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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 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.


December 2016.

Here at the Edmonds Bookshop we are always happy to help you select a book for that special person on your gift list. This time of year we make a special effort to have an extensive and varied list so we will be able to help you find the perfect book for everyone on your list. How old are they? Do you want hardcover or paperback? Fiction or nonfiction? What do they like to read?
Here is a list of some of the books that at least one of us is recommending as a great gift idea this season, to get you started. Alphabetical by title:

great gift ideas!
Before the Wind: A Novel
by Jim Lynch.

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen.

For teen readers  Fangirl: A Novel by Rainbow Rowell.

The Forest Feast for Kids: Colorful Vegetarian Recipes That Are Simple to Make by Erin Gleeson.

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel by Amor Towles.

Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard.

For little kids Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins.

The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney.

The Nix: A Novel by Nathan Hill.

The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis by Elizabeth Letts.

For ages 8 - 12 School For Good And Evil (3 Book Series) by Soman Chainani.

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson.

The Terranauts: A Novel by T.C. Boyle.

The Shepherd's Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape by James Rebanks.

Wolf Haven: Sanctuary and the Future of Wolves in North America by Brenda Peterson and Annie Marie Musselman.


Happy Holidays!

The Holiday Books catalog
is here! We have copies in the store for you to pick up whenever you are ready to start making that list.

Visit the PNBA web site to peruse the catalog at your leisure, then come on in and look at all the books in person.








Edmonds Saturday Holiday Market is back!

On 5th Avenue in front of City Hall. Saturdays from November 12 to December 17. From 9a - 2p.Holiday market!

35 vendors will be offering their wares at the market this year. Shoppers will be treated to a rich selection of holiday gifts, food, wines, flowers, treats and music – and a special Santa photo station on November 26th, December 10, and December 17.

More information about the entire holiday season in Edmonds, here.




More good news for readers:

The Shared Reading project suggests that reading in groups significantly “improves self-confidence and self-esteem, builds social networks, preserving the mental and physical health of those who are well ...”

This project brings together groups of people with mental health issues, but the findings apply as well to the local book club’s monthly gathering with added wine.

Thanks to Nancy Pearl, librarian extraordinaire, for tweeting about the things we really need to know! Link to the entire article here.




It is calendar time once again. We have roughly 2017* different choices of 2017 Calendars. Wall, desk, engagement, purse-size, pocket-size, small wall size. Pretty, funny, some are even pretty funny. Something for just about everyone. Stop in soon to make your choice.

*an approximate count, although it certainly seems as if we have that many in the store!



Looking for the next great recommendation? Here are a few new places to check...

Lit Life Columns:

  • November 24, 2016. Gift these 12 recently released paperbacks to yourself. The column here.
  • 10 new paperbacks to tote along this summer. The column here.
  • 16 paperbacks to round out your summer reading. The list, including brief descriptions, here.

And what about these interesting sources:

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: a new 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.


December 2016. As usual, no meeting in December. Way too much fun stuff going on! Stop in to say hello, and do some shopping...


cover: Last Bus to Wisdom

January 5 & 18, 2017. Last Bus to Wisdom: A Novel by Ivan Doig.

Charming, wise, and slyly funny, this is a last sweet gift from a writer whose books have bestowed untold pleasure on countless readers.

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.

New coloring book: October 15, 2015. Color Yourself to Calmness - And reduce stress with your animal spirits.




Sue Coccia Wolf Toolbox

NEW!  Mugs and Toolboxes.




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

April 30, 2015. Fantastic front page article in The Edmonds Beacon all about Sue Coccia and her adult coloring books.


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: October 2016; 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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