THE SEATTLE 
USED BOOKSTORE 
GUIDE
 
70+ used bookstores within Seattle's city limits.

alphabetical within geographical location & now includes "Internet only" stores. 

includes e-mail & web links for your convenience.

corrections, changes & additions are indicated with New! image. 
* by appointment only indicated with an orange asterisk.

 DOWNTOWN/PIONEER SQUARE /QUEEN ANNE /CAPITOL HILL /WEST SEATTLE /FREMONT / STONE WAY / WALLINGFORD  / GREENWOOD / BALLARD / UNIVERSITY DISTRICT


DOWNTOWN / CENTRAL


ARUNDEL BOOKS
1113 1st Ave.  98101 ph. (206) 624-4442
fax (206) 624-4443  Hours:  10-6 daily
email: orders@arundelbooks.com
web: arundelbooks.com/
ART, ARCHITECTURE, 1STS, LIT, BINDINGS; CATALOGS, APPRAISALS

BLMF:2nd hand Books & Literary Saloon
Pike Place Market, 1501 PIKE PL #324 phone 621-7894 11-5 DAILY GENERAL

Golden Age Collectibles...We never grow up! GOLDEN AGE COLLECTABLES, LTD.
Pike Place Market, 1501 PIKE PL, #401 phone 622-9799 
M-Th 9:30-5:45, Fri/Sun 9:30-6:15, Sat 9:00-6:15
e-mail: gacollect@gmail.com
web: www.goldenagecollectables.com

POSTERS/MEDIA, GRAPHIC NOVELS, MANGA, MOVIE SCRIPTS, TRADE PAPERBACKS
 

LAMPLIGHT BOOKS
1514 PIKE PLACE # 14 98101
phone 652-5554 e-mail: tkarki@excite.com
10-6 Daily
Under new ownership 2014, recently taken over by Joe F., who used to work at Spine and Crown.
CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE, GENERAL USED STOCK

LEFT BANK BOOKS
92-PIKE ST 98101 phone 622-0195 
e-mail leftbank@leftbankbooks.com web: www.leftbankbooks.com
MON-SAT 10-8, SUN 12-6 
MOSTLY NEW & SOME USED, BEAT, LIT, RADICAL, ANARCHISM

LIONHEART BOOKS
Pike Place Market, #432 1501 Pike Place 98101 phone 903-6511
Daily 10-5
HISTORY, TRAVEL, COOKBOOKS, GENERAL - mostly hardbacks 10/02

OLD SEATTLE PAPERWORKS
PIKE PLACE MARKET phone 623-2870
email: hanawalt@propagandapress.com
ILLUSTRATED, POSTERS, PRINTS, PAPER COLLECTIBLE

RESTORATION BOOKS (mail order only)
PO BOX 23099  98102  phone 322-8852; email: jcb@restorationbooks.com
PACIFIC NW MARITIME, MAPS, CHARTS


SEATTLE MYSTERY BOOKSHOP
117 CHERRY ST phone 587-5737 M-SAT 11-6
web: www.seattlemystery.com  email: staff@seattlemystery.com
NEW/USED; MAILING LIST
 

PIONEER SQUARE/SOUTHEAST


 

FAIRLOOK ANTIQUES
81 1/2 S WASHINGTON 98104 phone 622-5130 
email: fairlook@earthlink.net
W-SAT 10:30-5, SUN 12-5 
PHOTOS, BOOKS, EPHEMERA; POSTCARDS 
SENT ON APPROVAL

GLOBE BOOKSTORE
218 1ST AVE S phone 682-6882 email: johnsiscoe@zipcon.net
Monday-Saturday 10-6; 11-5 alternate Sundays
HISTORY, THE WEST, LITERATURE, MYSTERY, CHILDREN’S, COOKING

