3 Specialty Book Shops We Love

 Book Larder

Book Larder

Book Larder

Whether you love cooking or your fridge is full of take-out containers, you won't be able to resist the warm, inviting atmosphere of Book Larder. This specialty bookstore carries hundreds of cookbooks in their north Fremont location. It is completely normal to walk in and smell baked goods from one of their books cooking in the test kitchen or see a local author having a book signing. It is a place that will make you feel like you can conquer the world one recipe at a time. 

 Metsker Maps

Metsker Maps

Metsker Maps 

While they don't only sell books, they do sell a lot of them. Metsker Maps in Pike Place Market has been drawing in travel enthusiasts since the 1950s, and we can never resist popping in to get inspired for our next trip. They have travel books for every destination under the sun and tons of additional books like travel memoirs, nautical exploration guides, and travel stories for kids. We guarantee you will get lost in this store as the maps and books transport you across the globe. 

 Seattle Mystery Bookshop

Seattle Mystery Bookshop

Seattle Mystery Bookshop

The Seattle Mystery Bookshop lives in the perfect location in Seattle's Pioneer Square neighborhood on the first floor of an old stone building that is crammed full of mystery books and makes you feel a bit like Sherlock Holmes (or Watson, whichever suits you more). You can tell the staff love their jobs and love the genre. They have a large selection of signed copies, which we have found make for great gifts (even if they are for your own bookshelf).