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Independent Book Seller
Alaska's largest independent bookseller with the world's largest collection of books on Alaska and the north as well as general books, magazines, audio, and video. They even have an out of print section and used books.
What to buy: This trip I got some Alaskan childrens books as a gift for a two year old with the really thick pages and the flaps that reveal Alaskan sights and animals.
Address: 415 West 5th Ave
Directions: Downtown Anchorage, across from JC Penny
Other Contact: (907)258-4544
The ULU Factory
Many visitors to Alaska want an ULU which is a rounded blade with a handle used in food preparation. You will see them on display at most gift shops, and they can range from basic models to fancy art work with carved handles. Many of the gift shops carry ULUs made at the ULU factory. So why not just go there and pick out the one that you like.
What to buy: Buy an ULU. They come in many price ranges and have a cutting bowl. But beware: You can not take these on the airplane. It is best to ship them home. They come in a convienent shipping box with "From" and "To" areas lined waiting for your addresses.
They also have other gifts, including "Yummy Chummies" or pet treats made from Salmon.
The ULU Factory is located near Ship Creek which was the original townsite of Anchorage.
What to pay: They start at $20 and go from there.
Address: 211 West Ship Creek -- Anchorage AK 99501
Directions: Near the Train Depot
A Book is a Ship that takes you Away
I prefer Cook Inlet Books for souvenieers, but most locals like Title Wave. It is a huge, new age kind of bookstore with both new and used titles, lots of places to sit and read, and even a coffee shop. It is a bit too big for my tastes, but it is very popular.
When you enter, you can get a map of the store, or ask at the information counter.
Across the street is another used bookstore with a catchy name "Twice Told Tales" which I haven't visited yet. Worth mentioning as we are in a place with a catchy name.
What to buy: While travelling, it is always good to have a book, for some quiet time, or to relax after a busy day. Choose something that you will enjoy.
Address: 1360 W Northern Lights Blvd - Anchorage, AK 99503
Directions: Northern Lights Blvd is a main shopping street, it is near the REI Store
Kaloz & Klondike Charlie
Meet Klondike Charlie, a real Alaskan Character. He carves glacial woods. We met earlier in the day and he is just a fun guy, full of stories and jokes. Other artists have their work displayed here and there is something for everyone.
What to buy: Charlie personalized one of his carvings for me, but there are lots of crafts to choose from. Whatever is to your liking.
What to pay: All price ranges.
Address: 427 W 5th
Other Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Theme: Local Craft
Isn't she lovely?
This was just a fun store with all kinds of neat things to discover. Furniture, pillows, handbags, pens, all wild looking and fun.
What to buy: We didn't buy anything, but that is why they call it shopping and not buying.
Address: 500 West 6th
Other Contact: email@example.com
Phone: (907) 563-7953
Theme: Home Furnishing
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Pia's has all your Scandanavian needs, from clogs and sweaters to matching hat/scarf/gloves sets. It is a fun shop, but quite pricey. Price is relative because the quality is great, and you will get many years enjoyment from your purchases.
What to buy: I got an "Ole Bull" sweater by Dale of Norway. Gretchen got some clogs. But we had a grand time shopping.
What to pay: The sweater was around $300, the clogs $90. But there are less expensive gifts also.
Address: 445 W 4th Ave
Directions: 4th and E
Phone: (907) 277-7964 / (888) 274-9665
The World's largest selection of Alaska Railroad custom painted trains in all scales from Z to G!! Who doesn't like toy trains!!
Great gifts for kids or adults. Lionel Dealer.
What to buy: Move your layout north with Alaska Railroad engines, cars, zamboni flats. wonderful selection.
Address: 410 G Street
Directions: Between 5th and 6th, Downtown Anchorage
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