OK, so I’ve found another place in Seattle that I love — the Elliott Bay Bookstore, in Pioneer Square. Wow; this is my favorite bookstore, ever. All old wood bookshelves, level after level, and every sign of a staff that pores over the store with immense care. The best part is that there are staff suggestion signs on every single bookcase, each with reasons why you’ll love the book. After spending a few hours inside the store yesterday (I read an entire book there!), I understand why people worry about the spread of Borders and Barnes & Noble superstores, and the rise of Amazon and its ilk online — stores like Elliott Bay may disappear in the near future. That would suck.


Have you visited Powell’s in Portland, Oregon?

• Posted by: Melissa on Sep 10, 2001, 4:16 PM

Nope — I’ve never been to Portland. Should it be on my list, when and if I ever do go?

• Posted by: Jason Levine on Sep 10, 2001, 4:28 PM

As a native Oregonian, I must emphatically encourage you to put Portland on your list! :-) It’s a smaller, quainter version of Seattle.

• Posted by: Melissa on Sep 11, 2001, 7:51 PM
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