Last week we reported on the upcoming closure of our local, independent book store, Queen Anne Books. Katherine Hershey sent out a notice informing Queen Anne View and other readers that she intends to leave Queen Anne Books at the end of November. Today, we have more official word from the store on its near-future plans, among which is its last day – Wednesday, October 31st.
Per the latest from Queen Anne Books, the store will:
- operate as usual through Wednesday, October 31
- participate in the Queen Anne Ave Halloween Trick-or-Treat on Oct 31, 3-6pm
- continue to add purchases to Book Saver plans and issue rewards
- no longer issue gift certificates
- no longer be placing special orders
If you have gift certificates, the store encourages you to bring them in prior to closing on October 31. If you have special orders, the store is working to get those to you before closing. Any books released after October 31 will likely not arrive in time.
The Queen Anne Books website will continue to operate, but will no longer offer online web ordering. The website will a key source of information regarding the future of Queen Anne Books.
And the future? While the store is closing on October 31, owner Katherine Hershey is actively seeking a buyer. If you know of any interested parties, please have them contact Queen Anne Books via email.