Local artists Amanda Joyce Bishop and Ty Kreft have covered Arundel Books' boarded-up windows with this gorgeous mural, based on text by renowned author Neil Gaiman. If you want your own copy, it's available to order in poster format from the bookshop's website. Arundel Books via Facebook
You might be asked to wear latex gloves (and definitely a mask), but leafing through unfamiliar tomes plucked from shelves outside of your own home is once again a reality at many bookstores across town, thanks to the limited-capacity shopping allowed during Phase 2 of the city's reopening. That's good timing considering Seattle's gearing up for Independent Bookstore Day this Saturday, August 29. While the bi-annual event won't look quite the same as previous COVID-free summers, beloved local booksellers like Elliott Bay and Third Place Books are open for business, and others are continuing online-only shopping. Read on for all the details on the currently open bookstores and ways to support them.

Ada's Technical Books
Current offerings: In-person shopping, takeout food and drinks, online orders, gift cards, subscription boxes, and Libro.fm partnership
Capitol Hill

Arundel Books
Current offerings: In-person shopping (and shopping by appointment), online orders, curbside pickup, and gift cards
Pioneer Square

Book Larder
Current offerings: Virtual and in-person shopping by appointment, online orders and gift cards
Fremont

Black Fret Concert Series: The Black Tones
Streaming live from Nectar 10/28 at 8pm
Happy Halloween! Friday Oct 30 - SAVE 25% Storewide at Herbs House in Ballard.
Open Daily 8am-10pm - Order Online - People Like Pot - Come Say High!
Earshot Jazz Festival | Oct 16 – Nov 8
This week: Ahamefule J. Oluo, Charles Lloyd, Reggie Goings, Bill Frisell, John and Gerald Clayton

Brick & Mortar Books
Current offerings: In-person shopping, online orders, gift cards, and Libro.fm partnership
Redmond

BookTree
Current offerings: In-person shopping, curbside pickup and gift cards
Kirkland

Couth Buzzard
Current offerings: In-person shopping, food and drink takeout, online orders and gift cards, plus a relief fund
Greenwood

Eagle Harbor Book Company
Current offerings: In-person shopping, online orders, gift cards, and Libro.fm partnership
Bainbridge Island

Edmonds Bookshop
Current offerings: In-person visits, online orders and Libro.fm partnership
Edmonds

Elliott Bay Book Company
Current offerings: In-person shopping (and shopping by appointment), online orders, gift cards, subscription boxes, and Libro.fm partnership
Capitol Hill

Island Books
Current offerings: In-person shopping, online orders, gift cards, and Libro.fm partnership
Mercer Island

Left Bank Books
Current offerings: Online orders and gift cards
Pike Place

Liberty Bay Books
Current offerings: In-person shopping, online orders, curbside pickup, and Libro.fm partnership
Poulsbo

Magnolia's Bookstore
Current offerings: In-person shopping, free delivery in Magnolia and gift cards
Magnolia

Magus Books
Current offerings: In-person shopping, online orders, curbside pickup
University District

The Neverending Bookshop
Current offerings: In-person shopping, shipping for email orders, plus Libro.fm partnership
Edmonds

Open Books: A Poem Emporium
Current offerings: Online orders, curbside pickup and poetry subscription boxes
Wallingford

Ophelia's Books
Current offerings: In-person shopping, shipping for phone and email orders and curbside pickup
Fremont

Page 2 Books
Current offerings: In-person shopping, online ordering through Bookshop and Libro.fm partnership
Burien

Pegasus Book Exchange
Current offerings: Free delivery in West Seattle for orders of $20 or more
West Seattle

Queen Anne Book Company
Current offerings: Shopping by appointment, pnline orders and Libro.fm partnership
Queen Anne

Secret Garden Bookshop
Current offerings: In-person shopping, online orders and Libro.fm partnership
Ballard

Third Place Books
Current offerings: In-person shopping, online orders, gift cards, and Libro.fm partnership
Various locations

Twice Sold Tales
Current offerings: In-person shopping, gift cards and t-shirts
Capitol Hill

Paper Boat Booksellers
Current offerings: In-person shopping, online orders, curbside pickup, gift cards, and Libro.fm partnership
West Seattle

Phinney Books
Current offerings: In-person shopping, pnline orders, gift cards, and Libro.fm partnership
Phinney Ridge

Madison Books
Current offerings: Shopping by appointment, online orders and gift cards
Madison Park

University Book Store
Current offerings: In-person shopping, takeout food and drinks, online orders, curbside pickup, gift cards, and Libro.fm partnership
University District