We have books going back to 1910. Some publications may be used.

4850 37th Ave. South
Seattle, WA 98118 USA

Phone: 206.721.3077

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About Us

What is books4cars?

Books4cars is your source for all automotive manuals and books. Our purpose is to supply you with the printed information that you need to enjoy your current car or the car of your dreams. We strive to stock a huge selection of manuals and books for every make and model of car, truck, and motorcycle. Please search our web site or come browse the shelves in our Seattle store and warehouse. Our knowledgeable staff is available to help you choose the books that best meet your needs and desires.

History of books4cars

Books4cars began from the manual collection built up by Alex and Ruthie Voss at their home in Detroit, Michigan. The book business was incorporated in March of 1997. Although an automotive design engineer, Alex had begun his working career as a mechanic and thus developed an appreciation of workshop manuals.

During the early years, Alex traveled the world engineering some of the new models that came out of Detroit, and Ruthie designed office interiors at some of the auto company headquarters. Later, when inventory and sales grew, Alex took temporary leaves from his automotive engineering career to tend to book sales at home.

Finally, after 16 years of fun in the automotive community of Detroit, Alex and Ruthie decided to move their growing family back to their roots in Seattle. The Columbia City Historic Business District of Seattle was undergoing a revival with Art Galleries, Restaurants and other small businesses moving in. Within this stimulating environment a store location was found. Sales and Inventory have continued to grow as new books, manuals, friends, and partners, are added to the books4cars organization.

Visitors are welcome anytime. Wednesdays are recommended, as a Farmers Market is open across the street from May through October.


How to find us:

4850 37th Ave South
Seattle, WA 98118 USA

Phone: 1.206.721.3077
Fax: 1.206.721.3055

Store Hours

Walk-in store hours: Monday through Friday: 9AM to 5PM
Special Hours by Appointment

Internet store hours: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year


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