Welcome to Inklings Bookshop! Inklings, a proudly independent bookshop, is a place set aside for books and their friends where you can enter the world of inspiration, ideas and prose. Inklings borrowed its name from the Inklings of Oxford, a group of literary friends who met regularly in a pub called the Eagle and Child to share the words that flowed from their hearts, through their hands to others. Their circle of writing, reading and encouragement helped make C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein, Dorothy Sayers, G.K. Chesterton and others among the great thinkers, philosophers, and communicators of their time. We are proud to carry their name.
In this, our eleventh year, we are pleased to offer you an opportunity to access the world of books through our website portal even after the lights in the store have been turned off for the night. Think of it as a place, like the Eagle and Child, where ideas never sleep, where the refreshment keeps coming and ideas are born and nurtured.
Our brick-and-mortar store, at 56th and Summitview in Yakima, WA, is open 7 days a week, Monday through Saturday from 9am to 9pm and Sunday from 12-6. So, with this website, I guess we've just extended our hours, in a sense, to being open online 24 hours a day. So, welcome. you are among friends.
There's more to a bookstore than the books on the shelves. When you buy a book from Inklings Bookshop, part of the price you pay goes to:
Support our friendly, hardworking, knowledgeable staff
Support programs on local public radio station Northwest Public Radio
Support local schools and teachers
Support dozens of national & international charities and service organizations
No part of the price you pay goes to:
Remote corporate headquarters where decisions are based solely on maximizing profits
Absentee owners who don't work in the store or live in the community
At Inklings Bookshop we are dedicated to doing business as a responsible member of our community in a manner that results in making a modest profit without exploiting anyone.
When you shop at Inklings Bookshop you join with us in building community.
Inklings Bookshop -- a proudly independent community bookstore