Watermark Book Company
612 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes WA 98221
Phone 360-293-4277
Open Monday-Friday 10:00am-3:00pm
Notes From the Boss Lady
Hello my book family..
wow, it seems like last month's newsletter was sooooo long ago. It feels like another lifetime. These days are long and hard. We have so many loyal customers, I do get misty eyed when I think about it. There are lots of questions. I want you to know that I hear you. I have questions too. Governor Inslee spoke today and extended our stay-at-home order till May 31st. Retail Businesses are phase 2 of his plan, and I will keep you all up-to-date with what that means for us as those things happen and we get more information. I think it is really important for us to communicate with one another on this. I promise to keep you in the loop, I am hosting a Facebook Live on Wednesday, May 13th at 4pm. You can send questions for our email in advance but maybe we will have more information by then. Our email is [email protected] I wish everyone health and happiness during these times. This is stressful for everyone, for you, your families, etc- take time for you.. be kind to one another- we will get through this. Miss you all terribly.
Follow Us On Instagram
Watermark Book Company is now on Instagram! Follow us for fun updates and pictures from the team and around the store! To celebrate, we're running a special: if you follow us, and comment on this post ( here is the link !) with the book you're reading right now, you will receive 10% off a book!
Buy Us a Ko-Fi!
Ko-fi.com is an online platform that allows you to support businesses by "buying them a coffee"--donating money in $3 increments to offer your support! During this time, we have set up an account with Ko-Fi because we are doing our best to continue to provide our community with books. We don't know what the future brings, or what this looks like for our store--anything you can contribute is so greatly appreciated. We have already received some contributions, and we're so grateful for this community!!! You can find us here: https://ko-fi.com/watermarkbookcompany
Cards, Journals, Coloring Books, and More
We are all discovering new pastimes during the Stay at Home Order. Many customers tell us they're journaling, writing stories, writing letters, puzzling, coloring--all sorts of fun new things, and we are happy to supply items to help in these new creative endeavors! If anything you see here inspires you, let us know! If you're looking for something a little different, check in with us and we will gladly help you shop for that perfect thing.
For Kids
We have the books to keep your kids entertained! We have beautiful nature books just in time for spring, fun and engaging activity books, and inspirational books that will lift their spirits during these trying times. Take a look and let us know if you something you love!
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, May 13th
Tea With the Boss - 4:00 pm

Brandy will be on Facebook Live answering any and all of your questions! If you're wondering what book orders look like right now, what options are available to you, what is in-store for the upcoming future, what it looks like behind the scenes, what you can do to help, or what we're having for lunch--this is a great opportunity to ask!!! You can submit questions in advance to [email protected], and you can ask questions during the Live Video by typing the question into the comment space and Brandy will answer as they arrive. See you then!!!

**Never Facebook "lived" before- it is easy.. you just go to Watermark Book Company's FB page and click on the live video.. when I go live- if you already "like" Watermark Book Company on FB and if you are on FB at 4pm.. you will get a little notification that we are going live. Enjoy, it is a great way for you to see me.
Wednesday, May 20th
Facebook Live featuring Author Rachel Linden - 4:00 pm

Join us on Facebook Live for an author event with Rachel Linden ! Rachel is the Seattle-based author of The Ascension of Larks , Becoming the Talbot Sisters , and The Enlightenment of Bees. She and Brandy will do a Q&A, and you can email questions in advance or ask questions during the live video. Everyone who attends the live video gets entered in a raffle to win a FREE copy of Rachel's newest book, The Enlightenment of Bees !
Wednesday, May 27th
Facebook Live featuring Authors Jack Hartt and Maribeth Crandell - 4:00 pm
Hiking Close to Home is a beloved hiking guide for Whidbey, Fidalgo, and Guemes Islands, and we are lucky enough to have BOTH authors of this book joining us for a special Facebook Live event! We'll have Jack Hartt and Maribeth Crandell in conversation with Brandy, and you have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have! You can send your emails in advance to [email protected] , or ask questions during the live video! Everyone who attends the live video gets entered in a raffle to win a FREE copy of Hiking Close to Home!
New and Noteworthy
We have received so many beautiful new books for the month, and we want to share them with you here since we can't show them off in the store! Take a look at what we've received, and if you want something you see, let us know!! Call the store at 360-293-4277 or email us at [email protected] to claim your copy.
Watermark Book Club
Thanks to Zoom, we are still able to attend our monthly book club meetings! This month, we read Tell Edith Goodbye, by Michael Grimm. Here's what Brandy has to say about this book!
Wow--what a different book than what I expected! It's written by an author who used to live in this area, and it's based on a true crime in Skagit Valley in the 1930s. He uses interviews, articles, and newspapers to make up his "recreation" of what those events looked like. The story begins with a drifter coming into this family's lives and fully integrating himself there. Then horrible things start to happen. This book is surprising and sad and haunting.