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Specialty Booksellers and Retailers

Please note that these listings are from my Book Marketing Tip of the Week ezine, from 2004 through mid-2008, so the information may no longer be accurate. Of course, many of the stores will still be in business.

When you send your letter, sales sheet, catalog, or whatever to stores, you should also send them information on how to order the book. In the case of stores, that should be a wholesaler such as Ingram or Baker & Taylor, if your books are available through them.


Quilted Strait, 111 N Oak Street, Port Angeles WA 98362; 360-457-4733. Rug hooking supplies, quiliting supplies, flannels, patterns, books, and notions.

Museum of Glass, Museum Store, 1801 E Dock Street, Tacoma WA 98402-3217; 253-396-1768; Fax: 253-396-1769; toll-free: 888-4-MUSEUM. Museum email: info@museumofglass.org. Web: http://www.museumofglass.org. Glass art store.

Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Cargo Bay Store, 1100 N Plum Street, Hutchinson KS 67501; 620-662-2305; toll-free: 800-397-0330. Web: http://www.cosmo.org. Science store.

Adidam Bookstore & Café, 1429 North 45th Street, Wallingford WA 98103; 206-527-2751. Email: seattle@aboutadidam.org. Web: http://www.aboutadidam.org. New age bookstore.

O.L.D. Seed Shed, 119 E Township Road 28, Tiffin OH 44883; 419-397-2636; 888-280-9273. Email: seedshed@tiffinohio.com. Web: http://www.tiffinohio.com/seedshed. The other North Pole — a year-around Christmas shop.

Central Christian College Book Store, 911 E Urbandale Drive, Moberly MO 65270-1923; 660-263-3909; 888-291-3909. Email: bookstore@cccb.edu. Web: http://www.cccb.edu.

Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns, Gift Shop, 6201 Magic Canyon Road, Rapid City SD 57702; 605-342-2777. Email: email@sittingbullcrystalcave.com. Web: http://www.sittingbullcrystalcaverns.com. Gift shop features local and regional history, Native American gifts, crystals, cave books, etc. Physical location: 13745 S. Highway 16, Rapid City SD 57701.

Banyen Books & Sound, 3608 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6R 1P1 Canada; 604-732-7912; Fax: 604-737-1636; toll-free: 800-663-8442. Web: http://www.banyen.com. Motto: The watering hold for the spirit on the world wide web.

Astrology et. al. Bookstore, 4748 University Way NE, Seattle WA 98105-4413; 206-548-1095; Fax: 206-548-1134. Web: http://www.astrologyetal.com. Offers classes and other events.

Fine Feathered Friends, Wes & Rosi Jansen, Owners, 603 Morris Street, La Conner WA 98257; 360-466-5002. Web: http://www.finefeatheredfriends.com. Motto: Your wild bird/nature store. Features wild bird seed, supplies, gifts, and educational media.

Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Museum Shop, 2400 Third Avenue S, Minneapolis MN 55404; 612-870-3019; Fax: 612-870-3249; 800-876-2787. Email: mjung@artsmia.org. Web: http://www.artsmia.org/museum_shop.html. Art-related books, cards, posters, and gifts.

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Gift Shop, 11610 Trek Drive East, Eatonville WA 98328; 360-832-6117. Web: http://www.nwtrek.org.

My Journey's Dawn Bookstore, 5651 University Way NE, Seattle WA 98105; 206-322-2600. A new age bookstore.

Cup of Faith Christian Books, 709 Algon Street, Albert Lea MN 56007; 507-373-1233. Also a special children's section.

Pet Energy, 4306 228th Street SW, Mountlake Terrace WA 98043; 425-771-0676. Web: http://www.petsenergy.com. Natural and holistic pet supplies.

Starfeather's Sacred Art & Provision, Old Milltown Mall, 201 5th Avenue S, Edmonds WA 98020-3481; 425-776-7595. Web: http://www.starfeather.org. A new age Native American store.

Eco-Elements, 1530 First Avenue, Seattle WA 98102; 206-467-7745. Web: http://www.eco-elements.com. Offers the largest selection of metaphysical books in downtown Seattle. Plus Tarot, astrology, meditation, aromatheraphy, etc.

Ana-Cross Stitch, 713 Commercial, Anacortes WA 98221; 360-299-9010; 877-358-5648. Web: http://www.anacrosstitch.com. Supplies, books, and classes for knitting, needlepoint, embroidery, and more.

Flora & Fauna Nature & Garden Books, Garden Level, 121 First Avenue S, Seattle WA 98104-2501; 206-623-4727. Features more than 10,000 books on natural history, gardening, landscape design, marine life, animals, and birds.

