Book Clubs at the Garden

Teen Book Worms, 6:30-7:30 ages 12+
2nd Tuesday

Adult Book Club 6:30-close
3rd Thursday

Young Readers Society, 6:00-7:00, age 8-12
Last Wednesday

Featured Audiobook

The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu & Douglas Carlton Abrams

As wonderful as you'd think based on the authors, each of whom get their own reader. -- Murray

The Book of Joy


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The Secret Garden Bookshop


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

In 2017, we celebrated 40 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 city.

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



COVID 19 Alert

SHOP CLOSED temporarily.

Please continue to support us if you would like by buying books, audio books, and e books from our website. You may also call us at 206-789-5006.

Seattle Illuminated

SKU: 9780692682937N
List price: $25.00
Price: $25.00
Weight: 2 lb
Dimensions: 12 in × 8 in × 1 in

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