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.
September 21, 2017. Third Thursday Art Walk.
5 - 8pm. We will welcome 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
October 19, 2017. Third Thursday Art Walk. 5
- 8pm. We will welcome author Elise
Hooper and her debut novel, The Other
Alcott: A Novel, to be 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
Previous Art Walk Edmonds Events.
August 17, 2017. Third Thursday Art Walk.
We welcomed local author
Diana J. Noble, and her very first novel for young
adults, Evangelina Takes Flight, just
published May 31, 2017.
It's the summer of 1911 in northern
Mexico, and soon the de Leon family learns that the rumors of
soldiers in the region are true. Evangelina's father decides
they must leave their home to avoid the violence. The trip north
to a small town on the U.S. side of the border is filled with
fear and anxiety as they worry about loved ones left behind and
the uncertain future ahead.
This moving historical novel introduces teens to the
tumultuous times of the Mexican Revolution and the experiences
of immigrants, especially Mexican Americans, as they adjust to a
new way of life.
The novel is based loosely on her paternal grandmother’s life
but has stories of other relatives and memories from her own
childhood woven into every page.
A native of Laredo, Texas, is a human
resources specialist for the Boeing Company and lives in Edmonds
with her family.
For all kinds of information visit
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
September 30, 2017.
Saturday at noon.
We will welcome 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
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
October 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.
October 22, 2016. We will welcomed author
Hartwell and her first novel, One Dead, Two to Go : An Eddie
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
Also investigating the homicide is Detective Chance
Parker, new to Bellingham's Major Crimes unit but no stranger to
Ms. Hartwell joined us fresh from her workshop presentation
at the EPIC Group Writers,
"Research in Writing." Visit the
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
web site. elenahartwell.com.
September 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.
beautifully, by Scott Ward!
We have copies of all of her books in the store,
many of them autographed!
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
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
For all kinds of information about Ms.Jance
September 17, 2016. We
Melissa Hart, the author of the debut middle-grade
[grades 5 - 8] novel,
Avenging the Owl.
Published April 5, 2016.
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,
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.
all kinds of additional information visit