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Welcome to Edmonds Bookshop



Located in thriving downtown Edmonds WA, we have books for readers of all ages and interests. We also offer a fun selection of gift items and a large, unique selection of cards. We are always happy to recommend books based on your reading preferences. Search for a specific book here on this site [search box above in the main menu] or contact us in person, via email or phone.

 

Summer is in full bloom in Edmonds! And still plenty of time for summer reading...
We always have all kinds of books we love on our staff recommended shelves in the shop [and on our list bellow!].
Currently in the shop we also have a little display of books we particulary recommended for your summer reading enjoyment!

graphic that says we are celebrating 50 years being in business,  1972 - 2022. 

 

 

Edmonds Bookshop celebrates 50 years!!
We have been in Edmonds for 50 years! Can you believe it?

All thanks to you! We are grateful for you every day!

 



Write on the Sound 2022. All online again this year, is scheduled for October 7, 8, 9, 2022.

A variety of sessions, workshops and panel discussions are available for all levels and interests, including valuable information regarding today’s writing and publishing industry. More information is here.

Registration opens August 15, 2022.


 


Summer 2022 COVID-19 update: ... We encourage you to wear a mask inside, but it is indeed up to you.
Please continue to give fellow shoppers a bit of extra space....  and please continue to curtail lollygagging and dillydallying, so other people have plenty of room to shop! Thank you so much!
 


Also please keep in mind that even though you find a title listed here on our website, that doesn't mean we carry it in the shop [where would we put every single book?!]. We place orders every day, and the majority of books still arrive within just a few days. Some do take longer for any number of reasons.


graphic of the 2 Book Bingo cards, adult and kids, overlapping each other.


It’s that time of year, readers! Summer Book Bingo is here!
The event is presented by Seattle Arts & Lectures and Seattle Public Library.
All the information is here.

Link to download the Kids Bingo card is here. Link to download the Adult Bingo card is here.

All the rules and information from Seattle Arts + Lectures is here!
Including: How do I play?
How do I submit my card for the prize drawing?
I need suggestions for squares!

Get more ideas on social media—and keep the conversation going—by using the hashtag #BookBingoNW2022.

 


 

Calendars are arriving! We still have a few of the very popular August - to - August organizers -- Claim yours soon!
We have a lovely selection of all different kinds -- wall calendars, engagement calendars, page-a-days -- with more arriving over the next few weeks.

 

 


We are so happy to support our local authors, and have them support us, so we are thrilled to host virtual book events, and in-person events, and post all the recorded fun on our facebook page!

Check our Events page, and check in with us on facebook often, we post so much great book news along with links to our LiveStreamed Events.

 


 

6/25/2022: Shelby Van Pelt was in conversation with Gwynne Johnson. What a great morning! Topped off with a glorious beach walk. [spoiler: no Giant Pacific Octopusses spotted...] We have a few autographed copies of Shelby's debut novel, "Remakably Bright Creatures" left in the shop... get yours soon! More information and to order the book, here.


6/16/2022: Third Thursday Art Walk Edmonds!  Harriet Cannon, the author of "Exiled South," in conversation with
her daughter, author, and Edmonds resident: 
Sarah Cannon!
All the information here.

 

Photo of Janet Yoder reading from her new book.
5/26/22: Janet Yoder
in conversation with Carolyn Michael about her brand new book, "Where the Language Lives: VI Hilbert and the Gift of Lushootseed." Congratulations Janet! We were thrilled to be the first event to welcome you new book into the world! The evening was absolutely lovely. Watch here.

If you want a bit more information once you have watched the recording -- we have added some additional information to our Event page, here. [What was the GoFundMe thing? VI's great granddaughter has a book, too?!] Such a great evening!

 

photo of Paddy Eger and Laura Moe in the Bookshop, holding copies of their beautiful books!

5/19/22: Third Thursday Art Walk! Hybrid event: Edmonds authors Paddy Eger and Laura Moe in conversation, live in-person in the shop!
We Live Streamed on Facebook as well! We all had such a lovey evening... Paddy and Laura had such a great conversation about their books.

[and the 4th books in trilogies! hah!] and so much about how they write! Do you hear your characters in your head? Do you dream about your characters? Do they decide what happens to them? So very interesting to hear what goes on 'behind the scenes'!

The event is now available to view on demand on our Facebook page, here.
*disclaimer/apology: we are still figuring out the "hybrid" thing -- we are open for business during Third Thursday events, so indeed "business" is noisy at moments during Paddy & Laura's discussion... we apologize for the distractions in the background...*

 


photo collage of t-shirt options: different colors and styles, long sleeved, short sleeved, and many colors with our new 50th Anniversary celebratory graphic.

 

Edmonds Bookshop turns 50! What better way to celebrate than with a new t-shirt?!
Short sleeve or long sleeve and so many many great colors! Many of the styles are available in Gold to celebrate our 50th [golden!] anniversary!
These new t-shirts feature the Edmonds Eookshop logo on the front, and "Celebrating 50 Years" on the back! We are pretty excited about these! See all the options, and order your new t-shirt here.

Photo of 3 of the new styles of t-shirts and sweatshirts available to purchase: turquoise short sleeved v-neck; purple long sleeved crew neck; and a red long sleeved hoodie sweatshirt.

 

Edmonds Bookshop love!
These styles and colors from Winter are still available! Choose a V-neck Tee, a Classic Long Sleeve Tee, or a Pullover Hoodie!

Multiple colors available in each style. Order here.

 


The Edmonds Bookshop Book Club
Wednesday morning August 17, 2022: 9 - 10am.
We will once again be hosting Book Club both in person and on Zoom!
Whichever way you want to attend!

