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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.


Michelle Robles has gifted us with a brand new sketch of our favorite Bookshop! A lovely spring view, including a poster in the front window touting Independent Bookstore Day! [you may need to squint a bit!]  More information about this years' Independent Bookstore Day 2023, happening April 29 - May 8 2023,  is here.
And definitely follow Michelle on Instagram


Plan ahead! April 4, 2023. Join us for an Evening With Nancy Pearl!
A benefit for Edmonds Center for the Arts. Information on our blog here.
All the information and to buy tickets is here on the ECA website.


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!



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.


2/28/23. Local Tacoma author and artist, Chandler O'Leary created an illustrated travelers atlas for PNW islands:
"On Island Time: A Traveler's Atlas: Illustrated Adventures on and Around the Islands of Washington and British Columbia."

A lovely excerpt is in Pacific Northwest Magazine here.
It was just published February 28. We sold so many they have to go back and print more! Hopefully available by the end of April.
Let us know if you would like us to hold one for you. 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.


2/4/2023. So many thanks to author Marilyn Morgan and Alicia Crank for a fun and informative reading of, and conversation about “Trailblazing Black Women of Washington State.” If you missed the event, you can watch the recorded event on our facebook page, here. *and apologies... we are open for business for the events, so there is definitely some background business going on....*


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.



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.


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!




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! Available to order now --
so you can wear them in April! The link is here.


The official 2023 IBD T-Shirts and sweatshirts are also available. Order those 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 April 19, 2023: 9 - 10am.
We will once again be hosting Book Club both in person and on Zoom!
Whichever way you want to attend!

The April book is "April in Spain" by John Banville.

Booker Prize winner John Banville returns with a dark and evocative new mystery set on the Spanish coast.
Sumptous, propulsive and utterly transporting, "April in Spain" is the work of a master writer at the top of his game.

John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of numerous novels, including "The Sea," which won the 2005 Booker Prize, and the DI Quirke novels written under the pseudonym Benjamin Black.

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 March 2023. On the blog here.

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

    *February 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.

    *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.





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.



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.





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