JACKSON STREET BOOKS
2301 SOUTH JACKSON ST SUITE 210 98144 (in Promenade Shopping Center)phone 324-7000 www.jacksonst-books.com email: ddomike@msn.com
Mon-Fri 10:30-7; Saturday 10:30-6
NEW & USED, SPECIAL ATTENTION TO BASEBALL BOOKS

MICHAEL MASLAN: VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS, POSTCARDS & EPHEMERA
109 UNIVERSITY ST 98101 phone 587-0187 Usually M-F 11:30-5 OR BY APPOINTMENT/CHANCE Please call first!
e-mail: oldphoto4u@aol.com


 
 
QUEEN ANNE / MAGNOLIA

FLORA & FAUNA BOOKS
3121 West Government Way phone 623-4727 fax: 623-2001 
web: www.ffbooks.net/
email: info@FFbooks.net
Monday - Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM; 7pm if you call ahead
NEW/USED/RARE, NATURE, SPECIALIZING IN ORNITHOLOGY, BOTANY, GARDENING, MAMMALOGY, ETC.
 

TWICE SOLD TALESTST Logo

7 MERCER ST
282-7687 Sun–Thurs 11-8; Fri–Sat 11-10

GENERAL STOCK



 
CAPITOL HILL/EAST/EASTLAKE

ELIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY
1521 10th Ave, 98122  (206) 624-6600 
 M-Th 10-10; F-Sat 10-11; Sun 10-9 
 web: www.elliottbaybook.com/  email: orders@elliottbaybook.com
 AUTHOR READINGS; PRIMARILY NEW;


LOUIS COLLINS BOOKS, ABAA
1211 E DENNY WY 98122 phone 323-3999 
Collins Logoe-mail: collinsbooks@collinsbooks.com
Web: www.collinsbooks.com/
M-F 12-6

Open by appointment (or chance!);
FINE BOOKS IN ALL FIELDS, ANTHROPOLOGY;
CATALOGS ISSUED,SEARCH SERVICE, APPRAISALS; MEMBER OF ABAA & ILAB

HORIZON BOOKS
1423 - 10th Avenue (10th & Pike) 98122 phone 523-4217 
e-mail: horizonbooks1@gmail.com
web (catalogs currently listed with Recollection Books): www.recollectionbooks.com/
MON-SAT 12-5 or by appointment or chance; best call ahead
NORTHWEST, FIRST EDITIONS, SMALL PRESS, WESTERN AMERICANA, EPHEMERA


RECOLLECTION BOOKS
1423 - 10th Avenue (1 block south of the new Elliott Bay Books location) 98122  phone 206-523-4217
shared location with Horizon Books
Cat Has Had the Time of His Life!
e-mail: recollectionbooks@gmail.com
web: recollectionbooks.com/

12-5 Monday-Sat or by chance/appt.

SMALL PRESS, VIETNAM WAR, BLUES/JAZZ/ROCK, BEAT/60s/ALTERNATIVE CULTURE, RADICAL & SOCIAL HISTORY, LABOR, 90 CATALOGS ONLINE




SPINE AND CROWN
Closed shop in 2013, see internet only below phone 322-1227
email: royalbackbone@gmail.com
GENERAL STOCK; COLLECTIBLE BOOKS

TWICE SOLD TALES
1833 Harvard Ave, 98122 phone 324-2421 TST Books Logo
e-mail: twicesoldtales1@yahoo.com
MON-THURS & SUN 10-10pm, FRIDAY OPEN ALL NIGHT!, SAT 8am-midnight
GENERAL STOCK, COUNTER-CULTURE - Cats!


