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Chin Music Press is a curiously bibliophilic indie publisher located deep in the recesses of Seattle's historic Pike Place Market. For 15 years, we've been creating beautiful, engaging, and affordable books on a wide range of quirky and eclectic topics. Offering curbside pickup from 11am to 5pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, or by appointment. Visit our online store.

We're launching an environmental imprint
Bruce Rutledge
August 3, 2020

Chin Music Press of Seattle has been publishing important, entertaining, and edgy work for the last 15 years. Recognizing this dedication, our colleague, Gregory Graalfs, came to us to establish an imprint with a focus on the environment. Together, we are looking for book-length manuscripts that promote appreciation for the beauty and complexity of our habitat and drive us to lobby for its preservation. Some themes that especially interest us are the connection between climate justice and racial justice, the social implications of global warming, and the preservation of open spaces. We will consider both works of fiction and nonfiction.

To submit your work or get more information from us. write to speak-at-chinmusicpress-dot-com and put "Environment" in the subject line.

Discover Nikkei reviews Persimmon and Frog
Bruce Rutledge
May 13, 2020

"In collaboration with Seattle author David Berger, Kimura has published a book which is part autobiography, part artistic statement, partial catalog of her lifetime's work...It includes personal photographs and journal entries, reproductions of her significant artworks, and the artist's own voice. It's an honest and intimate look at this artist's life, compiled from Kimura's diaries, interviews, and writings." read more ...

Report from the French Quarter
David Rutledge
March 25, 2020

"...and suddenly there is a great split between now and then, and I wonder where the world where that day happened has gone, because we are not in it." -- Jessmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones

The French Quarter has gone quiet. It is by far the quietest time of the over twenty years that I have lived here. It is quieter than it was after Katrina. read more ...


Bruce Lee: Sifu, Friend and Big Brother
Doug Palmer

One River, A Thousand Voices
Claudia Castro Luna

We Lived Here:
Stories of Seattle's Central Area

Interviews by Madeline Crowley

Here Lies Love:
The Story of a Pop-up Building

Fernando Sancho

Spirited Stone:
Lessons from Kubota's Garden

Charles Johnson, Jamie Ford, Claudia Castro Luna, Samuel Green, and more

When the Waves Came
MW Larson

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