Yes! I'm finally posting about the bookstores I visited while vacationing in the Pacific Northwest.
Friday Harbor (WA) has four bookstores. I made purchases in three. (The fourth was closed when I discovered it!)
Griffin Bay Bookstore was my favorite of the three I visited. I loved the atmosphere! Beautiful hardwood floors, lots of natural light, soft music and nicely displayed merchandise. This is exactly where I'd want to work if we could ever manage to relocate to Friday Harbor!
We didn't spent much time in this quaint used bookstore. I knew exactly what I was looking for and didn't want to linger too long, as there were other shops to visit.
I didn't get a picture of the Harbor Bookstore, but it's another lovely store that overlooks the ferry dock on the waterfront.
Boardwalk Bookstore is the one I missed out on. Doesn't it look charming? Definitely a "must do" on our next trip to Friday Harbor.
Sidney is considered Canada's only Booktown, featuring 9 bookstores. And, no, I didn't get to all of them. Not even half. The majority are used bookstores and I was looking for new books for souvenirs of the trip.
I spent a fair amount of time (and money!) in Tanner's. It's another store I'd be quite content to work in. Sorry--I was too busy admiring the merchandise and failed to get any interior shots.
We didn't have much time in Victoria (British Columbia), but a visit to Munro's was tops on the list. It's a lovely store, but for a Monday afternoon, I thought it was quite busy and crowded. Lots of tourists compared to the other shops I visited in Friday Harbor and Sidney.
Be sure to click on the pictures for the full-size image.
Stay tuned for a post about all my purchases!