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Art + Wine Walk Edmonds!


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.


November 17, 2016. From 5 - 8 pm. Join us for festive snacks and beverages. We will be having our own version of a mini-First Dibs evening! Everyone that comes in will get a coupon for 20% off one item purchased that night. We will be ready for the holiday season to get started -- join us!





Previous Art Walk Edmonds Events

October 20, 2016.  We welcomed author Paula Becker and her new book Looking for Betty MacDonald: The Egg, the Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and I.

cover image: Looking for Betty MacDonald

This biography of Seattle writer Betty MacDonald shows that the author of screwball comedies such as “The Egg and I” lived a tough life. It reveals the story behind the memoirs and the difference between the real Betty MacDonald and her literary persona.

Book review in The Seattle Times here.






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

cover image: Better You Go Home
October 29, 2016. Saturday 1:30-2:30pm
. We will welcome 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 www.scott-driscoll.com.

Mr. Driscoll was a presenter at this year's WOTS the first weekend of October, and he will join us fresh from his presentation for EPIC Writer's Group, "The Art of Story Structure."

More information about WOTS. More information about EPIC.




cover image: The Witches' Little Sister


October 30, 2016. Sunday afternoon at 2pm and again at 2:30pm. We will welcome Joanne Nelson and her book, a perennial Halloween favorite, The Witches' Little Sister. Joanne dresses up and does a very entertaining reading of her story -- you and the kids will love it! Dress up a day early if you want to, and join us!






cover image: Kari's Bog

November 19, 2016. Saturday at noon. We will welcome 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 Legacy.

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 prevented?”



Recent Events.


cover image: The Lost HourOctober 22, 2016. We welcomed Nicola Pearson and her 13 year old illustrator, Maya Keegan, with their book The Lost Hour: A Grand Globetrotting Adventure with Six O'Clock & Friends.

What happens to the hour we lose to Daylight-Savings time? If he's Six O'Clock, maybe he packs his bag and goes looking for work. And because time flies, he flies around the world, finding himself in music and numbers, and even on the front of a bus! The Lost Hour, delightfully illustrated by 13-year old Maya Keegan, is a humorous story about time and travel and finding yourself when you are lost.




cover: One Dead, Two to Go
October 22, 2016.
We will welcomed author Elena Hartwell and her first novel, One Dead, Two to Go : An Eddie Shoes Mystery.

Private Investigator Edwina "Eddie Shoes" Schultz's most recent job has her parked outside a seedy Bellingham hotel, photographing her quarry as he kisses his mistress goodbye. This is the last anyone will see of the woman... alive. Her body is later found dumped in an abandoned building. Eddie's client, Kendra Hallings, disappears soon after. Eddie hates to be stiffed for her fee, but she has to wonder if Kendra could be in trouble too. Or is she the killer?
Before she knows it, Eddie is knee-deep in dangerous company, spurred on by her card-counting adrenaline-junkie mother who has shown up on her doorstep fresh from the shenanigans that got her kicked out of Vegas.
Also investigating the homicide is Detective Chance Parker, new to Bellingham's Major Crimes unit but no stranger to Eddie.

Ms. Hartwell joined us fresh from her workshop presentation at the EPIC Group Writers, "Research in Writing."  Visit the EPIC web site for more information on this Edmonds writer's group and the scheduled events coming this fall.

Elena Hartwell's writing career began in the theater, where she also worked as a director, designer, producer, and educator. She lives in North Bend, Washington. For more information, visit her web site. elenahartwell.com.




cover image: Tall Tale About a Dachshund and a PelicanSeptember 29, 2016. We had a fun and successful evening at the Edmonds Yacht Club to celebrate the launch of Kizzie Jones' new coloring book.

A Tall Tale About a Dachshund and a Pelican: How a Friendship Came to Be by Kizzie Jones and Scott Ward.
In this charming coloring book, a sequel to her award winning book, "How Dachshunds Came to Be," Kizzie Jones shows us that true friendship is not just about looking past each other's differences...it's about discovering and celebrating those differences.
Again illustrated, beautifully, by Scott Ward!

We have copies of all of her books in the store, many of them autographed!




cover image: Downfall

September 23, 2016. We welcomed Seattle author and perennial staff favorite,  J. A. Jance and her latest Joanna Brady novel, Downfall at the Mukilteo Library.

Arizona sheriff Joanna Brady returns in this outstanding new mystery set in the beautiful desert country of the Southwest.
With a baby on the way, sudden deaths in the family from which to recover, a re-election campaign looming, and a daughter heading off for college, Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady has her hands full when a puzzling new case hits her department, demanding every resource she has at her disposal.

For all kinds of information about Ms.Jance visit her web site.




cover image: Avenging the Owl
September 17, 2016.
We welcomed 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.

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




cover image: Being Home
September 3, 2016.
We welcomed Rebecca Ross with her new book, Being Home: The Art of Belonging Wherever You Are.
Rebecca Ross grew up wanting to know why some houses felt better than others. Helping people in their real spaces became her mission. In 2000, after twenty years as an architect, she founded The Composed Domain, which melds her architecture background, her understanding of spatial energy, and her skill at organizing things and information. As a professional organizer, she works directly with home and business owners in their spaces to reduce clutter, restore balance, and enhance well-being. Rebecca has become a specialist in hoarding and chronic acquiring, partnering with Seattle area therapists to support people dealing with serious issues.
For all kinds of additional information visit her web site.




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?







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