Best selection of nautical books and charts in Seattle, because have served maritime captains for over 120 years! in Ballard. Offers 'print on demand' charts. Great place to browse.
In the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. While not quite as big a book selection as Captains, a great place to shop for other boating equipment. Great place to browse.
Based in Anacortes, WA; source for recreational boating books, local cruising guides, etc
Stores throughout the Pacific Northwest (U.S.only) A national chain, with on-line shopping, they do carry books and some local guides. But not as much they once did.
On a budget? The Ballard Library, part of the Seattle Library system, has a good selection of books on boating topics, though some are rather dated.
NOAA Pacific Coast charts are available for free download.
From NOAA Chart 18434 Chart Books to Print at Home. A reduced-scale NOAA nautical chart for small boaters. When possible, use the full-size NOAA chart for navigation.
NOAA Chart 18421 Strait of Juan de Fuca to Strait of Georgia
NOAA Chart 18430
NOAA Chart 18429
NOAA Chart 18424
NOAA Chart 18433