IMG_9314As authors, readers, and shoppers transition into the digital age, our generation has seen the fall of book-selling giants like Borders. But does the world still have room for smaller, independent bookstores? I think so, and I hope you do too!

I love small, local businesses. I love books. What could be better than having those two combined? Bookstores were a place of mystery and magic as a child, and I hope to recreate the same feeling for my own kids as they grow. Here are three local bookstores you may see me at this summer:

A Good Book Café

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Located in the heart of Downtown Sumner, A Good Book Café has something for everyone! Sink into nostalgia with a used book, or enjoy new releases and works of local authors. A Good Book Café has hosted Nanowrimo events, and offers a summer campfire book club. Learn more at www.agoodbookcafe.com

The Sequel Bookstore

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This store is a MUST if you find yourself anywhere near Enumclaw, WA. They offer a wide variety of books, as well as a friendly, small-town atmosphere, and a great café. The Sequel often hosts local authors during street fairs. Keep an eye out for familiar faces this summer.
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The Nearsighted Narwhal
I haven’t been to this one yet, but it is definitely on my summer to-do list. This store is a rare gem, located in Tacoma, WA. It is home to ONLY indie authors and artists and boasts a variety of unique art, clothing, books, and zines. Natives and tourists alike are sure to love it!  Follow them on Facebook

What is your favorite local bookstore? Leave a link in the comments so I can check them out! And don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter to keep up with events I will be attending!