Watermark Book Company
612 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes WA 98221
Phone 360-293-4277
Open Monday-Saturday 9:30am - 5:30pm,
Sunday 11am - 4pm
Notes From the Boss Lady

I love this time of year: flowers are blooming, grass needs to be cut, gardens planted and books read! The store is receiving some new and fun items to make the longer days sparkle. We are so excited to be hosting Nikki McClure on Wednesday, March 4th at 6 pm... we feel so lucky to have her in our space! A talented artist and wonderful presenter-- this should not be missed! A bit of housekeeping news--we continue to look for ways to serve the community and to save money where it can be saved. We will be switching the “shopping” bags that we carry- -we will continue to carry only paper, but these will be largely made from recycled materials and we will personalize them with a stamp of our store logo. This will save us a chunk of money and it is environmentally friendly. We have also switched to the City of Anacortes’ Fiber Network--believe it or not, this will save us about 160 dollars a month!!! And it keeps the dollars local--win for all! Please come and support my beautiful team the 2nd week of the month--the boss lady will be away. This is the time of year my husband and I travel for our wedding anniversary. This year we are going to Costa Rica. See you when we return and happy reading... PS: On my trip I will be reading a book that comes out in June called The Lost Diary Of Venice .
Bookmark Design Contest!!!
Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) is on April 25th, and this year, we are running a contest! We are asking customers of any age to draw our store logo--however you envision it--and submit it to be entered. The winning design will be our special bookmark for IBD this year! Come pick up a template here at the store, and bring it back to us to submit by March 31st! Open to all!
Credit and Debit Card Fees
With the new year, we are making some small, educated changes around the store, to help us be the best book store we can be! Starting April 1st, we will be charging a .50 cent card fee for transactions under $10.00. This will help with the high cost of operating these machines. Fear not--usually a chocolate or a card will get you to that $10.00 mark! Thank you for supporting your independent bookstore!
We're So Classy!
Watermark Book Company is home to Classy Chameleon book earrings! They are just adorable, they come with a jewelry box that's perfect for gifting, and there are so many different books--see if we have your favorite in stock.
This Just In
We are really gearing up for spring here at the shop, and that means new STUFF!!! We have a new line of coffee mugs, as well as new designs from old favorites. Colorful book ends, Sock It To Me socks, and vinyl stickers make excellent gifts. We have spring cards in store, and we will be receiving more all month, so check on them for all of your letter-writing needs. And we have new White Mountain puzzles!
This Just In for Kids!
New domino sets and mini puzzles, books for all ages and audiences, and adorable new matching games--these all arrived at the shop yesterday! Come see us for endless entertainment for the kiddos in your life.
Upcoming Events!
Wednesday, March 4th
Author Event-6pm

We are so excited to host Nikki McClure for an author event! She will be here with her new book, What Will These Hands Make? Come meet a local favorite, get your books signed, and see her latest children's book!
Friday, March 6th
Art Walk-6-9pm

We will, of course, be here and open for March Art Walk! Come see us for fun, art, and BOOKS!
Friday, April 3rd
Art Walk 6-9 pm

Stay tuned for more information on April Art Walk! We will be OPEN!
Saturday, April 25th
Independent Bookstore Day
It's almost Independent Bookstore Day and we are SO excited to share it with you! The party goes all day, so stop in at any time for all kinds of fun, including:
  • Exclusive IBD bags, free with a purchase of $75 or more--while supplies last!
  • Special customer-designed bookmarks (The design could be YOURS! Submit to our contest!)
  • Watermark Store Swag 20% off Saturday, April 25th only

Thank you for loving your local bookstore. We can't wait to see you there.
New and Noteworthy
The Five AM Club , by Robin Sharma
In this book, you will learn about the importance of productivity in the morning and learn how to take advantage of this time, as well as how it positively impacts the success of the rest of the day and, ultimately, your life.
Normal People , by Sally Rooney
This is the story of Marianne and Connell, two very different kids who meet in high school. Something develops between the two of them that continues to draw them toward each other for years to come.
Oh, La La! by Ciscoe Morris
Everyone's favorite gardener now has a book! Full of tips and information, as well as personal anecdotes and charm, this book is a delightful read.
Gods of Jade and Shadow, by Silvia Morena-Garcia
This magical tale is about Casiopea, who accidentally releases an imprisoned Mayan death god and starts their journey into the Mayan underworld.
Watermark Book Club
This month, Watermark Book Club read Run Dog Run , by Kathleen Kaska. Here's what Brandy has to say about it:

"This is a mystery by a local author, and it is more serious than her other mystery series. They are set around animal rights events--this series starts with dogs and mistreatment of race dogs. The story begins with Kate Caraway coming back from her work in Kenya to stay with some friends in Texas. Almost instantly she is thrust into another fight for animal rights. It is a fun mystery read."