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Third Thursdays. Art + Wine Walk Edmonds.
Celebrating the art of discovery.
Every Third Thursday. Edmonds.

Every Third Thursday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm The merchants are excited to share with you the specialties of our vibrant downtown core.

Visit the official web site for all kinds of information: the featured artists and the map of locations for each month and to buy tickets for the wine tastings: pre-purchase tickets for $25. Day of tickets are $30 (if they're not sold out).



Upcoming Art Walk Edmonds Events at the Bookshop.

July 21, 2016. 5 - 8pm. We will welcome Rebecca Huycke Ellingson as  our Third Thursday artist, with a rollicking autobiography of a 19th century ship's captain who spent 40 years on the high seas. Her father was one of the historians working on getting the book published and she has finished his work.

cover: Forty Years Master

Forty Years Master: A Life in Sail and Steam by Daniel O. Killman and Rebecca Huycke Ellison. Published April 8, 2016.

During Daniel O. Killman’s more than fifty years at sea, he was shipwrecked off Coos Bay, discovered gold in Alaska, was dismasted in a hurricane near Fiji, lost a rudder en route to Adelaide, had run-ins with bureaucrats, officials, and seamen, and found himself in court facing charges of murder, all the while remaining in impeccable standing with the owners of his vessels. His thrilling life at sea during the last decades of sailing ships and the emergence of steam vessels in the Pacific is chronicled here.



Plan Ahead!

cover image: Cradle in the Waves
September 18, 2016. 5 - 8pm.
  We welcome as our third thursday artist, Edmonds resident and author, Anne Marie Heckt and her new book, A Cradle in the Waves. It is a lovely historical novel set in Port Townsend in the 1860s.It is written for children 10 and up though adults will enjoy it too.

Port Townsend, 1862…
Lucy’s curiosity has endless scope in Boston, but when her family moves to a tiny northwest town, she’s stuck with mud and trees. With a mouth quicker than caution, she soon betrays the only girl who’s helped her, defends a boy she resents, and lands herself in the midst of a simmering stew of conflicts between settlers and Indians, with sailors and miners swirling in the midst. A scalping, a green-eyed farm boy and the nagging feeling that her mother is hiding something leave Lucy thinking a little boredom might be welcome.



Third Thursday fun!
We have tons of fun on Third
Thursdays! Pictured from left to right: Elaine, Tom and Michelle. Current, and former, Bookshop employees, and Third Thursday Artists, all.

In the background are some of Michelle's amazing works of art.



Upcoming Events



Edmonds Wine Walk 2016

Saturday July 23, 2016. 5 - 8pm. July Wine Walk.
We are so happy to be one of the 12 participating locations for the Wine Walk.
Partnering with Seattle Uncorked, it will feature local Washington winemakers pouring tastes of their hand-crafted wines at some of your favorite downtown Edmonds business locations. The award-winning boutique wineries will each have a couple of options for you to taste, and to buy at 10% -- for one night only!
In addition to great wines, look for some special tastings of gourmet chocolates.

Visit the Wine Walk facebook page for the list of participating businesses and winemakers.

As the sole fundraiser of the year for Art Walk Edmonds, participation in this Edmonds Wine Walk will mean you are contributing toward a great cause and supporting the arts in our community.

Register online at the AWE website: Tickets are $25 for 10 one-ounce pours.
Registration includes tickets for 10 tastes; [additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase at the Wine Walk check-in site.]

A limited number of event tickets will be available the day of the event for $30, while supplies last.
Participants must be 21 years old. Wristbands, tasting maps, and tickets will be distributed at Cole Gallery (107 5th Ave S) starting at 4:30PM the day of the event; ID will be required. complimentary tasting glasses will be provided.

While walkers are encouraged to sip samples while visiting with the wine representatives, artists, and merchants, no open cups are allowed to leave the premises in which they are poured.

All of the details about the event can be found here: Art Walk Edmonds facebook.


cover image: Avenging the Owl

September 17, 2016. Saturday at noon. We wlll welcome Melissa Hart, the author of the debut middle-grade [grades 5 - 8] novel, Avenging the Owl. Published April 5, 2016.
This is a story about staying true to yourself when things get tough. Solo has every reason to lash out, but he ultimately needs to find a way to cope. Avenging the Owl deals with the difficult issues of suicide and depression, but more than anything it captures the powerlessness of being a kid. It won’t be easy, but the wild beauty of Oregon, its cold, empty beaches and captivating wildlife, may be just what Solo and his family need to help them start over.

