Location and Parking
402 W Main AVE
Spokane, WA 99201
Auntie's Bookstore is located in downtown Spokane on the corner of Main Avenue and Washington Street. It is one of several merchants located in the historic Liberty Building. Being situated near the Convention Center, Riverfront Park and the Davenport Grand Hotel, parking can occassionally take a bit of effort.
Most people find open spaces in the nearby lots, garages or at parking meters along the street. 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 on Sunday and on major holidays.
Many of the city's meters now accept payment by debit/credit cards, online, or even with a phone call. 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 attached to the meter will indicate this exception.
If you have found one of the few meters that only accept coins, 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 First Interstate Center for the Arts 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 the same block as a pay lot owned by Ampco. Across the street to the east is the parking garage for the Davenport Grand Hotel. 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.
If you would like to pick up a pre-paid order, and would rather not pay for parking, we offer curbside pickup! During store hours, simply pull up to our Washington Street entrance in the passenger loading zone and give us a call. We will ask for a few details, and then we'll bring your purchase out to you.