The Web site says it’s time. The “new chapter” on Capitol Hill begins at 1521 10th Ave.
CHS was lucky enough to get an early peek at the new Elliott Bay Book Co. digs on Capitol Hill as the crew scrambled to put the finishing — and not-quite-finished — touches on the new space scheduled to formally open on Thursday just in time for the big street celebration planned in the store’s honor. We had to promise to put our camera away with all the hammers and nails still flying around but the new place is impressive and we noticed a few fun things including a ginormous kids section complete with the famous Elliott Bay castle.
CHS also noticed that the cafe area will still be under construction for the first several weeks of the new store’s existence and was not even allowed a glimpse of the new downstairs readings area as workers scrambled to complete the space in time for the first scheduled reading Thursday night — Anchee Min’s reading for her novel, Pearl of China. Also not ready for action — EB’s parking — but you’d rather walk anyway.
With shelves and shelves of possibilities, how about a little inspiration? What are you reading right now, CHS? Currently engrossed by Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo here at CHS HQ. You?