As well as reading from her new book, there will also be a family-friendly pesentation about raptors, owls, and owl pellets.

"Melissa Hart's presentation is fun and engaging for both children and adults. Her knowledge of raptors and owls is impressive and her enthusiasm is infectious. The addition of an owl pellet dissection to her book reading makes for an exciting, hands-on author event."

For all kinds of great information, visit her web site, MelissaHart.com



Recent Events.

June 16, 2016. We welcomed Edmonds resident, author Jennifer Bardsley. Her debut novel,cover image: Genesis Girl Genesis Girl: Blank Slate Book 1, was just published June 14, 2016.

Fifty years ago cell phones unleashed a Brain Cancer Epidemic.
Terrified by technology, worried parents entrusted their children to a charismatic leader.
Barbelo promised to keep his Vestals safe from the Internet, hidden behind lead-lined walls.
Now, digital purity is valuable and a Vestal named Blanca is auctioned off to the highest bidder.
Blanca is the most obedient eighteen-year-old her purchasers have ever met.
She is a blank slate for the genesis of anything they want.
But too bad for Blanca.
Their new beginning could be her end.

Jennifer Bardsley is a newspaper columnist for The Everett Daily Herald. She lives in Edmonds, Washington with her husband and two children. You can find Jennifer online at http://JenniferBardsley.net

Ms. Bardsley was most generous and signed a stack of books for us. While they last, we have autographed first editions of her first novel available to purchase.




cover image: Breakfast with Neruda

May 21, 2016. We welcomed Laura Moe with her brand new novel, Breakfast with Neruda.

A high school teacher and librarian, Laura Moe is a published poet, but her great love is fiction. She generously signed a stack of her books for us, available while they last.






May 12, 2016.  We welcomed Mel Conner and his latest novel, Llove the Llama. cover: Llove the Llama

From the author:

My second novel took me seven years to write, and I'm pleased with how it came out. The lowdown: Two Christians, an atheist and a witch walk into a bar…. in Cuzco, Peru, where they encounter Theo Duncan, an aimless history grad, who is only dimly aware that he’s starving: for purpose, love, community. When he and his new companions aren’t battling gators in the Amazon or getting swallowed by landslides in the Andes, they debate the number of deities which animate our world – zero? one? a bunch? – thereby transforming their lives in unforeseen ways.




Indie Bookstore Day 2016!

April 30, 2016. Was Independent Bookstore Day.

We all had a great time, thank you to all who joined us, and for your great support all year.


cover image: Before the Wind


Jim Lynch was here and signed copies of his fantastic new novel Before the Wind. 
Q&A with the author; and a great new [4/14/16] review.


 ALSO: Jim Lynch is on Well Read! Check your local PBS listings, and visit the Well Read web site to watch the show online.





cover image: Bucolia

March 26, 2016. Saturday at noon. We welcome Matthew Thuney and his book Bucolia: Hijinx in the Hinterlands. The Whatcom County author has been crafting columns, composing blogs, and recording radio shows for nearly 30 years in northwest Washington.

In a humorous and heartfelt way, Bucolia narrates Matthew’s bewildered attempts to adjust to country living in Whatcom County's South Fork Valley (aka “Bucolia”).


Fun mini-review here.

And the web site with the whole story, here.




cover image: Putter and the Red Car

March 19, 2016.  We will welcomed children's author Kate Lund and her book Putter and the Red Car: A Cross-Country Family Adventure. A picture book about a dog and his family driving across the country from Boston to Seattle. Brand new in paperback January 21, 2016.

Kate Lund's facebook page is here.





March 5, 2016.  We welcomed local author Leroy Henry and his book Blueberry Muffins Are Up A Buck A Pair.cover image: Blueberry Muffins

A surrealistic romp through a parallel universe in a much different era of the 1950's than we ever recall. A fun and imaginative fantasy novel from the minds of co-authors, songwriters and best friends written in the early 70's and just recently unveiled to the unsuspecting public.Leroy and Richard

Visit the web site to learn how the book came to be, and all kinds of other behind the scenes info [and more fun flashback photos!].

And the facebook page for updates on the adventure.

February 27, 2016.  We welcomed local author Judith Works and her first book, Coins in the Fountain, new in paperback, January 8, 2016.cover image: Coins in The Fountain!

