Welcome to Pegasus - West Seattle's used and new bookstore!

We’ve been West Seattle’s used bookstore for almost forty years, and we’re planning on many more! We’re taking orders by email seven days a week for contact-free pickup in West Seattle, and we ship anywhere in the US.

News & Events

Why our doors are closed

We've been asked fairly often why we aren't letting anyone inside the store. Here's a letter I wrote this morning in answer one of those…

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Want a Surprise? Pegasus Book Flights are the Answer!

Want a Surprise? Pegasus Book Flights are the Answer!

That's a "book flight," like a beer flight, but better for your brain. :D What do you get? A sealed bag containing a stupendous surprise…

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Now stocking keychains, stickers, and pins by The Coy Hyena!

Now stocking keychains, stickers, and pins by The Coy Hyena!

Hotel key tags, stickers, and pins! Right before the pandemic, we started consigning these amazing book-themed items created by Kate @thecoyhyena She also sells these items and…

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Current Bestsellers

We mostly sell used books, so links on an orange background will take you to our partner site where you can order new books. This is super helpful to us!

Fiction Bestsellers

'Anxious People' by Fredrik Backman
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove comes a charming, poignant novel about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined.

Nonfiction Bestsellers

'Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents' by Isabel Wilkerson
In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.


'A Promised Land' by Barack Obama
In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency--a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.

In Memorium

Ruth Bader Ginsberg
The second woman appointed to the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg’s pointed and powerful dissenting opinions earned her late-life rock stardom. (NYT)

The Book Was Better

'Dune' by Frank Herbert
Frank Herbert’s classic masterpiece—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time.

Kids Bestsellers

'Dog Man: Grime and Punishment' by Dav Pilkey
The Supa Buddies bamboozled the baddies, but all's not right in the world. Dog Man has a new problem to pound, and he's going to need his entire pack to help him. Will he go barking up the wrong tree? Dav Pilkey's wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of doing good.

Young Adult Bestsellers

'Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-Winning Stamped from the Beginning' by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. This remarkable reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America, and inspires hope for an antiracist future. It takes you on a race journey from then to now, shows you why we feel how we feel, and why the poison of racism lingers. It also proves that while racist ideas have always been easy to fabricate and distribute, they can also be discredited.