Good-bye Elliott Bay Books??

November 30, 2009

Will Seattle be losing a bookstore landmark?

The Los Angeles Times published The plot thickens for legendary bookstore yesterday stating that Elliott Bay Book Co. may have to shut its doors when the lease ends on January 31st.

The Seattle Times wrote on October 18th:  Financial woes prompt Elliott Bay Book owner to consider move. October 18th: Elliott Bay Books looking to move? October 21st: Possible loss of Elliott Bay Book Co. from Pioneer Square has neighborhood worried

Bailey/Coy Books on Capitol Hill is closing: Hard times force closure of Bailey/Coy Books on Capitol Hill.

Seattle tied for first place (with Minneapolis, MN) in America’s Most Literate Cities in 2008 (and has been either in first or second place every year since these rankings were started in 2004).  This study focuses on six key indicators of literacy: newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, library resources, periodical publishing resources, educational attainment, and Internet resources.

If our bookstores keep closing, where will we be in 2010?

via Shelf Awareness

posting by Lorraine

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One Response to “Good-bye Elliott Bay Books??”


  1. […] resources, educational attainment and Internet resources.  which reminds me that Bailey/Coy Books folded this year and we lost the print Post-Intelligencer.  we do know that our libraries are busier than […]


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