Imprint Bookstore has been serving Port Townsend, Jefferson County, and the many tourists who travel to the Victorian Seaport from all over the world for nearly 50 years.
It took up occupancy in the ground floor of the John Siebenbaum Building - its current location at 820 Water Street - in 1981.
In 1983, Judy and David Hartman purchased the bookstore from Lindy Caine.
In 2008, Anna and Peter Quinn started the Writers' Workshoppe in the James & Hasting's Building. In late 2009, they moved the writing resource to 820 Water Street, renting a space above Imprint. In need of more room, Anna and Peter moved the Writers' Workshop to Taylor Street in mid-2011.
In February 2014, Anna and Peter bought Imprint Bookstore from Judy and David and merged the Writers' Workshoppe with the bookstore, officially opening Imprint Bookstore and The Writers' Workshoppe in March 2014.
In May 2019, wanting to focus more on writing, travel, and family, Anna and Peter decided to sell Imprint Bookstore and The Writers' Workshoppe to their bookseller, Samantha Ladwig and Thom Nienow.
Samantha and Thom became the latest owners on October 1st, 2019.