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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.

One month in: how are your resolutions going? We are doing pretty well -- many books read! And the laundry is piling up!

So many great lists to share. See below!


Happy New Year and huge congratulations to Andrea Pons, author of one of our favorite books of the year, the very personal cookbook, "Mamacita!" She and her book were featured in a lovely spread in Pacific Northwest magazine January 1, 2023. Here. We have copies of "Mamacita" in stock. Let us know if you would like us to hold one for you! More information about the book and the lovely event we had with Andrea in November, is 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!


1/26/2023: We were so happy to host Hank and Joyce Landau to talk about Hank's new book, "The Misadventures of a Cross-America Kayaker." It was such a fun evening with a full house to enjoy it! The recorded event is here on our Facebook page. More information about the book and to reserve a copy here on our blog. If you missed our event and would like to join him for his next event, he will be at the Edmonds Waterfront Center on February 9, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM PST. All the information and to purchase tickets is here.




A new podcast features local author Janet Yoder and her amazing book "Where the Language Lives: Vi Hilbert and the Gift of Lushootseed."
Words from Janet: "Vi Hilbert’s daughter, Lois Dodson, joins me and my husband Robby Rudine to talk about her mother’s life and work to preserve the Lushootseed language and culture. Oh, and to commission a symphony along the way. We talk about Vi, what it was like to know her, and about the writing of the book ... "
Here is the link to the three episodes of this podcast, recorded January 3, 2023 at the La Conner Swinomish Library.
And here is the link to our fantastic event with Janet in May 2022
, including all kinds of information about the book, Janet and including a link to the recorded event.



1/5/2023: Finding Common Ground When You Disagree: A conversation with author and journalist Monica Guzman. Event at The Edmonds Waterfront Center.  Recorded and posted on You Tube, here.
Thank you Teresa Whipple and My Neighborhood News Network.
More information about her book, and to reserve a copy, here. Being curious is always good!




11/17/2022: We welcomed cookbook author Andrea Pons and heard the amazing story of her family and their immigration story, which is where this cookbook has its genesis.

"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 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 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 February 15, 2023: 9 - 10am.
We will once again be hosting Book Club both in person and on Zoom!
Whichever way you want to attend!

The February book is "Harlem Shuffle" by Colson Whitehead.

"Harlem Shuffle's" ingenious story plays out in a beautifully recreated New York City of the early 1960s. It's a family saga masquerading as a crime novel, a hilarious morality play, a social novel about race and power, and ultimately a love letter to Harlem.
But mostly, it's a joy to read, another dazzling novel from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author.

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 February 2023. On the blog here.

    *The New York Times recommends new books coming in February 2023! Our blog here.

    *January 2023 Seattle Times Books Catch-Up! Here.

    *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.

    *The Washington Post Names their 10 Best Books of 2022. On our blog here.

    *The New York Times Book Review chooses 10 Best Books of 2022. The list on our blog here!

    *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 fall into for a few hours! When you come back up for air -- stop in and buy a book or 3 from us!

    *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. 




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.






*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.










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.



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.