Last month I was lucky to go on an adventure.
Washington State is littered with wine country. Just because Seattle is our city hub, people can’t expect that is the whole of our state. No, most of it is just forests, water and mountains.
Forests filled with grapes!
Anyways, I traveled with a dear friend to Yakima, WA. A town that is known for its wine and other brewing. We went for the grapes, antiques and specifically a bookstore called Inklings.
I obviously had to visit the bookstore as I’ve been to the original meeting place of the true ‘Inklings’ literary group at The Eagle and Child pub in Oxford, England.
Swoon, I know. Totally worth visiting. I had a pint and a burger whilst reading Harry Potter.
Inklings have established themselves as a brand and the design work is outstanding for a local, independent bookshop.
One of the coolest logos for a bookshop I have seen in a while!
The space is large and filled with different sections that cater to community needs. They also welcome special orders from customers, so this is the place to get what you want and support the continuation of bookstores! The displays took advantage of well beloved books and the Young Adult section made me drool with envy!
Comfy chairs are placed in the center, the perfect place to stop and sort through all the goodies that are available in the shop.
Perhaps one of my favorite things about Inklings is the mantra of supporting local and continuing the love of reading.
With an endless amount of choice and a welcome atmosphere, Inklings is a fantastic bookshop. My purchase selection included the newly published Joyland by Stephen King from my June Purchases. Constantly involved in their community, this bookstore forms a hub for readers, educators, and literary fiends alike.
The locals of Yakima are truly fortunate to have such a standout bookseller in their mists!
Many thanks to the staff of Inklings for allowing me to take photos and write about their wonderful bookstore. I received no compensation and chose to write about this business independently and honestly. If you wish to visit here’s all the info:
5629 Summitview Avenue
Yakima, WA 98908
Mon-Sat: 9-8 • Sun: 12-6