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

Hours: M 10-7 T 10-7 W 10-7 Th 10-8 F 10-8 Sa 10-6 Su 12-5

7405 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103 206-297-2665 info@phinneybooks.com

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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 a whole lot of space, but we make a special effort to have interesting reading in fiction, kids' books, essays, history, cookbooks, music, cities, nature and science, graphic novels, and books about the Northwest. We also sell a selection of paper goods and puzzles, 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. 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




Yes, as you may have read in our newsletter or other places, we are opening a second store, Madison Books, in the heart of Madison Park at 4118 E. Madison St. From December 10 to 24, we are hosting a pop-up shop in the space: we’re open every day there from 10 to 7 (Sundays from 12 to 5). Then we’ll close again to complete our renovations, with a full opening currently scheduled for March. Thanks for making Phinney Books enough of a success that we can try something new like this!


Wednesday, January 16, 7:30 pm: The Ridge Readers book club discusses Liza Mundy’s Code Girls

See our full event schedule


Our favorite reading of 2018


What books did we love the most in 2018 (even if they weren't published in 2018)? See the year-end top 10 lists from Liz, Kim, Haley, James, Anika, Nancy, and Tom.



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. 



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




See our Top 100 bestselling books from our fourth year.


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


Phinney Books

7405 Greenwood Ave. N

Seattle, WA 98103




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