The establishment had been originally built in 1921 as a Congregational Church, but was purchased from the Veterans of Foreign Wars in 2008. The Great Hall at Greenlake has since then been reconstructed with the specific intention of having a children's bookstore at its street level. Today, our bookstore sits in the original location of the nursery.
Mockingbird Books is located in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle (just north of Rosita's) in the Great Hall at Green Lake. We love to be a part of introducing young children to the exquisite joy of learning to read and to continue in partnership with them as their horizons expand. We are a resource for teachers, parents and young adults in book selection and reading motivation ideas, as well as an active supporter of children's literacy in Seattle. We know that readers raise readers, so we also carry a selection of our favorite grown-up titles and current indie picks.
Praise for Mockingbird Books
"We know this treasure trove of family books is about to become one of your favorite browsing and buying shops." - Red Tricycle
"Along with 7,000 titles, Mockingbird Books is packed with 40 years of teaching and library experience." - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"It's like a little tiny corner of Seattle sublime." - Seattle Times
"The exposed brick on the walls, the bright white trim and the charcoal carpet make it a warm and inviting place to hang out, and the knowledgeable staff and great selection of classic, new and locally published authors make it a great place to shop for just the right book for each child. " - Seattle's Child Magazine
Also be sure to check out our bookstore on award-winning author Kathi Appelt's website!
Latest Staff Picks
Posted under Board | Written by Kate Toms
Posted under Picture | Written by Peter Sis
Posted under Early Reader | Written by Laura Kvasnosky
Posted under Middle Reader | Written by Robert Lawson
Posted under Non-Fiction | Written by Joy Hakim
Posted under Young Adult | Written by Jennifer Donnelly
Posted under Fantasy/Sci-Fi | Written by Andrew Clements
Posted under Grown Up | Written by Carlos Ruiz Zafon