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Seattle's Best Bookstore, Bar, and Boutique


Check out these favorite spots in Seattle, recommended by team members from The Mill at First Hill!

Elliot Book Bay Book Company

Do you remember the movie The Pagemaster? That’s what Elliot Book Bay Company in Capitol Hill will make you think of! It's a literary escape that nurtures your imagination to project that imagery instantly in your mind. The joint is rustic and warm. Skylights beam down on you with that sun-kissed warmth you'll need during your read. In the back, you'll find the hip 'Little Oddfellow's' where you can get your favorite handcrafted espresso drink paired with local bakery favorites.

Before you head out, make sure to check out the 'Staff Favorites.’ A lot of the selection is from PNW authors along with some national bestsellers. Or, look for “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn” by Taylor Jenkins Reid, a new favorite read. 

Navy Strength

Nothing says summer all year-round quite like a tiki bar! The minds behind Rob Roy and No Anchor recently opened Navy Strength, a classic tiki bar, in Belltown on 2nd and Wall. This tropical oasis is a great spot for groups with standing tables and a large floor plan that can seat up to 95. Classics like 3 Dots & A Dash, Fogcutters, and Mai Tais commingle with a revolving "Travel" section that features a smorgasbord of the best-of-the-best from a different country each month.

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Standard Goods

Nestled on the eclectic Pike St. strip, Standard Goods showcases the best goodies Seattlelites love. Curated by creative lead Kathreen Absuelo and her team, each item in the store is part of an artistic collective established primarily in the PNW and supplemented by proudly made USA stock. Oils, candles, soaps, greeting cards, plants, blankets, backpacks, apparel - this place has it all! The Mill residents can take a ten-minute stroll to this gem to support this local business.

Now get out there and explore Seattle!