Book Store Adventure

Browse to your heart’s content at these delightful local bookstores

When the temperature drops and nightfall comes earlier, there’s nothing better than settling in with a cup of tea and a good book. We’ve got the perfect list for your Skagit Bookstore Adventure!
    • This cozy shop is easy to find – just look for the giant bronze elephant outside the store! If you need ideas for your next read, check out their Staff Picks. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in-store, Watermark does special orders and even offers lovely, free gift wrapping.
    • What goes together better than a book and a cup of Joe? How about a book, coffee, and a chocolate chip cookie! Pelican Bay Books & Coffeehouse recently moved across the street from the post office and accepts books for trade credit or cash. They buy and sell thousands of used and rare books each month!
    • From book titles for infants to young adults to a colorful array of unique toys and accessories, Toy Stories is a bit like being inside a rainbow. This fun children’s book and gift shop will definitely bring out the kid in you!
    • Need a good laugh? Check out Tri-Dee’s silly humor and “useless information” trivia section. They also carry all of your favorite stories from childhood plus new titles that are sure to become classics.
    • Kapow! With over 500 titles, Docking Bay 93 is your source for comic books, trade paperbacks, and collectibles. They regularly host game nights and are home to the Phoenix Nest Classic Video Arcade.
    • A lovely seaside shop on the Swinomish Channel, Seaport features books for any age, offerings by local artists, and is your go-to for books related to the Pacific Northwest. Stop in and create a custom gift basket for the bookworm in your life from their wide array of titles and reading accessories.
    • If you like a good hunt, Easton’s specializes in used, out-of-print and collectible books. On their website, click on subjects ranging from Agriculture to Travel and find just the volume you want from their inventory. You can order on the spot or contact the shop directly.
    • On the 2nd floor of the Co-Op, you’ll find a treasure trove of books, including cookbooks, self-help, nature and local authors. The Mercantile also carries unique gifts from over 100 fair trade companies.