Seattle Mystery Bookshop, located at 117 Cherry St. in downtown Seattle, has one of the best collections of mysteries I've ever seen. The owner, J.B. Dickey, is a great guy who knows everything there is to know about local Seattle mystery writers, of which there are many.
The store constantly has local and national authors in for signings - everyone from James Ellroy and Michael Connelly to G.M. Ford, Curt Colbert and Lee Child.
The bookshop's collection is outstanding and has mysteries, whodunits and true crime from all different eras and countries - noir stuff from the 1930s, Sherlockiana, gritty crime novels like The Black Dahlia, darkly comic and wacky books by Carl Hiassen like Skinny Dip, Sick Puppy and Basket Case and a host of others.
The staff is knowledgeable and friendly and the company just moved to bigger digs!