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The Wise Owl, Seattle’s newest bookstore, is the culmination of a mother’s dream and daughter’s passion

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For years, Shoreline resident Christina Gilbreath fantasized about owning her own record store. A nurse by trade, Gilbreath spent her spare time listening to records, blogging about music and decorating a cozy imaginary storefront — the kind of place where she could geek out about her favorite bands with customers.

But then, everything changed. “In 2019, right before COVID happened, my mother passed away from complications of myeloma and a 14-year battle with cancer,” Gilbreath says.

Soon after her mother died, Gilbreath’s father shared a family secret: Her mother “had always wanted to open a used bookstore, and had been collecting used books over the years to sell in her store. When she passed, I inherited probably about 40 boxes of used books,”…


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