Ruby Chasm, 152 West 5th Street, Eugene OR 97401-2653; 541-344-4074. Motto: Gifts for your goddess. This new age store sells books, jewelry, drums, meditation supplies, aromatherapy, etc.

Good Book Store, 1012 Main Street, Hays KS 67601-3617; 785-628-3812; 800-281-3812. Christian books and gifts.

Wide World Books and Maps, Simone Andrus, Owner, 4411 Wallingford Avenue N, Seattle WA 98103-7550; 206-634-3453; Fax: 206-634-0558; 888-534-3453. Email: travel@speakeasy.net. Web: http://www.travelbooksandmaps.com. Founded in 1976, they feature guidebooks, maps, travel literature, atlases, globes, language learning resources, videos, and more.

The Little Shop, Cookbook Buyer, 217 8th Street, Leavenworth WA 98826; 509-548-5014. A gourmet kitchen store.

Indiana Historical Society, History Market, 450 W Ohio Street, Indianapolis IN 46202-3269; 317-232-1882; Fax: 317-234-0562; Toll-Free: 800-447-1830. Web: http://www.indianahistory.org. This specialty store features the best of Indiana literature, art, music, jewelry, toys, games, and more. They also publish a retail catalog.

Out Word Bound Bookstore, 625 North East Street Indianapolis IN 56202; 317-951-9100; Fax: 317-951-9108. Email: owbindy@yahoo.com. Web: http://www.outwordbound.com. Gay/lesbian bookstore with a great fiction section.

Tree of Life Judaica Books, 2201 NE 65th Street, Seattle WA 98115-7020; 206-527-1130. Web: http://www.treeoflifejudaica.com.

The Drama Book Shop, Rozanne Seelen, Owner, 250 West 40th Street, New York NY 10018-1511; 212-944-0595; 800-322-0595; Fax: 212-730-8739. Web: http://www.dramabookshop.com. 40,000 titles. Begun in 1923. Specializing in books on every aspect of performing arts: theatre, opera, dance, puppetry, plays, and more.

The Needleworks Company, 835 Bay Street, Port Orchard WA 98366; 360-874-2276. Web: http://www.needleworksco.com. Featuring knitting, cross stitch, needlepoint, and tatting supplies.

Museum of Flight Store, 9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle WA 98108; 206-764-5720; Fax: 206-764-5707. Email: info@museumofflight.org. Web: http://www.museumofflight.org.

Spirit of Love, 804 Bridge Street, Humboldt KS 66748-1832; 620-473-3434; 877-473-3434. Christian book and gift store.

Kitchen Karousel, 18846 Front Street, Poulsbo WA 98370; 360-697-4006; 877-449-9590. Web: http://www.kitchenkarousel.com. Gourmet cooking accessories, gadgets, supplies, books, etc.

Karl's Paints & Art Supplies, 1515 Freeway Drive, Mount Vernon WA 98273-2430; 360-336-2855. Since 1951. Offers a complete art supply department, including books.

Seattle Aquarium Gift Shop, Downtown Waterfront, Pier 59, Seattle WA 98101; 206-386-4320. Web: http://www.seattleaquarium.org.

The Oak Tree, 720 SE Pioneer Way #2, Oak Harbor WA 98277; 360-675-6931; 800-816-6931. Web: http://www.oakxstitch.com. Needlework shop.

Left Bank Books, Pike Place Market, 92 Pike Street, Seattle WA 98101; 206-622-0195. Email: leftbank@leftbankbooks.com. Web: http://www.leftbankbooks.com. Since 1973, this alternative bookstore features books on feminism, alternative lifestyles, labor, socialism, politics, philosophy, anarchism, etc. 42,000 titles.

Skagit Wild Bird Supply, 17188 State Route 536, Mount Vernon WA 98273; 360-424-5575; 877-443-8805. Bird feeders, seeds, gifts, binoculars, and books.

Knott Just Books, 1102 Main Street, Goodland KS 67735-2945. 785-890-7105; 800-757-7105. Web: http://www.knottjustbooks.com. Christian books, videos, and gifts.

Wheatsville Co-op, 3101 Guadalupe Street, Austin TX 78705; 512-478-2667. Web: http://www.wheatsville.com. Features cookbooks, holistic health books, some others.

Sacred Paths Bookstore, Susan Ughe, Owner, 134 South B Street, San Mateo CA 94401; 415-828-2395. This metaphysical body/mind/spirit store opened in mid-September. Besides selling books, it offers intuitive and tarot readings, healing therapies, and various workshops.

The Art Store, 600 M.L. King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines IA 50312; 515-244-7000; Fax: 515-244-7056; 800-652-2225. Web: http://www.shoptheartstore.com. Art supplies, gifts, novelties, etc.

