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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.


February 2017


Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!



Read Across America.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday in downtown Edmonds on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Start at Revelations Yogurt to pick up your scavenger hunt map, swing by the Bookshop to play our One Fish Two Fish Bean Bag Toss, and watch out for The Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2 wandering about town all day long!




We are thrilled to welcome local Edmonds author and great friend of the Bookshop, Judith Works, to the Blog-o-sphere! Her blog begins here.

And [IMHO] she started out with a couple of great posts:

  • Our very own, Mary Kay Sneeringer was the subject of an interview: how did she get to be a bookseller, how did she get to Edmonds, how does she choose the books... and some more great behind the scenes information! All quite fascinating... transcript of the interview here.
  • Another favorite local novelist and poet, Paddy Eger posted lovely winter poetry here.






January 10, 2017. The year's first book awards have been announced:
The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Awards 2017.

PNBA 2017 Book Awards


Congratulation to all the Pacific Northwest authors! For the list and a brief note about the award winners visit our Booknews page.

How many have you read?



President Barack Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books!
Not since Lincoln has there been a president as fundamentally shaped — in his life, convictions and outlook on the world — by reading and writing as Barack Obama. The New York Times article here. And President Obama's reading list 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.



What were the best books of 2016? Here are a few sources with their great lists:

  • Jeffrey Brown recently sat down with best-selling authors Jacqueline Woodson and Daniel Pink to discuss their picks. The PBSNewshour.
  • Seattle Times book reviewers share their fiction and nonfiction favorites from the year, from the challenging to the sublime. Column/list here.
  • The 10 Best Books of 2016. The year’s best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. Column here.
  • Bill Gates’ favorite books of 2016. Our neighbor in Medina is an avid reader, and he doesn’t flinch from a challenging book. The list here.


And add these interesting places to your list of resources to look to for 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: All the Wild that Remains

March 2 & 15, 2017. All The Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West by David Gessner.

An homage to the West and to two great writers who set the standard for all who celebrate and defend it.

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.




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: February 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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