All About the Garden

We are a full-service, general bookstore, featuring books for everyone, with a particular specialty in children's books.

In 2007, we celebrated 30 years of independent bookselling, a huge
milestone for this brick-and-mortar independent bookstore, which
continues to expand its programming throughout the community including
author events, school bookfairs, and cultural events throughout the

Located in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood, the Secret Garden is within
walking distance of cafes, galleries, shops, and, of course, coffee, in
every direction! Our knowledgeable staff includes longtime booksellers,
and avid young adult and general readers alike, ready to help you select
books for yourself or for gifts. We also offer free giftwrapping, discounts for book clubs and educators, shipping services, and easy special orders.

Enjoy exploring our site, write us your comments, questions, or requests here:, or plan to visit the shop soon!

Books For Everyone