • 111 Cherry St. NE
  • City: Olympia
  • Phone: (360) 786-WORD
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: Alternative/Political, Educational, Feminist, LGBT, Literary
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
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Books are a gateway drug. It starts out innocently enough, reading C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, pretty soon you are reading harder stuff like Kerouac and Burroughs, the next thing you know you’re strung out on Bukowski and DeSade, worrying about the Patriot Act and Free Speech, and joining the ACLU. If books are your drug of choice, Last Word has your fix!

  • Orca Books Co-op
  • 315 5th Ave. SE
  • City: Olympia
  • Phone: (360) 352-0123
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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We are the largest independent bookstore in Olympia, Washington, located in the heart of downtown’s vibrant shopping district. We stock new and used books, cards, and journals, and are proud to carry many locally-produced items by Olympia artists and craftspeople.

Publisher, distributor and seller of books and digital materials on the teaching of the Buddha from the Theravada tradition and Vipassana meditation as taught by SN Goenka. Selected as distributors for Pali Text Society, Buddhist Publication Society, and Vipassana Research Institute.

We are an independent, family-run bookstore located in the scenic town of Seabrook, WA. We are dedicated to bringing a wide selection of books, games, puzzles, and quality novelty products to our client base.

  • Port Book & News
  • 104 E. First St.
  • City: Port Angeles
  • Phone: (360) 452-6367
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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Local indie bookshop serving the Olympic Peninsula for over 36 years. New/used books, gifts, maps, and more! Open 7 days/week.

  • Phoenix Rising
  • 696 Water St.
  • City: Port Townsend
  • Phone: (360) 385-4464
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: Metaphysical/New Age
  • Sidelines: Curiosities, Gifts
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Phoenix Rising has grown to become one of the largest metaphysical bookstores in the Pacific Northwest. Throughout the years, the focus has always been to create an atmosphere conducive to helping people find their personal and universal highest level of being in mind, body, and spirit. Come in and browse our wide selection of books, crystals, jewelry, music, incense, clothing, and more.

Writers’ Workshoppe, owned by Anna and Peter Quinn, has recently purchased Imprint Books in Port Townsend. They have merged the best of both stores into one beautiful space— 820 Water Street, Port Townsend. A marriage made in literary heaven.

  • BookIt Nook
  • 21800 Market Place NW Ste. 101
  • City: Poulsbo
  • Phone: (360) 626-1431
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Coffee/Tea, Gifts
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BookIt Nook is an independent bookstore in Poulsbo, WA. Browse online or visit the store to enjoy a highly curated selection in multiple genres, comfortable seating space, and personal recommendations from staff.

Liberty Bay Books
  • Liberty Bay Books
  • 18881 D Front St.
  • City: Poulsbo
  • Phone: (360) 779-5909
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines: Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
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Located in a small Scandinavian town, we’re a general interest bookstore. We have a great children’s selection of books and toys. We carry a good selection of Scandinavian, boating and Native American titles. We have tables and chairs, a couch with an espresso bar, and host events. We carry many card lines and a offbeat selection of non-book items, ie Coobie Bras, Out of Print Tshirts and much more.

A community bookstore in Redmond Town Center. Over four thousand square feet of new books, treats, and gifts. Visit our website to stay up to date on upcoming events. Local owners!

McDonald's Book Exchange
  • McDonald's Book Exchange
  • 7969 Gilman St.
  • City: Redmond
  • Phone: (425) 885-4773
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
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McDonald’s Book Exchange is an independent bookstore located right here in Redmond, WA. Since our company opened its doors in 1977, we’ve treated every customer like they were a part of our family. Our inventory is completely driven by the books brought in by our customers. We give store book credit to our customers for the books they bring in and our customers can use their store book credit to pay for up to 60% of their total purchase. Book credit slips do not expire and they have no cash value. Be sure to join us for children’s storytimes, Tuesday Night Book Club, and Saturday Morning Book Club.

  • Adventures Underground
  • 1391 George Washington Way
  • City: Richland
  • Phone: (509) 946-9893
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Toys/Games
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Locally and independent, new and used bookstore. We also carry board games, card games, records, comic books, graphic novels, and collectible/comic-related toys.

A cafe, bar, and, bookstore located in the heart of historic downtown, Basecamp Books and Bites is a community gathering place with a friendly atmosphere. Stop in for a bite to eat, pick out your new favorite book, and discover the remarkable trails surrounding Roslyn.

Ada’s is home to books, gifts, events, and workshops that beckon to the geek in all of us.

