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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.


May 2016.

 The 2016 Pulitzer winners have been announced:

Fiction: The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen
History: Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, by T.J. Stiles
Biography or Autobiography: Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, by William Finnegan
Poetry: Ozone Journal, by Peter Balakian
General Nonfiction: Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, by Joby Warrick

The complete list of winners in all categories, as well as bios and photos of the winners, are available at the official Pulitzer web site. This year's winners and shortlist nominees here.

Web master notes: One of the best books I read last year won in the Biography or Autobiography category: Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan; and another of my favorites was a finalist in the Fiction category:  Get in Trouble: Stories by Kelly Link. Both are now available in paperback.




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The Edmonds Garden Market.

Saturdays. May 7 through June 11. 9am - 2pm.

More information here.







Indie Bookstore Day 2016!


Independent Bookstore Day 2016 was Saturday, April 30.

How many bookstores did you make it to this year?



Jim Lynch, one of our favoritecover image: local authors, was here with his brand new book, Before the Wind.


He read to us and answered all kinds of questions. He was completely entertaining and engaging. [Thank you, Jim!]

All of us at the Bookshop love his new book. He signed a stack for us on Saturday, available to purchase while they last.



May 10, 2016. Jim Lynch is on Well Read beginning this week. Check your local PBS listings, and visit the Well Read web site to watch the show online.







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

Mary Ann Gwinn Lit Life Column. Nine great reads, now in paperback: four books of fiction and five nonfiction, this list includes some of the best to come out in the last year. The column and list here.

Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn has listed some great fiction and nonfiction, now out in paperback:  Wait for spring with a stack of really good paperbacks!
The column here.

And what about these interesting sources:

Bill Gates. He regularly reviews books he likes on his blog. His list for best of 2015 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/



IT IS TRUE.Harry Potter and the Cursed Child cover
There's a New Harry Potter Book Coming
Mark your calendars for July 31, 2016.
It will be a “special rehearsal edition” of the script book of the stage play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II," which begins its run at London’s Palace Theatre July 30, 2016.

The play, written by Jack Thorne, is based on an original story by Rowling, Thorne, and John Tiffany, which catches up with Harry Potter 19 years after the epilogue in the final book of the Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." Now a husband, father of three, and an overworked employee at the Ministry of Magic, Harry must continually grapple with his past while his youngest son, Albus, struggles with a weighty and unwanted family legacy.

Also coming from the Harry Potter world:

  • The next illustrated volume, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, illustrated by Jim Kay will be in stores October 2016.
  • Licensed tie-ins to the Warner Bros. feature film adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (for which Rowling penned the screenplay), set for release in the U.S. and U.K. theaters on November 18, 2016.

Give us a call, or send us an email, if you would like us to get/hold a copy of any of these for you.
Call: 425.775.2789.  Email: edmondsbookshop@msn.com



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Bookclub news.

Our book for June 2 & 15, 2016 is The Sea Runners by Ivan Doig.
See our Bookclub page for more information.

Books have been chosen for the rest of 2016. See the Bookclub page for the titles. More information coming soon.






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.

NEW! in October 2015: 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: April 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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