Book 'N' Brush was established in 1969 in Chehalis, Washington, by Percy and Marilyn Connick. The original store was called The Book Rack and was located further down the same block as its current location. When Ted and Darlene Held purchased the store in 1983, they changed the name to Book 'N' Brush, added art supplies, and moved the store to its current building located at 518 N. Market Boulevard, which formerly housed Safeway in the 1940s and -50s and then Cascade Stationery and D&J Meats. In 2005 David and Beverly Hartz became the third owners of Book ‘N’ Brush.
Through all these years and changes, one thing has been consistent: Book 'N' Brush has enjoyed a wonderful relationship with it's many loyal customers and friends.