Elliott Bay Book Company | Seattle WA
Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle WA. In the middle of Seattle’s Capitol Hill district, Elliott Bay Book Company has the vibe of a neighborhood store in a big city. With its own café and reading rooms, there is plenty of room to sit without feeling rushed or crowded.
The café inside the bookstore is called Little Oddfellows (try the Victorian Breakfast tea YUM); next door is a bigger version of the café, Oddfellows. How awesome is that?! I love local businesses that support each other, it makes me happy to patronize both businesses.
Below are a few pictures I took throughout the store and cafe. Some things just stood out for me. The store was so cozy and welcoming but also organized. The staff was super friendly and knowledgeable. FYI- this store is perfect for all the bookstagrammers, it is an ideal place to take pictures of books in a beautiful setting.
Every year, I try to read a least one book that is not crime fiction. This year I picked Little Fires Everywhere for my non-crime fiction book. My full review will be coming soon. On Monday 10/2 Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere will be doing a Q & A at Elliot Bay. Below is the link for more info on the event. Also below is a synopsis from the publisher. I will be attending the Q & A, so I will have more pictures and possibly new info about Little Fires Everywhere and Celeste Ng.
Little Fires Everywhere
By Celeste Ng
Publisher: Penguin Press
Publication Date: 9/12/17
Synopsis from Publisher:
In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.
Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.
When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.
Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.