It's more important than ever to support small businesses, including our local indie bookstores. Each of these stores is one-of-a-kind. Book recommendations are lovingly selected by the staff and the events are curated for the needs and interests of the local community. Here are a few excellent indie bookstores near Redmond to check out next time you're in the mood for a great read or the camaraderie of fellow book lovers. They all offer curbside pick-up or delivery right to our apartments in Redmond.
A family-owned shop located in Redmond, Brick & Mortar is open every day of the week. They often host events like book signings, and according to their site, they're "focused on being a community resource." You can order online from their Bookshop.org storefront, a site that raises money for indie bookstores with every purchase made.
Established in 2019, Madison Books is the sibling store to Phinney Books in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. They have a free, weekly newsletter you can subscribe to for book recommendations. Like Brick & Mortar, you can also find Madison Books on Bookshop.org.
Located on Mercer Island, Island Books has been around since 1973. They frequently host book fairs, book clubs, and author events, fostering a sense of community in the shop. The community spirit lives on today: they still hold book clubs virtually. You can find Island Books on Bookshop.org as well. If you're looking to support one of these indie bookstores near Redmond but can't decide what to read, we recommend these three books set in Washington state.
Our Redmond apartments are located close to these shops and many other businesses. Contact us to schedule a virtual tour or learn more about how you can join our community at Parkside apartments.
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