Cost:Moderate. Takes checks and major credit cards.
about Secret Garden Bookshop:
Since 1977, this independent bookstore has offered the personal service and knowledge of books that independents are known for. Look for a good selection of children's literature, and lots of board books.
Kids are welcome to sit at the small oak table and chairs in the back to check out the merchandise, or play with the box of toys. The Secret Garden isn't all about childrens' books, though; it also carries a collection of carefully selected adult literature, guidebooks, and non-fiction, as well as unusual cards and a small selection of toys and wooden puzzles.
The bookshop hosts author readings and book-signings. Ask about their complimentary gift-wrapping.
If you're looking for snacks in the neighborhood, try the Great Harvest Bread Company next door.
From I-5: Take the N 80th Street/N 85th Street exit (southbound) or Aurora Avenue/N 85th Street exit (northbound). Travel along 85th Street westbound to 24th Avenue NW. Take 24th Avenue NW to NW Market Street. Turn left. Travel two blocks along Market Street. Bookshop is on the left-hand side of the street next to the great Harvest Bread Company - look for the blue awning. From downtown: Take Elliott Way across the Ballard Bridge to the first major intersection at NW Market Street. Turn left. Travel seven blocks; bookstore is on the right. Parking: Metered parking along Market and side streets. Public transportation: Served by Metro routes 17,18,44,46,75,81, and 994.
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