About 4 year(s) ago by The Heathman Hotel Just a short, complimentary bicycle ride or beautiful stroll from the luxuries of The Heathman Hotel, Parkplace Books is Kirkland's signature location for all things literary. Since 1986, Parkplace has been home not only to numerous events throughout the year, including live readings, classes for kids, book singings, and more, it's also a neighborhood institution and advocate for worldwide literacy. As their mission statement illustrates, they offer an unsurpassed collection of "books that represent the ideas that will effect change, maintain diversity, and encourage progress for our society." If you're looking for gifts, there's no better place to shop than Parkplace Books, the premier bookstore, spreading literacy, embracing sustainability, and upholding the First Amendment, one book at a time. As one of the last independent bookstores on the Eastside, Parkside carriers books by newly discovered local authors, independent presses, and bestsellers alike. They also stock a large selection of excellent educational toys for kids to play with while you shop. No matter your interests, no visit to Kirkland is complete without browsing the shelves of Parkplace Books.