#34 Bailey/Coy Books

Bailey Coy BooksBailey/Coy Books
414 Broadway E.
Seattle, WA

Capitol Hill, Seattle is the Pacific NW’s densest neighborhood.  There are a lot of young people here, a lot of college kids, and it’s the heart of Seattle’s gay community.  There’s life here.  There’s music.  There’s a lot of pedestrian traffic.

Michael Wells is the owner of Bailey/Coy books.  It’s a good-looking store with a lot of open space and a welcoming atmosphere.  Wells bought his store five years ago after having been the manager for 20.  And it’s all about the neighborhood.  Bailey/Coy is the only new bookstore in the neighborhood.  They carry high-quality stuff that their neighbors would buy.P1010210

“Our mix reflects our neighborhood,” Wells says.  While the book store started out with strong gay and lesbian selections, it’s now a more general trade store, though they do still carry gay titles and benefit from strong sentimental support from the community.

Bailey/Coy hosts publication parties, but they avoid having too many events.  It’s all about the neighborhood and neighborhood support for these folks.


A great store, and easy to reach.  If you visit Capitol Hill as a tourist — and you probably will — Bailey/Coy is definitely worth a peek.  They carry a great selection of books and sidelines.

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