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Monday, August 15, 2011

My Top Ten Book-Related Places

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Top Ten Favorite Book-Related Places

1. Graham-Kapowsin High School Library (My library!)
The circular part of the building is the library on the 2nd floor
2. Puyallup Public Library
It has really interesting architectural features inside.

3. Pierce County Library
This is the public library I frequent the most often.
4. Seattle Public Library
This thing is so cool inside and out.  It makes the top ten list of the coolest libraries in the world.
5. Suzzallo Library on University of Washington campus
This is a gorgeous library, it is almost like a cathedral. This is where I did my training to become a librarian.
6. Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon
This bookstore is a destination. Once you enter you need a map to find your way around.
7. Elliott Bay Books
I could spend a whole day browsing this Indy bookstore in Seattle.

8. Smith Family Bookstore in Eugene, Oregon
A bit on the junky side, but really helpful clerks and one can find true treasures.

9. King's Books in Tacoma, Washington

They have a great selection and a bookstore cat, too.

10. Hammocks
Backyard. Books. Hammock.  Ah..h..h

What is one of your favorite book-related places?


  1. powells books! I love powells

  2. What a fantastic topic and list!! Seattle Public Library always makes the cool libraries list.
    When I was visiting Paris with my husband, we came across this English language bookstore. It was amazing, with the nicest staff. And they had a huge collection of 80s and 90s children's books. Just fantastic.

  3. awesome idea for a list. i definitely want to visit the suzzallo library and elliot bay is like book heaven from that picture.

    i did my list on books i need to re-read for this week's top ten tuesday freebie. hope you stop by.


  4. It's so exciting to see all of these marvelous spots that I have not yet visited! Thank you for sharing these.

    Here's my Top Ten Freebie: Top Ten Books-about-Books! And don't forget to sign up for the Readerbuzz August Giveaway!

  5. Elliot Bay looks like paradise! Nice choice of topic, Anne :)

  6. Fun list - I love that you included a number of libraries!!!

  7. I love your take on the list! I don't know if I'd be able to come up with ten, though, since I normally frequent the same library and same bookshop.

  8. What an awesome array of book-related places! :D I really love numbers 2, 4, and 6-9, though it makes me wish we had more Indie bookstores here. Thank you for visiting and for sharing these awesome places that I'll just have to visit one day. :)

  9. This is such a great list! My favorite reading places are under a shade tree or a cozy little bookstore!

  10. My house is one of my favorite book-related places. We have tons of floor to ceiling bookshelves. I also love Chaucer's Bookstore, our local independent shop.

  11. Great idea, Anne, and great list! Those photos of bookstores just made me drool, even though I have promised myself not to buy any more books until my TBR piles shrink significantly!


  12. Fun idea! Those libraries seriously look beautiful. I guess one of my favorite reading places is my couch. :) But someday I want to visit Powell's in Portland.

  13. I love the pictures of all the book-dedicated places! My favourite reading place is on the beach so I can jump in Lake Michigan when I get too hot. :D But one day...one day, I dream of going to Powell's. I managed to get to Shakespeare & Co - Powell's will happen!

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

  14. Have you ever been to The Strand in NYC, it is massive and I could spend days browsing. It's amazing! I also loved the New York Public Library, which really looks more like a musuem than a library but it is absolutely goregous!

  15. How I wish there were more cool bookish places in northern Indiana... Great choice of topic this week - I could just sit and gaze at the Suzzallo Library. Plus, one of these days I WILL visit Powell's Books!

  16. Oh! Some of those places look downright dreamy! I love reading in my front yard under my big tree, on the deck by the pool, a beach (if I can get there... i am a little far) and by the Christmas tree.

    Great List!

    Julia @ The Broke and Bookish


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