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Seattle, WA, 98104
United States

Welcome to Chatwin Books. We are a new publisher of print and digital books in a wide range of topics, run by a team with many decades of experience in all aspects of the book business.

At the heart of who we are, and what we do, is working with authors to support their craft, and their entire body of work, throughout the publication process. Using our experience and drive to help our authors create great books is the surest way our team can ensure a great experience for our readers.

In addition to the work we do for our own books, we do editorial, design, author branding, marketing, and other work on a contract basis for other publishers and authors. We also distribute books from other publishers, both print and digital.

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In-depth (5–10 minute read) profiles on the authors we are proud to work with, their process, and behind-the-scenes peeks into the publishing process.

Printmaking workshop with celebrated artist Harry Reese

Annie Brule

UPDATE: We're happy to announce Harry's return to Seattle to offer the workshop that was postponed in September.

"Exploding the Print: Between Printing & Painting” 

POWER-UP YOUR PIGMENTS AND PRINTMAKING. Experimental Printing Materials + Ink Mixing by Hand

On the printing press at the Arundel Book Arts Space - 209 Occidental Ave. S, Seattle

Saturday Nov. 7th & Sunday Nov. 8th. 10:00am–4:00pm both days, with a one-hour break for lunch in the Pioneer Square neighborhood

Looking for a game changer for your art? Want to explode your printmaking & printing color palette?

Master printer Harry Reese of Turkey Press and Edition Reese is coming to Seattle to offer a two-day weekend workshop, following his artist reception at Arundel Gallery on the evening of Thursday Nov. 5th.

This two-day workshop is a unique opportunity to learn cutting edge pigment creation from a pioneer in experimental printing and printmaking. Learn to mix your own pigments (combining printer’s ink and oil pigments) and then apply these skills by making prints with materials and processes including sandragraph plates, flexible vinyl, and LP records.

The printmaking portion of the workshops will be on our Vandercook SP-20 flatbed press at the Book Arts Space at Arundel Books, where the workshops are held. ALL levels of print making experience are welcome, including beginners. 

Harry Reese is Professor of Art at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he teaches book arts, printmaking, papermaking, and media ecology.

Harry Reese is Professor of Art at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he teaches book arts, printmaking, papermaking, and media ecology.

Registration preference is given to those signing up for both class days. If you want to get an idea of what you can learn, stop by the Arundel Gallery and see Harry Reese’s Sandragraph portfolio on exhibit, and vinyl plate prints in the display cases. Harry has been pushing the envelope in experimental print making for almost 30 years. 

Space is limited to eight participants - send an email to info@chatwinbooks.com to sign up and for more info.

ABOUT HARRY REESE: http://www.arts.ucsb.edu/faculty/reese/

REGISTRATION COSTS: Registration preference is given to those signing up for both class days.

  • Two-day set of classes: $275 + materials
  • One-day class: $175 + materials
  • Materials fee is $60. Includes ink and Schmincke pigments, heavy-weight rag paper, use of all print room tools and equipment, and two print blocks to customize and take home for future printing sessions. 
  • If you would like to request a full or partial scholarship, please write us at info@chatwinbooks.com with your interest, arts background, and short description of your financial needs. 

Further Info:

Title: “Exploding the Print: Between Printing and Painting” - an exploration of the sandragraph technique (currently on view in the Arundel Gallery) and other experimental printmaking techniques Reese has mastered over his four decade career.

Day 1: Making of “sandragraph” plates and printing from vinyl. Short slide show about these processes, and examples of how Reese and other artists have used these methods and techniques.

Day 2: Printing on “sandragraph" plates made the day before. More prints from vinyl. Advanced demonstration of ink preparation, inking and painting relief surfaces, and relief print processes including all of the “sandragraph” approaches in the Arundel portfolio, and methods used in Funagainstawake, The Sea Gazer, and 33 1/3: Off the Record. These projects can be found at www.editionreese.com

The Workshop:

In this workshop we will demonstrate the process of constructing and printing various relief plates and show examples of how they have been used for illustrations, book covers, print highlights, tint blocks, mono prints, and monotypes in Turkey Press publications and other art projects. Various handmade and print papers, grounds (for papers or cloth), inks, oil paints, and pigments will be discussed, as they directly relate to the process. Reese will also demonstrate how to make monotype prints from thin vinyl.

