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William James Bookseller

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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I love this bookseller. They have an amazing selection of books old and new. Several first edition... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
West Palm Beach, Florida
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Books and Crannies

This establishment has more books and crannies stuffed with every kind of book imaginable. Plan to... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Lakewood, Washington, USA
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829 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5730
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this bookseller. They have an amazing selection of books old and new. Several first edition and author signed books available. Wonderful service. You may also sell or trade books on Mondays and Thursdays. I love just browsing and sitting in a letter chair...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This establishment has more books and crannies stuffed with every kind of book imaginable. Plan to spend some time to explore the variety of offerings as you wander Water Street. You’ll find a treasure for sure.

Thank Surfpinky
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

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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
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

Thank CM_G279
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
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
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
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
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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