Twelve-year-old Chin Music Press, which publishes literature from Japan and a variety of other titles, opened a new location in Seattle’s Pike Place Market.
The new store, which is open Tuesday through Saturday, carries Chin Music titles like Shiro, Yokohama Yankee, and A Commonplace Book of Pie, as well as related posters, zines, chapbooks, stationery, broadsides, and other artwork.
“We now have room to give all of our titles the shelf space and attention they deserves, says Chin Music Press publisher Bruce Rutledge. “But more importantly, we can add to the literary ecosystem in Seattle. We look forward to connecting with other presses, bookstores, artists, and lovers of literature to make our space a vibrant part of the community.”
With the addition of Chin Music Press, Pike Place Market is now home to five independent bookstores notes Kelly Lindsay, director of programs and marketing for the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority. They include: BLMF Literary Saloon, Lamp Light Books, Left Bank Books Collective, and Lion Heart Bookstore.