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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 still open!
Monday through Saturday, 10a - 5p; and Sunday 12p - 5p.
**11/16/2020 UPDATE** 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.
Coming in December: slightly extended hours, and by-appointment-holiday-shopping! Beginning Tuesday, December 1st, customers desiring a quieter, and less hectic shopping opportunity can make personal shopping appointments, 9am - 10am weekdays. Appointments are available at 9:00 or 9:30am, for 30 minutes each, and there will be only three appointments per time slot. Link to our scheduling app here.
When you make your appointment, you may note the ages and interests of the lucky people you will be shopping for, and/or bring a shopping list with you. We're always so glad to offer recommendations. If we don't have a specific book in stock, most of the time we can order books and have them arrive in less than a week. But as you may have heard: this is a year like no other [hah!] so there may be supply-chain-related issues that will be completely out of our control. We will do our very best!
If you have questions or would like more information about this new shopping option, don't hesitate to reach out: email us, or call us: 425.775.2789.
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 business!
Edmonds Bookshop was live!
View a live-stream discussion by Edmonds Bookshop staff. We talked about some of our favorite books of the year. And wow, what a coincidence: they will all make excellent holiday gifts! On our facebook here.
And here is a link to our blog post with all of the books we talked about, as well as recommendations from the rest of our staff. So many great ideas for you and for gifts for all of your people!
11/23/2020. A Washington Post Live Special: Barack Obama In Conversation With Michele Norris and Elizabeth Alexander. Available to watch whenever you wish, here.
Edmonds Bookshop love!
Thank you all for your support! And watch this space, we will probably do it again!
We are happy to present: The 2020 Holiday Season's Best Books of the Independent Northwest! Visit the catalog, get great ideas, and start your shopping.
The "Buy this Book" links bring you right back to our site! We can get your order all ready for you to pick up in the store, we can deliver it to you,
we can ship it to you, or we can ship it to any of your people.
And did we mention free gift wrapping? We have our Holiday wrapping paper all warmed up and ready to go!
We plan to be open slightly longer hours in December. Stay tuned for those details.
Thank you for supporting Edmonds Bookshop.
2021 Calendars have arrived! A partial list of the titles we are carrying this year, is here.
And so many more in the store: wall, small wall, engagement, planner, Moleskin, page-a-day...
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!
Brand new link on our blog to Nicola Pearson's Story Time on You Tube! At the beginning of her most recent story, she has a lovely shout out to Edmonds Bookshop -- thank you Nicola!
“Fulfilling a Promise: A Memoir.” by Chamroeun Pen. The youngest son of an impoverished rice-farming family in Cambodia, Pen shares his extraordinary story as part of a promise he made with the US Embassy in 2008. With this book, he wants to encourage youth, not just in Cambodia, but also around the world, to never give up in the pursuit of an education. Local author. In paperback. Here is a lovely video on our facebook page.
Striving to be antiracist, with all the recommended reading we can find:
Ibram X. Kendi, a professor and director of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University, is the National Book Award-winning author of “Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America” and “How to Be an Antiracist,” and he has a great recommended list, on our blog here.
The Edmonds Bookshop Book Club.
We are still virtual with Edmonds Bookshop Book Club via Zoom!
Whoops! due to technical difficulties, the November Book Club has been rescheduled for Friday, November 27, 2020. 9am.
The November title is "Subduction" by Kristen Millares Young.
"Fleeing the shattered remains of her marriage and a betrayal by her sister, in the throes of a midlife freefall, Latina anthropologist Claudia retreats from Seattle to Neah Bay, a Native American whaling village on the jagged Pacific coast....
We take December off as usual...
In January 2021 we will be discussing "Deep River" by Karl Marlantes.
Wednesday morning January 20, 2021: 9 - 10am.
From the bestselling author of "Matterhorn," comes a rich family saga about Finnish immigrants who settle and tame the Pacific Northwest, set against the early labor movements, World War I, and the upheaval of early twentieth-century America.
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.
*The Washington Post 10 best books of 2020: Of all the excellent books this year, these stood out. The list on our blog here.
*The New York Times Book Review 10 best books of 2020. The list on our blog here.
*The New York Times announces the 100 Notable Books of 2020: The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. The list here.
*The Washington Post recommends 15 feel good books to get you through the rest of 2020! Here on our blog.
*The Washington Post recommended books to read in November. The list on our blog.
*The Washington Post recommends 14 books to read now: October paperback releases. The list here.
*Authors reflect on 100 years of Agatha Christie. More information on our blog here.
*Booksellers from Indie Bookstores across the country recommend their favorites. On our blog.
*Essential Tana French. A list, with short reviews of all of her books. Her new novel was just published October 6, 2020. On our blog, here.
*The Guardian has books to help you escape lockdown:chosen by Hilary Mantel, Edna O'Brien and more of our favorite authors. The column here.
And here we will post links to some interesting, encouraging, and/or timely things. Book- and author-related.
*Seattle Arts + Lectures has announced the season for 2020/21. Our blog post here.
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.
*Fall 2020 Seattle-area virtual author events that should be on your calendar. The list of authors and books on our blog, 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.
*npr is a great source for author interviews and book reviews. A few of the recent ones here.
They also have created an app called the Book Concierge. An interactive reading guide. Mix and match tags such as 'Book Club Ideas,' 'Biography & Memoir,' or 'Ladies First' to filter results and find the book that’s perfect for you or someone you love. Check it out here!
*One of our favorite authors, Ann Patchett, has a beautiful essay about reading Kate DiCamillo's books, in the New York Times, here. We are totally going to read "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane."
A list of Kate DiCamillo titles to get you started is here. Read the essay. You will want to come back and order at least one of her books. We've got you!
The National Book Awards were announced November 18, 2020. All the information here.
Poet Louise Glück won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature for "her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal."
More information on our blog, here.
2020 Washington State Book Awards winners announced.
The awards, now in their 54th year, honor Washington authors whose books were published during 2019. Winners [pictured left] were announced September 25, 2020. All of the finalists and more information in The Seattle Times, here.
More information about the winners on our blog here.
The lists below are curated and updated regularly by all of us here at Edmonds Bookshop.