Auntie's Bookstore

Auntie's Bookstore Spokane's Literary Landmark...Your Personal Bookseller Auntie's Bookstore is a locally owned and operated independent bookstore founded in 1978.
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We offer both new and used books to match any budget. In addition to a great and changing selection, Auntie's currently provides the following programs:
-Author readings and signings
-Fun gifts
-Journals and cards
-Special orders
-Member discounts
-Used Book Trade-In returning in 2022

See you tomorrow for the first new release Tuesday of 2024!
01/01/2024

See you tomorrow for the first new release Tuesday of 2024!

Check out our booksellers’ top reads of the year! Happy reading in 2024! 🎊🍾
01/01/2024

Check out our booksellers’ top reads of the year! Happy reading in 2024! 🎊🍾

Anyone get one of these for Christmas? These were our bestselling books in December!1. Killers of the Flower Moon2. A Co...
12/31/2023

Anyone get one of these for Christmas? These were our bestselling books in December!

1. Killers of the Flower Moon
2. A Court of Thorns and Roses
3. The Wager
4. Spokane Cookbook
5. The Narrow Roads Between Desires
6. Lessons in Chemistry
7. Bookshops & Bonedust
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 18: No Brainer
9. A Disturbance in the Force
10. Braiding Sweetgrass

Last one o’ these for 2023! 📚
12/27/2023

Last one o’ these for 2023! 📚

Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays to all!   Thank you for all your support of Auntie's Bookstore, our little sanctuary...
12/25/2023

Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays to all! Thank you for all your support of Auntie's Bookstore, our little sanctuary of ideas and dreams. For 45 years, Aunties (starting with the Book and Game Company in the Flour Mill) has been your little local bookstore. Here is to 45 years more. Aunties is closed today, but back like normal tomorrow.

And a special thank you to all our employees and managers that really work their butts off to make this thing work (especially during the holidays). Make sure and give them a kind word or a thank you next time you are in the store. :) - John Waite

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12/23/2023

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Beautiful reads for the longest night of the year 😍
12/22/2023

Beautiful reads for the longest night of the year 😍

The 7th Wings of Fire Graphic novel, Winter Turning, is available early! Those who pre-ordered are being notified and th...
12/21/2023

The 7th Wings of Fire Graphic novel, Winter Turning, is available early! Those who pre-ordered are being notified and the book is on our shelves now!

Thank you, Spokane!!!
12/21/2023

Thank you, Spokane!!!

Only one more Tuesday left in 2023!
12/20/2023

Only one more Tuesday left in 2023!

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12/17/2023

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This is my 15th shoutout to local businesses that are my longtime favorites ❤
I moved to Spokane not knowing Auntie's Bookstore was here - I probably would have moved to Spokane JUST for Auntie's Bookstore!
Great readings, friendly staff, super selection - sometimes I stop in just to be among books ❤❤❤

Today is the last day to see   !!  Noon to 3pm at  get your free picture taken with   ...
12/16/2023

Today is the last day to see !! Noon to 3pm at get your free picture taken with ...

It’s a Heartstopper holiday miracle! We get to sell Volume 5 a few days early, and we have plenty of other goodies if yo...
12/15/2023

It’s a Heartstopper holiday miracle! We get to sell Volume 5 a few days early, and we have plenty of other goodies if you’re obsessed with Nick and Charlie! Come on down! 💖

It’s a bookworm’s favorite day of the week! 📚
12/13/2023

It’s a bookworm’s favorite day of the week! 📚

Scenes from storytime 📚🎄❄️
12/10/2023

Scenes from storytime 📚🎄❄️

Get on down to Auntie's Bookstore from noon to 3pm today and the 16th to meet the REAL SANTA!!  AND get a free picture w...
12/09/2023

Get on down to Auntie's Bookstore from noon to 3pm today and the 16th to meet the REAL SANTA!! AND get a free picture with Santa this year!! !!!

Here’s what flew off the shelves in November!1. Bookshops & Bonedust2. Class3. Iron Flame4. Juniper's Christmas5. Legend...
12/07/2023

Here’s what flew off the shelves in November!

1. Bookshops & Bonedust
2. Class
3. Iron Flame
4. Juniper's Christmas
5. Legends & Lattes
6. Norse Mythology (Signed Limited Edition)
7. Murtagh
8. Fourth Wing (Special Edition)
9. The Narrow Road Between Desires
10. Killers of the Flower Moon

Happy Tuesday! 📚
12/06/2023

Happy Tuesday! 📚

Presenting our submission for  and ’s Holiday Window Display Contest: welcome to our winter wonderland, inspired by Euro...
12/03/2023

Presenting our submission for and ’s Holiday Window Display Contest: welcome to our winter wonderland, inspired by European folklore and traditions. Auntie was ready to ride her Mari Lwyd through the town, but ran into Baba Yaga's hut!