Welcome to Arundel Books, offering rare, antiquarian and fine books for readers and collectors. Our Seattle store is located in historic Pioneer Square. We have an independent mindset, and a select, diverse stock that is constantly changing and growing. In addition to the books displayed in our retail store, we have well over 100,000 books available for sale from our internet bookstore.

Book Larder offers a carefully-selected collection of new, collectible, and imported cookbooks to lovers of food and cooking in Seattle and beyond. We are also a spot to gather for author events, cooking classes, demonstrations, and other food related discussions, both formal and informal.

  • Couth Buzzard Books
  • 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • City: Seattle
  • Phone: (206) 436-2960
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Café/Food, Coffee/Tea
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We are a local, independent used and new bookstore, cafe, and a performance and community gathering space: We feature new and used books, homemade baked food, sandwiches, soup, coffee, and drinks.

  • Drink Books
  • 5817 Phinney Ave. N.
  • City: Seattle
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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Edge of the Circle Books is Seattle’s resource for Paganism & the Occult.

Located in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood business district, The Elliott Bay Book Company is a full service bookstore. Home to over 150,000 titles set on cedar shelves in a multi-level and an inviting unique atmosphere, we offer one of the region’s best selection of new books, as well as a large collection of bargain editions. Elliott Bay presents an unparalleled schedule of author readings and events throughout the year.

  • Estelita's Library
  • 241 Martin Luther King Jr Way S.
  • City: Seattle
  • Phone: (415) 342-9009
  • Type: New books, Black-owned
  • Specialty: Alternative/Political
  • Sidelines: Café/Food, Coffee/Tea
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Estelita’s Library is a curated community bookstore and Library with books focused on social justice, ethnic studies, and liberation movements. Our goal is to have community book talks, classes, meetings, history lessons, and much more to strengthen and develop our collective analysis for justice. Our model is to move away from ownership of books and a community library model. Estelita’s Library is open to everyone and will have a membership model to borrow books. Yearly Memberships will be available on a sliding scale (but no one will be denied membership due to lack of funds) which will also grant discounts to food and events.

If you live in or plan to visit the great Pacific Northwest, be sure to visit our very own storefront, simply called the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, in the happenin’ Seattle neighborhood of Georgetown. The store contains everything Fantagraphics has in print, including exclusive merchandise, plus a selection of the best alternative comics from our fellow publshers and other surprises!

Left Bank Books is a not-for-profit radical bookstore and publisher in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. We regularly host events.

Madison Books is the neighborhood bookstore for Madison Park in Seattle.

We are an independent general bookstore serving the local community since 1992. We offer a thoughtfully chosen selection of books for all ages, and a surprising depth of inventory that will keep you interested but never overwhelmed.

Located in Seattle’s University District since 1978, Magus is one of the oldest and largest independent used bookstores in the city.

  • Oh Hello Again
  • 324 15th Ave. E. #101
  • City: Seattle
  • Phone: (425) 298-6734
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Educational, Feminist, LGBT, Regional
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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We are based on the idea of bibliotherapy, or using novels to help you with any problems or concerns you might have. Books are organized according to theme, concern, or mood. Reading is good for you!

Open Books: A Poem Emporium

Open Books is a poetry-only bookstore located in Seattle, Washington, one of just four poetry-only bookstores in the United States. Hosting readings and other author events.

Ophelia’s Books sells used books in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood.

Paper Boat Booksellers

New books, general interest fiction books, non-fiction books, children’s books, young adult books, sci-fi and fantasy, art and garden books, journals, notebooks, toys and gift items.

Pegasus Book Exchange
  • Pegasus Book Exchange
  • 4553 California Ave SW
  • City: Seattle
  • Phone: (206) 937-5410
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
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Pegasus is a family-owned used and new bookstore in West Seattle, under its current ownership since 1983. We have large selections of mystery, science fiction/fantasy, horror, literature/classics, children’s, young adult, romance, poetry, history, gardening, crafts, spirituality, psychology, philosophy, cookbooks, health, travel and tons of other things!

Peter Miller Books

Peter Miller Books is an architectural and design bookstore in downtown Seattle.

Phinney Books is the neighborhood bookstore for Phinney Ridge/Greenwood in north Seattle, offering a wide selection of new books for adults and kids.

Queen Anne Book Company: providing all things books to all readers since 2013.

A small independent bookstore located in the Ravenna neighborhood of Seattle.

Seattle’s premier independent bookshop specializing in children’s books since 1977. Reading and recommending books for everyone else, too, since 2000.

Third Place Books Seward Park

A local indie bookstore in the Seward Park neighborhood.

Twice Sold Tales Ballard has an extensive collection of reading copies of books available for sale at 20th and Market, and a collection of books for sale online. You may peruse selections and place orders through our website. If you wish to personally inspect a book, contact us to make an arrangement, or come in to the Ballard location during our normal store hours. Visit our blog for our latest news.

