Searching for Pride and Prejudice

Recently Rikki and I decided to finally buddy read Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice. The only problem is, neither of us actually own a physical copy, which meant we needed to go treasure hunting! We decided to make it a friend date and took off on a random Thursday morning to bookstore hop in Seattle in hopes of finding perfect editions. We have very different tastes: I collect primarily Penguin Classic editions of classic novels, and Rikki is always searching for beautiful vintage copies for her shelves, which makes for really lively and varied book hunting when we're together.

Our first stop was a huge bookstore that was a perfect mix of new and used books (my favorite kind!) complete with a charming cafe area and cozy reading spaces tucked into every corner. It was enormous and we wandered around for well over an hour just talking about different novels and admiring pretty covers.

After that we found ourselves in the most charming labyrinth of a used bookstore. We found a ton of gems inside, including a whole bunch of great vintage books for Rikki, and will definitely be back sometime soon!

The highlight of this particular bookstore were the FOUR adorable shop kitties! This little guy was following us around the whole time, being too cute for his own good! Who can resist cats in bookstores? Not us!

Heading home in the late afternoon Seattle sunshine to go pick up our kiddos with a nice stack of books in the backseat was the best feeling, and we can't wait to go again!

Do you have any favorite bookstores? Show us by tagging #TheArdentBiblioReads, we'd love to see!