We think Seattle is the most fun, most vibrant city ever! We love showing out of town friends everything there is to do and see. Recently a book-loving pal was here for a visit and we just had to go to Capitol Hill to the city’s legendary bookstore Elliott Bay, home to more than 150,000 titles that line the cedar shelves. The multi-level space boasts comfy reading chairs and a cafe in the back, where tasty treats include coffee and seasonal, local foods.
Over the past decade-plus, the author reading series has hosted more than 3,000 afternoons and evenings of poetry, fiction and nonfiction topics. Some of the world’s preeminent writers have read here (in Japanese, Spanish, Arabic, French and Estonian, among other languages), as well as many “unknowns” who have gone on to make a name for themselves.
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122