Whether you're looking for the perfect 19th-century muffin recipe or you're eager to settle a bet over that legendary Honore de Balzac quote, a bookstore is a true well for informational water. Today's Groupon invites you to sit and scour over $20 worth of drinks and published materials at Inner Chapters Bookstore & Cafe for $10. This bookstore café enhances countless life experiences, such as drinking tea while reading a book on drinking tea.
Wrestling with Machiavelli and bypassing the Black Plague with Boccaccio is best tempered by a hot mug of DragonFly chai. Inner Chapters' hometown charm harkens back to the day when intricate illuminations were custom-rendered by the hands of diligent scribes. This is not a big book vendor, but one that smells properly like books. Volumes old and new are served up alongside a café whose menu provides tasty paninis ($6.75), baked goods, and soothing libations. Like a three-dimensional version of The Pagemaster, you can tour shelf after shelf of selections from the literary world in the comfort of hyper-literate couches. Tower over folios that gaze up at you like Lilliputians while sipping Stumptown coffee with the composed sensibility of Austen's Elinor Dashwood.
A book opens up like a paged peacock and, coupled with food, serves up limitless mind-vacations. The friendly staff at Inner Chapters will special order anything they don't have in stock whether it's rare or nonexistent. Surprise your friends and family with a thoughtfully chosen book to stock in their stockings this holiday season. They will be delighted by your gesture and reward your generosity with a small sack of expensive rocks.
- Inner Chapters Bookstore & Cafe, best bookstore in Seattle. The staff in the bookstore and the cafe were friendly, helpful, made us feel very comfortable. – Mary Peterson, Citysearch
- The beautiful thing about this cafe is that at its heart is an owner who loves literature. – Indie S., Yelp
- My latte was delicious, as was the quiche and brownie. – Tracy Z., Yelp
419 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, Washington 98109Get Directions