For learning in a community setting and satifisfying “the geek in all of us”, check out Ada’s Technical Books. If you get so distracted you miss a meal, you can wander over to their café for food that’s made in-house and prepared to order.
Ada’s Technical Books and Café, 425 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA, USA +1 206 322 1058
Part of Seattle’s radical community, Left Bank Books has been collectively operated since 1973. Essentially, for the core staff, no one is anyone’s boss, all responsibilities are shared, and decisions are made in bi-monthly collective meetings. Sponsors of the Books to Prisoners programs, some of their popular titles include The Long, Long Life of Trees by Fiona Stafford, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by Adrienne Maree Brown, and A is for Activism by Innosanto Nagara.
Left Bank Books, 92 Pike St # B, Seattle, WA, USA +1 206 622 0195
As a non-profit organization created by members of Ananda, East West Bookshop focuses on spiritual traditions revolving around the mind, body, and spirit. As “a resource center for conscious living”, they offer classes on meditation and yoga in addition to their collection of books.
East West Bookshop, 6407 12th Ave NE, Seattle, WA, USA +1 206 523 3726