#38 University Book Store

University Book StoreUniversity Book Store
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Seattle’s largest and oldest independent bookstore is and also isn’t the  bookstore for The University of Washington.  Allow me to explain: University Book Store was opened by students 110 years ago.  It is not affiliated with the college.  However, it was set up to benefit students, staff, and faculty specifically.

So, yes, they sell textbooks, but they also host around 500 events a year for the public.  They sell school supplies and school jerseys, but they also host authors.  As a result this is a large store with a lot of support. P1010235

University Book Store carries art supplies; they have a cafe; they have a gift dept.  Now, they’re also expanding their used book section and building contacts with organizations and non profits in the commnunity.

This is biggest of all the stores I’ve seen in Seattle.  It’s right by UW, so there are plenty of people walking by and the neighborhood is plenty active.


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