The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 USA
This is a *new* book store. It was relatively crowded. It carries *MANY* rows of poetry from classics to microscopic (although apparently no chapbooks?). And it seems to be open for business across its entire large space. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?!?!? HOW CAN PEOPLE DO THIS ELSEWHERE?!?!?!?!
Seriously. Nothing here was out-of-whack pricewise for new books. Cody's couldn't make it because of their pricing (IMHO). But yet they're open in an area with quite pricey real estate. And have a great, wide, inclusive selection. The staff picks take up an entire wall. Each aisle has many tags with notes and selections.
Ok, maybe that's part of it. You half feel like you're looking through peoples' personal libraries. Except you can take things home (for a price).
There's something magical here. I don't know what it is. I hope nothing breaks that spell. I *really* hope others find their right words.