 
 

WEST SEATTLE


LEISURE BOOKS
4461-CALIFORNIA SW phone 935-7325
M-Sat 10-7; Sun 11-6
email: leisure@quidnunc.net GENERAL STOCK

PEGASUS BOOK EXCHANGE
4553-CALIFORNIA SW phone 937-5410
MON-SAT 10-6 SUN 11-5
e-mail: fepps@quidnunc.net
MODERN LIT, METAPHYSICAL, GENERAL STOCK INCLUDES
MYSTERY, SCI-FI, SUSPENSE, ROMANCE,WESTERNS, WAR
 

SOUTH SEATTLE

BOOKS4CARS
4850 37th AVENUE SOUTH 98118 phone 721-3077
Mon-Fri 8:30-6
email:  vossmotors@books4cars.com 
web: www.books4cars.com
AUTOMOTIVE SHOP MANUALS BOOKS

BOOKWORM EXCHANGE
4860 RAINIER AVE S 98118
phone 722-6633 e-mail: orcajim@msn.com
Mon-Sat 10-8; Sun. 12-5
NEW AND USED BOOKS FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN

FREMONT / STONE WAY / WALLINGFORD


ALPHABET SOUP
1406 N 45TH ST 98103 phone 547-4555 e-mail: alphabetsoupbooks@gmail.com
web: abebooks.com/servlet/BookSearchPL?vci=1325855

DAILY 10-8
NEW, USED AND VINTAGE CHILDREN’S BOOKS; special orders welcome

b. brown & ASSOCIATES
3534 STONE WAY N phone 634-1481 fax: 634-1484
fax: 634-1484 e-mail: bobbrown2@mindspring.com
www.bbrownandassoc.com/

TUES-FRI 10-5:30; SAT 10-5
SCIENCE FICTION, HORROR, MYSTERY, MODERN 1STS, MOUNTAINEERING, SELECT GENERAL STOCK, CHILDREN'S BOOKS, HISTORICAL FICTION

LAUGHING ELEPHANT BOOKS
3645 INTERLAKE AVE N (just off Stone Way) 98103 phone 447-9229 fax: 206 447-9189
e-mail: adarling@laughingelephant.com
MON-FRI 10-5

SMALL BUT SELECT ASSORTMENT OF WIDE RANGE OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS 

OPEN BOOKS: A Poetry Emporium
2414 -N 45th 98103 phone 633-0811 
www.openpoetrybooks.com
TUES-THURSDAY, SAT 11-6, FRI 11-8
MOSTLY NEW

SEAOCEAN BOOK BERTH
3534 STONEWAY N 98103 phone 675-9020 
fax: 675-9029 email: seaoceanbooks@seanet.com
10-6 Mon-Fri; Sat 10-5
MARINE, MARITIME & NAUTICAL

SEATTLE BOOK CENTER
3530 STONEWAY N 98103 phone 547-7870 e-mail: seattlebookcenter@juno.com
www.seattlebookcenter.com
M-SAT 10-6
HISTORY, LITERATURE, ART, ILLUSTRATED

OPHELIA’S BOOKS
3504 FREMONT N 98103 phone 632-3759 e-mail: opheliasbooks@mac.com
web: www.opheliasbooks.com
11-8 M-SAT; 11-6 SUN GENERAL


GREENWOOD / BALLARD

ART BOOKS PRESS
4703 BALLARD AVE NW 98107 phone 285-2665 Tues-Fri 12-6; Sat 10-5
e-mail: book@speakeasy.org
web: www.artbookspress.com
NEW and USED ART BOOKS

BALDERDASH BOOKS AND ART
8536 GREENWOOD N 98103
phone (206) 784-4660
e-mail: balderdash@qwestoffice.net
web: www.balderdashbooksandart.com
Tues-Fri 12:30-8; Saturday 10am-8pm Sunday 11am-7pm
GENERAL STOCK; ART GALLERY; JEWELRY

BAUHAUS BOOKS & COFFEE
2001 NW Market St, 98107  phone 706-2900 
DAILY 6am to 1am
Internet: http://www.bauhaus.coffee/

Bauhaus partnered up with John Watkins' Twice Sold Tales (see below)formerly in the University District) to sell used books at this location

COUTH BUZZARD
8310 Greenwood Ave N phone 436-2960 
web: www.abebooks.com/home/COUTHBUZZARD/
email: Theo@buonobuzzard.com
DAILY 10-9 Cafe, coffee, poetry events, Buzzard Book Club, a Performance and Community Gathering Space
GENERAL

