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PostSun Jul 01, 2007 10:08 am 
I was in Reno last week and ran across Zephyr Books.  Great selection of Nevada, California, and even Pacific Northwest books including trail guides, nature guides, and a lot of history books.  I picked up "Desert Summits" by Andy Zdon (which I'm sure Dean has) in new condition and also "Searchlight" by and autographed by Sen. Harry Reid, both for $12.50 each.  I could have spent more time and money, of which I had neither.  No time for hiking there, either.  frown.gif

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PostSun Jul 01, 2007 7:45 pm 
Found a good selection in old downtown Kent yesterday...they even have a couple of copies of one of Karen's books and the owner tells bad jokes about Blondes to entertain you!

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PostSun Jul 01, 2007 10:02 pm 
There is one on the East side of Rainier Ave in Columbia City.  Buy the art gallery.

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PostSun Jul 01, 2007 10:46 pm 
Bailey/Coy Books on Cap Hill rocks!   agree.gif

Check out Left Bank Books on Pike for lefty stuff.   sneaky.gif

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PostSun Nov 21, 2021 1:02 pm 
Whenever I travel, visiting used bookstores is at the top of my priority list.  I just noticed this thread and on reviewing, realize that a number of these great places are no more.  And the first post with the list link no longer exists.  When I have some spare time I'm going to migrate what's still useful into a new thread in the Saloon; and make it a list that anyone can add to, similar to the one we have for post-hike grub, by general geo location.   If anyone objects, please PM me.

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PostTue Nov 23, 2021 8:19 am 
Thanks for reviving this thread.

Add Eastons books in Mount Vernon. Located in the old town section. Close to several breweries for a twofer.

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PostSat Nov 27, 2021 9:23 pm 
I discovered Eastonís online only recently,  and by accident. I plan to make a trip up there soon for an afternoon of browsing.

So many great used bookstores have folded; Comstockís in Auburn is gone.  The venerable Black Oak Books in Berkeley, just to name a few.  One of the best left in our general area is Hendersonís. Extremely well curated.  The owner of Michaelís Books retired; so  thatís one less in Bellingham.

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PostSun Nov 28, 2021 12:21 am 
A good recommend in Vancouver? Especially near Robson?

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PostSun Nov 28, 2021 2:21 pm 
Yes, head south to the great Vancouver suburb called Bellingham, WA and visit Henderson Books downtown or Eclipse Books in Fairhaven. I make a point to buy multiple books each visit to do my little part in keeping these great resources in our community. Really good book deals at Habitat as well $1.00 for hardbacks and $0.50 for paperbacks. The Central Bellingham library has a large area of free give away books and magazines too. Obviously the stocks of the later two fluctuate depending on donations. The Bellingham "Friends of the Library" also has (or had pre-Covid) quarterly library sales with great finds esp in the PacNW outdoor guidebook genre.

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PostSun Nov 28, 2021 2:41 pm 
Oooh yahó Eclipse is great. A little overstocked & cluttery but the owner knows his inventory. Visited last year and on a whim asked him about an obscure contemporary sailing memoir which had a limited printing. Iíd never seen it anywhere during my book prowls. He found it in his stacks in 10 minutes.

In re the query about  Vancouver, itís been a lot of years since I visited their stores.  Got a fair number of antique mountaineering lit books there. There was one store that had the estate stash of Don & Phyl Munday but by the time I got there it had been mostly picked over. But I did get a few.  There was a place on Lonsdale in North Van & a strictly antiquarian place downtown; I canít recall the names.  Just google Vancouver used books - you can usually get a good idea from their website.

On that point, Hendersonís in Bíham has a minimal web presence; just a Facebook page.  But theyíre probably the best curated in the territory, or at least in the top 3.

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PostSun Nov 28, 2021 2:49 pm 
Eclipse is more disorganized but also more fun with with haphazard stacks and piles all over the store. They also have a great stereo setup and play groovy tunes which enhances the browsing. Henderson's has very organized sections arranged alphabetically by author and has more inventory. I kind of think that the stacks at Eclipse are arranged with teaser titles on top to seduce you to browse more. It works! Both have excellent outdoor/mountaineering sections.

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PostSun Nov 28, 2021 3:04 pm 
Bargainhunter wrote:
Both have excellent outdoor/mountaineering sections.

Mostly contemporary stuff though, relatively speaking. Iíve not seen much good antiquarian stuff in that genre for ages. Mostly on ABE Books now.

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PostMon Nov 29, 2021 6:47 am 
Browsing bison books deer lodge mt lots of used/new books good prices.
Https://bookshop.org/shop/browsingbison

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