Welcome to the Edmonds Bookshop Web site.
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.
March 2014! The countdown to Spring has begun!
About 2 more weeks... we should make it! Plenty damp, but warm
Spring Ahead time! don't forget to
turn your clocks ahead this Saturday
The entire month of March! We
Dr. Suess' birthday and reading
all month long!
The Edmonds Bookshop, Revelations Yogurt and
Comstock Jewelers are joining forces and collecting new
and gently used children's books. [donation boxes at all 3
New books will be
and gently used, unmarked books will be donated through
Treehouse, an organization dedicated to providing resources
to foster children.
To encourage donating new books [and to thank our fantastic
communtiy for being as generous as we know you all are!!]
The Edmonds Bookshop will give you a
20 percent discount all month for any
new kids books purchased to donate!
Donors will be rewarded
with entries for two drawings each
time they donate! For more information about the event and
details about the drawings, see our Events
Bonus Cat in the Hat appearance!
The Cat in the Hat will pose for photos
and read to any children who stop by The
Edmonds Bookshop on Saturday, March 8 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Congratulations to author Kate DiCamillo! Along with being awarded the
Newbery Medal, she was also recently named the Library of Congress’ National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, a two-year position dedicated to promoting children’s literature.
PBS asked her to recommend books to keep kids entertained for all the snow days going on in the rest of the country -- we can use her recommendations for winter break reading ideas! See here for the list and the details.
Book award season has begun!
The 2014 Newbery Medal winner is Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo.
The 2014 Caldecott Medal winner for Best Illustrated Children's Book is Locomotive by Brian Floca.
2014 Pacific Northwest Book Awards have
been announced and a few of our staff favorites made the cut!
For more details and the complete lists of winners, visit our Book News page.
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 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.
The 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 need:
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!
And if 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 ones: February 2014; Indie Next for Reading Groups; and a new 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!
It's true! You can find us on Facebook! Click on the graphic to the left or log in to your account and then search Edmonds Bookshop. Join a conversation about books, start a new discussion, and just keep up with what's going on! And, of course, we know you "like" us!