Our History

Letter from founder, Carol Latimer

In 1998, I entered the 12 step world of recovery from alcoholism.  Since then, I have “joined” a few other recovery groups, and having found no local 12 step bookstores in Seattle, I decided to open Unity on Union Bookstore.

Fellowship is a vital part of my recovery. Unity on Union Bookstore hosts various 12 step recovery meetings, housing, author appearances, speakers, fundraisers and a safe place to have a coffee or tea and relax in our 1,200 foot space.  


To empower anyone to find the path to recovery; one meeting, one book, one person at at time.


  • Space for 12 Step Recovery Groups
  • Safe, affordable housing to those in recovery
  • Recovery literature and merchandise
  • Q&A with authors in recovery