The August book is "The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine" by Janice P. Nimura.

Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was destined for a mission beyond the scope of ordinary womanhood. Though the world at first recoiled at the notion of a woman studying medicine, her intelligence and intensity ultimately won her the acceptance of the male medical establishment. In 1849, she became the first woman in America to receive an M.D. She was soon joined in her iconic achievement by her younger sister, Emily, who was actually the more brilliant physician.

More information about the book is here!

All kinds of additional information, including how to sign up to join us, is here.


We, and lots of other people that love talking about books, are sharing lists of recommendations.

Further down the page are our lists of staff recommendations, recent award winners, as well as all of the current lists from Indie Next.


Here are a few new blog posts, with great lists, to assist with your online browsing! Feel free to pre-order any book listed. 
And perhaps you have a Gift Certificate to spend.....? We are here for you! Peruse. Shop. Call us [425.775.2789] or email us if you have questions!

    *The New York Times recommends 13 new books coming in August! Our blog here.

    *The Washington Post recommends 12 noteworthy books to read in July and August. On the blog here.

    *July 2022 Seattle Times Books Catch-Up! Here.

    *6/30/2022: npr Recommends 8 Books to Enjoy at the Beach This Summer. Here.

     *7/2/2022: NPR staff favorites so far this year. On our blog here.

    *The Washington Post recommends 8 thrillers and mysteries to read this summer. Here.

    *The Washington Post recommends 13 feel-good books to brighten your summer. Our blog post here, with links to the column.

    *Time Magazine recommends the best books of summer, on our blog here.

    *Romance novels, more diverse than ever, are having a moment! Here are all kinds of great recommendations, including some from local booksellers!

    *Marie Claire recommends: 2022 Book Releases to Get Excited About. The list [and links] on our blog, here.

    *Moira Macdonald picks 15 of the most anticipated books of 2022. The column in The Seattle Times here. All the books on our blog here.

 

Photo collage of 7 of the recent titles chosen by famous bookclubs: "The Sweetness of Water" "The Last Thing He Told Me" " Seven Days in June" "Tokyo Ever After" " Malibu Rising" "Olympus" "The Other Black Girl"

 

*Catch-up with some fun/famous/fabulous Bookclub lists: Oprah, Reese,
Jenna Bush Hager [The Today Show],

Good Morning America, Now ReadThis [PBS + NYT] ... all here on our blog. 

 

Photo of the cover of Tom Stockley's book "A Collection of My Favorite Things to Cook" which includes of photo of him toasting with a glass of wine.

      

*A very personal cookbook from former Seattle Times Wine columnist, Tom Stockley, available now. And we are lucky enough to carry it! Information here. 
        March 28, 2021. He was featured in Pacific Northwest Magazine, including edited selections from his journal which became the book. The feature article here.

 

 


 

And here we will post links to some interesting, encouraging, and/or timely things. Book- and author-related.

 

 

Barack Obama posted his 2022 Recommended Summer Reading List! On our blog here.

 




*Seattle Arts + Lectures has announced their 2022/2023 Season. Information on our blog, here.

 

 



 

*Book-It Repertory Theatre announces the 2022-2023 Mainstage Season: All kinds of great information on our blog, here.

 



KCLS Author Events: meeting the authors! Author events scheduled for the next few months! All the information is here.

 


Sno-Isle Library Author Events: Start here.  And so much more information here. 

 

 

 

 

 

*npr is a great source for author interviews and book reviews. On Weekend Edition. On Fresh Air. On All Things Considered. So much about so many great books! A few of the recent ones here. [and pictured on the left]
 

npr has also created an amazing app called the Book Concierge. An interactive mix and match guide - you choose the filters [such as 'Book Club Ideas' or 'Biography & Memoir']   and the year[s] to explore, and from nearly 3000 recommendations by NPR staff and trusted critics, up comes a list of books that are perfect for you or someone you are wanting to gift with a great book! [already 167 'books we love' from 2022!] Check it out here.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

July 26, 2022. The Booker Prize Longlist has been announced! It includes three debuts, the shortest book, as well as the youngest and oldest authors ever to be nominated. More information here on our blog.

 

 

 

July 12, 2022. Congratulations to the new, 2022 US Poet Laureate: Ada Limón.  All kinds of information on our blog, here. 

 

 

 



June 15, 2022: Women's Prize for Fiction Winner Announced! Ruth Ozeki has won the 2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction with her fourth novel "The Book of Form and Emptiness." So much information here on our blog.

 

 


May 9, 2022. 2022 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced. The list on our blog here. 

 

 

 


April 28, 2022: 2022 Edgar Award Winners Announced. All the information on our blog here.

 

 

 


 

 

March 17, 2022. National Book Critics Circle Names 2021 Award Winners! The list and all kinds of information on our blog here.

 

 

 



January 24, 2022. American Library Association 2022 Youth Media Awards, including the Newbery and Caldecott Medals announced. Blog post here.

 

 

 

 

 


January 7, 2022. 2022 Pacific Northwest Book Award Winners Announced. See our blog post for all the information!

 

 


November 17, 2021. 2021 National Book Awards Announced. All the winners and more information on our blog here. 

 

 

 


 

October 7, 2021. The Nobel Prize in Literature 2021 was awarded to Abdulrazak Gurnah "for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents."  All kinds of information on our blog, here.


 

September 10, 2021. Washington State Book Awards Announced! All the information on our blog, here.

 


 


 

The lists below are curated and updated regularly by all of us here at Edmonds Bookshop.