Queen Anne Books
1811 Queen Anne Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98109
Maybe it was the bookseller in her purple pom-pom socks, maybe it was the smart collection of books, maybe it was that everyone was in a really great mood, whichever, Queen Anne Books was a lot of fun to visit and is definitely worth a special trip if you’re in Seattle.
The store is tucked away beside a popular coffee house in Central Seattle, an historic neighborhood “up the hill.” Central Seattle is a neighborhood rich in indie shops — ten blocks worth. The area is pedestrian friendly. Queen Anne Books is the only new bookstore in the area.
Fiction is the biggest seller in this store. They are also well known for their extensive children’s section. There are two thriving bookclubs and the store is known as “The Recommendations Bookstore” because this is above all else, a store of readers.
And a very smart idea here: they use their limited advertising budget to donate gift certificates to area schools and community silent auctions and fundraisers. It’s a good way to build goodwill and get people from the community back into the store.
Worth a special visit.