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Welcome to Edmonds Bookshop

image: leaves are falling books are calling + pictureof fall colors in trees downtown Edmodns


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.

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!






Shop Early! Shop Often!
We have the catalog as well as many of the books featured in this year's Give Books catalog already in the shop - ready when you are!
And you can shop from the catalog online right here!

And don't forget the many lists we have here on our website to help with your shopping:

Staff Recommendations -- updated often, and always a great place to get ideas!

Recent Award Winners -- so many of this year's winners are now available in paperback. What a great gift for the book lover in your life -- a stack of award winning books! And even more fun -- do they agree or disagree with the judges for each of the awards??

2022 Cookbooks! An amazing list of new cookbooks this year: from new chefs/authors; from many of our favorites; so many from such diverse backgrounds! A great list to get you started here.






October 1, 2022: it is officially calendar season!
...and we just got a huge delivery of new calendars!
It is definitely time to stop in and choose your calendar for next year.
Some are even available to order online right here!


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.

We are happy to support our local authors, and have them support us. We are thrilled to be able to host virtual and in-person book events, and post all [most!] of the fun on our facebook page, here!


11/17/2022: We welcomed cookbook author Andrea Pons and heard the amazing story of her family and their immigration story, as well as the genesis of this cookbook.

"Mamacita" began as a celebration of the authentic Mexican recipes Andrea Pons loved growing up, but it quickly became a way for her to return to her roots and reconnect with her Mexican heritage. In her journey through food, she shares not only her experiences with cooking but also her family’s immigration story.

We recorded the event and it is posted on our facebook page, here, to watch any time.
More information, and to order her cookbook here. We have a few autographed copies available! Let us know if you would like us to save you one! Email us here, or call us at 425-775-2789.




10/20/22: We welcomed authors Suzanne Elshult and Guy Mansfield to celebrate their brand new book,
"A Dog's Devotion: True Adventures of a K9 Search and Rescue Team."
Walk in the shadows of disaster, crime, adventure and tragedy with search and rescue K9 Keb and her human companions Suzanne and Guy, as they search the Pacific Northwest wilderness for the lost and the dead.
More information on our Event page, here. And the live event recorded on our facebook page, here, to watch whenever you wish!




9/15/2022: We welcomed Mary Lou Sanelli in person and streamed live here.
With her new book "Every Little Thing: Small Breakthroughs, Big Mistakes, Endless Lessons." She chatted about this book, and about many of her previous endeavors: fiction, poetry, dance! And the audience helped her come up with a great answer or two to some interview questions -- such a fun and vibrant evening! Thank you so much Mary Lou! Autographed copies of her book in the shop, while they last...




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.
And occasionally an author just happens to be in the neighborhood! We love that! For instance:
Erica Bauermeister in the house 8/30/2022 on our facebook page here!
Recent visitors have also included Nova McBee, Brad Holden and Kira Buxton. We have a few signed copies of their books in the shop!

8/18/2022: Rachel Linden in person! In conversation with Marie Bostwick! More information about the event and the books, and the link to the recorded live event, here.
Apologies for the quality of the sound on the recording: We were open for business and there was all kinds of traffic going by with the door open [summer in Edmonds! way too warm to close the door!]

We were thrilled to have Marie and Rachel in person sharing all kinds of behind the scenes writing secrets! It was so much fun, and we are so grateful to have hosted such a great evening! We have a stack of books autographed! Stop in soon. All the information on our event page, here.


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 Bookshop 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

No meeting in December, as usual. Too much going on!
Definitely come and shop so we don't miss you!

Wednesday morning January 16, 2022: 9 - 10am.
We will once again be hosting Book Club both in person and on Zoom!
Whichever way you want to attend!

The January book is "Cloud Cuckoo Land" by Anthony Doerr.

National Book Award Finalist
2022 PNBA Award Winner

A masterpiece spanning multiple characters, time periods, and places. Readers will be drawn into this clever literary puzzle and repeatedly satisfied every time one piece is revealed to relate to another. "Cloud Cuckoo Land" celebrates the power of stories and how they connect us as well as comfort us during difficult times.

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 selects 100 Notable books of 2022. The interactive list is here. This is a crazy great list that you can sort by category, with links to reviews. Talk about a fun rabbit hole to lose some hours in! When you come back up into the light -- come buy a book or 3 from us!

    *October was National Cookbook month! OK! Here is a terrific list of recommended cookbooks, some available now, and some ready to pre-order, all here!

    *The Washington Post chooses 10 noteworthy books to read in November. On the blog here.

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

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

    *Read Banned Books! All Year! Here is our blog post with a partial list of the most banned books in 2022. With links to all kinds of other great and thought-provoking information.


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 Read This [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.


The MacArthur Foundation announced the new list of "Genius Grants," this year three writers are included! More information here on our blog.




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.









The 2022 National Book Award Winners have been announced! Information on our blog, here.


November 1, 2022. The PNBA shortlist has been announced! More information on our blog, here.




October 17, 2022. The Booker Prize Winner has been announced: "The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida" by Shehan Karunatilaka. Coming to the U.S. November 1, 2022. The longlist included three debuts, the shortest book, as well as the youngest and oldest authors ever to be nominated. All kinds of great information here on our blog.




picture of the covers of books by Annie Ernaux


October 6, 2022. The French author Annie Ernaux has been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. The academy praised Ernaux “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory.” So much more information on our blog, here.




2022 Washington State Book Award Winners Announced!
We are so happy for all of the 2022 Washington State Book Award finalists,
many of whom are friends and supporters of Edmonds Bookshop! Congratulations!!!

All the great information on our blog here.





July 12, 2022. Congratulations to the new, 2022 US Poet Laureate: Ada Limón.  All kinds of information on our blog, here. And a brand new article in the September 2022 edition of the University of Washington Magazine, 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.





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