Bookmans has always been your store to explore! As you know, we’re not your average bookstore or ordinary video game trade stop. Our orange shelves hold everything from movies to music to electronics to instruments, *BIG BREATH* jewelry, more books, magazines, toys, collectibles, and housewares… basically, we have a bit of just about everything! And just like our merchandise, our staff is as diverse as our store. To help Bookmans NW say goodbye to this year, we asked some of our employees to tell us their favorite books, video games, albums, movies, and instruments that came our way in 2017.

(Electronics & Music Buyer)

Favorite Bookmans Treasure of 2017

  • LP- Millions of Dead Cops (1982) by MDC
  • LP-  Decline of Western Civilization (1981)
  • First Edition Pressing of Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail by Hunter S. Thompson

(Events Liaison)
Best New Albums & Video Games of 2017

  • Deorro – Good Evening
  • Jay Z – 4:44
  • Galantis- The Aviary
  • Kendrick Lamar – DAMN
  • SZA – Ctrl
  • PS4 – Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • PS4- Yakuza Kiwami
  • PS4- Injustice 2

(Book & Electronics Buyer)
Best Movies of 2017

  • Hitman’s Bodyguard
  • Spiderman Homecoming
  • Wonder Woman
  • Power Rangers

Best Board Games & Bookmans Finds

  • Nintendo Switch – Legend of Zelda Breath of The Wild
  • Legend of Zelda / Video Game Art Work (love all the video game artwork here.)
  • Settlers of Catan
  • Yomi
  • Axis & Allies
  • Star Wars chess set

(Electronics & Music Supervisor)
Best Albums of 2017

  • Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
  • Kendrick Lamar – DAMN
  • LCD Soundsystem – American Dream
  • Jay Z – 4:44
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Banana

(Assistant Store Manager)
A Few of Bookmans Northwest’s Finest Instruments of 2017

  • Tony Franklin Signature Fender Fretless Bass (SOLD)
  • Joe Strummer Telecaster (SOLD)
  • Joe Satriani SIGNED 20th Anniversary  “Surfing with the Alien” Ibanez  (PRICE: $1,999)

Day to day you will hear us chatting (okay, geeking out together) about what excites us as we are buying on our trade counter. Bookmans is a collection of fellow bookworms, skilled gamers, and experienced musicians, die-hard (and Die Hard) movie fans, and avid pop culture enthusiasts. No matter our tastes, we can all agree that our hearts hold a special place for these little things that make our world go ’round.

Have a specific item in mind? Give your nearest Bookmans store a call or stop by your local store to explore.

Happy Holidays! Enjoy the best of 2017!