#32 Arundel Books

Arundel BooksArundel Books
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.  P1010184

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!


Published in: on July 13, 2009 at 12:42 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. Oh I would love to live in the apartments above this bookstore!

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