Watermark Book Company
612 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes WA 98221
Phone 360-293-4277
Open Monday-Saturday 9.30am - 5:30pm,
Sunday 11am - 4pm
New Year's Resolutions

Thank you, everyone, for such a wonderful holiday season! We are so grateful that you were a part of our holidays. As we ring in the new year, we'd love to share our New Year's Resolutions with you, as well as some books that might help you with yours!
Jaycee ~ Read outside of my usual genre, and write more cards! Get back into dance.
Amberly ~ Slow down and be more present and in the moment. Be kinder to myself. Cook more.
Brandy ~ Get outside more. Read more. Do more meal planning. Use less plastic (the supermarket loves me).
Notes From the Boss Lady
The team is taking a full breath post holiday crazy… We had a lovely season. The hustle and bustle of the shop and the wrapping and bundling of books this season has slowed down substantially. We remain grateful for our local support and the “shop local” good vibes that surround our gift-giving season. We now sit back, pick up that book placed on our own bookshelf pre-holiday season, and drink a cup of much needed tea. We say many thanks and we come together with our well-wishes and our resolutions and ideas for the year to come. We are so excited for what 2020 will bring. A few notes from “the house”…. This week we start our store inventory, we do NOT close for that- it is a working inventory and it is hard work. Feel free to stop in and check on us, bring us some refreshments :) In other house news, December 30th was Levi’s last day with us. He was great seasonal help and he is on to do great things with his flying career.  We will be the awesome threesome once again. We wish you all the happiest of New Years. Have a safe New Year and see you soon. 
Special Note From the Boss Lady
James Patterson is not only a NYT’s best selling author--he also is the host of his own Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program. This year is his 6th year to partner with the ABA. He announced earlier this year that he was going to be giving out $250,000 - that’s $500 dollars to 500 booksellers. This is a very prestigious award--and our very own Amberly was a recipient. The grant application asks one simple question: Why does this employee deserve a holiday bonus? Thank you to James Patterson for caring about Independent Booksellers!! And CONGRATS AMBERLY… we choose you! You are just awesome and you so deserve this! Thank you for continuing to work hard. 
Winner of the 2019 New York City Big Book Award!
We are so excited for Reanne Hemingway-Douglass, whose memoir has just won an award!!! Cape Horn - One Man's Dream, One Woman's Nightmare won the 2019 New York City Big Book Award for Action/Adventure audiobook. Reanne is a local author, publisher, and friend of the store, and we are excited to carry her book!
Winter Activities
It's officially winter! It's time to cozy up inside with good books and fun activities. Let us help you fill the dark and cold hours with fun things to do, like adult coloring books, puzzles, books for arts and crafts and for your fiber art needs.
Winter Activities for Kids
If you think our adult activity books are fun, you should see what we have in store for the kiddos! We have puzzles, play books, matching games, Bingo, fun math and science experiment books, Lonely Planet language books, joke books, informational books, and more!!!
This Just In
We have a collection of beautiful new cookbooks in the store! The new year is a great time to try some new recipes, and make you and your loved ones warm meals for the cold weather!
Upcoming Events!
Wednesday, January 1st
New Year's Day-CLOSED
Happy New Year!
Friday, January 3rd
Art Walk 6-9pm

Join us for art walk! We are, as always open--stop in, say hi, look at some wonderful local art and buy some books!
New and Noteworthy
To Shake the Sleeping Self, by Jedidiah Jenkins

New to paperback, this memoir recounts the author's decision to quit his job and bicycle from Oregon to Patagonia. It is about both his physical journey and his own inner journey, reflecting upon himself and his life as he crosses the 14,000 miles to Patagonia.
Such A Fun Age , by Kiley Reid

This debut novel tells the story of what happens when a wealthy woman's babysitter is accused of kidnapping her daughter at a local grocery store. Footage of the incident goes public, and Alix is determined to make things right for her babysitter, Emira. This book looks at class, race, family, and adulthood.
The Lost Man, by Jane Harper

The newest book by the author of The Dry is now available in paperback! In the deserted Australian outback, a family grieves the loss of one of three brothers. Suspicion falls on the other two brothers for his death--his body is found at the fence line separating their two properties, and there'
Watermark Book Club
For the holiday season, we decided to read something inspirational and uplifting--a little gift for ourselves. Here's a bit about The Path Made Clear , by Oprah Winfrey:

The Path Made Clea r by Oprah is a collection of quotes and interviews from celebrities and public figures about their paths to success. This book does an excellent job of showing an array of different experiences. Each page includes beautiful photography. Reading it felt like a bit of a break for the mind. At the heart of these interviews is the idea of love: loving the people around you and loving yourself. It is the perfect book to start the new year and the new season.