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Welcome to The Edmonds Bookshop!


Located in the heart of downtown Edmonds, Washington, we are full of books you really want to read!
A great selection of books for people with all kinds of different interests, including the latest in fiction, mystery, biography, and general nonfiction. We also have a great selection of kids' books from picture books to young adult and everything in between.



Happy Spring!

April 2017


Happy Spring! We did it! We survived winter. There have already been a couple of amazing full-on sunny days. Fantastic! And, of course, the rain is definitely warmer. I recommend celebrating with a new book!





Indie Bookstore Day!


April 29, 2017. Saturday all day. Independent Bookstore Day!



A one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. In addition to fun events there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online. Only at Independent Bookstores.

Last year about 140 people made it to all 17 Indie Bookstores in the greater Seattle area! Are you up for it this year? There are 23 stores participating this year, so it's even more challenging!

A few tips and more information in The Seattle Review of Books here, and some thoughts from Seattle Times arts critic Moira Macdonald: How I’m going to speed through 19 bookstores on Independent Bookstore Day.

Check out the facebook page for more information: SEABookstoreDay.

And follow them on Twitter! @BookstoreDay



free audio books!

In honor of the third annual Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 29th, we are giving away five digital audiobooks from Libro.fm, plus two incredible samplers! Audiobooks include the #1 Indie Next Pick, The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck and David Foster Wallace’s A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again.

How do you participate? Easy. Create your Libro.fm account now and you’ll get an email reminder on April 29th to download the free audiobooks. The offer is only valid on April 29th so sign-up today!



See more information just below, visit our new Audiobooks page for all the details, or go directly to the Libro.fm site to sign up!




We are thrilled to announce a brand new partnership with Libro FM,
the first audiobook company which directly supports independent bookstores.

audio books from Libro FM

The highlights:

  • Your first audiobook is only $0.99
  • 70,000+ audiobooks available
  • Listen on any of your devices (phone, tablet, PC) with the free app
  • All Libro.fm audiobooks are DRM-free (share among all your devices and yours to keep forever)
  • Each audiobook purchase/membership supports Edmonds Bookshop!

All the information on our new Audiobooks page.



April 10, 2017. The 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced.

  • Fiction: The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead.

  • History:  Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, by Heather Ann Thompson.

  • Biography or Autobiography: The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between, by Hisham Matar.

  • General Nonfiction: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond.

More winners and finalists on our BookNews page, and the complete list, in all categories, available at the official Pulitzer web site.



Awards coming soon:

  • April 27, 2017. Edgar® Awards to be presented. The list of 2017 Edgar® Nominees is here.



A great resource to add to your list: An interactive guide to The Seattle Times' best books recommendations from the past few years. Here. Such a great list, and really fun to explore. You can choose a category, whatever you may feel like reading right now, and get fantastic recommendations.


Add these interesting places to your list of resources for great book recommendations:

  • wellread.org. Great in-depth interviews and additional reading lists offered from Mary Ann Gwinn.
    For example, Maria Semple was the featured guest a couple of months ago: the interview here.
    She started out in the writers rooms of some of Hollywood’s wittiest programs.  As a novelist… she is beloved by fans as much for her characters as her clever banter and cutting humor. The related reading list from Mary Ann Gwinn here.
  • Bill Gates. Regularly reviews books he likes on his blog. Link to his book review page here.
  • NPR book list. Lots of interesting books and author interviews here.
  • New York Times Book Review. New reviews every week. www.nytimes.com/section/books/review
  • IndieBound. Book reviews, author interviews, and links to NPR book reviews & author interviews, www.indiebound.org.
  • Seattle Review of Books: an online book-review outlet for Seattle readers. Launched in July 2015, it has been featuring a lively mix of book reviews, book news and commentary on the local and national scene. seattlereviewofbooks.com/




Bookclub news.


Cover image: Go Set a Watchman

April 6 & 19, 2017. Go Set a Watchman: A Novel by Harper Lee.

Written in the mid-1950s, and set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece this novel imparts a fuller, richer under- standing and appreciation of Harper Lee.


See our Bookclub page for more information.

Books for the first half of 2017, have been chosen! See the Bookclub page for the titles.




Attention Sue Coccia fans!Color Yourself to Calmness, Sue Coccia

We are so happy to say: we carry the complete line of Sue Coccia cards and coloring books, as well as some really fun gift items:
journals, trivets, eye-glass cleaning cloths, and magnets,
mugs, toolboxes and flag/pennants all featuring her unique and beautiful art.

February 2017: New! Key chains!

She has a few brand new images: a new bald eagle, and a horned owl among them.

We have restocked with new magnets and mugs and key chains, stop in and peruse.



Sue Coccia Wolf Toolbox

NEW!  Mugs and Toolboxes and Key chains!




Brand new art: New coloring books: Washington Critters and Mystical Critters. With lots of magnets of the new mystical critters! fun!


kobo is here!
The Edmonds Bookshop is partners with Kobo eBooks.

If you already have an eReader [iPad, iPhone, android, blackberry, Nook, Sony], or like to have eBooks, or magazines, on your laptop or desktop computer, you can buy eBooks through the Kobo web site, and support The Edmonds Bookshop!

More information here.



Check our Book News page and the great lists from Indie Next, the current ones: April 2017; Indie Next for Reading Groups; and a new list for kids for all kinds of great book ideas.


Subscribe to Shelf Awareness and enter to win a free book!

A treat [and maybe a prize] for our book-loving friends. The publication booksellers turn to for news on the book industry is now publishing a version for book lovers! Shelf Awareness: Enlightenment for Readers is a FREE emailed newsletter with reviews on the 25 best books published each week along with author interviews, book excerpts, giveaways and more. Right now they’re running a contest for new subscribers. Check out the big "button" on the left to sign up for the publication and to be entered for a chance to win a great new book!





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