Studio Musings

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Queen Anne Book Company

 Just before the holidays our local bookstore closed its doors for the last time.  The old owners had sold the store earlier in the year, and the new owner had seemed really excited.  And then maybe six months later, closed the store.  Everyone in our neighborhood was stunned. 

Towards the end of January rumors began to circulate that some of the employees of the old bookstore were banding together to open a new one.  A countdown appeared on the paper covered doors - changing every day - to the elation of the community, with conversations about the new bookstore popping up at the coffee shop, the bank, the grocery store.  I may live in Seattle, but Queen Anne is very much it's own neighborhood, like a little town in the heart of the big city and this was big news.

Yesterday, Queen Anne Book Company opened its doors for the first time!  When we arrived yesterday evening it was packed inside.  I should have snapped the picture then, as opposed to when we left some time later.  In this age of Amazon and Barnes & Noble, it was great seeing the community support for a small, independent bookstore. 

Welcome to the neighborhood! 


  1. I wish my area would support a small bookstore like this, what a great look!

  2. It looks wonderful in there!

  3. Ooooo, you must be very excited! our indie bookstore closed a year or so ago. i was there once a week. i have yet to fill that void.