University Book Store
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Beyond Textbooks at the UW Bookstore
Not just a wonderfully large bookstore — although it is that — the University Bookstore is also a café and a fantastic gift shop. The bookstore, on two levels, has a textbook section for students and general fiction and nonfiction for the public, as well as a good selection of art supplies and kids’ crafts and toys downstairs. The large front room is devoted to all things girly: journals and stationery, makeup counters, bags and silver jewelry, candy and novelty items, soaps and housewares. If you’re a Husky fan, they have plenty of team merchandise, too. The bookstore has frequent author reading events (shown: a cupcake-loving dragon sketched by illustrator Jackie Morris during a Robin Hobb reading), so check their calendar and see what’s going on while you’re in town.
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