 

JOHN MICHAEL LANG FINE BOOKS
5416 20TH AVE NW  98107  (206) 624-4100
Tues-Sat 12-5; or by chance/appointment
email: JMLBooks@isomedia.com
web: www.jmlbooks.com
FINE AND RARE BOOKS, EPHEMERA AND PHOTOGRAPHS

TWICE SOLD TALES
2001 NW Market Street 98107(in the back of Bauhaus Coffee)
web: http://www.twicesoldtales.info/
206-545-4226 e-mail: info@TwiceSoldTales.info
Noon until 7 p.m. everyday
 
 
 

UNIVERSITY DISTRICT / ROOSEVELT / LAKE CITY

BOOK DISCOVERIES*
7730-36TH NE phone 522-2640 e-mail: bkdiscov@seanet.com
BY APPOINTMENT 
FINE/UNUSUAL,MODERN FIRSTS, SHERLOCKIANA, MYSTERY, SCI-FI

BOOKS ABOUT LATIN AMERICA (BALA)*
BOX 45154 UNIVERSITY STATION 98105 phone 527-6319 
BY APPOINTMENT
e-mail:asbkslam@halcyon.com fax: 524-0698
LINGUISTICS, PHOTOGRAPHY, ETC.

CINEMA BOOKS
4753 ROOSEVELT WY NE phone 547-7667 
email: info@cinemabooks.net
web page: cinemabooks.net/
MON-SAT 10-7 NEW / USED

GLOBE BOOKS
5220 UNIVERSITY WAY NE 98105 phone 527-2480 
e-mail: globe@zipcon.net M-SAT 11-6, SUN 1-6 
CLASSICS, EASTERN & WESTERN PHILOSOPHY, NATIVE AMERICAN; BINDERY WORK

HALF PRICE BOOKS
4709 ROOSEVELT NE phone 547-7859 
web: www.halfpricebooks.com/
10-10 SUN-THURS; FRI-SAT 10-11
WE BUY AND SELL ANYTHING PRINTED OR RECORDED (except yesterday's paper)

HELEN HARTE, BOOKS*
6525 51st NE phone 526-5284 
e-mail: hartebooks@aol.com
BY APPOINTMENT IRISH INTEREST

MAGUS BOOKS
1408 NE 42ND phone 633-1800;  toll free 1-888-246-9632 
e-mail: info@magusbooksseattle.com
web: http:www.magusbooksseattle.com>
Mon-Sat 10-10; Sunday 10-8
GENERAL, ACADEMIA, HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY 

MOUNTAIN BOOKS*
PO BOX 27344 98125 phone 365-9192 fax: 365-9106 BY APPOINTMENT

NEWBERRY BOOKS
561 NE RAVENNA BLVD.(65th & Ravenna)phone 524-4260
e-mail:
newberrybooksseattle@isp.com
web: www.newberrybooksseattle.com
ASIAN CULTURE, ANTHROPOLOGY, HISTORY

THIRD PLACE BOOKS
6504 20th AVE NE 98115 525-2347
web: www.ravennathirdplacebooks.com
8-10 Mon-Sat; 8-8 Sun
GENERAL STOCK


246 BOOKS*
4019 LATONA AVE NE  98105  ph 547-0938
email: hornorjones@earthlink.net
web: www.biblio.com/bookstores/246Books.html

BY APPOINTMENT 
PHOTOGRAPHY, ART, ARTIST'S BOOKS


INTERNET ONLY:

Algetic Media Distribution
email: dalespeicher@yahoo.com
web: abebooks.com/home/ALGETICMEDIA

