March 6, 2013
Slideshow: The newly reopened Queen Anne
by Nick Davies
Last week, we told you about the Seattle bookstore formerly known as Queen Anne Books that had shut down in the fall and has just reopened as Queen Anne Book Company. As luck would have it, I was visiting Seattle over the weekend and was able to get to the store for its grand opening, and below is a slideshow of the newly renovated space.
From Friday through Sunday, the local institution had a slate of events to celebrate being back in business, featuring several authors from the area. And rather than doing traditional readings, writers including Bernadette Pajer (see slideshow), Maria Semple, and Matt Ruff were set up at a table for several hours at a time, where they could interact one-on-one with fans in the store and, of course, sign copies of their books. While I wasn’t able to stay at the store for too long, it was bustling and busy on Saturday afternoon, and hopefully that bodes well for its future.
The newly rechristened & reopened Queen Anne Book Company in Seattle
The Queen Anne staff’s Top Ten picks
Books by the authors who appeared at Queen Anne Book Company’s opening weekend
Flowers and cards from locals wishing the new store good luck
Authors & Seattle resident Bernadette Pajer was at Queen Anne on Saturday, signing copies of her popular mystery series set in the Pacific Northwest
The staff of Queen Anne Book Company hard at work
Nick Davies was a publicist at Melville House.