1001 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
Downtown Seattle. Arundel Books sits on 1st Ave between Pike Place and Pioneer Square. It’s a couple of blocks from the piers on Alaskan Way. All of this is to say that there is a lot of pedestrian and tourist traffic, and Arundel clearly has a great set-up.
The location isn’t large, but it’s attractive and is a corner store. Its size belies its collection. This store carries new, used, and original Arundel Press books (they have their own press.) Arundel carries somewhere between 300k – 400k titles in their two warehouses. There’s also the second storefront in Los Angeles that deals primarily in art and design titles.
And if that seems like a lot of books for two storefront,Well, there is also their online storefront on the website. 60% to 70% of Arundel’s sales comes from the website. In fact, the website brings in so much business theh have a dedicated shipping guy handling orders.
So, two brick and mortar storefronts and a succesfull online retail website. It sounds like the Pacific Northwest!