Shops

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer once stated in 1927 that “Everything in the world is there, sardined into Ye Olde Curiosity Shop... It’s the world boiled down.” Older than the Space Needle, Woodland Park Zoo and the Seattle Aquarium, the Curiosity Shop is one quirky place. So much so that their website assumes that everyone is away of it and doesn’t even list its address. More info >>>


Elliott Bay Book Company
Since 1973, the Elliott Bay Book Company has been an institution in Seattle for booklovers. Originally setting up shop on Main Street in Pioneer Square, the book store’s current location is located on 10th Avenue on Capitol Hill. With over 150,000 book titles to choose from, the store just might be Seattle’s largest independent bookstore. If you love books, you will definitely find something you like at this multileveled shop. Just about every genre of books are represented here, both new and used. More info>>>

Golden Age Collectibles
Sure, you can find comic book stores just about anywhere, but to find the oldest one, you’ll need to take a trip to the Pike Place Market where you’ll find Rod at Golden Age Collectibles. Golden Age boasts of not only being Seattle’s oldest comic book shop, but America’s! The store has been in its same location (#401 on the lower level) since 1971 selling movie scripts, Funko Pop Vinyl figures, 1-sheets, posters, life-size standees, 8x10 photos of stars, vintage Star Wars toys, and a whole lot more. More info>>>

Hands of the World
The Hands of the World gift shop has been a staple at the Pike Place Market for time now. The fair trade gift shop helps to support those in developing countries by purchasing many of their products directly from the craftspeople themselves. “By supporting development projects and cooperatives the craftspeople receive a fair price for their labor, in addition to other valuable services such as: child and medical care, skill development, and education which will provide a better future for them and their families,” says the store’s. More info>>>