Upcoming Events

Rachel Linden presents 'Ascension of Larks'

When globetrotting photographer Maggie Henry loses the only man she’s ever loved, she jeopardizes her rising career and steps in to care for her best friends’ three young children on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest. 

Free-spirited and fiercely independent, Maggie’s star is rising fast. But she has a secret. She can’t let go of her first and only love, renowned architect Marco Firelli, now married to her best friend Lena.

With the shattering news of Marco’s death, Maggie rushes to the Firelli family’s summer home on San Juan Island and attempts to provide stability for the children as fragile, perfectionist Lena slowly falls apart.

When Maggie is offered a once-in-a-lifetime chance to compete in the world’s most prestigious photography competition, she finds herself unable to leave the only family she has during their time of need. Devastated, Maggie takes a series of photographs documenting their life in limbo.

A mysterious man appears on the island, and Maggie soon realizes there is more to him than meets the eye. Daniel Wolfe, an award-winning Native American poet hiding in exile on the island, is responsible for Marco’s death. Maggie is both drawn to and repelled by Daniel, a sensitive, tortured soul with secrets of his own. Out of their loneliness and grief they form an unlikely friendship.

Maggie develops her recent photographs, and she’s elated to discover that they are good enough for the photography competition. She still has a chance to win. But she must first relinquish the past so that she can move forward and embrace the reality of her unexpected life.


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Ester Choy presenting 'Let the Story do the Work'

People forget facts, but they never forget a good story. 
It sounds so simple: Incorporate a story and people will remember your message. But when you get down to crafting one, there's nothing easy about it. Material for stories surrounds us. Yet few people are skilled at sharing personal anecdotes and even fewer know how to link them to professional goals. Whether you want to stand out in the interview process, add punch to a presentation, or make a compelling case for a new initiative, Let the Story Do the Work shows you how to mine your experience for simple narratives that convey who you are, what you want to achieve, and why others should care. Packed with enlightening examples, the book explains how to find the perfect hook, structure your story...and deliver it at the right time in the right way. You'll discover how to use stories to: Capture attention - Engage your audience - Change minds - Inspire action - Bring facts and data to life - Clarify challenging concepts - Pitch persuasively - Fundraise effectively - And more Never underestimate the power of a great story. Learn to leverage the elements of storytelling--and turn everyday communications into opportunities to connect, gain buy-in, and build lasting relationships


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Welcome to Queen Anne Book Company!

The Queen Anne Book Company is a small indie bookstore in the center of the historical, charming Queen Anne neighborhood. A warm, cozy, personal bookstore that, if you haven't yet, you'll want to discover. Treasures are to be found on every shelf, for every person. No worries if you can't remember the exact title or author of "that" book you've been wanting to read, our expert booksellers are here to help you find it. There is no greater reward for a bookseller than to see the joyful smile light up a customer's face when "that" book is found!

We look forward to welcoming you to our store.

Yours in Books,

The Queen Anne Book Company Team