The Bookstore Bar

November 5, 2008 · 6 comments · Print This Post

in Erin Cooks On-The-Go, Resturants

Me @ The Bookstore Bar

On the way back to our hotel from Bainbridge Island, CK and I stopped by The Bookstore Bar located next door to the Alexis Hotel (Note to Self: next time we’re totally staying there). Honestly I’d had this spot on my radar since we began planning our trip to Seattle, and I eyed it for several days before stopping in since it was conveniently on our “quest for lattes” route each morning. Once inside I thoroughly enjoyed pulling random books down from the fully stocked shelves surrounding our cozy table and checking out their contents. They even had a copy of Judith Krantz’s Scruples which made me laugh out loud since it automatically opened to a racy bedroom scene — as one would expect. All of the books on the shelves are actually for sale. I wish I had realized that at the time as I probably would have taken home that saucy novel for posterity’s sake. We only stayed at the bar for a short while, long enough for one beer, but The Bookstore Bar is definitely going onto my “to do again” list for our next west coast excursion.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Megan November 5, 2008 at 8:51 pm

What an awesome place. I would want to go there every day if it was near me!


2 zestycook November 5, 2008 at 9:43 pm

That looks like a great spot Erin…. sign me up for a visit! I would love it



3 Erin November 6, 2008 at 12:17 am

How freakin’ adorable are you!?


4 hanne November 6, 2008 at 9:01 am

When I was in university, I used to go to a bar called The Library. It was great, but the books weren’t for sale (they were bad, bad, bad library rejects for the most part). It was a great place, but your discovery looks even nicer!


5 Marilyn @ Simmer Till Done November 6, 2008 at 9:08 am

Books + beverages (Scruples, no less!) = the perfect bar.


6 peabody November 6, 2008 at 11:43 am

The Alexis is awesome, it’s where I got married. The Bookstore Bar is great as well. All Kempton Hotels are usually wonderful.
Glad you had a nice trip to our lovely city.


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