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If you find yourself drawn into a store where the owner sings, recites poetry, or makes shoppers laugh, you’re probably in the Lionheart Bookstore!

This bookstore in Pike Place Market’s Lower Levels carries children’s books, poetry, philosophy, local history, and more.

Owner, David Ghoddousi is the fifth caretaker of Lionheart, which has been located in the Market since 1961.

David is synonymous with his shop with many people commenting on Yelp that he is the “friendliest, jolliest bookstore owner I’ve ever met.”