Coolest Book Store in Washington

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Today, I ran into one of the best book stores I’ve been to in a long time. And the coolest things about it was that it was pure luck we found it.

Screenshot 2015-08-14 at 11.05.45 PMI was taking my family to the LeMay Car Museum in Tacoma. As we were looking for a place to park, we ran into the Tacoma Book Center just before we got to the LeMay Car Museum next to the Tacoma Dome.

I had been to the Tacoma Dome multiple times, to LeMay Car Museum twice, and never noticed the book store until today.

The book store is located at 324 E 26th St Tacoma, WA 98421. You can also find them at

Don’t let the web site discourage you. The web site kind of looks like what this book store is. It’s just books. They’re not into fancy sitting areas, coffees and teas, free wifi, etc. Just hundreds of thousands of used books!

If you’re looking for a Barnes and Noble type experience, go to Barnes and Noble.

This is nothing but books from the floor to the ceiling.

But if you’re looking for some hidden gems and a good deal on used books, this is your place. Screenshot 2015-08-14 at 11.05.14 PM

I could have spent hours in the store looking at books. But my three kids were getting tired of waiting and were pretty eager to get to the LeMay Car Museum.

In the thirty minutes or so I did spend in the store, I purchased a couple of C.S. Lewis books and even my kids picked up a couple of books.

I’m already looking forward to the next time when I will really have some time to check out the books at the coolest book store in Washington!

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