After more than 30 years, later this week, a Seattle institution will close down forever. David Ishii, raconteur extraordinaire and Mariner's fan numero uno will close his Pioneer Square bookshop. He plans to read more and continue attending every Mariner's game.
The cookbook section of the shop is still full of wonderful out of prints, first editions, rare and hard to find volumes on everything from Portuguese cuisine (1935 well preserved book) to the latest from Anthony Bourdain.
While browsing the shop the other day I found plenty of treasures to take home and while I did not get a chance to go in today, I plan to visit one last time tomorrow to see what else I can find before the sale ends.
I'd suggest you all do the same, because David told me that whatever does not sell (the gorgeous shirt maker's furniture and cabinets have been sold already! sniff!) will go to a particular customer who plans to buy the remainder in bulk. Bulk! Oy!
Arigato Ishii-san and happy reading!
David Ishii Bookseller on my Flickr
David Ishii Bookseller
212 First Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104