This independent bookstore is one of the best in the city. Its inventory boasts a fabulous range of books on Seattle and the Northwest, and if you're lucky you may come across limited editions or signed books. The bookstore also frequently hosts poetry readings, book signings and literary events for contemporary authors.
Located in the bookstore-rich University District, this old shop buys and sells general, scholarly and academic used books. Look for complete sets by single authors, encyclopedia sets and other keepsake volumes. Magus Books buys and trades around 1000 used books each week, so it's always a new adventure to see what you can find. The staff will also do a personal search for your desired book if you email them with your request. The shop has specific book buying hours and private libraries and collections by appointment.
Everything fresh and locally produced is how you would describe a foray into the West Seattle Farmers Market. The weekend market, which sits on Souhwest Alaska Street every Sunday offers different products sold by small scale farmers. The produce is farm fresh, and includes different types of vegetables to fruits, jams and herbs. The market is also host to many cultural programs and chef demos with fresh ingredients and how to incorporate them to make new and innovative dishes.
Groceries, a diverse wine and beer collection, fashionable clothing, cleaning supplies, health & beauty essentials and even greeting cards, are all available at a great price here. This outlet of Target does not miss out on Home & Kitchen appliances, children's toys, electronics or even pet supplies. Truly, a one-stop shop, this department store caters to every age category. A well-organized and clean premise makes for a pleasant shopping experience for downtown residents, which saves them the hassle of traveling for miles, just for a few necessities.
Longing for a closet full of designer clothing without emptying your wallet? Head to Betty Lin. This brainchild of eponymous owner stocks all the past season runway designer wear at a 60-70% discount! The contemporary interiors with the cool artwork reflect the trendy clothing and accessories on display. With clothes and jewellery sets from labels like Chloe, Christian Dior, Prada, etc. at such slashed prices, temptation comes easy. If you still don't want to spend on an entire outfit, just choose from the cool range of shoes and bags available.
Since 1988, this haven for video addicts has kept its catalog of mainstream, independent, cult, rare, out-of-print and all other videos up to date. With more than 45,000 titles in stock, Scarecrow has far and away the best selection in Seattle, and if your obscure tastes call for that one DVD the shop doesn't have, the knowledgeable staff will find it. Films are sorted by director and by country downstairs, by genre upstairs.
Magic Mouse is like stepping into a child's dream, since this toy store has a wide selection of toys. Whatever toy you're looking for you'll be sure to find it, from an educational gift to an action figure. Whether you're a kid or a kid-at-heart, you'll be sure to be impressed with the amount of toys.
Road Apparel offers quality Men's clothing and accessories, such as sun glasses and shoes. The store offers outfits for every occasion, though they have an especially large collection of casual apparel, including Casual Blazers, shirts and pants. The service is friendly and the staff will help you find the perfect outfit.
One is struck immediately by the irony of this store's existence. Located right at the busy entrance to Pike Place Market, Seattle's commercial epicenter, it favors a left-leaning selection of titles. The selection includes everything from anthropology to literature and political science. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful, and the selection is comprehensive within its scope. If you've just arrived from the real Left Bank, you may find that this store goes some way toward soothing any homesickness you may feel.