Well, sort of sleepless, because Seattle is a good place to be a lover of mysteries - for once including the classics I enjoy talking about.
First of all, there's the marvelous Seattle Mystery Bookshop, located all of 1/2 block from my hotel, which turns out to be dangerously close. If it's a mystery and it's in print, the chances are excellent that you'll find it in stock at their store (or, of course, they can get it for you). You may find signed copies as well.
But for me, perhaps not surprisingly, the real pleasure is in working through their collection of classics, both newly-republished and out-of-print. In fact, I picked up - for $10 - a copy of Rex Stout's "Hand in Glove," a non-Nero Wolfe book that will be discussed at a Wolfe Pack dinner in New York in a couple of weeks. They also had a copy of one of the funniest Nero Wolfe covers I've ever seen - a paperback of "Too Many Cooks," with a lurid cover of what looks like someone firing a gun at Nero Wolfe. The fact that there are no guns AT ALL in the story apparently didn't slow the artist down at all.
As an equally pleasant surprise, I found two good used book stalls in the Pike Place Market's collection of small stores and dealers. At one, all mass market paperbacks - of any vintage - were on sale for $1.75 each, and that included some Ellery Queens, a Michael Innes and even a Mary Roberts Rinehart. At another stall, called the BLMF Bookshop, I walked out with a couple of Georges Simenons and an Erle Stanley Gardner that I hadn't read, all at ridiculously low prices.
So I'm sleepless in Seattle. Too much reading to do. If you're out there for work or pleasure or because you live there, these bookshops are well worth your time.