Innocents Abroad collide with La Dolce Vita when the author and her husband arrive in the ancient city of Rome fresh from the depths of Oregon.
Their story begins with a month trying to sleep on a cold marble floor wondering why they came to Rome. It ends with a hopeful toss of coins in the Trevi Fountain to ensure their return to the Eternal City for visits. Ten years of pasta, vino, and the sweet life weren’t enough.

Part memoir, part travelogue, Coins in the Fountain will amuse and intrigue you with the stories of food, friends, and the adventures of a couple who ran away to join the Circus (the Circus Maximus, that is).

Visit her web site for all kinds of great information.

We have a few autographed copies for purchase while they last.


cover image: Two Graves for Michael FureyJanuary 21, 2016. We welcomed Edmonds author Bruce Fergusson and his book, Two Graves for Michael Furey. New in paperback last August 20, 2015.

James Malloy has had his share of troubles, but when he meets and falls in love with Katie Walsh, he is sure his life has finally turned around. But not for long.
Shortly after the two become engaged, Katie disappears. Many months pass before he learns – in the most shattering way possible – what happened to her.

Find out all about Mr. Fergusson at his web site: www.brucefergusson.com

Mr. Fergusson was generous with his time, and signed a stack of his books for us! So, while they last, we have autographed copies of this local author's books!



author Jonathan EvisonWe had a surprise visitor at the end of November: Jonathan Evison, live and in person.

He chatted and visited with us and all the customers in sight -- and he generously signed all of his books that we put in front of him! So, while they last.... we have signed copies of his newest novel, This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! as well as two of his previous bestselling, and staff favorite, novels, West of Here and The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving [major motion picture starring Paul Rudd coming in 2016.]

Stop in soon, or give us a call and we'd be happy to hold one for you.



cover: The Girl Who Wrote In Silk
November 7, 2015.
 We met Kelli Estes, local author of The Girl Who Wrote In Silk.

Inspired by true events, Kelli Estes's brilliant and atmospheric debut novel serves as a poignant tale of two women determined to do the right thing, and the power of our own stories. In paperback, July 2015. Visit her web site for more information about her book.

Ms. Estes read, discussed, and signed her debut novel during an open house at The Blue Door Wellness Studio, "...which is dedicated to cultivating creativity, community, and renewed connectivity with our true and authentic selves."



October 31, 2015. We welcomed author Tiffany Pitts! She scared us just a little bit with readings from Wizzy Wig, a book for Young Readers.Cover: Wizzy Wig

Wizzy Wig: The Thanatos Rising Series Book 2.
Jake Denny has a pizza problem. Even though they are officially friends now, he still can’t figure out how to talk to Kix Welty, the intimidatingly hot delivery driver from Pizza Joe’s. Every time he tries to ask her out, he ends up rambling on about video games, kung-fu movies, or science. She must think he’s the most boring boob on the planet.

Thanatos is thirty-two pounds of (mostly) Maine coon cat. He lives upstairs from all this mess, and he definitely does not approve. Together, he and Pansy will set the Universe back to rights. They will conquer villains! They will avenge things! They will… Wait…who is Pansy?


cover: Anonymous SourceOctober 24, 2015. We welcomed author A.C. Fuller and his debut thriller, The Anonymous Source.

One year after the 9/11 attacks, Alex Vane--a brilliant, fitness-obsessed reporter for The New York Standard--wants nothing more than to break into the flashy world of TV news. But when he uncovers the scoop of a lifetime, his tightly controlled world is rocked: his editor buries his story, a source turns up dead, and Alex finds himself at the center of a violent media conspiracy.

As he receives tips from a mysterious source, Alex enlists the help of a captivating professor, Camila Gray. Aided by an Internet genius, a billionaire's sexy widow, and a washed-up sports reporter, Alex and Camila discover a $500-million secret that could derail the largest media merger in history.

And it's a secret that could get them both killed.

In this debut novel, we meet a young journalist chasing the biggest story of his career--from the courtrooms of New York City to the beaches of Hawaii, from a crowded newsroom to a lavish boardroom at the top of a media empire. New in paperback June 12, 2015.

A.C. Fuller is the creator and host of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, a weekly interview show featuring award-winning writers and publishing experts. He teaches English at Northwest Indian College near Seattle and has taught journalism at New York University. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two children and is hard at work on the sequel to The Anonymous Source. Visit his web site: acfuller.com

October 17, 2015.  We welcomed author Roland Trenary.

