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Our Story

Blue Kettle Books is a local, independent, family-owned independent mobile bookstore based in Seattle, Washington. 


Our bookmobile was built out of a 2014 shuttle bus, and the name "Blue Kettle" was inspired by the sight of a pretty, soothing tea kettle alongside a stack of weathered novels. 


What sets us apart from a big-box bookstore is our super-curated selection packed into a small-footprint space, with books cleverly categorized in a way that's accessible and relatable.  Along with the best books, we proudly sell bookish gifts emphasizing local and diverse talent. 

Contact Us

Got a question, a favorite book to suggest that we stock, or a comment?  Drop us a line! 


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