Bible Book Store, 244 S Broadway, Albert Lea MN 56007-4570; 507-373-1066. Christian books, cards, CDs, videos, and gifts.

Good Changes, Great Spaces, 1823 Queen Anne Avenue N #102 Seattle WA 98109; 206-216-4955. Web: http://www.good-changes.com. A new Feng Shui center offering supplies, books, and classes.

The Bead Store, 122 Sol Duc Way, Forks WA 98331; 360-374-6129; Fax: 360-374-6129. Offers beads, findings, supplies, etc.

New Renaissance Bookshop, 1338 NW 23rd Avenue, Portland OR 97210-2602; 503-224-4929. Web: http://www.newrenbooks.com. Motto: The Conscious Living Store. Features 19,000 books and tapes on meditation, holistic health, parenting, astrology, feng shui, sacred geometry, women's spirituality, and Eastern thought.

Needlelyn Time, 9 N Main Street, P O Box 1198, Omak WA 98841; 509-826-1198; Fax: 509-826-6377. Email: needlyn@televar.com. Web: http://www.needlelyntime.com. Offers a complete line of sewing and quilting supplies.

The Chili Pepper Emporium, 901 Rio Grande Boulevard #A-194, Albuquerque NM 87104; 505-881-9225; Fax: 505-881-3007; Toll-free: 800-288-9648. Email: info@chilipepperemporium.com. Web: http://www.chilipepperemporium.com. The largest chili gift store in the U.S. features 6,000 hot sauces, salsas, jams, snacks, spices, books, souvenirs, and decorative items.

Eagle Ranch Gift Shoppe, New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces NM 88011; 505-522-4100. Web: http://www.frhm.org. Features farm, ranch, and history books, memorabilia, jewelry, wine, and decorative items.

Luminata, 631 Cass Street, Monterey CA 93940; 831-333-1110. This mind-body-spirit bookstore offers books, music, jewelry, cards, candles, art, crystals, and wind chimes.

Natureworks Discovery Store, New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque NM 87104-1375; 505-841-2803; Fax: 505-841-2866. Web: http://www.museums.state.nm.us/nmmnh. Science and nature gift shop.

Santa Fe Southern Railway, Depot Gift Shop, 410 S Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe NM 87501; 505-989-8600; Fax: 505-983-7620; toll-free: 888-989-8600. Web: http://www.thetraininsantafe.com. Features southwest and railroad related items.

World Journeys, Angie Brenner, 1555 Camino del Mar #315A, Del Mar CA 92014; 619-481-4158. Offers travel guides, maps, accessories, and books.

Walk About Paddle & Apparel, 622 E Wall Street, Eagle River WI 54521; 715-479-6631. Web: http://www.walkaboutpaddle.net. Features outdoor recreation books.

King's Way Bible & Gift, Rose Stone Plaza, Rice Lake WI 54868; 715-234-2396. Features Christian books, Bibles, music, DVDs, jewelry, and gift items.

Bargain Bill's Craft & Gift Store, Highways 48 & 53, Rice Lake WI 54868; 715-234-3505. Web: http://www.bargainbillsinc.com. A five-store emporium, including the main store, gift store, craft store, floor store, and furniture store. The craft store includes scrapbooking, rubber stamping, soap and candle making, beads, and more.

Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Sean Halpert, Book Buyer, Museum Store, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115; 617-267-6008; Fax: 617-267-1734; Toll-free: 800-227-5597. Web: http://www.mfa.org/shop. The fall catalog featured 100 fine art books as well as 20 illustrated children's books. 10,000 books are also featured in 6 museum shops. Also art gifts, posters, calendars, toys, etc. Museum: 617-267-9300.

J. Paul Getty Museum, Greg Hicks, Book Buyer, Getty Museum Store, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles CA 90049-1681; 310-440-7300; Fax: 310-440-7722. Web: http://www.getty.edu. Features gifts, games, and books on art, architecture, photography, and other arts. Also many children's books. 3,500 titles.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Store, Valerie Troyansky, Manager, Product Development, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10028-0198; 212-879-5500; 800-468-7386. Web: http://www.metmuseum.org/store.  They operate 20 retail stores in the U.S. and 11 abroad. Features jewelry, gifts, prints, cards, calendars, and books. Also software and videos. Also publishes a catalog.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Mark Millmore, Retail Director, The MCA Store, 220 E Chicago Avenue, Chicago IL 60611; 312-397-4000. Web: http://www.mcachicago.org.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Annie Conde, Book Buyer, Museum Store, 151 Third Street, San Francisco CA 94103-3107; 415-357-4035. Web: http://www.sfmoma.org. Museum: 415-357-4000.


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