About Us


LAST WORD BOOKS is an independent bookstore located in Olympia, Washington. Founded in 2002, we offer an eclectic catalog of books ranging from general interest to the more esoteric. As a repository for radical literature, we advocate for freedom of speech, human rights, and an educated populace that strives to create a fair and just society.


LAST WORD PRESS is a small press publisher founded in 2010 as an extension of LAST WORD BOOKS, in order to publish original works of poetry and fiction, as well as underground classics of philosophy and politics.


We believe strongly in the benefits of local commerce and people-driven movements and seek to revolutionize the way we interact with our surroundings and each other. If you're near Olympia and the beautiful Puget Sound, drop in and invest a few hours in our collective future.