About Us


Vandello Books is an online bookstore in Seattle, Washington.  Our areas of strength include Modern Firsts, Textiles, Craft and the Arts.  We carry inventory in numerous subject areas and are happy to advise our customers on building collections.  We consider ourselves to be temporary custodians of your books and treat each item with this philosophy in mind.


Penny Van Kirk entered the booktrade in her youth with a sidewalk comic book stand.  She studied English Literature and received a Masters Degree in librarianship from the University of Washington.  Her ongoing education in book selling began at the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar.




Payment is due at time of purchase; we are happy to invoice institutional buyers.  Sales tax is charged for orders shipped to addresses within Washington State.  Discounts are available for dealers and educators.   Returns accepted within 30 days of purchase. Please contact us to initiate the return process

Orders are accepted through our website, email, or by phone. We accept payment by Visa, Mastercard, Paypal and check.  Orders paid for by check may be held until payment has cleared.

Contact Us

You can reach us by email at [email protected]

You can reach us by telephone at 206 937 6728

Our Mailing address is


Vandello Books
4742 42nd Ave SW #214
Seattle, WA 98116
United States