414 Broadway E, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810247.622462 -122.320788
it was once the greatest bookstore....what happened? – I firmly believe in the importance of supporting your local book store. Bailey Coy was once the greatest bookstore around because they had lots of everything. I was in the other night and the store seemed practically empty. Many of the shelves were gone. Greeting cards took up an entire wall. I got the feeling that they had given up. I used to love hanging out there, checking out all that they had. This last trip I felt I had seen everything in less than 15 minutes.
They still have the greatest GLBTQ selection in town (au revoir, beyond the closet). I am sure they can order anything you want. The staff is pleasant once engaged, otherwise their facial piercings are burried in the books they are reading. I will still go there and support them. But it's not the same. And that makes me sad.
The undisputed gem of Seattle's most diverse neighborhood. – In Short
Bright and comfortable, Broadway's leading independent bookstore features a wide range of titles and a staff with an encyclopedic knowledge of literature. Detailed, handwritten reviews pepper the shelves. Left-wing bibliophiles easily find all the books banned from their high-school libraries, others browse through the many well-stocked categories including art, interior design, cooking and travel. In the spring and fall, author appearances are scheduled once a week with readings on the main floor.
Capitol Hill's Best Bookstore – If you're looking for a great selection of new books (often accompanied by wonderful recommendations from the staff) in a store that's cozy enough to make you overlook its small size (when compared to the competition downtown), then BaileyCoy is the bookstore for you. Add to this mix an offering of some of the best literary speakers/readers that you will find in Seattle on a fairly regular basis. Finally, outside the store on a little A-frame will be a random opening line from a book. Identify the book and you will get 10% off your purchase. So, as you are taking a walk down Broadway, be sure to stop by this bookstore.
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