Local independent book publisher Chin Music Press opened its doors at Pike Place Market last week, adding to the already robust roster of independent bookstores at Seattle's public market including BLMF Literary Saloon, Lamp Light Books, Left Bank Books Collective, and Lion Heart Bookstore.
Focusing on contemporary literature from Japan, the 12-year-old press is known for its beautifully designed books that are objects of art in their own right. NPR described Chin's works as "a triumphant kick in the pants for anyone who doubts the future of paper-and-ink books."
The new office and retail/exhibit space features all Chin Music titles as well as related posters, zines, chapbooks, stationery, broadsides and other artwork.
"It's a great privilege for a small publisher like us to be able to obtain space at Pike Place Market," said Chin Music Press Publisher Bruce Rutledge. "We now have room to give all of our titles the shelf space and attention they deserve. 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."
Chin Music Press is open from 11 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and is located on lower level three of the Market, below the Main Arcade. Visit them on the web at http://www.chinmusicpress.com.