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Monday - Saturday  9:30am - 5:30 pm

Sundays  11:00am - 4:00 pm



The holiday season is upon us! Stop in for all of your gift-giving needs--books, book recommendations, an amazing selection of sidelines, and complimentary gift wrapping!




ART WALK  Friday, November 2 6-9pm

We have a busy Art Walk this month! Here's a little bit about each of our guests:
Pam McGaffin is a local author and is author of last month's Book Club Book, The Leaving Year.
Brian Backman is a high school English teacher here in Anacortes. He will be here with his books, Word Days, volumes one and two. If you're interested in what Word Days is all about, check out the blog where it all started!
Don Kruse is a local La Conner resident who has "written this book of poems reflecting on his many years of farming in the Skagit Valley. Award winning poet and essayist Tim McNulty has said: 'These poems are excellent, earthy, plain spoken and vivid. And the letterpress is exquisite.'"
Joe Vitovec is a local author, and he will be here with his book, Full Circle, which takes place over the course of World War II and the Cold War.
Bob Hogan is our featured artist for Art Walk. Bob is an Anacortes artist. He works primarily in acrylics, and paints beautiful landscapes from around the area.


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.


LIBRARY PAJAMA PARTY Thursday, November 8 6-7pm
Watermark is partnering with the Anacortes Public Library for a pajama party celebrating the release of some new and exciting books! We will be there with copies of Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown, as well as the new Nocturnals Early Reader books. Join us for swag and fun and reading!
PUBLISHER PANEL Thursday, November 29
Ever wonder what it takes to get that book published? We have some information for you! Join four local authors as they discuss their personal journeys getting their books published. Here's some information on these authors:
Bill Dietrich, 67, is a former newspaper journalist who has written 22 books, both novels and nonfiction about the Pacific Northwest. His novels, particularly his Ethan Gage series of historical fiction, have sold into 28 languages. Bill shared a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Exxon Valdez oil spill while at the Seattle Times, and the Washington Governor Award and Pacific Northwest bookseller award for his first book, “The Final Forest.” Book research has taken him all over the world, but he has also set novels in Skagit County.
Karla Locke, co-owner of Armchair Publishing works with authors breaking into the publishing world via self-publishing. Being a beginning author herself, self-publishing was the avenue she chose to get her work out there.
Jane Billinghurst has worked in the publishing industry since the mid-1970s, as an editor, publisher, author, and translator. She started her career at Oxford University Press in the UK before moving to Yale University Press in the United States and on to various publishing houses in Canada. After being publisher at Western Producer Prairie Books, a small publishing house in the Canadian prairies, she moved to Vancouver, where she worked as Director of Editorial, Design, and Production for Douglas & McIntyre, one of the larger independently owned Canadian publishing houses. After a decade as a freelancer, she has returned to publishing as an editorial associate and translator for Greystone Books in Vancouver, Canada.
Kathleen Kaska is the author of two awarding-winning mystery series: the Sydney Lockhart Mystery Series set in the 1950s and the Classic Triviography Mystery Series. Her first two Lockhart mysteries were selected as bonus-books for the Pulpwood Queen Book Group, the largest book group in the country. Run Dog Run, released in March 2017, was a finalist for the Chanticleer Mystery and Mayhem award.
It was her passion for birds that led to the publication The Man Who Saved the Whooping Crane: The Robert Porter Allen Story (University Press of Florida). Kathleen is the marketing director for Cave Art Press.




Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents, by Pete Souza Inspired by the Twitter account of Obama's Chief Official White House Photographer, this book juxtaposes photographs of the Obama presidency with Tweets, news clips, and other reports from the Trump presidency.


Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany, by Jane Mount   An illustrated collection of all things bookish! It includes quizzes, illustrations, and literary lists. It is a great gift for the book lover in your life.

The Collectors Apprentice, by B.A. Shapiro We have signed copies of Shapiro's latest book! While supplies last!

The Animal Kingdom: A Collection of Portraits by Randal Ford   Our newest in coffee table books is a collection of breathtaking animal portraits.


36 Bottles of Wine, by Paul Zitarelli   This book suggests what wine to drink month-to-month, as well as food to pair with the wine.