What a terrific place. A traditional locally owned bookstore. I highly recommend you frequent it before it really disappears. It like Powell’s in Portland are really unique institutions. The cafe downstairs is also wonderful and on a cold winter day, nothing quite beats buying a book and then heading for a coffee downstairs. Truth be told, I hit the Bailey Coy on Capital Hill much more often because it is closer and parking is easier, but if you downtown, Elliot Bay isthe place to be!
It is the antidote to Barnes & Noble in the same way that Greenlake Cycles is the antidote to Performance Cycle or the Bert’s Apple is to Safeway.
OK, as I mentioned to Katherine, it ain’t the best place, but if you’ve got screaming kids and it isn’t crowded (nearly never) it isn’t too bad. After all, it is hard to ruin noodles, although truthfully, they do overcook them.
I’ll have to give China Village a try. Or go to Blue C Sushi close by.