Alta-Glamour Inc. (Stormgart Books)*
PO Box 4632 98194 ph 206-382-7256
email: stormgart@earthlink.net
web: biblio.com/bookstores/stormgart.html
EROTICA, SEXOLOGY, PORNOGRAPHY, CENSORSHIP, TRANSGENDER, GAY & LESBIAN STUDIES, MAGAZINES, PAPERBACKS & VINTAGE

Ampersand Fine Books
1521 NW 60th Street #203 98107 ph 940-7409
email: ampersandbooks@speakeasy.net
Web: biblio.com/bookstores/doubleword.html
QUALITY USED, OUT-OF-PRINT & RARE BOOKS

Arete Books
3601 24th Ave. W., #402 98199 ph 595-0549
email: arete.books@comcast.net
web: biblio.com/bookstores/matricae.html
BOOKS OF INTEREST IN ALL FIELDS, FOCUS TOWARD THE SCHOLARLY & ACADEMIC

Ballard Books
Closed open shop July 2007; Internet business only (or completely out of business??)
e-mail: ballardbooks@yahoo.com
MODERN FICTION, MYSTERY, SCIENCE FICTION

Blue Ice Books
202 19th ave east 98112
email: dak888@msn.com
web: http://www.biblio.com/bookstores/dak888.html

Borge's Books
5005 51st Avenue S. 98118
email: tim.lohraff@gmail.com
web: http://www.biblio.com/bookstores/Borgesbooks.html
RARE, OUT-OF-PRINT & ARCANE BOOKS: FOREIGN PUBLISHERS, MARINE, PAMPHLETS, POETRY, SMALL PRESS

Chloe Book Co.
705 2nd Ave, Ste 910 98104
email: jcarl@wolfenet.com
web: http://www.biblio.com/bookstores/jcarl.html
MODERN LITERATURE & MYSTERY FIRST EDITIONS (MANY ARE SIGNED)

The Courtyard Books
406 Comstock Place, 98109-3312 ph 213-0660 Fax : 213-0658
email: annerepass@gmail.com
web: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/ListingBrowse?vendorclientid=52399520

Denali Books
1525 NW 57th #218 98107
email: mark_r_cassidy@hotmail.com

Doug Anderson
email: honif@foxinternet.com
web: http://www.biblio.com/bookstores/douganderson.html
QUALITY FICTION & HISTORY

Fantastic Planet Books
PO Box 95438, 98145-2438
email: fantasticplanetbooks@gmail.com
web: http://www.biblio.com/bookstores/Fantasticplanet.html
EXPERIMENTAL FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR, SCIENCE FICTION, YOUNG ADULT

Happy Hour Books
114 Alaskan Way S #403, 98104 ph 223-4048
email: service@happyhourbooks.com
web: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/ClientHome?clientId=51330059

Jason Anderson
2009 E Mercer St 98112
email: stbookseller@yahoo.com
web: http://www.biblio.com/bookstores/af_books.html
MODERN FICTION, MYSTERIES, QUALITY NONFICTION, SCIENCE FICTION, COLLECTIBLE

ph 206-323-7268
email: mkettnerbooks@juno.com
web: http://www.biblio.com/bookstores/mkettner.html
FICTION, LITERARY EPHEMERA, LITERARY PERIODICALS, POETRY, SMALL PRESS

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Lloyd's Belltown Books
All orders through Abebooks or by email
web: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/StoreFrontDisplay?cid=27100
e-mail: lloydsbks@earthlink.net

Oblivion Books
PO Box 4011 98104
email: oblivionbks@aol.com
web: http://www.biblio.com/bookstores/oblivionbks.html
ART, CRITICAL THEORY AND SCHOLARLY

Off Avalon Books
4017 32nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA, U.S.A., 98126 ph: 697-8929
email: heinzecm@comcast.net
web: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BooksBrowse?vendorclientid=2893142&page=CLIENT
ART, CRITICAL THEORY AND SCHOLARLY

PabloAlto Books
823 NW 61st St. 98107
email: pabloalto@gmail.com
web: http://www.biblio.com/bookstores/PabloAlto.html
CLASSIC PULP FICTION, ACADEMIC & POLITICAL NON-FICTION

