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07-24-2010, 03:03 PM
My daughter wants to do a day trip to Seattle with me in a week or two. Like we used to do before she grew up and got married etc, etc.
So I need the names of a couple of decent used book stores for nautical stuff and a couple of stores with used nautical hardware.
Thanks in advance.
Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
07-26-2010, 12:55 AM
There was a whole thread pertaining to what to do in Seattle for visiting souls, I can't seem to find it. I always mention Hardwick's Hardware, but for nautical stuff I know there are a couple of places for both parts and books, but I cant recall the names. If I can just find that thread it will have all the info...
07-26-2010, 01:54 AM
Second Wave marine consignment store: 3601 Greenwood Ave North. www.secondwave.cc (http://www.secondwave.cc)
I haven't ever been there, but a friend drops in whenever he gets to Seattle. He thinks it's great! But then, he has a motor boat...:D
07-26-2010, 01:06 PM
The Wooden Boat Center on Lake Union used to have a smallish, but nice selection of books for sale. You may have been there a zillion times before, though.
There used to be a great store at the far East-North end of Lake Union that I'd visit whenever I got up there, but that was ten years ago. They specialized in wood boat "stuff".
five guys named moe
07-26-2010, 03:15 PM
The Armchair Sailor...
07-27-2010, 12:47 PM
For used books there is John W's store, "Twice Sold Tales" in the U District
on 45th. He does have a decent nautical library of nautical and boat related stuff there as well as items of more general interest. It's as good a used book store as any in town, and in an interesting corner if the city.
07-27-2010, 02:04 PM
Sea Ocean Books on Stone way. Nothing but nautical books. Boatbuilding to history, you name it, it's there. Cheap to extremely expensive used books. Half my library is from there. I dont go there anymore unless I have a specific thing on my mind. The old dont go to the grocery store hungry trick. I might give a general era with maybe a couple names I'm interested in, the guy has read everything and points me in exactly the right direction.
07-27-2010, 02:19 PM
That's the fellow with the taxidermy cat on the shelf next to his desk ... your daughter is gonna love that place.
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