Welcome to Chatwin Books, publishers of fine print and digital editions. We are a nimble team based in Seattle, with decades of experience in the book business. We specialize in literary fiction, poetry, fine art and photography books, and ecology-related titles.
For Authors: At the heart of what we do, is close work with you the author to support your craft, and your entire body of work, throughout the publication process. We look beyond the title at hand to create a holistic publishing approach that serves the author, taking into account your goals, readership, and style of communication to bring you to the next level in your career. Our location within a multi-media literary and arts space (The Book Arts Space at Arundel Books) furthers our ability to support projects with a visual component, and to work with both authors and artists to create books of exceptional quality and appeal.
For Booksellers: Chatwin was co-founded by the owner of an ABA-member Indie bookstore, Phil Bevis of Arundel Books in Seattle. Our discounts and policies are intended to motivate and support independent bookstores to carry our books, with an economically sustainable model. Please see our "Libraries & Booksellers" page for tailored ordering information.
Chatwin Books is committed to environmental and social justice in our manufacturing and sourcing: We print exclusively in North America, and strongly prefer employee-owned coops when choosing print vendors. We choose recycled content whenever possible, and strive to source production close to our PNW office, to minimize emissions in transport.
March 2018 update: The spring releases are underway, with poetry representing strongly. Titles due in April for National Poetry Month: Cal Kinnear's "The Poem is a Nomad," and the illustrated collection by refugee and immigrant poets: "Holding the Earth Together: Youth Voices Speak For Our World." Also forthcoming are Rex Wilder's Collected Poems "Open Late," and Jessica Hornik's debut collection "A Door On the River." Later in spring we'll see in non-fiction the much-anticipated "Book Collecting Now" (Matthew Budman) and "Printing Digital Type on the Hand-operated Flatbed Cylinder Press" (Gerald Lange, 5th edition). An enchanting children's book completes the spring lineup: "The Man With Bees in His Beard," by Brian Dempsey.
Summer 2017 update: We kicked off 2017 with the launch of the Chatwin Collected Poets series: collected works from some of the premier mature poets in America today. Maged Zaher's much-anticipated collection "Opting Out" led the series on April 7. New novels by Nicole Sarrocco and Greg Perkins lead our fiction line, and Carl Montford's beloved wood engravings are collected in a retrospective catalog now available. —Annie Brulé