PBO Books*
7309 Earl Ave. N.W. 98117 206-783-3676
email: info@pbobooks.com
web: http://pbobooks.com/
QUALITY VINTAGE PAPERBACKS, DETECTIVE FICTION, NON FICTION, OUT OF PRINT

Pilgrim Traveler Books
7456 S 116th St 98178
email: Mike.Putman@pilgrimtraveler.com
web: biblio.com/bookstores/pilgrimtraveler.htm
ART, HISTORY, SPIRITUAL, TRAVEL


Pistil Books
PM Box 1469 1122-E. PIKE phone 323-9370
email: pistil@speakeasy.org
web page: www.pistilbooks.net/
LIT, WOMEN, POETRY, SEX, EROTICA, GENERAL

Renaissance Books*
5554 27th Avenue NE phone 523-1712
OPEN TO DEALERS ONLY, BY APPOINTMENT
email: books@renbook.biz
web: http://www.abebooks.com/home/RENBOOK/
HISTORY OF IDEAS, PHILOSOPHY,
THEOLOGY,SOCIAL THEORY, HISTORY

Robert Pearson, Bookseller
PO Box 27401 98165 ph 368-0979
email: paramind@paramind.net
web: http://www.biblio.com/bookstores/rspbooks.html
RARE & USED, BIOGRAPHY, BUSINESS, MATHEMATICS, PHILOSOPHY, PSYCHOLOGY, RELIGION, SCIENCE

SPINE AND CROWNInternet: http://spineandcrown.blogspot.com/ & on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spine-and-Crown-Books/213665755504
email: royalbackbone@gmail.com
GENERAL STOCK; COLLECTIBLE BOOKS

Turn-The-Page Books -- Susan Blake & Peter Kohler, Booksellers*
P.O. Box 78687 98178 ph 206-721-8609
email: order@turnthepagebooks.com
web: http://www.turnthepagebooks.com/
AMERICANA, CHILDRENS, COOKBOOKS, MYTHOLOGY & FOLKORE

TynkrrBooks
P.O. Box 78687 98178 ph 206-721-8609
email: tynkrrbell@qwest.net
web: http://www.biblio.com/bookstores/Tynkrrbell.html
CHILDREN & TEEN, EROTICA, HORROR, SCI-FI


 
 

USING BOOKS
1107 E Denny Way #A8 98122 (For mail only. Internet seller, not an open shop.) phone 568-4669
email: jeff@usingbooks.com
web: www.usingbooks.com/
weblog: blog.usingbooks.com/
BROAD RANGE: ECLECTIC FICTION & HISTORY, GRAPHIC NOVELS AND BIOGRAPHY, SELF-HELP & ACADEMIC

WAY'S MAGAZINES
PO BOX 70373 ph 633-2262
mail order only

email: waysmags@aol.com
COMICS, PULPS


LITERARY EVENTS:

LIT CRAWL SEATTLE
Thursday, October 23, the most anticipated literary night of the year: the third annual Lit Crawl Seattle!
http://litcrawl.org/seattle/

Seattle Poetics LAB
4th Cascadia Poetry Festival (Cascadia-Nanaimo, Canada) April 30 - May 3 2015 Paul Nelson of SPLAB & Brandon Letsinger of Cascadia Now! have recently teamed up to solidify a particularly bio-regional mapping of the Northwest cultural terrain.
http://cascadiapoetryfestival.org/

27TH ANNUAL
SEATTLE ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR & BOOK ARTS SHOW 2015

"The Premier Pacific Northwest Book Event"

An International Book Fair featuring Thousands of Rare Books, 
Prints, Maps, Photographs & Ephemera for sale

Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
(on Mercer St, just east of 3rd Ave N)

Saturday October 10th - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Sunday October 11th - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New! Questions/registration: http://www.seattlebookfair.com


* = By appointment only;
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