Auntie's Bookstore is located downtown on the corner of Washington and Main. With the store situated near the Convention Center, Riverfront Park and the newly constructed Grand Hotel, parking can occassionally get a little tricky. Most people find open spaces in the nearby lots, garages or parking meters. To help prepare you for a trip to the store, we've provided some information on this page. If you want to plan your trip around events happening downtown, check out the links listed below:
Metered parking is available all around our store and throughout most of the downtown area. The meters are checked by the City of Spokane between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and
7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Street parking is free from 7:01 p.m. to 7:59 a.m. Monday through Saturday, all day Sunday and major holiday's.
Many of the city's meters now take debit/credit cards and the new Quick Pay app. If you are disabled and have been issued a state permit, you can park at city meters for free. The only exception to this rule is if you are parking at a two-hour meter. Two hour meters have a limit of four hours for disabled parking and a sticker attatched to the meter will indicate this exception.
If you have found one of the few meters that is only accepting coins and do not have the Quick Pay app, feel free to come in to trade bills for quarters.
Lot Parking & Garages
There are numerous pay parking lots near the store and several parking garages. If there are special events downtown at the Opera House or other nearby attractions, many of the lots near the store charge event parking prices and you may want to plan accordingly. The Liberty Building, where Auntie's is located, sits on a pay lot owned by Ampco and the newly built Grand Hotel parking garage is acoss the street from us on the East. If Auntie's is your main stop for the day and you can't find metered parking, these are your two closest options near the store.
Curbside Service at our Main and Washington Location
Occasionally downtown can get a little crazy or your teenager told you at the last minute they need a book for school and you only have a few extra minutes between soccer practice and making dinner. Whatever the reason, we offer curbside service. In order to take advantage of this unique service, we ask that you call roughly 30 minutes ahead of time so we can find the book(s) and process payment. When you're near the store, give us one more call and let us know where you're at and we'll bring your purchase to you. We recommend the East side of our building where a passenger loading zone is located (across from The Grand Hotel parking garage entrance).