Our staff worked so tirelessly crafting this amazing display. We'd really love your vote! Stop by to see it for yourself and scan the QR code in our window, or vote right now here: https://qrco.de/bdTIH5

The window with the most votes by 8:00pm on December 17 will win the People’s Choice Award. Five names will be drawn from all votes to win a $50 River Park Square gift card.
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Contest Details:
To celebrate Spokane’s unique, historic downtown, awards will be presented to businesses in the downtown area for the best Holiday window displays.

The contest runs from December 1 through December 17, 2023. Winners will be announced on December 20.

Each award winner will receive $600 in advertising in The Pacific Northwest Inlander and $550 in Visit Spokane publications. Winners will also receive a trophy and a year of bragging rights!

Awards will be presented in three categories:
Downtown Choice Award
Visit Spokane Award
People’s Choice award – Determined by public voting

❄️ Bring your little sugar plums down next Saturday, December 9th at 11:00am for some festive stories and holiday card m...
12/03/2023

❄️ Bring your little sugar plums down next Saturday, December 9th at 11:00am for some festive stories and holiday card making! ❄️

12/02/2023

Instead of a book they've probably read, try these gift options for the bookworm in your life

Stephanie Land wrapped up her CLASS tour with a fantastic Northwest Passages event last night. We brought autographed co...
12/01/2023

Stephanie Land wrapped up her CLASS tour with a fantastic Northwest Passages event last night. We brought autographed copies back to the store, along with the plush mouse from the book cover! Thank you, ! ❤️

From the New York Times bestselling author who inspired the hit Netflix series about a struggling mother barely making ends meet as a housecleaner—a gripping memoir about college, motherhood, poverty, and life after Maid.

When Stephanie Land set out to write her memoir Maid, she never could have imagined what was to come. Handpicked by President Barack Obama as one of the best books of 2019, it was called “an eye-opening journey into the lives of the working poor” (People). Later it was adapted into the hit Netflix series Maid, which was viewed by 67 million households and was Netflix’s fourth most-watched show in 2021, garnering three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Stephanie’s escape out of poverty and abuse in search of a better life inspired millions.

Maid was a story about a housecleaner, but it was also a story about a woman with a dream. In Class, Land takes us with her as she finishes college and pursues her writing career. Facing barriers at every turn including a byzantine loan system, not having enough money for food, navigating the judgments of professors and fellow students who didn’t understand the demands of attending college while under the poverty line—Land finds a way to survive once again, finally graduating in her mid-thirties.

Class paints an intimate and heartbreaking portrait of motherhood as it converges and often conflicts with personal desire and professional ambition. Who has the right to create art? Who has the right to go to college? And what kind of work is valued in our culture? In clear, candid, and moving prose, Class grapples with these questions, offering a searing indictment of America’s educational system and an inspiring testimony of a mother’s triumph against all odds.

New week, new books! 😎
11/29/2023

New week, new books! 😎

Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eleven years...
11/28/2023

Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eleven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

For decades, Auntie's has partnered with local organizations to ensure a brighter holiday for children in Spokane that need it the most. We hope you’ll consider shopping from our in-store Angel Tree or making a monetary donation in the form of an Auntie’s gift card.

If you’ve already donated to Angel Tree this year, consider a donation to or . Both organizations support reading and literacy in our community, and we’re so lucky to have them!

What an incredible Small Business Saturday! Thanks to  and  for sponsoring the swag bag giveaway event. We were stunned ...
11/26/2023

What an incredible Small Business Saturday!

Thanks to and for sponsoring the swag bag giveaway event. We were stunned by how fast those goodies disappeared!

If you donated to or our Angel Tree, bought a book from one of our local authors, or supported ’s magical pop-up, thank you for nurturing your community. We just checked in with Santa, and you made the nice list.

Such a fun day to kick off the holiday season!

Tomorrow!
11/25/2023

Tomorrow!

Happy Turkey Day! Auntie’s is closed but will return to regular hours on Friday. See you soon!
11/23/2023

Happy Turkey Day! Auntie’s is closed but will return to regular hours on Friday. See you soon!

11/23/2023

Address

402 W. Main Avenue
Spokane, WA
99201

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 9am - 7pm

Telephone

+1 509-838-0206

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Auntie's Bookstore is a locally owned and operated independent bookstore founded in 1978. We offer both new and used books to match any budget. In addition to a great and changing selection, Auntie's currently provides the following programs:

- Author readings and signings - Used book desk, to bring in your gently used books for in-store credit - Unique gifts and store merchandise - Journals, cards, and stationary - Special book orders (typically arrive in 2 days or less) - Auntie’s Member discounts on a yearly basis

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