Third Thursdays. Art Walk Edmonds.
Celebrating the art of discovery.
Every Third Thursday. Edmonds.
Third Thursday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm The merchants are excited to share
with you the specialties of our vibrant downtown core.
site for all kinds of information, including the featured artists and
the map of featured locations for each month.
Upcoming Art Walk Edmonds Events
at the Bookshop.
November 16, 2017. Third Thursday Art Walk. 5
- 8pm. We are thrilled to welcome photographer
extraordinaire and friend of the Bookshop, Bob
Sears as our artist of the month. Stay tuned for more
Previous Art Walk Edmonds Events.
March 16, 2017. Our artist of the month
was our very own
Michelle Bear! We featured an amazing
selection of her paintings large and small, spanning the last
few years of her career.
Visit her web site
for a look at many of her amazing paintings.
Thank you Bob Sears for the
October 28th, 2017.
Saturday at 12 noon. We will welcome author
Lauren Danner with her brand new book,
Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North
Cascades National Park, just published September 1, 2017.
This first full-length account
chronicles the creation of the park, just in time for the it’s
50th anniversary in 2018.
Efforts to establish a park began
as early as 1892, but gained traction after World War II as
economic affluence sparked national interest in wilderness
preservation and growing concerns about the impact of harvesting
timber to meet escalating postwar housing demand.
environmental movement matured, conservationists sought to
establish a national park that prioritized wilderness, instead
of development for tourism or logging. Their grassroots activism
became increasingly sophisticated, eventually leading to the
compromise that resulted in the 1968 creation of Washington’s
magnificent third national park.
Ms. Danner says:
I write about Pacific Northwest and environmental history,
outdoor recreation, and public lands policy from my home in
Much more on
her web site.
November 4, 2017.
Saturday at 12 noon. We will welcome author
Janet R. Collins and her book,
On the Arctic Frontier: Ernest Leffingwell's
Polar Explorations and Legacy to be published October 15,
November 1897 presentation by Norway’s famous explorer, Fridtjof
Nansen, sparked Ernest Leffingwell’s lifelong passion for the
Arctic. Almost 100 years later, Janet Collins
discovered her own zeal when she took a college course called
Arctic Environment. .
Collins’ master’s degree in
library science and an undergraduate degree in geography, came
in handy as she undertook a seven-year investigation iinstigated
by an intriguing name on a map. Her research revealed a
meticulous and detailed explorer who made journal entries in
pencil and often used abbreviations and initials, leaving her
with much to decipher.
Eager to investigate rumors of land
north of Alaska, Ernest deKoven Leffingwell and Ejnar Mikkelsen
organized the 1906 Anglo-American Polar Expedition. Despite
extreme conditions, they determined the edge of the continental
shelf—a significant geographic discovery. Leffingwell remained
behind, and with substantial assistance from his Inupiaq
neighbors, the driven young geologist explored, surveyed and
documented geography and geology along Alaska’s north coast and
inland in what is now the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
(ANWR). On the North Slope of the Brooks Range, he pioneered
research in ground ice (permafrost), observed birds, and
collected wildlife specimens. His groundbreaking work still
informs scientists and scholars.
November 11, 2017.
Saturday at 12 noon. We will welcome local author
Susan Storer Clark and her new novvel,
The Monk Woman's Daughter.
“My mother said she was a nun. That
may have been a lie.”
So begins the eye-opening and
entertaining tale of Vera St. John’s chaotic upbringing amid the
turbulence of nineteenth-century urban America.
squalid streets of 1840s New York to the devastation of
post-Civil War Memphis, Vera threads her way through the
powerful conflicts of American history to find where she
belongs. Along the way, she discovers the nature of power and
the true meaning of freedom.
For more information about her book, and
so much more, Susan blogs at www.HistoryMuse.us and
is a contributor to the
Washington Independent Review of Books.
2017.Saturday at 12 noon. We will welcome local Seattle
author Pam Stucky.
She will be
bringing her whole catalog of books with her, including her
latest: Pam on the Map: Seattle Day Trips,
just published in paperback, September 19, 2017.
a native of the Seattle area, loves this city and all it has to
offer. And she knows that part of what makes the region
spectacular is not just the city itself, but all the fantastic
destinations within a two- or three-hour drive. This new book
has itineraries for 10 one-day trips, as well as optional side
For information on all things
Pam Stucky, do visit her website:
January 13, 2018. Saturday 12 noon- 1
pm. We will welcome our first author of the new year! Local
author, Jennifer Wilhoit and her new book,
Writing on the
Landscape: Essays and Practices to Write, Roam, Renew, just
published in paperback September 26, 2017.
Writing on the
Landscape is a practical, lyrical book aimed at helping blocked
writers to become unstuck.
Jennifer J. Wilhoit, PhD is a
published writer, focusing her current essays and books on the
inner/outer landscape: the ecotone between human nature and
ecological nature. Jennifer is the owner of TEALarbor stories;
she mentors writers, offers "story and nature guiding," supports
people in life transition, and mediates conflict.
