Pandemic Hours: During the Covid-19 pandemic Last Word is open for curbside pickup from noon to five Monday through Friday. If you have a request or special order please email us at [email protected] or call us at 360-786-WORD (9673)


Last Word Books & Press is open during the pandemic, however due to the high-risk status of several members of our book family we are only open for curbside pickup. We usually have the door open so just give us a shout or knock and someone will be there shortly. We have weathered storms before and will continue to serve readers in Olympia and the greater Pacific Northwest for years to come. We are happy to search our shelves and our extensive back inventory for a specific title. We also offer special ordering for new and used books. 




The inventory posted on this site to date represents only our existing used online inventory, so if you can't find what you're looking for please fill out our Offline Search Form and someone will get back to you directly. Many of our listings are not properly categorized by section on our website, so a substantial portion of our inventory is listed in the 'Other' category.


Books are a gateway drug. It starts out innocently enough, reading C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, pretty soon you are reading harder stuff like Kerouac and Burroughs, the next thing you know you're strung out on Bukowski and DeSade, worrying about the Patriot Act and Free Speech, and joining the ACLU. If books are your drug of choice, Last Word has your fix!