About Us

Our team:

To meet our team and see what we all like to read, click here.

Our story:

The Queen Anne neighborhood is very fond of its independent bookstore. It was a great loss for the community when the previous store was closed in late October 2012. To fill this big hole, we started a new 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 - a hangout that will continue to dig deep roots and thrive for a very long time.

Since childhood, 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