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Come Browse!

Come browse our shelves!

We are open again for walk-in browsers and book dropoffs! Max 5 patrons at a time, masks required and please try to social distance.

If you are only wishing to drop off books (not browse) we highly recommend you come to the back door (there is 15 minute dropoff parking available).

We are so excited to see you all!! Come say hi!

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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 assortment of books! Bags are outrageously underpriced at a flat $20+tax, no discounts apply on these. Use the order form to email us, and don’t forget to include which type of flight you want!

Subject to availability, we offer these types of Book Flights.

For adults (8-12 books each)
– our most general mix – fiction, poetry, and nonfiction
– mystery & suspense
– literature

For kids (7-15 books each)
– picture books
– early readers (coming soon!)
– age 8 to 12

We make these in batches and they are sealed by the time they hit the sales floor. So, if you want more customization beyond the given categories, see below….

Do you trust us and our quirky selection of books? If you want a more customized surprise selection, email us with your tastes, interests, and budget (minimum of $20, which will get you at least two, possibly as many as four books). These orders may take a little longer to fill so please have patience, but we will try to make it worth your time and faith!

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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 many more @thegeorgetowntrailerparkmall and @etsy

We have the featured styles for:
$8 key tags
$4 large vinyl stickers 3” (2nd pic)
$3 small vinyl stickers 2” (3rd pic)
$4 pins (1.5”)

Email us if you are interested, these are a great add on to any book purchase, they make wonderful gifts for any fan of books.

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Pegasus Book Flights!

That’s a “book flight,” like a beer flight, but better for your brain. :D Now available! Email us if you’d like one: pegasusbookexchange @ gmail.com (remove spaces in the email address).

We currently have these genres available: adult mix, adult mystery, adult fiction, and kids’ picture books – all are $20 each with no use of store credit.

Coming soon. These could be in your next Pegasus Book Flight- 8-12 stupendous books outrageously underpriced at…

Posted by Pegasus Book Exchange on Friday, August 14, 2020

Due to high demand, we’ve created Pegasus Book Flights for kids under 7 and revisited our surprise book bags for kids…

Posted by Pegasus Book Exchange on Friday, August 21, 2020

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

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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 many more @thegeorgetowntrailerparkmall and @etsy We have the featured styles for: $8 key tags $4 large vinyl stickers 3” (2nd pic) $3 small vinyl stickers 2” (3rd pic) $4 pins (1.5”) Email us if you are interested, these are a great add on to any book purchase, they make wonderful gifts for any fan of books. #WeGotThisWS #WeGotThisSeattle #bibliophile #book #books #livres #livros #libros #bücher #bookish #booklove #booklover #booknerd #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookworm #instabook #reader #readinglist #igreads #seattle #westseattle #shoplocal #bookstore #indiebookstore #independentbookstore #westseattlejunction

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Pegasus is going on strike 6/12/20 to support Black Lives Matter

We will be closed on Friday, June 12th, for the general strike called for by the Seattle-King County chapter of Black Lives Matter.

If you’re at all able to strike, we hope that you’ll strike with us to show your dedication to fighting systemic racism.

(If you’re still thinking “but ALL lives matter,” don’t miss the point. Read this and this, then come back here.)

Our country is broken and our city is broken. Some have known it for a long time; some are just learning the depth of it. It’s our hope here at Pegasus that the protests and marches are only the beginning of a true revolution, which will lead to a world in which Black and Brown lives really, truly do matter.

Most of us here at Pegasus either are high COVID risk or live with people who are. So we aren’t marching. It’s frustrating. We recognize that a lot of y’all may be in the same position. So, here are some ideas for actions you can take even if you can’t leave your house. If you can’t do everything, do everything you can.

If you can, please strike with us, and make sure your employers know exactly why. Encourage your bosses to strike with you. If need be, remind them they don’t want to be on the wrong side of history. (Maybe it’s a low blow, but sometimes you gotta.)

Write to your councilmembers in favor of defunding the police. Email is free. Don’t know who your councilmembers are? You can find out here. Don’t really know exactly what defunding the police means? Here’s an overview.

If you possibly can, please donate to social justice organizations. Here are just a few possibilities:


If you’re here, you’re a reader. Here is a huge (and ever-growing) list of books on Antiracism and Black history. Be aware: basically all books on these topics are sold out, not only at Pegasus, but also in the warehouses we order from. There are literally not enough copies in print to meet the demand. And that makes us super happy, because that means that people are digging in and learning everything they can. It’s also frustrating, because that means we have to say “no” a lot.

If you order backordered books from the above link, they will ship to you when available. If you can’t wait, you can check out our affiliates and get audiobooks from Libro.fm and ebooks from My Must Reads. A lot of devices are supported – test yours out before purchase. (Using those links is definitely helpful to us, BTW.)

Another thing that might not be obvious, which as a bookseller I’d specifically like to point out, is that it’s important to buy books by living African-American authors. Everybody reads Morrison, Baldwin, Angelou, Hurston, Ellison, Butler, and Wright. That’s great. But they’re all dead.

Buy books by living authors. Buy them new. Buy books by authors who aren’t already famous. Authors you’ve never heard of. Get royalties in the author’s pockets and show the publishers that there is a demand for all types of books by Black people. Not only antiracist books and literary fiction (though read those too). But the Black authors who write Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Kids’ Books, Nonfiction, every type of book you can imagine: they also deserve to be able to support themselves as writers.

The publishing industry is systemically racist and has been fumbling around for years. The thing is, they can’t just fix it without you. They need you readers to actually buy the books (yes, new) and show, by sales numbers, that books by Black authors sellBuy, review, recommend to your friends, feature them in your book club. Tell us what your favorites are! We will help you spread the word.

Slowly, we are putting together lists of books by living African-American authors. So far we’ve got MysteryRomanceSF Fantasy & HorrorYoung AdultMiddle Grade, and Picture Books. Good news, bad news: we are sold out of almost all of these on our store shelves (well, we just got in some N.K. Jemisin). Please order directly from those links; we will get a commission which helps us a lot, and the authors will get royalties. Or order them from some other store if you like. Just: support the authors.

I’m not going to write any rhetoric here. If you aren’t already filled with burning rage, I’m not the one to get you there. I’m a practical person. Our society is broken. It’s been broken for a long time. It is just possible that we have critical mass now, and we can fix it. But you’ve got to help too. And not just this week, either, but next week, next month, next year, next decade. Don’t get bored.

Tomorrow, Pegasus will strike. As long as we’re in business, we will keep featuring books by marginalized authors. We will keep writing salty emails to our councilmembers and donating to support social justice. If you can march, please know that we are so grateful for you.

Before I sign off, you should know: if you send us “but what about” messages you will get one warning. (Please read that link.) Second offense, and you can consider yourself banned from Pegasus until you educate yourself. I might look like a Nice Girl but not very far under that is intense rage. Don’t pique me and don’t waste my time. As a bookseller, I recommend books as an antidote to ignorance. Here’s that link again.

Emma, speaking for all of us here at Pegasus

P.S. As usual, please direct orders & inquiries to [email protected].