Check out her blog at
and her web
October 19, 2017. Third Thursday Art Walk. We welcomed author Elise
Hooper and her debut novel, The Other
Alcott: A Novel, just published September 5, 2017.
This debut novel conjures the fascinating, untold story of
May Alcott—Louisa’s youngest sister and an artist in her own
creative, May Alcott grows up longing to experience the wide
world beyond Concord, Massachusetts. While her sister Louisa
crafts stories, May herself is a talented and dedicated artist,
taking lessons in Boston, turning down a marriage proposal from
a well-off suitor, and facing scorn for entering what is very
much a man’s profession.
embarks on a quest to discover her own true identity, as an
artist and a woman. From Boston to Rome, London, and Paris, this
brave, talented, and determined woman forges an amazing life of
her own, making her so much more than merely “The Other Alcott.”
For more information about the book, and all about the
September 30, 2017.
We welcomed local author Nicola Pearson and her new book,
Borrowed Ground: a Joe and Lucy Story. In paperback July
While the community gathers to celebrate
Joe and Lucy’s marriage there is one person who refuses to feel
the love; their neighbor, Hilda. She is determined to mar their
happiness with a vindictive property line dispute, and soon they
find themselves embroiled in a series of ordeals that they must
overcome in order to keep their home.
Ms. Pearson is
an award-winning playwright, author of the novel
How to Make a Pot in 14 Easy Lessons,
two Callum Lange mysteries and the children’s picture book,
The Lost Hour. She lives in the
foothills of the Cascade Mountains with her potter husband,
their dogs, cat and chickens.
More about the author on
her website and
September 21, 2017. Third Thursday Art Walk. We welcomed author Kate
Lund, and her latest book Bounce:
Help Your Child Build Resilience and Thrive In School, Sports
and Life just published May 31, 2017.
A book for
parents, educators, community leaders and anyone who has an
active interest in helping children to become resilient and
realize their potential. The book presents the author's vision
of the seven pillars of the resilient child during the
elementary school years, along with specific strategies for
bolstering the resilience of your own child or the children you
We have a few autographed copies of her new book
July 29, 2017.
We welcomed local Seattle author Brenda
Fantroy-Johnson and her new book,
Imagine Me. In paperback March 21,
story of a young black girl’s journey growing up in the early
’60s. The setting is Detroit where dreams are formed from life
experiences within a city ghetto. A coming-of-age story set
during the height of the civil rights movement, this was a time
of music, baseball, and fishing on the Detroit River, a time of
developing and discovering identity.
The memoir gives a
detailed accounting of how a self-described “good girl” copes
with the early tragedies of childhood loss and abandonment.
Growing from a child having children to the becoming of a woman
who refuses to let herself quit, this is a story of strength and
commitment to fulfill her mother’s directive, proving to
herself—even through domestic violence, drugs, and alcohol
abuse—that faith can get you out and enough faith can overcome
This is a journey of hope and dreams fulfilled.
Brenda Fantroy-Johnson grew up in Detroit, Michigan. She
graduated with the highest distinction from Davenport University
with a BA in Computer Science. She went on to obtain a MBA from
Spring Arbor University. An avid hiker,
she has climbed Mt. Rainier, hiked to Mt. Everest base camp and
walked the Northern Camino of Spain. She currently lives in
Washington State with her husband Harvey and their Perfect
Labrador Retriever, Tama.
All kinds of great information available at her web site and
July 15, 2017.
We welcomed Laura McGee
Kvasnosky and her newest book, Little
Wolf's First Howling.
Some may favor the proper way to howl,
but what if you have a song in your heart that needs to come
out? A delightful, disarmingly funny tale for little and big
Sisters Laura McGee Kvasnosky and Kate
Harvey McGee have created a wonderful story about the
importance of doing things your own way and being true to your
heart when it swells with wildness and joy.
Laura McGee Kvasnosky grew up in
Northern California as one of five children in a newspaper
family that provided the grist for many of her stories as a
noted children’s writer and illustrator. She turned to
children’s writing in mid life, and is best known for her series
of “Zelda and Ivy” books. Learn more about her and her books,
and some behind-the-scenes creation secrets -- so interesting!
-- here at
her web site.
We have a few autographed copies left! Stop in
June 24, 2017. Saturday. We welcomed
Billy Mac and
his book, My Oh My: The Dave Niehaus Story, new in paperback.
From his web site: This is a baseball book. It is a
biography of one of the game’s favorite sons and most devoted
servants. It is both a reverent look at the life of that man and
a heartfelt reflection on his trade. Furthermore, it is his
baseball story as well—the game he grew up with, the players and
managers and ballparks and broadcasters who nurtured his
baseball heart and led him to fashion an enduring love for the
sport. This is his story.
Visit the official web site, for a bit more information,
He was interviewed on KISM radio June 1, 2017. Listen to the
Thank you to all of you who joined us
-- we had a great Saturday afternoon, complete with peanuts and
CrackerJack! (We don't care if we never get back!).
