About Us


Located in the heart of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, The Elliott Bay Book Company is a full service bookstore, home to over 150,000 titles, set on cedar shelves in a multi-level, inviting unique atmosphere.

We offer one of the region's best selection of new books, as well as a large collection of bargain editions. Elliott Bay presents an unparalleled schedule of author readings and events throughout the year.


Store Hours
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 10am - 11pm
Sunday: 10am - 9pm

We are closed on Thanksgiving & Christmas.

1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98122

Telephone: (206) 624-6600
Toll-free: 800-962-5311
Fax: (206) 903-1601


How to find us:


Driving Directions
Our store is located on Seattle's Capitol Hill, one block east of Broadway between Pike and Pine, just south of the Cal Anderson Park playfield. Capitol Hill is centrally located east of Downtown, south of the University District, west of Madison Park and north of the Central District.  

Using I-5 coming from the South End:
Head N on I-5, take the Madison St exit, turn R onto Madison. Head E and turn L onto Broadway. At Pike Street turn R, and at Tenth Avenue turn L and the store is on your left.

Using I-5 coming from the North End:
Head S on I-5, take the Union St exit, which puts you onto Union, heading W.
At 7th Avenue, turn R, and proceed N one block to Pike Street. Turn R heading E on Pike up the hill past Broadway. At Tenth Avenue turn L and the store is on your left.

Parking Suggestions:

Free and metered street parking is available throughout the neighborhood. There are also various pre-pay parking lots nearby. These lots are not associated with Elliott Bay and have varying rates and hours.