Best Bookshops Seattle: Petite Edition



There is something so special about walking into a bookshop and being immediately greeted and treated like you’ve been coming there for years (even on your first visit).  That is what you can expect when you stop in at The Secret Garden Books in the Ballard neighborhood (2214 NW Market St) of Seattle.  This independent bookshop is absolutely wonderful and has been in operation since 1977,  this bookshop has books for all ages, however, it would seem that their incredibly large children’s section is one of their passions.


I was so impressed with how inviting this store is, their staff is so incredibly helpful.  What I loved about this store is the way that they display their books, so many are facing out allowing you to interact with the books in much more enjoyable way.


Another aspect of this delightful bookshop is their huge selection of board books.  I was so excited to see so titles, so many fabulous options not just the usual.


What is even more impressive than their amazing stock of books, is their staff.  I had been wanting to pick up a new chapter book to read with the petite and was helped by the lovely Katie who had so many great suggestions about books that my girl might like and she was spot on with her recommendations.  I love a store when the staff is knowledgeable, has actually read the books and is passionate about books.

I am sure you will love everything about this shop, it’s amazing.  Here is everything you need to know to get there and experience it for yourself.  The parking in this neighborhood can be a little challenging, come ready to drive around for that perfect spot.

2214 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107

Monday – Friday 10 – 8

Saturday 10 – 7

Sunday 11 – 5