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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.






Write On The Sound. October 6 - 8, 2023.
All kinds of information, including schedules and to register, is here.

Keynote speaker: Jamie Ford
Known for stories set in Seattle, best-selling author Jamie Ford's novels include "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet," "Songs of Willow Frost," "Love and Other Consolation Prizes," and "The Many Daughters of Afong Moy."

Edmonds Bookshop will be at WOTS for the weekend selling so many of the books! Stop by and say hello!





We are so excited to announce Children's Story Times! here at Edmonds Bookshop:
We are starting with just a few.

Join us the last Friday of the month at 9:30am:
The Story Times will last about a half an hour, and will include a fun activity as well as the author reading their book.
Parents are expected accompany their children for the duration of the 30 minute presentation...

So much more information on each event date:
July 28; August 25; September 29; and October 27.



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!



8/17/23: We had an amazing event last night with author Amanda DuBois and Deb Sheehan of the Freedom Education Project Puget Sound. There was a record crowd and we had a great time chatting about the Camille Delaney Mystery Series books and justice work for women impacted by the criminal legal system!!
Find more info on their websites:

If you missed the event, there is still time to order one of her books, here!




6/15/2023. We just have the best authors and the best audiences joining us for events! Andrea Dunlop in conversation with Tara Conklin totally proves the point: another great event was had! Thank you to all: amazing authors and our lovely audience! We did record this one -- you may watch it at your leisure on our facebook page, here.

pictured: Tara Conklin, Amanda Dunlop, Michelle Bear


5/18/2023. 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."


Check our Events page, and check in with us on facebook often, we post so much great book news.
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

The September book is "North" by Brad Kessler.

Thursday evening, September 14, 2023: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday morning, September 20, 2023:  9:00am to 10:00am

A powerfully moving novel about the intertwined lives of a Vermont monk, a Somali refugee, and an Afghan war veteran
by the author of the acclaimed memoir "Goat Song."

Written in Brad Kessler's sharp, beautiful, and observant prose, and grounded in the author's own corner of Vermont, where there is a Carthusian monastery, a vibrant community of Somali asylum seekers, and a hole left after a disproportionate number of Vermont soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, North gives voice to these invisible communities, delivering a story of human connection in a time of displacement.

More information on our event page, 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.

     *9/15/23: NPR recommends books for Hispanic Heritage month, here.

    *9/8/2023: Moira Macdonald recommends a dozen must-read new books for fall. On our blog here.

     *9/5/2023: 2023 Washington State Book Award nominees announced! 30 finalists in seven categories; the winners will be announced September 26, 2023. So much information here.

     *The New York Times recommends 16 new books coming in September 2023. Our blog here.

     *The Washington Post chooses 10 noteworthy books for September. Our blog here.

     *6/9/23: Nonfiction books to catch up on! Recommended summer reading by The New York Times. On our blog here.

     *August 2023. Staff recommendations for the rest of summer reading! On our blog here.

     *7/31/23: Moira Macdonald's last Paperback Picks of the summer. On our blog here.

     *7/28/23: The Washington Post recommends books to get you to the end of summer and beyond! On our blog here.

      *5/26/2023. NPR. Here are 19 books our critics are excited for this summer.

     *Have you checked out our 2022 Staff Favorites yet?! We picked our favorite reads of last year, many of which are now in paperback -- and perfect for a summer read! Of course we couldn't choose just one! The entire list is here.

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

    *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.



7/20/23: Barack Obama shares his Favorite Summer 2023 Reads! On our blog here.






Seattle Arts + Lectures Announces 2023/24 Season!
SAL subscriptions and single tickets for the 2023/24 Season are now on sale!
The year of transformative literary experiences features authors like Ann Patchett,
Rick Riordan, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, Barbara Kingsolver, Viet Thanh Nguyen,
and Luis Alberto Urrea.

All kinds of information on our blog, here.





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




And here are the most recent award winners!


June 14, 2023: Women's Prize for Fiction Winner Announced! Barbara Kingsolver has won the 2023 Women’s Prize for Fiction with her newest novel "Demon Copperhead." Which also won The Pulitzer Prize this year! So much information here on our blog.



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.





November 17, 2022. 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.





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