The indie mall that's come to life at 10th and Pine on Capitol Hill is copying the Barnes & Noble experience, but with the political

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Best Indie Mall for Tomes, Mannys, and LPs

10th and Pine

The indie mall that's come to life at 10th and Pine on Capitol Hill is copying the Barnes & Noble experience, but with the political and retail sensibilities of Seattle's KEXP-loving, NPR-huffing, indie-bookstore-obsessing set. In the first corner is Linda Derschang's Oddfellows Cafe + Bar, which would be worth visiting just for their tall glass/bucket of beer. Throw in reasonably priced casual fare—from barbecue to chicken salads—and you've got an everyday occasion. Next door is Everyday Music, home of the finest discount vinyl bins, which heavily rotate and turn your five-dollar bill into a jacket full of hits by Ray Charles or Stephen Stills. And finally, there's the beloved Elliott Bay Book Company, no longer located anywhere near Elliott Bay. If this Seattle institution had to move, it couldn't have picked a better spot to call home. —Chris Kornelis

 
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