#36 Fremont Place Book Company

P1010227Fremont Place Book Company
621 N 35th ST.
Seattle, WA 98103

Fremont is a funky, gentrified part of North Seattle.  It’s a fifteen-minute bus ride from downtown.  Fremont Place Book Company is a 20 year old store that has been serving its neighborhood’s needs with a smart and unique selection of books that the owner Henry chooses himself.

It’s a very good-looking store.  Pleasant and small, but smart.  They sell new books, but they do a couple of interesting things to add to the bottom line and draw customers in.  P1010222

To draw customers in Fremont rents out Audiobooks.  They charge a weekly rental fee of $6.  They also host readings with wine tastings.

And to add to their bottom line, Fremont Place works with professional organizations, associations, and conferences to work at offsite events supplying books that might be needed for a special meeting.  Not part of the core business — paperback fiction is their strongest seller — but an alternate revenue stream that helps.

If you’re in North Seattle, this is one store worth checking out.


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