Mahlon Blaine & Roland Trenary book coverMahlon Blaine's Blooming Bally Bloody Book by Roland Trenary and Mahlon Blaine.
This historical novel takes a rollicking ride through one-eyed Mahlon Blaine's adventures and experiences as an early 20th-Century illustrator.
Mahlon Blaine's Sinbad coloring book cover

Mahlon Blaine's Sinbad by Roland Trenary and Mahlon Blaine.
Much more than a coloring book, with full page Mahlon Blaine illustrations that first appeared in The Adventures of Sindbad the Sailor in 1936. All thirty-three drawings are included here. The original tales from 1907 were Laurence Housman adaptations of the Sindbad voyages in Stories from the Arabian Nights, originally published in London.

And find out so much more on the web site: groundedoutlet.com



cover image: Hands On HomeOctober 10, 2015. We welcomed author Erica Strauss and her brand new book -- just published September 29, 2015! --
The Hands-On Home: A Seasonal Guide to Cooking, Preserving & Natural Homekeeping.

Want to create an organized, productive, and beautiful kitchen and home? Popular Seattle blogger, Erica Strauss (Northwest Edible Life) shows us how in this modern homekeeping handbook for thrifty DIYers who care about sustainability. A fresh take on modern homemaking, this is a practical (and sometimes sassy) guide to maximizing your time, effort, and energy in the kitchen and beyond. With a focus on less consumerism, it will teach you how to organize your kitchen and home to make the best use of your time. For those yearning to live a more ecologically minded, grounded lifestyle, this book is full of practical, no-nonsense advice, fabulous recipes, and time- and money-saving techniques.

Erica Strauss is the founder of Northwest Edible Life, one of the most popular and well-respected urban homesteading and gardening blogs in the country. A professionally-trained chef, she shares her fun and punchy perspective on garden-to-table eating and living a slow-ish life though her writings. Erica was featured in Best Food Writing 2013 and regularly writes for national cooking and gardening magazines. Her blog is here: www.nwedible.com



Cover image; Pure Act
September 4, 2015.
We welcomed Michael N. McGregor and his new book Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax. Just published September 1, 2015.

Written by a writer who met Lax in Greece when he was a young seeker himself and visited him regularly over fifteen years, Pure Act is an intimate look at an extraordinary but little-known life. Much more than just a biography, it's a tale of adventure, an exploration of friendship, an anthology of wisdom, and a testament to the liberating power of living an uncommon life.

Michael N. McGregor is a professor of nonfiction writing at Portland State University and a summer writing coach for the Collegeville Institute's Apart and Yet a Part workshop week.
He also has roots in Edmonds: he worked at Europe Through the BackDoor [back in the day...], and hails from here in the north end!



Color Boldly cover

August 15, 2015.
We welcomed Cathy Ross and KC Winters, the authors of Color Boldly, a book for children ages 3 - 8 that encourages freedom and creativity when making any kind of art.





August 2, 2015. We welcomed home, Jill Charlotte Stanford, Edmonds native, a graduate of both Edmonds Grade School and Edmonds High School! She always wanted to be a cowgirl and the books she has written prove that she made that dream come true.

Cowgirl's Cookbook: Recipes For Your Home On Thecover: Cowgirl's Cookbook Range and Keep Cookin' Cowgirl: More Recipes For Your Home On The Range.

Take a dash of western myth, a healthy sprinkle of vintage photographs, and a dollop of tall tales and instructional sidebars, simmer with a delicious selection of western recipes, and, voila—The Cowgirl’s Cookbook. From June’s Ranch Beans to Joan’s Chile Rellenos, these hearty fixin’s will feed a city girl’s fantasy as well as a country boy’s belly. A sure favorite with locals and tourists alike, these recipes ain’t just for trail drives no more!


Visit her web site for all kinds of additional information.


cover image: Taking Risks
July 25, 2015. Saturday at noon
. Local author & editor Julie Shayne was here with her latest project, one she edited: Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas. For all kinds of great information about the book, and a couple of glowing review quotes, read the flyer from the publisher here.

Julie Shayne is Senior Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell and Affiliate Associate Professor of Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Washington Seattle.


cover image: Go Set a Watchman
July 14, 2015.
Was the official publication date of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman. We opened quite early to have the book available first thing. Thank you to all of you that joined us to start your day!
More info about the book is here.

PBS NewsHour 7/13/15. Great new interview: talking about the new novel with a longtime friend of Harper Lee's and Natasha Treathaway, reviewer for the Washington Post. Here.

And of course, everyone involved wants to have a say:









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