The Book Arts Space is located at 209 Occidental Ave. S., in the Grand Central building, with its entrance under the ivy facing Occidental Square. 

Harry Reese is Professor of Art at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he teaches book arts, printmaking, papermaking, and media ecology. He runs Turkey Press and Edition Reese in partnership with his wife Sandra Liddell Reese. Turkey Press publications are collected in major museums and libraries. Its archives were purchased by the Getty Center in 1992. Recent exhibitions include diverse venues such as the Luis Angel Arango Library (Bogotá, Colombia), Deutsches Bucherei (Leipzig, Germany), Instituto de Artes Graficos (Oaxaca, Mexico), Santa Monica Museum of Art (Santa Monica, CA), Sun Valley Center for the Arts (Ketchum, Idaho), and Arts of the Book Collection (Yale University)

Northwest Poetry Comrades Read: Lee Bassett & Cal Kinnear

Annie Brule

Lee Bassett and Cal Kinnear have been sharing thoughts on poetry and poetics, and giving one another notes on manuscripts over the last many years, as each has written his way into the literary landscape of the Pacific Northwest. On Thursday September 24th they share the podium at Arundel Books, and read from their most recent works. 

Bassett will read from "Sudden Owl," his beautifully-designed thirteenth book, out this year through True Bug Press. Kinnear, current Poet Laureate of Vashon Island, will read from his volume of combined poetry, prose and translation, titled "The Great Wheel: Zero the Un-Naming," a joint publication of Taurolog (the author's own press) and Chatwin Books. 

Sudden Owl,  a book-length poem, is Lee Bassett's 13th book.  The Great Wheel  is Cal Kinnear's fourth book, and the third designed by Chatwin's Annie Brulé. Bassett and Kinnear have been corresponding with one another for over a decade. 

Sudden Owl, a book-length poem, is Lee Bassett's 13th book. The Great Wheel is Cal Kinnear's fourth book, and the third designed by Chatwin's Annie Brulé. Bassett and Kinnear have been corresponding with one another for over a decade. 

Location: Arundel Books in Occidental Square in the Pioneer Square neighborhood of Seattle. 209 Occidental Ave. S. 

Reception begins at 6:00. Readings from 6:15–7:30 (Bassett will begin the evening, followed by Kinnear), followed by a book signing and conversation with the authors until 8:00. All are welcome.

 

Announcing "The Great Wheel" by Cal Kinnear in paperback

Annie Brule

Chatwin is pleased to announce its third poetry title this year, The Great Wheel: Zero the Un-Naming by Cal Kinnear. Decades in the writing, The Great Wheel is a compelling blend of poetry, prose, and the author's own translations of Heraclitus and other seminal poets.

This is Kinnear's fifth book, delving into the power of language both to clarify and to obscure the meanings of things, and unraveling the essence of whole paradigms of human thought. The text itself pushes against the bounds of language and defies words to do more than we often ask of them. As author Randy Barnes describes it, the book is "...not so much a statement about where poetry comes from as it is an inside-view of poetry becoming itself, happening Now, Unfolding on the page before us." 

Kinnear tackles ideas and concepts from the inception of Western thought through our present day. A rich trove for readers of poetry, serious scholars, and students ready to apprentice themselves to the poetic arts. 

"V is for Vashon" - Chatwin releases art book for children in paperback

Annie Brule

Impressionist painter Pam Ingalls has had a growing US and international audience for over a decade. She makes her home in the Pacific Northwest and shows regularly on Vashon Island, where the original collaboration that became Chatwin was born. "V is for Vashon" is her tribute to the island she calls home - a collection of 26 paintings showing the A to Z of this magical place. A true collaboration between friends, the book grew from a conversation between Pam and Annie, our Design Director, and then Pam asked her neighbor Tom Conway to write a page to accompany each painting - almost like the words are illustrating the artwork. The result is beautiful, inviting, and vibrant.

This beautiful paperback book is one of the first in our art books series, the perfect gift for locals and visitors alike. 

March 5th 2015 - "Spirit Unchained" by James B. Moore

phil bevis

Chatwin is pleased to announce the publication of James B. Moore's Spirit Unchained March 5th, 2015. Publication party at Arundel Books' new location on Occidental Square in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square neighborhood. 6 to 8 pm Thursday March 5th, 209 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle.