Maps and more in Pike Place
A local neighborhood 'map' in the windowfront of one of my favorite stores anywhere: Metsker Maps in downtown Seattle. "Without geography, we're nowhere," proclaims a bumper sticker from what's been a family-run institution for over six decades. ALL kinds of maps, globes, grography-related books, etc. Just a couple of doors down: The Crumpet Shop. Maps and a mug of tea--fuel for the traveler's soul! Located on First Avenue between Pike and Pine. Its location in Pike Place Market might make one suspicious, but worry not--this is NOT a kitschy tourist trap.