Back in April, Queen Anne Books was bought by a store regular named Katharine Hershey. Today, Hershey sent out this e-mail to her store's mailing list:

October 19, 2012

To the Queen Anne Book Store community:

I am writing today to let you know that I will be leaving Queen Anne Books as of the end of November. This has not been an easy or hastily made decision, and I thank all of you for your loyalty and your commitment to Queen Anne Books during the period of time that I have been a part of the store.

I would like to find a buyer for the store from among the wonderful community of people who have supported Queen Anne Books over the years. I encourage anyone who is interested to contact the store in person, by phone, or via e-mail at

I will keep you posted as more information emerges regarding the future of the store.

Katharine Hershey

I wish Queen Anne Books the best of luck; they've got some of the best booksellers in town.