Bailey's Bibliomania opened in Ellensburg, WA, in the Fall of 2005. We came up with the name "Bailey's Bibliomania" while standing amidst piles of books with our young beagle, named Bailey. Bailey sniffed the books and, barking, gave his approval. Beagles are known for their occassional bouts of manic energy, and ours loves books! Thus 'Bailey's Bibliomania' was born.
We decided to "test the waters" by starting a small shop within the Pine Street Mall, then called "First Impressions". Soon, we increased the number of books we had available and within a year we knew we had to greatly expand our products/services and relocate. Ellensburg had a real need for a used bookstore!
In Fall 2006 we changed locations to the historic Arcade Building, in downtown Ellensburg, Washington. We included the picture of our mascot, Bailey, whose photo is on the business logo and signs. We usually have some t-shirts and hats available that include the Bailey's logo. Bailey likes to be known as a "Book Hound", sniffing out good books and good deals, and barks that he likes books!
Spring 2012 we decided to move the business to it's current location on Pine St. However, the new building was recently purchased and needed updating. The building owners contributed a lot to the updates. Together with the owners, the contractors, employees, building management, and the community, we've done a lot to give Bailey's a newly remodeled home, and it's very comfortable now. Thanks everyone!