About Brick & Mortar Books

Like many of you, we were disappointed when Borders left Redmond. We have greatly missed having a bookstore in our community. Then we read about Jeff Kinney, children’s author of the wildly popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, opening a bookstore in Massachusetts. The idea of owning a bookstore was planted. We researched the bookselling business, got training, explored location options, and here we are!

Brick and mortar literally means a physical space. In our space, we look to bring people together by providing story times, book clubs, discussion groups, author visits, and an exceptionally curated collection of books. Our store will be a place you can wander; a place you can find the book you were looking for and find the books that you didn’t know you were looking for.  

We believe that independent bookstores are more important than ever. At a recent book convention, we heard from multiple authors that they got noticed because employees in independent stores read, loved, and promoted their books. Indies are small and agile. They adapt and cater to the communities they reside in. We at Brick & Mortar Books look forward to serving the Eastside, a community we have lived in for over twenty years. We won’t be Borders, though we will try to be that bookstore you were missing. Hope to see you soon. (Working hard towards a May opening!)

Dan & Tina Ullom

Dan & Tina Ullom