Love your local bookstore

December 21st, 2006

ParkPlace BooksUnless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that many independently owned businesses rely on the holiday shopping season to bring in a significant portion of their annual sales. Bad news for those Seattle area stores that recently found themselves closed for days on end due to flooding and power outages.

ParkPlace Books in Kirkland, Washington, is one such store. According to an email from the two owners (both women), the store was flooded and in the dark for many days. But they’re up and running now, back to business as usual — except for the fact that they have a lot of sales to catch up on. So if you’re near the east side and have some lit gifts to pick up, show ParkPlace Books some love.

Store coordinates:

ParkPlace Books
Kirkland’s Community Bookstore
348 Parkplace Center
Kirkland, WA 98033
Phone: 425-828-6546
Fax: 425-739-6876
parkplacebooks [at] integra [dot] net

Entry Filed under: Gift guide,She's the boss

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jenny  |  December 21st, 2006 at 8:27 am

    Thank you Michelle for posting this. Parkplace Books is one of the few independent bookstores left on the Eastside. It is the home of at least three dozen book clubs and central to Eastside reading life. They also sell a small selection of cards, stationary, book marks and art. Please drop in, shop around or buy a gift certificate for later purchases.

  • 2. Michelle Goodman  |  December 21st, 2006 at 8:34 am

    ooooh, gift certifs are a great idea. thx, jenny.

    this is a good reminder that i need to get Booksense links on my site so that i’m not just directing people to Amazon for my book. adding it to the blog to-do list…

  • 3. The Anti 9-to-5 Guide &ra&hellip  |  January 31st, 2007 at 8:15 am

    [...] Attention scribes: I hear this store has a fantastic writers’ section. And for all you mompreneurs, word on the street is the parenting and kids’ sections rock. Besides, I wanted to read at this store to support the owners post-December flood. Happy they’re up and running again! [...]

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