University Book Store first opened for business on January 10, 1900 at the University of Washington. While we are the #1 Husky fans, we have fostered more than just a UW community. We began selling fiction and nonfiction in the 1930s and are the oldest independent bookstore in Seattle.

We are a new and used book and music store located in Tangletown (between Greenlake and Wallingford)

  • Pacific Mist Books
  • 121 W. Washington St.
  • City: Sequim
  • Phone: (360) 808-9304
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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Uppercase Bookshop: your neighborhood nerdery.

30+ years in the business of recycling books! We offer great value and a selection of over 50,000 used fiction, nonfiction, classics titles, and new books by local authors.

Auntie's Bookstore

Auntie’s Bookstore is a locally owned and operated independent bookstore founded in 1978. We offer both new and used books to match any budget. In addition to a great and changing selection, Auntie’s currently provides author events, in-store credit for gently used trade-ins, textbook buy back, special orders, member discounts, and more.

Booktraders
  • Booktraders
  • 907 W Garland Ave
  • City: Spokane
  • Phone: (509) 326-7653
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines: Magazines/Newspapers
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We are an independently owned used bookstore that has been in business for over 35 years. Our inventory is comprised of over 100,000 titles of both fiction and nonfiction, organized by category and author to help customers find the books they need. We have reasonably priced used books and our trade policy is one of the best in town. Be sure to stop in during the Garland Street Fair and Free Comic Book Day.

A (mostly) children’s bookstore. Your local connection for hand-picked books, unique gifts and community events.

Literary Arts in our Neck of the Woods. We carry new and used books for all ages and we love our part of the Pacific Northwest and all thing literary. Check out our website for a calendar of writing classes and author events.

We have used books, new books, childrens and teen books, books, books and more books! Our store is organized and clean and run by a knowledgable and a slightly kooky staff of booksellers. Bring your friends or family and a sense of adventure. There are treasures in these walls and if you are open-minded you might just find one!

Your favorite record store is now also a bookstore! Hi-Voltage Records expanded to twice the size, allowing us to be able to sell our growing selection of books. There is something for everyone here.

We are a community-centered bookstore with both new and used books in all fields. We have a number of events and book clubs weekly. Plus bookstore cats. Check our website for more information!

We have about 100,000 books in our collection. You name it, we probably have it: romance novels, mystery, self-help, collectibles and even a bunch of old YEAR BOOKS!

Welcome to Vintage Books, an independent family-owned bookstore and mail order business. We have been serving book-lovers and auto enthusiasts for 38 years. We’ve always put our priority where our hearts are: the best book selection we can offer and the most knowledgeable, dedicated staff made of passionate readers. We work hard to make your book buying experience easy, and treat your books with the care we would treat our own.

At Vashon Bookshop, we have a friendly, experienced staff and an eclectic inventory of new and gently used books with extensive children’s and mystery sections. Come browse, read, relax, or play a game of checkers.

Walla Walla’s locally owned and independent bookstore.

We are a family owned and operated full-service bookstore open since 1973 with a storefront located in Walla Walla, Washington and our online warehouse located in Shelton, Washington.

Ye Olde Book Shoppe
  • Ye Olde Book Shoppe
  • 11 Palouse St.
  • City: Wenatchee
  • Phone: (509) 888-6306
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Educational, Metaphysical/New Age, Regional
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Coffee/Tea, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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Locally owned and operated used bookstore in the Historic District of Downtown Wenatchee, WA. You will find anything! Books & Curiosities galore! A truly magical place filled with books and creations by local artisans. 2000 sq. ft. with over 100,000 used books in all genres. We also sell new books, audiobooks, and ebooks online!

Your local independent bookstore offering only the best books, coffee, and service.

Encore Bookstore
  • Encore Bookstore
  • 415 W. Walnut
  • City: Yakima
  • Phone: (509) 457-4660
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
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Nobody in central Washington has more used books for sale in one place. We keep the store well-lit and organized and the books are sorted so you can find what you are looking for. Every used book we sell is half-price or less, including many for only 25 cents. We have many categories of fiction, books on tape and CD, and a large selection of children’s books. If non-fiction is your thing, we’ve got you covered: Biographies, history, humor, true crime, sports, politics, and more. We trade your books for ours, two-for-one based on the cover price. Can’t find what you are looking for? We do special orders, both new or used.

Inklings Bookshop is a community bookstore. We offer a variety of subjects and genres. We also feature a lot of gift items, many of which are crafted by local artists!

An eclectic bookstore like you’ve never seen.