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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.
Edmonds Bookshop is indeed open!
Our most important priority is the health of our customers and staff. All shoppers must wear masks and use hand sanitizer when entering the store. Please keep a safe distance from other shoppers, and keep family groups together. We will close our door when we reach 25% capacity, and we ask shoppers to be considerate of those waiting to enter. And, apologies, but our public restroom is closed.
We continue to offer curb-side pick up, free local delivery, and free domestic shipping via USPS media mail.
Thank you so much,
All of us at Edmonds Bookshop. We will see you soon!
Eat well, sleep well, read well, and thank you for your amazing support!
Don’t miss the Edmonds Diversity Commission’s free 2021 Virtual Film Series, every third Sunday through May, beginning 2/21/21.
FREE screening of poignant, insightful, and topical films on themes related to diversity, inclusion and equity.
Third Sundays, February through May at 4:00pm Pacific Time. Virtual Zoom Screenings with Q&A discussions afterward.
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New choices for the new year! Choose a Classic Long Sleeve Tee, a V-neck Tee, or a Pullover Hoodie! Multiple colors available in each style. Order here.
We have puzzles!
So many! A partial list here on our blog. More in the store...
Since we have had to postpone or cancel all of our scheduled in-store author events since March 2020, we have invited our favorite local authors and friends to share short promotional videos to highlight their recent books.
View these videos from our local authors and friends here, on our blog. With plenty of links to more information about them and all of their amazing books. Share your love and support with these local authors that are supporting us. We are so grateful!
The Edmonds Bookshop Book Club.
We are still virtual with Edmonds Bookshop Book Club via Zoom!
In March 2021 we will be discussing "Rules for Visiting: A Novel" by Jessica Francis Kane.
Wednesday morning March 17, 2021: 9 - 10am.
Smart, funny, and full of compassion, "Rules for Visiting" is the story of a search for friendship in the digital age, a singular look at the way we stay in touch. While May travels, she studies her friends' lives and begins to confront the pain of her own.
We, and lots of other people that love talking about books, are sharing lists of great 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.
*Bill Gates recommends 5 good books for a lousy year. Link to our blog here.
*The New York Times Book Review 10 best books of 2020. The list on our blog here.
*The Washington Post 10 best books of 2020: [pictured left] Of all the excellent books this year, these stood out. The list on our blog here.
*The New York Times recommends 10 best thrillers of 2020. The blog post here.
*The New York Times recommends 10 best historical fiction titles of 2020. Our blog post here.
And here we will post links to some interesting, encouraging, and/or timely things. Book- and author-related.
**Sno-Isle Libraries launched a new online author series for 2021: Open Book. Each month, librarians will interview two authors -- one for adults, one for kids or young adults. Open Book started with epic fantasy author Terry Brooks. Learn about upcoming author visits and suggested reading here.
And visit our blog here, for recent and upcoming featured authors, and some of their books!
*December 31, 2020: How Politics, Protests and the Pandemic Shaped a Year in Books. Fascinating article in the New York Times, 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]
They also have 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. It is also completely up-to-date: there are over 350 great book recommendations from 2020. [we again refer you to the titles pictured on the left!]
*Seattle Arts + Lectures has announced the season for 2020/21. A few titles pictured right. Our blog post here.
Coming soon: Ibram X. Kendi, April 7, 2021; and Robin Wall Kimmerer, April 21,2021.
SAL has a literary podcast featuring the best author talks from over thirty years of Seattle Arts + Lectures’ programming. All for free, here.
*Book-It has announced the schedule for the 2020-2021 season: it is going to be the first ever Audio Book-It Season! All the information is here.
*From Publishers Weekly: Books on Tap Live. An Author Event Series. The link here.
*The Washington Post is all about now: Washington Post Live, here. Podcasts, previous online events, all free.
A Washington Post Live Special: Melinda & Bill Gates. In special back-to-back interviews, focusing on the impact of covid-19 around the world, the rollout of vaccines, how to prioritize an equitable recovery and how to prepare for the next pandemic.
January 27, 2021. Beginning at 9am Edmonds time. All the information, and how to register here.
1/25/2021: 2021 Caldecott and Newbery Medal Winners announced. More information on our blog here.
Join us for the first ever virtual celebration of the annual Pacific Northwest Book Awards!
February 10, 2021. Link to free registration here.
Link to the PNBA website with more information here.
The National Book Awards were announced November 18, 2020. All the information here.
The lists below are curated and updated regularly by all of us here at Edmonds Bookshop.