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- 10/10/2021: a week of Seattle Times book reviews
- 10/7/2021: Nobel Prize in Literature: Abdulrazak Gurnah
- 10/5/2021: Adult books for teens who are ready to read beyond the YA shelf.
- 10/5/2021: Supply chain woes have hit the book world! Paperbacks to buy soon.
- 10/4/2021: 2021 Finalists for National Book Awards announced.
- October 2021: Witchy + Spooky books that we love!
- 9/29/2021: Recommended October books from The New York Times
- 2021 September Seattle Times book reviews catch up
- 9/28/2021: Books to read in October from The Washington Post
- 9/26/2021: 2021 Banned Books Week!
- 9/16/2021: NYT Fall Books Preview: Fiction
- 9/10/2021: Congratulations Jess Walter!
- 9/10/2021: 2021 Washington State Book Awards announced
- 9/7/2021: 15 Books to Read this Fall from the Washington Post
- 8/30/2021: 34 Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2021
- Dave Egger's new novel, hardcover edition, available at Indies only!
- 2022 Calendars are arriving!
- Latest Book Club choices from Oprah, Reese, Jenna + GMA
- 10/20/2021: Michelle was on Evening Magazine on King 5!
- October 2021: Gifting suggestions: Beautiful editions of classics with bonus content!
- Links for Book People
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.
Michelle was on Evening Magazine on KING 5! And of course she was fantastic!
All the information on our blog here.
It is official: supply chain issues have hit the book world. Publishers. Printers. Shippers. Warehouses. Distribution Centers. All are reporting delays.
With that in mind, we recommend that you start your shopping early this year. We will do our best to help: we already have plenty of recommendations [see all the lists further down this page: Staff Recommendations; Recent Award winners; npr recommendations; lists from The New York Times, the Washington Post; Indie Next; and anywhere else we find an intriguing list!].
A couple of great articles linked from our blog post here.
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. But some do take longer for any number of reasons. The earlier you order, the better the chances that your books will arrive in time for your celebration.
We will continue to post great lists of ideas for gifting. And the PNBA Holiday Catalog, with so many great ideas, will be here before you know it.
Fall 2021 COVID-19 update: ... Please wear a mask inside.
Please continue to give fellow shoppers a bit of extra space, and we will continue to close the door whenever it gets too crowded. With that in mind, please continue to curtail lollygagging and dillydallying.
And we cannot say this enough: Thank you for your continued support!
Beginning June 1, 2021 a small update to our shipping charges: free media rate shipping will be on book orders over $25.
We are happy to still be able to offer free local delivery and we are open for curbside and in-store pick up for your convenience.
2022 Calendars are here! A lovely assortment listed here on our blog... even more in the shop!
We are so happy to support our local authors, and have them support us, so we are thrilled to host virtual book events, and post all the recorded fun on our facebook page!
And a sneaky way to view past events -- on our main Events page, you can select past Events, and if there is a recording of the Event there will be a link! And of course, our Facebook Events page has all kinds of great links!
We were thriled to welcome Jennifer Bardsley in conversation with a couple of her writing compatriots Laura Moe and Penelope Wright! The conversation on our facebook page here, to view whenever you would like!
We welcomed author Peter Wayne Moe and his new book, "Touching This Leviathan" in conversation with Jeffrey Overstreet.
Link to the facebook event here.
Mentioned during the event is Mr. Moe's whale skeleton project at SPU. Here is the link to amazing photos and all kinds of great information about his whale!
Edmonds Bookshop love!
New styles and colors for Fall 2021! 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
We are still virtual with Edmonds Bookshop Book Club via Zoom!
Zoom meeting, Wednesday morning October 20, 2021: 9 - 10am. "Deacon King Kong" by James McBride .
New from the best-selling author is a wise and witty novel about what happens to the witnesses of a shooting.
A great review on NPR here. Fast, Complex And Funny, "Deacon King Kong" Is A Love Letter To New York City.
We, and lots of other people that love talking about books, are sharing lists of recommendations.
Farther down the page are our lists of staff recommendations, recent award winners, as well as all of the current lists from Indie Next.
And here are a few new blog posts, with great lists, to assist with your online browsing! Feel free to pre-order any book listed.
*Great gifting ideas! Adult books recommended for teens ready to read beyond the YA section. Some great lists starting with an article in The Washington Post. Our blog post here.
* More Gifting suggestions: Beautiful editions of classics from "Peter Pan" to "The Secret Garden" to "Harry Potter" all with bonus content! Our blog post here.
*The New York Times: New books recommended coming in October. Here.
*The Washington Post recommends books to read in October. On our blog here.
*October 2021: Witchy + Spooky books on our blog here!
*Time Magazine recommends: The 34 Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2021. On our blog here.
*The New York Times Fall Fiction Preview. On our blog here.
*The Washington Post recommends books to read this fall. On our blog here.
*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.
*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.
*Seattle Arts + Lectures has announced their 2021/2022 Season. Some information on our blog, here.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 6:00 pm Edmonds Time. Patrisse Cullors in conversation with Ijeoma Oluo: Online-Only.
The author of the bestselling book “When They Call You a Terrorist” and founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation will speak in conversation with Seattle author Ijeoma Oluo (“So You Want to Talk About Race”) about the social justice principles discussed in her new book, “An Abolitionist’s Handbook.”
All the information at Seattle Arts + Lectures here.
*Book-It Repertory Theatre announces the 2021-2022 Mainstage Season: All kinds of great information on our blog, here.
*Hugo House: A place to read words, hear words, and make your own words better. We provide classes, events, and fellowships for emerging and established writers. Hugo House in Seattle - A Place for Writers.
Giving Kids in Need the Chance to Read. Page Ahead has a You Tube channel! Here.
*Page Ahead produces weekly Story Time with Friends videos modeled after their in-person Story Time program. The trained volunteers read picture books, asking their audience thoughtful questions to engage them in the stories. The videos are all approximately 10 - 15 minutes long and are targeted at children ages 3 to 6.
*Seattle Public Library. So many great virtual events all free! Information about a few of the upcoming events is on our blog here.
There is also an SPL YouTube Channel! So many free events to watch whenever you choose.
*Each week on The New York Times Book Review’s podcast, the Book Review’s editor, Pamela Paul, speaks with authors, critics and Times reporters about the latest releases and news in the literary world. Links to all the latest podcasts are 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 2,500 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! Check it out here.
*From Publishers Weekly: Books on Tap Live. An Author Event Series. The link here.
October 4, 2021. The twenty-five Finalists for the 2021 National Book Awards for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature have been announced. All the finalists on the website here. Fiction + Nonfiction finalists listed on our blog here.
The Winners will be announced live online on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.
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.
September 8, 2021. This year's Women's Prize for Fiction winner has been announced: "Piranesi" by Susanna Clarke.
September 14, 2021. 2021 Booker Prize Shortlist Is Announced. The winner will be announced 11/3/2021.
Great interviews with the longlisted authors here. Many answering the question: How does it feel to be longlisted for the Booker?
All the information at The official Booker Prize website, here.
And more information on our blog, here.
April 29, 2021. 2021 Edgar Allan Poe Awards Announced. Blog post here.
March 25, 2021: The 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners announced. Information on our blog, here.
The lists below are curated and updated regularly by all of us here at Edmonds Bookshop.