April 2011 | Jonathan Shipley

Elliott Bay Book Company Making a Valiant Comeback

There was a hue and a cry when Seattle's venerable and beloved Elliott Bay Book Company moved from Seattle's historic Pioneer Square to the quirky up-and-coming neighborhood of Capitol Hill because it was failing financially.

They've been on Capitol Hill for a little while now. It was a good move. The Puget Sound Business Journal is reporting that the 150,000 title independent bookstore has had better sales. In fact, sales are up 15% to 20% better than they were at Pioneer Square.

Huzzah! Long live independent bookstores!

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