We must stay home, we must flatten the curve. Vulnerable members
of our community need it, your friends and family need it. This
is a once-in-a-century moment, and we must rise to the
collective occasion and care for our community.
We also want to support our favorite local indie bookstores
during this unprecedented moment. The loss of business is huge,
and we want to weather this storm with our favorite stores
Here's what local indie stores are doing — support them, and
make sure they have income when things are so hard:
The Elliott Bay Book Company is closed, but
they are offering free shipping inside of Washington
through March 31st.
Third Place Books
is offering free shipping through March 31st.
also delivers books by hand to the neighborhood, and books can
be bought online.
The Queen Anne Book Company
is offering free delivery to the Queen Anne neighborhood.
is offering free shipping for all orders over $50.00
is offering free delivery in the Magnolia neighborhood.
Eagle Harbor Books
is offering free shipping in Washington through March 31st.
Island Books on Mercer Island
does free delivery on the island, curbside pickup, and free
delivery. Store owner Laurie Swift Raisys also
wrote about her experiences trying to sell in this time
Open Books is
offering curbside pickup, and free delivery to certain parts of Seattle
Book Larder is now a virtual store
— you can do shopping trips via Facetime, and will ship
free orders over $50.
Golden Age Collectables
— the world's oldest comic shop! — is closed temporarily. If
you have a box with them, they will still get subscriptions,
and can mail comics, with free shipping for orders over $50.
If you’re a walk-in customer, you can setup a temporary box
to make sure you don’t miss out. Best way to contact them is
The used stores are working, too.
Mercer Street Books, though currently open, will take orders over the phone for
books or gift certificates, deliver books to the Queen Anne
area for free the next morning before noon, and will do
book-buy pickups and mail checks for books they purchase.
is currently donating 100% of audiobook gift memberships to
your local bookstore. They also pay fees to stores you
affiliate your account with, so ordering a bunch of audiobooks
helps your local stores.
Know of more stores we should be listing?
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and we'll look into keeping this list updated.