Literary Travel Guide: Seattle
Hugo House | 1634 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
A place to read words, hear words, and make your own words better. We provide classes, events, and fellowships for emerging and established writers.
Escala Condominium | 1920 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Where Christian Grey seduced Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey
Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame | 325 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Honoring the lives, work, and ongoing legacies of science fiction and fantasy's greatest creators and creations.
Ouroboros Press | 843 Hiawatha Place South, Seattle, WA 98144
Publisher of Classic Texts in Western Esotericism for Libraries & Laboratories.
Seattle Arts and Lectures | 340 15th Ave E #301 | Seattle, WA 98112
Seattle Arts & Lectures champions the literary arts by engaging and inspiring readers and writers of all generations in the greater Puget Sound region.
Alexis Hotel - Author's Suite | 1007 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Room includes a private library.
Seattle's Best Libraries:
Seattle Central Library | 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104
University of Washington - Suzzallo Library | 4000 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98195
Seattle Public Library - Capitol Hill Branch | 425 Harvard Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102
Bellevue Library | 1111 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Seattle Public Library - Queen Anne Branch | 400 W Garfield St, Seattle, WA 98119
The Seattle Public Library - Ballard Branch | 5614 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Seattle Public Library - Greenwood Branch | 8016 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
The Seattle Public Library - Fremont Branch | 731 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Seattle Public Library - University Branch | 5009 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Seattle Public Library - Northgate Branch | 10548 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
Bookish Places to Eat in Seattle:
Bookstore Bar & Cafe | 1007 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
If your love for high-quality dining is as strong as your appetite for well-written literature.
Smith | 332 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
The booths are made from old library doors and are surrounded by stacks of books.
Blue Moon Tavern | 712 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105
Visited by the likes of Kerouac, Ginsberg, Tom Robbins, Theodore Roethke, and Thomas Pynchon, and other notable authors.
Raconteur | 5041 Wilson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
New American fare, craft beer & cocktails in convivial digs inside a bookshop.
Little Oddfellows Cafe | 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Situated in the Elliot Bay Book Company, this modern cafe serves coffee, juice, sandwiches & more.
Ada's Technical Books and Cafe | 425 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
For the cravings of the technical mind
Literary Events in Seattle:
Seattle Lit Crawl | Seattle, WA
Where literature hits the street
Book-It Repertory Theatre | 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109
Book-It Repertory Theatre is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming great literature into great theatre through simple and sensitive production and to inspiring its audiences to read.
Jack Straw Writer's Program | 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
The Jack Straw Writers Program was created in 1997 to introduce local writers to the medium of recorded audio, to develop their presentation skills for both live and recorded readings, to encourage the creation of new literary work, and to provide new venues for the writers and their work.
Silent Reading Party | 900 Madison St, Seattle, WA 98104
Every first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m.
Seattle's Independent Bookstores:
The Elliott Bay Book Company | 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Full-service, multilevel bookstore with frequent author readings & events plus book clubs.
Queen Anne Book Company | 1811 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Quaint neighborhood bookshop with in-store discussions, author readings & an outdoor seating area.
Left Bank Books | 92 Pike St # B, Seattle, WA 98101
Bookstore that runs as a collective publishes & distributes radical works plus other used titles.
Phinney Books | 7405 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
A touch whimsical, this fun bookshop is run by a bibliophile, Jeopardy! champ, author & editor.
Secret Garden Bookshop | 2214 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107
Veteran independent bookstore stocking titles for adults & kids, as well as hosting literary events.
Open Books A Poem Emporium | 2414 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103
A wide range of new, used & out-of-print poetry books, plus author readings, in an inviting space.
Mercer Street Books | 7 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109
Classic indie bookstore in snug surroundings stocking a rotating selection of pre-owned titles.
Book Larder | 4252 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Local hub for new, used & vintage cookbooks, hosting a variety of author events & cooking classes.
Magus Books | 1408 NE 42nd St, Seattle, WA 98105
Long-running indie shop stocking more than 70,000 used & rare books covering a wide range of genres.
Magnolia's Bookstore | 3206 W McGraw St, Seattle, WA 98199
Independent bookstore in a cozy, neighborhood setting, stocking titles for all ages.
Twice Sold Tales | 1833 Harvard Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
We're Seattle's coolest used bookstore, independently owned and operated for 30 years!
Fantagraphics Bookstore And Gallery | 1201 S Vale St, Seattle, WA 98108
Graphic novel retailer stocking current & out-of-print titles plus an event space & art gallery.
East West Bookshop | 6407 12th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Metaphysical bookstore with books & gifts, as well as spiritual, healing & wisdom tradition events.
Ada's Technical Books and Cafe | 425 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
Bright, airy cafe inside a self-described "geeky" bookstore offering light, health-conscious fare.
Ravenna Third Place | 6504 20th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Indie bookshop selling new & used titles in a relaxed setting with author events & an on-site cafe.
Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe | 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Indie bookstore with new & used titles plus a cafe with light bites & live entertainment.
Globe Bookstore | 218 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
The Globe offers books of good value, new and used, in the arts and sciences. Strengths include literature, history, children's titles, and cooking.
Ophelia's Books | 3504 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Secondhand bookstore crammed with fiction, mysteries & eclectic titles, plus live-in cats & a sofa.
Comics Dungeon | 319 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105
Comic book specialist offering new & vintage titles, plus graphic novels & subscription service.
Lion Heart Book Store | 1501 Pike Pl #432, Seattle, WA 98101
Lamplight Books | 1514 Pike Pl # 14, Seattle, WA 98101
Intimate indie bookseller in Pike Place Market offering a selection of new & classic volumes.
Dr. Rudolf Steiner Bookstore | 9727 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Books, toys, crafts and more for both adults and children. Home of Georgian Wood Toys.
Pegasus Book Exchange | 4553 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
Secondhand bookshop focused on paperback fiction, plus selections for kids & on diverse subjects.
Peter Miller Architecture And Design Books | 304 Alaskan Way S, Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98104
Specialty bookstore carrying titles relating to design, architecture, graphics & more.
University Book Store | 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Long-standing university stop for new & used books, computers, games & tech gadgets.
Metsker Maps of Seattle | 1511 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Long-standing specialist selling maps, globes, guidebooks, reproductions & travel accessories.