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
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.
Read Across America.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday in downtown
Edmonds on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
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
- 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:
Northwest Booksellers Association Book Awards 2017.
Congratulation to all the Pacific Northwest authors! For the
list and a brief note about the award winners visit our
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.
- Seattle Times book reviewers share their fiction and
nonfiction favorites from the year, from the challenging to
- The 10 Best Books of 2016. The year’s best
books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book
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
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
- New York Times Book
New reviews every week.
Book reviews, author interviews, and links to NPR book reviews &
- 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
March 2 & 15, 2017. All The Wild That
Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West by
An homage to the West and to two great writers
who set the standard for all who celebrate and defend it.
for more information.
Books for the first half of 2017,
have been chosen! See
the Bookclub page for the titles.
Attention Sue Coccia
We are so happy to
carry the complete line of Sue Coccia cards and coloring books, as well as some
really fun gift items:
mugs, toolboxes and flag/pennants
all featuring her unique and beautiful art.
journals, trivets, eye-glass cleaning cloths, and magnets,
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.
NEW! Mugs and
new art: New coloring books: Washington
Critters and Mystical Critters.
With lots of magnets of the new mystical critters! fun!
The Edmonds Bookshop is partners with Kobo
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.
News page and the great lists from Indie Next, the current ones:
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!
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