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.
Ready or not.....December has arrived! And so has the cold! yikes. Before
you hunker in, come see us! Stock up
on books to read on these cold winter nights!
The countdown has begun! How are you doing with your
lists? We believe that there is a book, or 6, for everyone! And we would
love to help you find just the right one!
Here are links to a few "best
of" lists to see if anything jingles any bells! [sorry, couldn't resist!]
- 31 of the best titles of 2013 from Seattle Times book
editor Mary Ann Gwinn and reviewers.
- The 10 Best Books of 2013 from the
New York Times.
- The best books of 2013, in fiction, mysteries, memoirs,
romance, comics, kids books chosen by Publishers Weekly editors.
- USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg and Bob Minzesheimer select
the 10 books they loved reading this year.
We have the vast majority of these books in stock. If we
are out of a specific title, it usually takes only a day or two to get it
back in. If your time is short, we are happy to gift wrap books so they are
ready to pick up. We can also wrap and ship books for you, if that would
help. Give us a call, 425-775-2789, or send us an email:
firstname.lastname@example.org, and we
will do our best to help you make Christmas happen!
big "Thank you" to all of you! Small Business Saturday
was a great day for
us! And an additional huge "Thank you!" to
Sherman Alexie, and our 2 amazing author-guest-booksellers: Jim Lynch
and William Dietrich.
Sherman Alexie wrote a letter
to fellow authors, calling on them to support independent bookstores on
Small Business Saturday, by helping to
sell books. And so many of them did! Hopefully they had as much fun as we all did!
We have great new friends to go with some of our favorite
kids' books! Joining Olivia, Ladybug Girl and
Pete the Cat, among others,
is our new batch of friends: The Dinosaur from
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? [he has a blankie
and a bear!] Llama Llama in his red pajamas! The
Only One You fish! The too cute critters from
The Loud Book and The Quiet
Book! And possibly the favorite, a hardworking, earthmoving machine
from Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site. We
are having too much fun! Come in to see all the new cuddly critters.
We have chosen our Book Club books for
the first half of 2014! A couple of non-fiction titles; a couple of
award winners; a couple of local authors -- all great choices!
See here for the list and the details.
Plan WAY Ahead. April 23, 2014.
World Book Night!
The official World Book Night
2014 booklist is now available and giver applications are open. We here at
the Bookshop will once again be an official pick up location.
application portal will be open until Jan 5, 2014. Givers are chosen anew each year--past participants must reapply, so
before the holiday crazy season is upon us, and while you have some time to
answer the questions thoughtfully, put this on your list of things to do!
You have time to read up
on the guidelines; review the title selections; prioritize your top three
book choices; think about where you want to personally hand out your 20
copies, and then apply.
Please remember that detailed and complete
applications are the most important thing. Here are the two links you will
We are happy to answer any questions we can, and the
World Book Night
web site has all kinds of great infromation.
Attention Sue Coccia fans! We are happy to tell you
that we are re-stocked with the complete line of her cards
and coloring books, as well as some fun gift items: trivets and magnets,
and t-shirts! featuring her unique and beautiful art!
Big news here at The Edmonds Bookshop!
We are selling Kobo eReaders in the store!
you already have a reader [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 Booknews page and the great lists from
Indie Next, the current
Indie Next for Reading Groups;
list for kids! for all kinds of great book ideas.
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!
Fabric of Life Book Club.
The Fabric of Life
Boutique has a book club! The theme of the books is international cultures
and development, delving into both fiction and non-fiction.
- meetings are the second Thursday of each month.
- 7:00pm - 8:30pm
"We're a lively group and we enjoy welcoming new members."
December 12, 2013.
Things Fall Apart by Chinua
One of Chinua Achebe's many achievements in
his acclaimed first novel, is his relentlessly unsentimental rendering of
Nigerian tribal life before and after the coming of colonialism. First
published in 1958, just two years before Nigeria declared independence from
Great Britain, the book eschews the obvious temptation of depicting
pre-colonial life as a kind of Eden. Instead, Achebe sketches a world in
which violence, war, and suffering exist, but are balanced by a strong sense
of tradition, ritual, and social coherence.
All of the books will be available to purchase at The
Edmonds Bookshop in plenty of time to get your reading done. Call The
Edmonds Bookshop [425-775-2789] if you would like a copy of any of the books
held for you.
Meetings are 7pm - 8:30pm, at the Fabric of Life Boutique.
Edmonds, WA. 98020
Fabric of Life web
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