Wind & Tide Bookshop

★★★★☆

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Wind & Tide Bookshop is an amazing eclectic little bookstore with such a great variety of titles. They are so helpful when I can't locate the titles I am looking for and are alway eager to help me find or order them. The kid selection is fantastic, with many children's books for only $1! How can you beat that these days?! They even do kids activities and provide free meeting spaces. Great for military wives that want to get together. This place is perfect for everyone and for every age. One of the best books, especially if you are a visitor, is a book located on the front counter that shows the many things you can do on beautiful Whidbey Island. Even if you live here, it's worth it to check that book out! I also have a few art pieces up in the shop available to be made custom with your favorite books. Go ahead, it's a beautiful day to take a stroll down historical Pioneer Way and check them out!

P.S. They even have yummy chocolate bars at the front counter. BONUS!

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★★★★★

Wind & Tide Bookshop is an amazing eclectic little bookstore with such a great variety of titles. They are so helpful when I can't locate the titles I am looking for and are alway eager to help me find or order them. The kid selection is fantastic, with many children's books for only $1! How can you beat that these days?! They even do kids activities and provide free meeting spaces. Great for military wives that want to get together. This place is perfect for everyone and for every age. One of the best books, especially if you are a visitor, is a book located on the front counter that shows the many things you can do on beautiful Whidbey Island. Even if you live here, it's worth it to check that book out! I also have a few art pieces up in the shop available to be made custom with your favorite books. Go ahead, it's a beautiful day to take a stroll down historical Pioneer Way and check them out!

P.S. They even have yummy chocolate bars at the front counter. BONUS!

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Wind & Tide Bookshop is an amazing eclectic little bookstore with such a great variety of titles. They are so helpful when I can't locate the titles I am looking for and are alway eager to help me find or order them. The kid selection is

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Wind & Tide Bookshop is an amazing eclectic little bookstore with such a great variety of titles. They are so helpful when I can't locate the titles I am looking for and are alway eager to help me find or order them. The kid selection is

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This is a wonderful little business and the new owner is more than happy to help anyone who comes through the door. You're more than welcome to stay as long as you want and no one has ever been pushy when it comes to sales. There needs to be more shops like this. It's a must to visit in Oak Harbor! Definitely my favorite bookstore on Whidbey.

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This is a wonderful little business and the new owner is more than happy to help anyone who comes through the door. You're more than welcome to stay as long as you want and no one has ever been pushy when it comes to sales. There needs to be more shops like this. It's a must to visit in Oak Harbor! Definitely my favorite bookstore on Whidbey.

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I'm a bookstore fan - walking down the aisles, browsing for books in a quiet, comfortable store is fun for me. The Wind and Tide is one such store. There's no big box crowds interrupting you while you look, no screaming children breaking your concentration, just a quiet place where you can take your time and browse. I like that.

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I'm a bookstore fan - walking down the aisles, browsing for books in a quiet, comfortable store is fun for me. The Wind and Tide is one such store. There's no big box crowds interrupting you while you look, no screaming children breaking your concentration, just a quiet place where you can take your time and browse. I like that.

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Business Response:

Thanks Ron!
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While this store lacks titles, you can order them and have them in store in up to a week. Customers BEWARE! There is no return policy posted, and should you need to return a book they are far less friendly than when you are buying one! Their preferred method is to issue store credit, but if you can talk them into returning a book you order, they will deduct a restocking fee and if you prepaid with a credit card, they will charge you for the transaction on top of it! I don't recommend paying for them when you order them but waiting until you pick them up to avoid being penalized. My further recommendation is to make the drive to Burlington and shopping at a more reputable chain.

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While this store lacks titles, you can order them and have them in store in up to a week. Customers BEWARE! There is no return policy posted, and should you need to return a book they are far less friendly than when you are buying one! Their preferred method is to issue store credit, but if you can talk them into returning a book you order, they will deduct a restocking fee and if you prepaid with a credit card, they will charge you for the transaction on top of it! I don't recommend paying for them when you order them but waiting until you pick them up to avoid being penalized. My further recommendation is to make the drive to Burlington and shopping at a more reputable chain.

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Business Response:

We have come a loooong way from when this was written! We are FULL of new and used titles!
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Im sure the owner would be a bit more modest and say world or on the island but providing the search capabilities along with knowledgable and friendly staff, the unique atmosphepre,
eclectic choice of titles and coffee to boot this qualifies this gem for universal status

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★★★★★

Im sure the owner would be a bit more modest and say world or on the island but providing the search capabilities along with knowledgable and friendly staff, the unique atmosphepre,
eclectic choice of titles and coffee to boot this qualifies this gem for universal status

Pros: selection, friendly staff, attention

Cons: size, parking, orderliness

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I gave Wind & Tide Bookshop a 4 star rating only because there prices are not competetive. You can't expect them to be they are a small book shop located in downtown. The friendly helpful staff makes up for it. They now offer wifi connections and a small coffee stand inside. They will also special order any book that they don't carry free of charge.

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I gave Wind & Tide Bookshop a 4 star rating only because there prices are not competetive. You can't expect them to be they are a small book shop located in downtown. The friendly helpful staff makes up for it. They now offer wifi connections and a small coffee stand inside. They will also special order any book that they don't carry free of charge.

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Message from Wind & Tide Bookshop

This store is a labor of love. Come join your friends here or just enjoy the quiet repose.

More about Wind & Tide Bookshop

Bookstore serving community since 1965. Eclectic supply of new and used books. Just a hometown gathering place for literary special events. Free Wi-Fi with hourly coffee purchase.

 

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