Top Choice Books in U District

University Book Store

University Book Store is a vast all-purpose book emporium founded in 1900, making it Seattle's oldest. Its huge catalog of tomes is a browser's dream, and helpful staff, a regular program of events and a cozy cafe m…
Top Choice Music in Georgetown & West Seattle

Easy Street Records & Café

Pearl Jam once played at Easy Street, arguably Seattle's most multifarious record store, and the business continues to sponsor regular events. Inside, young kids with elaborate tattoos mingle with graying ex-punks u…
Top Choice Outdoor Equipment in Queen Anne & Lake Union


As much an adventure as a shopping experience, the state-of-the-art megastore of America's largest consumer co-op has its own climbing wall – a 65ft rock pinnacle to the side of the store’s entryway. The wall offers…
Top Choice Books in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Elliott Bay Book Company

Seattle's most beloved bookstore offers over 150,000 titles in a large, airy, wood-beamed space with cozy nooks that can inspire hours of serendipitous browsing. Bibliophiles will be further satisfied with regular b…
Top Choice Posters in Downtown, Pike Place & Waterfront

Old Seattle Paperworks

If you like decorating your home with old magazine covers from Life, Time and Rolling Stone, or have a penchant for art-deco tourist posters from the 1930s, or are looking for that rare Hendrix concert flyer from 19…
Top Choice Music in Ballard & Discovery Park

Bop Street Records

Probably the most impressive collection of vinyl you're ever likely to see lines the heavily stacked shelves of Bop Street Records. The collection of half a million records covers every genre – they even have old-sc…
Top Choice Sports & Outdoors in Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo


Founded in 1897 as the original outfitters for prospectors heading for the Klondike, Filson is a long-standing Seattle legend that, in 2015, opened up this hugely impressive flagship store in SoDo. Wall-mounted biso…
Top Choice Antiques in Green Lake & Fremont

Fremont Vintage Mall

Descending into this subterranean antique mall is like diving down to a sunken Spanish galleon full of plundered treasure. Who knows what you might bring to the surface? An old 1950s vending machine? A clownish unic…
Top Choice Books in Green Lake & Fremont

Wide World Books & Maps

This is the kind of travel-themed accessory and book shop that hippy trail pioneers would once have enjoyed (although the guidebooks have been updated since then). In operation since the mid 1970s, Wide World is sti…
Clothing in Green Lake & Fremont

Frock Boutique

This recent reincarnation of the former Frock Shop was taken over by Portland's similarly orientated Frock Boutique in 2015. It offers an elegant blend of unique dresses with vintage influences.