Mark Anderson entered the used, rare and antiquarian book trade in 1999; his wife and partner, Nora Butler Anderson, became an integral part of the business in 2005. Informing their purchases, their offerings and their approach is the idea that books and prints serve as portals into another world, whether it be the world of escape through compelling literature, the world of fascination as experienced through the fate and chance of history, the world of enlightenment as absorbed through those whose thoughts and words record moments of awareness, the world of contentment as cultivated through an informed and dedicated personal library or the world of beauty and stillness as felt through a particular image. These portals, witnesses of a receding past rich with perspective, beauty and meaning, await those who would but slow down, reach out a hand and touch them.
The “official” book shop hours are 1 pm to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday; however, we are often here from 11 am to 8 pm as circumstances warrant. Please visit us at the lovely mezzanine, 18 stairs up, in the Murphy Building located at 5418 20th Ave NW.
We actively purchase books and paper in all fields, especially the Antiquarian, the Collectable and the Scholarly. ALWAYS consult us before disposing of Books, Prints, Maps, Manuscripts, Documents, Posters, Photographs, Albums, Art, Magazines, Autographs, Post Cards, Diaries, Journals or other memorabilia of an historic or interesting nature. We welcome phone inquiries concerning books or other material for sale at (206) 782-1550.