At the end of May, The Seattle Times featured Ophelia's in Paul Constant's Neighborhood Reads article: In Fremont, Ophelia’s Books balances 26 years of tradition with bold new plans for the future.
The coverage triggered a tremendous outpouring of support from both our Fremont neighborhood and the greater Seattle area. We want to thank everyone who has come in to say hello and buy a few books, but also everyone who has reached out to Sell Us Books! We've been nearly overwhelmed visiting homes from Capitol Hill to Everett to help with "spring cleaning." Of course, that means our shelves are full of fresh treasures. Among the piles, we've got a giant new load of vintage science fiction, a nice collection of Loeb Classics, and a small library of music biographies.
As The Times mentioned, we have started to sell some new books alongside our high-quality used selections. Regulars will notice these are mostly limited to perennial classics and bestsellers (fiction and non) that we can't keep on the shelf at any price. We plan to expand these offerings throughout the summer, so it's going to be an exciting season with a lot of new inventory. To that end, our downstairs has been reorganized and spruced up with new signage and discount shelves.
We don't yet have concrete plans for events and book clubs at Ophelia's, but we are eager to make ourselves more available to the community. If you're interested in hosting a book club or other book-related event at Ophelia's, please reach out to us via our website: click here to send us a message.
Thank you again for all the love and support for Ophelia's Books! We're honored to be serving this fabulous community of book worms.