10, 2017. We welcomed Seattle
author Charlie Sheldon, and his new
book, Strong Heart, now in paperback.
One stormy May night, just as Tom Olsen
is about to leave with his Native American friends to visit his
grandfather's grave deep in Washington State's Olympic Peninsula
wilderness, he answers a knock at his door to find an abandoned
thirteen year old girl.
The girl announces her name is Sarah
Cooley and that Tom is her grandfather. Astonished, all
Tom sees is trouble. He knows he should cancel the trip and deal
with Sarah, but when his friends suggest bringing Sarah along,
Tom reluctantly agrees, hoping a backpacking trip might teach
Sarah some sorely needed lessons about character, responsibility
Adventure, scientific inquiry, a tinge of mystery,
and a hint of the unexplainable infuse this
meticulously-imagined tale. In a story matching the breathtaking
scope of its Pacific Northwest and North Pacific setting,
Sheldon's tale startles, yet challenges us to think.
June 3, 2017. We
welcomed Edmonds author Laura Weigel Douglas
and her brand new book, When the Stars Lead
Home. This middle-grade novel was published in paperback
March 21, 2017, and is the first in the Green Hill Adventure
Twelve-year old Tizzy could not believe how
quickly things could fall apart. Last year her only concern had
been defending her title as San Juan County's All-Around Rodeo
Cowgirl. Now, she is living with two aunts she barely knows and
trying to convince them to keep the summer camp where she grew
up, Green Hills Adventure Camp, open for business. With luck on
her side and more than a little determination, Tizzy will
discover that she is capable of more than she ever dreamt and
that sometimes, when life changes direction, you have to create
your own path to find your way home again.
Douglas grew up in Shoreline, Washington and was an avid reader from a young age,
spending many of her days dreaming of being an author and living
on a farm. Laura blogs
publisher has a lovely little video to promote her book -- she
has it featured on her blog, and you can find it
here on you tube.
A big "Thank you!" to all you friends and fans
who joined us Saturday afternoon! What a great turnout to
celebrate with Laura!
April 29, 2017. Independent Bookstore Day!
We all had such a great time on Saturday!
Thank you to all of you who joined us! And a huge thank you to
all of you who support us all year long -- you are why we have
been here since 1972.
45 years and going
strong! Thanks to all of you!
A one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores
across the country. Every store is unique and independent, and
every party is different. In addition to fun events there are
exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that
day. Not before. Not online. Only at Independent Bookstores!
Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times arts/book critic visited 19
different Seattle-area bookstores in one go for Independent
Bookstore Day. [She did it!] and calls it
the perfect day.
The article here.
Check out the facebook page for more information [perhaps to
start planning for next year?!]:
And follow them on Twitter!
[so many fun posts and pics! thank you all!]
April 13, 2017. Thursday night at 6:30pm.
Reading Group Night!
Katie Mehan and David Glenn,
Penguin Random House sales reps extraordinaire.
They presented stacks of books that they love and that
are great for Book groups to read and discuss.
April 15, 2017. We
welcomed author and former Edmonds resident,
Jeffrey Warren and his new novel,
Jeffrey Warren is a retired
Professional Engineer and longtime entrepreneur.
He is the
author of several technical, non-fiction papers and books. He
began writing fiction for a family audience during an interlude
An avid sailor, he lives with his wife,
eight horses, a donkey, and rescue dog Scout, on a mountain
ranch in Idaho.
For all kinds of information visit his web site:
26, 2016. Saturday all day. Small
Business Saturday and Indies First Day.
We had a great Saturday! Thank you to all who joined us.
A very special thank you to our two guest authors, Kizzie Jones and Anne-Marie Heckt.
November 19, 2016.
local author, Ingrid V Osterhaug, and
her very personal memoir, Kari's Bog: A
Mother's Journey Through Her Daughter's Life, Tragic Death And
In the early morning of January 5, 2003, Kari, thirty-one
years old and pregnant, was murdered by her mentally ill
husband. They had left a hospital hours before in an
unsuccessful attempt to admit him for evaluation and treatment.
This is the story of the rich and eventful life of a young woman
from her birth to her tragic death as told by her mother. It
also explores the question, “How could her death have been
October 29, 2016. We welcomed local
author Scott Driscoll and his novel
Better You Go Home.
Seattle attorney Chico Lenoch wonders why his Czech father
refuses to contact family left behind the Iron Curtain.
Searching through his father’s attic after the Velvet
Revolution, Chico discovers letters dated four decades earlier
revealing the existence of a half-sister. He travels to the
Czech Republic to find his forgotten sister and unearth the
secrets his father has buried all these years. There is
self-interest behind Chico’s quest. Most urgently, he is nearing
kidney failure and needs a donor organ. None of his relatives
are a suitable match. Could his sister be a candidate?
Scott Driscoll, an award-winning instructor, holds an MFA from
the University of Washington and has been teaching creative
writing for the University of Washington Extension for seventeen
years. You can find him on the Web at