Used bookstore south lake union

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Used bookstore south lake union

If it's been a while since your last visit, now's a good time to rediscover the neighborhood that's situated perfectly between the lake and Downtown Seattle! There are hidden gems popping up left and right amongst the cranes and bulldozers; one of the most exciting newbies is Inner Chapters Bookstore & Cafe. Believe it or not, tucked away in an old brick building on Fairview, there lies an eclectic treasure trove of over 7000 used books (and a few new ones just for fun).



What's better than a quirky used bookstore in Seattle? One that serves delicious coffee from Stumptown Roasters, spicy DragonFly Chai from Portland, and Red Tea Espresso (for you health conscious folks) what is red espresso?!


loaded book shelves



Unlike a lot of other used bookstores, Inner Chapters has a spacious seating area complete with cozy booths, a sofa in the mural-clad kids section, and a reliable (free) wi-fi connection, for those of us that must be plugged in!







cup of latte with decorative floral design in the foam


Need lunch? Done. Sandwiches, Salads and Wraps abound--selections cover the entire taste spectrum, from omnivore to strict vegan. Sip your red tea espresso, munch on your sandwich and simply relax and read for hours at this used bookstore. If you ever miss the days of reading the paper actually printed on paper, get your fix of that gratifying crinkle with the current daily edition of the New York Times(or the Seattle Times if you prefer a more local pulse).








On the off chance that you need more motivation to check this south lake union used bookstore out, how about some live music? Every 3rd Thursday, or "Thirdsday" is open mic night--music, poetry, themed storytelling, anythinggoes! During this special day at this used bookstore you may grab the mike and show your creative side or simply sit back and enjoy the wacky tales and mantras of your south lake union locals.


coffe house and bookstore in one


Attention bargain hunters! Books are 25% off EVERY SUNDAY from 10am - 2pm. Mention this blog and we’ll throw in a free coffee. (limit one per customer)

Located at: 419 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle, WA‎ - (206) 262-9297

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Comments (3)

Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

Sounds like a neat place -- thanks for sharing.

May 21, 2010 04:14 PM
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Douglas, I can spend hours in bookstores. It looks like a fun place to do some shopping.

May 24, 2010 06:45 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and evening to you Douglas

Douglas, the used bookstore there in South Lake Union, sure does sound like a mighty fine spot that folks sure would enjoy going to.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Feb 18, 2011 04:38 PM