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

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



Wed., January 18, 7:30 pm: Ridge Readers Book Club picks night (choosing the next six months of books)

Fri., January 20, 7 pm: Launch party for A Brief Guide to Being Human in a Messy World

Thu., January 26, 7 pm: The Dock Street Salon reading series: Joshua Mohr and Donna Miscolta

Wed., February 8, 7 pm: Book Club Night with recommendations from Random House reps Katie Mehan and David Glenn


Our favorite reading of 2016

What books did we love the most in 2016 (even if they weren't published in 2016)? See the year-end top 10 lists from Liz, Kim, Haley, and Tom.



Our popular TRUE (blue) and MADE-UP (charcoal) are available for ordering online, in men's and women's sizes, S through XL.



See our Top 100 bestselling books from our second year.



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


Children's Storytimes

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



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 Thanksgiving, Christmas, December 26, and New Year's Day


Phinney Books

7405 Greenwood Ave. N

Seattle, WA 98103




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