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William James Bookseller

829 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5730
+1 360-385-7313
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Favorite Stop in Port Townsend

We always feel a visit to Port Townsend would not be complete without a stop here. This is a... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2018
Jim B
,
Grapeview, Washington
via mobile
very good selction of books

amazed at selection of book/verity. old classics to newer paper backs. good collection of older... read more

Reviewed January 23, 2018
sftstevens
,
Port Hadlock, Washington
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829 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5730
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

We always feel a visit to Port Townsend would not be complete without a stop here. This is a wonderful used book store. It is not one where you have to dig through stacks of books; rather the books are well organized and displayed. We...More

1  Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

amazed at selection of book/verity. old classics to newer paper backs. good collection of older fine collectables. people are nice and will help.

Thank sftstevens
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Came to the store specifically for an author meet and greet. Stayed because there is so much of interest inside. Books of course, but wonder 'punny' t-shirts and coffee mugs, post cards, etc... Lovely handmade journals (by local authors) , etc.... A great staff pick...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I love this bookstore, its thoughtfully laid out with a vast array of selections stacked high to the ceilings. Found some out of print or just straight up hard to find books here as well. They've also got signed/first editions of some classics. It's a...More

Thank Ee-JinL
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I always explore this wonderful book shop when I am in Port Townsend. A previous owner sold after many years in business, and fortunately found a local buyer who has kept the shop open and independent. Buy a bagful of books here, and then read...More

Thank Rebecca T
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I'd passed several times without going in. When I visited I was so pleasantly surprised! Beautiful books, coffee table books, new and used books in every genre. I learned they buy books as well on Mindays and Thursdays from 11-4. I look forward to selling...More

2  Thank DoloresJacoby
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

I / we have gone to William James for over 10 yrs & have ALWAYS found exceptional & unique books to buy (neo & used) ! The variety of genres is staggering - and the prices are fantastic ! = U can find some REAL...More

Thank wayne963
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

This bookstore invites you to grab a cup of coffee, sit in the comfortable armchair and curl up to read one of their books. NOT! But I certainly felt like doing just that once I got inside and got lost in the titles on display

Thank OneSaucyTrini
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Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Although not so large as the mother of all bookstores (Powell's city block in Portland), William James--Bookseller open Port Townsend contains a wealth of interesting, as well as hard-to-find, books. There is much more room inside than appears from the small doorway onto Water Street....More

Thank Parliament_7
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Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

This shop is a must see for book lovers. Lots to take in do give yourself some time to enjoy. There are new and gently used books to choose from. Give it a go!

Thank Surfpinky
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