2 Best Places to Shop in Phinney Ridge, Seattle

Greenwood Pencil Box


Greenwood Pencil Box---which is fairly new but truly feels like old-school Seattle---carries a range of fun writing-related items like T-shirts, notebooks, creative prompts, books, games, and other novelties. And of course, pencils: the shop is an authorized dealer of “feathery smooth” Blackwing Pencils. The seemingly anachronistic Pencil Box benefits two local nonprofit organizations that foster learning and creativity in youth and young adults.

Phinney Books

A gem of an independent bookstore, Phinney Books is owned by local eight-time Jeopardy! champ and reading enthusiast Tom Nissley, who's stocked his charming shop with an expertly curated selection of books, including many titles by local authors and a whimsical section for kids.