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, 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. Part of the daily life of Elliott Bay for over four decades, our author reading series now hosts more than 500 author readings a year. While we have had the pleasure of hosting some of the world’s preeminent writers, from its inception, our reading series has sought to feature diverse, lesser known, new, famous, infamous and sometimes controversial writers. Co-hosting events with other community partners has been fundamental to the series and helped to put writers and readers together throughout the Seattle area to ensure that new, interesting and diverse voices continue to be published and translated.
We pride ourselves on being a knowledgeable staff of booksellers who do our best to locate just the books you are seeking. We offer special order services, book group presentations, a fine selection of audiobooks, signed first editions, magazines and journals, cards and more.