Welcome to Phinney Books, the neighborhood bookstore in Phinney Ridge/Greenwood in north Seattle.


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We're a general-interest store selling a carefully chosen selection of new books across a variety of categories. We don't have much space, but we make a special effort to have interesting reading in fiction, kids' books, essays, history, cookbooks, music, technology, cities, nature and science, graphic novels, diaries, and letters. We also sell a selection of paper goods, puzzles, toys, games, and chocolates, and we'll always have lots of NYRB Classics on hand.

Every week we send a weekly newsletter, featuring book recommendations, new releases, event news, and other stuff, which you can sign up for here.

We opened in June 2014, after taking over Santoro's Books, the neighborhood bookstore for almost a decade, and we're happily getting to know our neighbors (we live nearby too) and making sure we have the books you want to read, whether you're in the neighborhood or visiting from far away.

Here are some of the articles about the store, before and after our opening, if you'd like to read more:

Inquiries about the store (and special order requests) can be sent to info@phinneybooks.com.

Thanks. Hope to see you in the store!

Tom Nissley

 

COMING SOON: MADISON BOOKS!

Yes, as you may have read in our newsletter or other places, we are planning to open a second store, Madison Books, in the heart of Madison Park. We'd like to open in November if possible, but we'll see how things go, and we'll certainly let you know more details as we have them. Thanks for making Phinney Books enough of a success that we can try something new like this!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, September 20, 7 pm: Dock Street Salon reading series with Bonnie Rough and KJ Dell'Antonia

Wednesday, October 17, 7:30 pm: The Ridge Readers book club discusses Umberto Eco's The Island of the Day Before

Wednesday, October 24, 7 pm: Craig Holt discusses Hard Dog to Kill

See our full event schedule

 

The RESIST LIST

Every week we feature a rotating list of a dozen or so books that in some way—education, inspiration, or infuriation—speak to the idea of resistance, and we donate 20% of all sales from the list that week to the ACLU.

 

Children's Storytimes

Every Friday with Steph at 11 am. Babies, toddlers, and anyone else who likes a good story exuberantly told are welcome. 

 

DIGITAL AUDIOBOOKS

You can order digital audiobooks through Libro.fm, and a portion of the proceeds will go to Phinney Books. Learn more here!

 

Four YEARS OLD AND COUNTING

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See our Top 100 bestselling books from our fourth year.


Our favorite reading of 2017

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What books did we love the most in 2017 (even if they weren't published in 2017)? See the year-end top 10 lists from Liz, Kim, Haley, Lauren, Molly, and Tom. And see an audiobook playlist of our 2017 favorites from our audio download partners at Libro.fm.

 

PHINNEY BOOKS T-SHIRTS

Our popular TRUE (blue) and MADE-UP (charcoal) t-shirts (as featured by Jeopardy!) are available for ordering online, in men's and women's sizes, S through XL.

 

 

Our regular hours:

Monday: 10 to 7

Tuesday: 10 to 7

Wednesday: 10 to 7

Thursday: 10 to 8

Friday: 10 to 8

Saturday: 10 to 6

Sunday: 12 to 5

CLOSED on July 4

 

Phinney Books

7405 Greenwood Ave. N

Seattle, WA 98103

206-297-2665

info@phinneybooks.com

 

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