About Us

The Queen Anne community is one that is very fond of its independent bookstore. When the previous bookstore was closed in late October 2012, the outcry was widely heard. And not only from Queen Anne residents, but from book lovers everywhere, as well as from fellow independent bookstores, authors, and booksellers all around.

To fill this big hole, we started a new owner partnership and opened the Queen Anne Book Company on March 1st, 2013, in the same location as the previous store. All three of us are proud, long-time Queen Anne residents, and we are passionate about our community and about books. We saw a way to help by coming together and providing your new bookstore for Queen Anne… a place that has the goal of digging deep roots and thriving for a very long time.

Already in highschool, Janis dreamed of having her own bookstore, then attended Seattle Pacific University, and later on worked for several years as head buyer at another local independent bookstore. Krijn and Judy have lived on the hill since the mid eighties, and have been involved in the community by helping out at our local schools and the Queen Anne Soccer Club. We were so fortunate to cross paths and be able to start this venture together. We love our neighborhood, and we are delighted to offer our store as a place in the community.

We are very proud of all the booksellers on our team. They all just love books, and several have been selling at Queen Anne's bookstore for many, many years. With their vast knowledge and expertise they are happy to help you find the book you want and need, anytime


Welcome - our bookstore is your bookstore.


Janis Segress - Manager / Co-owner

Krijn & Judy de Jonge - Co-owners