Seward Park

Third Place Books Seward Park is open for in-store browsing daily from 9am to 9pm. For the health and safety of our staff and community, customers are required to follow our Code of Conduct while on the premises.

Now open at Third Place Books Seward Park: Chuck's Hop Shop!


Third Place Seward Park is a general-interest bookstore featuring new and used books with a used-book buying counter open seven days a week. We opened our doors in May of 2016 in the Seward Park neighborhood of south Seattle. Our Seward Park location continues the Third Place mission of providing a gathering space for its community by hosting over 200 events a year, including:

  • nationally-touring authors, such as James McBride, Marc Maron, Phoebe Robinson, and Timothy Snyder
  • local authors, such as Anastacia Renee, Shaun David Hutchinson, and John Medina
  • a reaccuring reading by The African-American Writers' Alliance 
  • a monthly Story Time for Grown Ups (on pause due to COVID-19)

We also host seven monthly book clubs, all meeting virtually on Zoom for the time being:

Throughout the year, Third Place Books Seward Park hosts Give Back Fundraisers that have raised thousands of dollars for our local schools and community organizations. For information and to schedule a Give Back Fundraiser, see our informational page.