About Us

Left Bank Books has been a fixture of Seattle’s radical community since 1973, when a group of people split off from the University District’s Red and Black Books to form their own collective bookstore in Pike Place Market.

Left Bank is collectively owned and operated by its workers, and has been since its inception. As an anarchist collective, Left Bank has no bosses or managers. Decisions are made in bi-monthly collective meetings based on a consensus process.

Despite all the changes over the years, Left Bank Books continues to thrive at our Pike Place Market storefront thanks to Seattle’s radical community and the many folks who visit them from out of town.

Find them next to The Crumpet Shop at the corner of First Avenue and Pike Street.