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 STORE HOURS

Monday - Saturday  9:30am - 5:30 pm

Sundays  11:00am - 4:00 pm

 

NEW OWNERS

Ben and Brandy Bowen are so excited to be the new owners of Watermark Book Company. They have been members of the Anacortes community for 10 years, and have four boys from three years old to sixteen years old. Stop in to meet the new owners, and to see all of the exciting new changes taking place, as well as the classic inventory you know and love.

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

OCTOBER

 

BOOK CLUB Thursday, October 4th 6:00pm

Starting this fall, Watermark is hosting a monthly book club on the first Thursday of every month. Our book club selection for our October meeting is The Way We Stay, by Cere Demuth, a memoir of her life and her son's struggle with opioid addiction. While the book club is full at the moment, we invite anyone interested to follow along with what we're reading--we always love discussing our books with our customers, and this one is a good one!

Our book club hosts, Brandy and Brianna.

ART WALK Friday, October 5th 6:00-9:00 pm

For October's Art Walk, we will feature author Cere Demuth, whose memoir, The Way We Stay, is our month's book club selection. We will also host artist Craig Weakley and his gorgeous photography! Stop in to meet our guests, and for treats!

AUTHOR EVENT Thursday, October 18th 6:00 p.m.

Paul Souders will be here to give a presentation on his new book, Arctic Solitaire. This book is full of beautiful illustrations, and tells the story of the author's "misadventures" traveling to the Arctic and his mission to photograph a polar bear.

 

NOVEMBER

AUTHOR EVENT Wednesday, November 14th at 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a presentation from Joseph K. Gaydos, co-author of The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest and Explore the Salish Sea: A Nature Guide For Kids.

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

Spineless, by Susan Middleton, is a beautiful coffee table book about marine invertebrates. It includes several incredible photographs, as well as a ton of information on these fascinating creatures.

There There, by Tommy Orange, is a new fiction hardcover that has gotten a ton of buzz over the last couple months. The story follows several Native American characters, and how their lives and circumstances bring them

all to be at the Big Oakland Powwow.

Word Days volume I and II--Written by Anacortes High School teacher Brian Backman, these books collect blog posts over the course of a year, exploring links between world history and the history of language.

Unicorn (and Horse), written by David Miles and illustrated by Hollie Mengert, is our current favorite children's picture book. It is about a horse who shares a pen with a unicorn, and what happens when robbers kidnap the unicorn...