Welcome to the Arachis Press
We are a small press, publishing quality (but not overly expensive!) books for all ages.
To browse our catalog, please go to the Books page or visit the Store at our distributor’s site.
Also, visit our Eggshell Boats imprint for more offerings. Eggshell Boats focuses on poetry and literary
The Arachis Press publishes a range of
books, both nonfiction and fiction, as
well as children’s books and poetry.
We offer contemporary mainstream
novels, mysteries, and literary fantasy.
Please feel free to browse our catalog,
here or at our store.
We hope to offer a variety of books,
both entertaining and thoughtful, at
reasonable prices. We do not add huge
markups to our costs, and keep all our
ebooks at $3.99 US or lower.
At this time, our books are offered in print
and ebook, available directly at our store or
at vendors across the internet. Most of the
print editions are paperbacks, although
select titles are available in hard cover. We
also sell ebooks in EPUB and PDF format.
For the Kindle version, you must go to
Most of our print books could also be
ordered at physical book stores, as they
have ISBNs and are listed in Books in Print.
Just what is an arachis and why
would one press it? Well, it is not
the planet in the sci-fi novel, ‘Dune.’
That would be Arrakis. Also, the
accent is on the first syllable so it is
not pronounced the same. Arachis is
actually the scientific name for the
peanut, coming from a Greek word
meaning a seed. Since we are
physically located on Peanut Road
and we like the idea of growing
things and hope to plant a few
seeds with our books, Arachis Press
seemed a good choice.
Arachis Press was founded by artist
and author Stephen Brooke, who
conceived of it originally as a small
poetry press. We soon expanded to
include novels, nonfiction, and
Incidentally, our logo is in the quite
pedestrian typeface Bookman. We
like the solid look of it and, as an
added bonus, it is not one of the
Google fonts one sees everywhere
across the web.
Arachis Press ~ an Introduction