About Us

Arundel Books was founded in 1984 as a fine press publisher specializing in art and poetry; three years later, we began selling rare and out-of print books.

Over the years we have changed a great deal, and now operates a retail bookstore in Seattle, an affiliated Indie publishing company called Chatwin Books, and a book printing and binding operation including both digital printing and our own vintage letterpress printing press.

Our store and press has an independent mindset, and a select, diverse stock that is constantly changing and growing. Our goal is to reflect and enhance the community in which we live and work.


Photo by Blake Manning

Our new Seattle location is located in historic Pioneer Square, and has an eclectic stock that will satisfy both the avid reader and discriminating collector. Our goal is to pique your interest.


Publications issued by Arundel Books and its other imprints can be viewed on our Publications page.

Internet Bookstore

In addition to the books displayed on the shelves of our retail store (which you can also see on this website), we have well over thousands of additional titles available for sale from our internet bookstore. Please feel free to browse our collection online.

No matter where you order from, we can assure you that your order will be handled promptly and professionally, and that we pack and ship every order with care.

Whether you come see us at our store, or visit us at our website, we appreciate your consideration and look forward to serving you.