Who Are We?


About Watermark Books & Café 

For 45 years Watermark Books & Café, an independent and locally owned bookstore and café, has been the home for books in Wichita, Kansas. While our physical store houses books, our home extends well beyond the four walls and into our community. We sponsor over 100 author events featuring bestselling and soon-to-be bestselling authors. We collaborate with non-profits, other local businesses, schools, churches, libraries, and other organizations that make our community what it is. Since 1996 we have been an anchor for the Lincoln Heights Village Shopping Center at the southwest corner of Douglas and Oliver. 

Mission statement: 

Our purpose is to connect books with readers and to provide tasty food for our café patrons. We match myriad books to a diverse population of readers of every age, in physical, eBook, and audio formats. With open minds and a knowledge of books, we strive to be a place for discovery of new authors and expansive experiences. We support local authors, donate to nonprofit organizations, schools, libraries, and source our coffee from a local roaster. Whether you seek an author event, a book club, a coffee meet-up, or something good to read, we welcome you and are committed to representing our entire community in our selection of books.