We stock well over 100,000 titles, and it is easy to search our complete collection from all four locations online. Curious about how we handle our internet orders? Arundel Books was founded in 1984 to publish original editions of literature and graphic arts. We continue to publish work we believe in, and hope you take the opportunity to browse our publications.
Our Vashon Island Book affiliate has purchased an incredible building on Vashon Island (a short ferry ride from West Seattle). We are truly thrilled about this, and about our plans to turn this new property into something truly unique and special. To get an idea of what we are working on, please visit our work-in-progress website, www.thebookarts.org, where more information is being added almost every day.
In other news, after more than two decades, we have closed our Los Angeles store, and are in the process of moving the inventory and exhibit fixtures to the new building on Vashon (the entire store inventory remains available on this website).
Arundel Books whole-heartedly endorses this new children's picture book by Seattle author Katie Corl. If you want to make the children in your life more aware of food allergies, "Pesky Peanut" can help.
This small picture book for children carries a big message about food allergies. According to the CDC, food allergies affect over 10 million Americans, and almost 4% of America's children. As the CDC says, "At present, there is no cure for food allergies. The best method for managing food allergies is prevention by way of strict avoidance of any food that triggers a reaction." With hundreds of deaths and thousands of hospitalizations every year, there is clearly a need for increased efforts at prevention. But how DO you teach children about food allergies, whether their own or those of people around them?
We recently acquired a great collection of over 500 books spanning the last century of cookery and related fields. If you like books on food & wine and have not visited us for a while, now might be a good time...
We recently acquired a collection of pretty serious books on urban planning and architecture. If this is your thing, come see!
We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book from Arundel Press. James B. Moore's Swan Dive is a poignant collection of poems from the perspective of a man of a certain age... See more of our publications.
"dont you kill him: // at a nightclub / after midnight / on New Year's Eve / with a beautiful much younger woman / we leave arm in arm, smiling / a hooker at the next table / calls our to my date / “don't you kill him tonight, girl!” / as we both laugh / I notice my date's laughter / is louder"Handprinted letterpress. A hardcover edition is forthcoming. Softcover Price $45.00 Click to order
Here is a selection from our diverse stock of rare books. An important collection of early letters from noted American author William Gaddis, to friend and fellow author & traveler William Haygood, all dated 1954 (the year before publication of his first novel, The Recognitions.
"Only recently I began to consider the possibility that youth is gone, and that I'd better damn soon figure out what I'm going to be when I grow up... I've had about enough of this pondering profound half-truths in cold empty rooms, and look forward to making some attempt at metempsychosis from this shade into a human being."
New Publication: Vanessa Rudloff and Rex Wilder: Beauty and the Books
Beauty and the Books, a portfolio of photographs by Vanessa Rudloff, with accompanying poems by Rex Wilder, is a true creative collaboration between author and artist. The oversized portfolio (17 x 11 inches) of seven signed photographs is accompanied by Wilder's poems in broadside format. The edition is limited to 30 numbered copies. The text was printed letterpress on an Asbern proof press at the Arundel Press studio. The portfolio cases, covered in Japanese silk, are by the Campbell-Logan Bindery in Minneapolis. PRICE: $495.00 Click to order
We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book from Arundel Press. Sea of Hooks by Lindsay Hill renews our long association with one of America's most remarkable writers, a poet (and soon to be novelist) of distinction. Lindsay Hill is one of our favorite all-time poets, author of ARCHAEOLOGY, CONTENGO, KILL SERIES, NDJENFERNO, etc. Price: $45.00. Click to order