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Welcome to the Edmonds Bookshop Web site.

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.

May 2017!

Happy Spring! Sun and warmth has returned! Put the top down and sit out on the patio whenever you can! Take books with you.

Garden Market!
Saturdays. 9am - 2pm
The Edmonds Garden Market!
5th and Bell in Downtown Edmonds. Fresh produce, flowers, plants, personally created crafts and original art.
More information here.


Behind-the-scenes view from an author on a book tour: 10 things you don't know about authors on book tour, by John Scalzi. Funny, scary [don't hug them - you don't know where they've been!], eye-opening! The column here.



How to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year, According to Harvard Research.
Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Stephen King all read so many books! The level of success these people have reached definitely leads us to believe that reading books is a really good thing. [I know! We've been saying that for years!]

Here is an article with a few tips, and ideas about how to make more time in your already busy life -- one really easy tip -- always have a book with you! excellent!

Below, we have some carefully curated lists for you to start checking. [See item #7 in the article.]

Summer Reading Bingo Cards!
Looking to stretch your reading horizons? Use these reading bingo cards, brought to you by Seattle Arts & Lectures and Seattle Public Library. Categories for adults include “genre that is new to you” and “Washington state author.” Kids can look for “graphic novel or comic” and “the main character doesn’t look like me.”

Blackout cards and cards with a bingo (complete row) marked will be eligible for a prize drawing. The deadline is September 5, 2017.

Download/print the Bingo cards here.

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.


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.


May 16, 2017. 15 books recommended for your summer reading pleasure — plus a dozen paperbacks. The column in The Seattle Times here.

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.
    And his Summer 2017 readling list, 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.

June 1 & 21, 2017. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson.cover image: Just Mercy


A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time

See our Bookclub page for more information.

Books for the rest 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: May 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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