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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.


June has arrived and it is lovely! Enjoy every minute. With a book!
To help with that: Summer Hours have arrived! We are open late -- until 8! -- Thursday, Friday and Saturday all summer!




Plan ahead! Join us on the Plaza at The Edmonds Arts Festival 2023! June 16 - 18, 2023.
Meet local authors and buy their books! So much information on our event page here.




Seattle Arts + Lectures is offering a free event June 20, 2023. Join SAL and the Marguerite Casey Foundation for a free event with Colin Kaepernick, Robin D. G. Kelley & Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor! Their new collection, "Our History Has Always Been Contraband: In Defense of Black Studies," fights back against the assault on Black Studies, libraries, and the freedom to learn. The conversation will cover how we got here, the history those in power don’t want you to know, and how we can win a freer, more just society. More information and to pre-order your book, here.




Really sad news to share. Local author and a friend of Edmonds Bookshop,
Chandler O'Leary passed away suddenly April 2, 2023.
More information on our blog is here.

We have her new book, "On Island Time" on order and we are expecting it to be back in stock in June of 2023 [if all of the shipping/supply chain things go well!].
Let us know if you would like us to save a copy of either of her books for you 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. And 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!


Another really lovely event -- thank you so much to Stephanie Kerschbaum and her partner Jamie Sutherland. And a huge thank you to our audience that had so many insightful questions and comments. You are why we do these events! We are so grateful that you continue to show up.
So much more information about
Professor Kerschbaum and her book is here on our Event page.
She graciously signed copies of her book, so we have a few autographed copies still available. Order one here.

Watch the recorded event on our facebook page here.




5/11/2023. We hosted a reading of Beth Bentley’s poetry from her posthumously published work, “Missing Addresses” (Pleasure Boat Studio, 2023).
The readers were Julian Bentley Edelman, Beth Bentley’s daughter, David Edelman, her son-in-law, and poet Sherry Rind.  It was a lovely evening celebrating the life and writings of this dedicated and accomplished poet, playwright and teacher. You may view the recorded event on our facebook page, here, any time you wish. More information about all of it is here on our event page.



Our Annual Poetry night was 4/20/2023. We checked the archives and did some math --
turns out this was the 20th anniversary of Edmonds Bookshop hosting poetry nights in partnership with David Horowitz!
And it was indeed another fantastic evening.

Poets of the evening pictured: David Horowitz; Bethany Reid; Janee Baugher; Michael Magee.

More information about the poets, the link to watch the event on demand, and a link to a really great article about David Horowitz, Rose Alley Press, and all of our poets, in The Edmonds Beacon is here on our event page!


4/4/23 at ECA was quite an Evening With Nancy Pearl!

And of course, she shared some of her favorite books. Those she recommended on our blog here.


3/30/2023. It was a completely delightful evening with Noelle and Elise! They chatted about their writing process [do you do outlines? "up to about chapter 15..."]. And the need to travel [to ... see the light, and smell the things, and feel the cold, and experience the really small alley ways...] and then the pandemic happened! They were both traveling _just_ before lock down happened in March of 2020; and then they were writing [and attempting to write!] after that. Such a great evening of conversation. Watch it all here on our facebook page. We have a few signed copies of their books available in the shop. [first come first served!]
Order/reserve any of their books, here, on the event page,
including Noelle's book coming in October, "The Roaring Days of Zora Lily."




3/17/23. Christopher Preston was in our neighborhood! Claim a copy of his book, "Tenacious Beasts: Wildlife Recoveries That Change How We Think about Animals" here.




3/16/23. Paddy Eger joined us for Third Thursday Art Walk with her brand new book, "Sticks & Stones!" More information on our Event page here.
And watch the recorded event here on our facebook page.




3/15/23. Stephanie Clifford stopped in! Fantastic! Michelle has a "recommended" tag on her book, "The Farewell Tour," already! Order yours here.



3/6/23. Rachel Ignotofsky wandered by, saw one of her books in our window and popped in to say "Hi!" How fantastic is that?!
We love her books! There are even new board book versions of some of her greatest! Here is a partial list of our favorites!




3/1/23. Local author Dane Bahr found his novel "The Houseboat" on our shelves! Hooray!  Reserve a copy here.



2/15/23. Tori Dunlap stopped by! Her book: "Financial Feminist: Overcome the Patriarchy's Bullsh*t to Master Your Money and Build a Life You Love."
Reserve a copy here.



2/16/23. Jessica Gigot and Liz Kellebrew were here with Writings [and Readings!] from Land and Sea! We had a great evening of readings and conversations about poetry and essays and ferry rides and water and land... Huge thanks to our authors for being so generous with their time! More about the authors is here. And watch the recorded event on our facebook page here.




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!



New style in tees and sweatshirts available to celebrate Edmonds Bookshop and Independent Bookstore Day 2023! We have a bunch available in the shop!
Come in and choose your size and color soon!
Also available to order now online, directly from Bonfire -- The link is 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.


More Edmonds Bookshop love!
These styles and colors 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 June 21, 2023: 9 - 10am.

The June book is "Matrix" by Lauren Groff.

One of our best American writers, Lauren Groff returns with her exhilarating first new novel since the groundbreaking "Fates and Furies."

Equally alive to the sacred and the profane, it gathers currents of violence, sensuality, and religious ecstasy in a mesmerizing portrait of consuming passion, aberrant faith, and a woman that history moves both through and around. It is a defiant and timely exploration of the raw power of female creativity in a corrupted world.

Finalist for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction
One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2021

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. 

    *The Washington Post chooses 10 noteworthy books to read in June 2023. On the blog here.

    *The New York Times recommends 9 new books coming in June 2023. Our blog here.

     *May was Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, celebrate the many cultures and stories within the AANHPI community. A partial list on our blog post here, starting with our staff recommendations.

    *Books to look forward to in 2023, from Moira Macdonald at The Seattle Times. On our blog here.

    *2022 Staff Favorites! We picked our favorite reads of the past year! Of course we couldn't choose just one! The entire list is 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.



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 shares his Favorite Books of 2022! 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.





And here are the most recent award winners!


May 8, 2023. 2023 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced. The list on our blog here.



April 27, 2023: 2023 Edgar Award Winners Announced. All the information on our blog here.



March 24, 2023. National Book Critics Circle Names 2022 Award Winners! The list and all kinds of information on our blog here.



January 30, 2023. American Library Association 2022 Youth Media Awards, including the Newbery and Caldecott Medals announced. Blog post here.





January 5, 2023. The 2023 PNBA winners have been announced! More information on our blog, here.





The 2022 National Book Award Winners have been announced! 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.






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