Bookstore Offering Curbside Pickup for Mountaineers Books and Bookstore Orders!

Our bookstore is open for curbside pickup! Order over the phone by calling Member Services or place an order online through Mountaineers Books, and swing by on a Tuesday or Thursday from 3pm-6pm to pickup your order.
The Mountaineers The Mountaineers
June 26, 2020

We're excited to announce that our Seattle Program Center bookstore is open for curbside pickup of Mountaineers Books orders placed online, or bookstore orders placed over the phone! After you've placed your order, swing by to pick it up during one of our twice-weekly pickup times - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3pm-6pm.

There are measures in place at the Seattle Program Center to protect customers and staff from COVID-19. Online orders must be placed by 2pm the day before desired pickup day, and orders placed over the phone through the bookstore can placed as late as 3pm on the same day as pickup. 

please note that the Seattle program center will be closed for curbside pickup on thanksgiving day (11/26/20), christmas eve (12/24/20), and new years Eve (12/31/2o).

Participate in Curbside Pickup

There are two ways to place an order for curbside pickup: online or over the phone. Please follow one of the methods below to place your order. Pickup instructions are listed at the bottom.

Option 1: Order books online

Step 1: purchase books on

Use our Mountaineers Books website to purchase titles you're interested in. Simply find the desired titles and add to your cart.

You can place an order as late as 2pm Monday for Tuesday pickup, or 2pm Wednesday for Thursday pickup. Books ordered before those dates and times will be prepared to be picked up at the next closest pickup date. You will receive and email when your order is ready to be picked up.

*Note that the online inventory of Mountaineers Books and Green Trails Maps may be different than what's available in the bookstore. If you can't find a map or book online that you're looking for, don't hesitate to call the bookstore and we'll see if we have it in stock.


Choose the 'curbside pickup' delivery option and complete payment. You can place an order as late as 2pm Monday for Tuesday pickup, or 2pm Wednesday for Thursday pickup. Books ordered before those dates and times will be prepared to be picked up at the next closest pickup date.

option 2: order over the phone through the bookstore

Step 1: Browse Online

Use our website to browse Mountaineers Books and identify any Mountaineers titles you might be interested in. 

*Please keep in mind that the inventory of the bookstore is completely separate from that of the Mountaineers Books website. We have most of the same titles as Mountaineers Books, however occasionally a title is temporarily out of stock. We will let you know as soon as possible if we are unable to completely fulfill your order.

    Step 2: cALL Member Services

    When you're ready to order, call Member Services at 206-521-6001, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. You can place an order as late as 3pm on the same day as pickup. 

    There will also be a few items available for purchase at the pickup counter, including $2 t-shirts, and small items such as greeting cards, water bottles, and playing cards.

    Pick Up Your Order

    Arrive at the Seattle Program Center wearing a face mask and remain 6 feet away from any other customers who may also be waiting  outside. When it's your turn, we'll invite you up to the table immediately inside the front doors to pick up your books and make any further purchases.

    If you have any questions or would like further information, check out our FAQ below. If you still have questions, please don't hesitate to contact Member Services at 206-521-6001 or


    Can I order online and pick up in the store?

    Yes! Orders placed online by 2pm on Monday and Wednesday may be picked up on Tuesday and Thursday from 3pm-6pm.

    are the bookstore winter sale discounts still available? 

    Yes! The Winter Sale continues despite the return to curbside pickup. Please see the Bookstore page for further details.

    What if I can't make it during your pickup windows? Can I come a different time?

    Our pickup times are firm for Tuesdays and Thursday from 3pm-6pm. We will offer more opportunities for pickup as we're allowed to reopen as part of Safe Start Washington.

    I don't see what I want online. Do you have it in the bookstore?

    It's possible. Call us and we'll check our inventory (206-521-6001). We do have USGS maps, specialty maps like Trails Illustrated, and Northwest Forest and Discover passes in the bookstore but not online.

    I'm not a member, can I still participate?

    Yes! Everyone is welcome to take advantage of our curbside pickup and book sales.

    What if you don't have what I want?

    If we don't have the materials you're looking for, we'll do what we can to help you find them online or at another retailer.

    Will staff be wearing masks?

    Yes, our staff will be wearing masks and will be sanitizing surfaces regularly.

    Can I use the bathroom?

    Unfortunately we have to keep our bathrooms closed to public use at this time.

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    Bob Keranen
    Bob Keranen says:
    Jun 27, 2020 11:19 AM

    You’ve got some great non-Mountaineer printed titles on your shelves, especially on Canadian topics, but there is really no way of knowing that unless we can browse your shelves. Could you maybe post photos of those shelves, so that we could at least browse titles?

    Karen M Morgan
    Karen M Morgan says:
    Sep 01, 2020 03:02 PM

    I was disappointed to find a code for a big discount after I had already chosen to buy two books. The books were suggested by a group leader and I bit. So sad, full price.

    The Mountaineers
    The Mountaineers says:
    Sep 02, 2020 08:59 AM

    It looks like you're a Mountaineers member Karen. Next time you go to purchase a book, sign into your account and the 20% member discount will be applied automatically.