Third Thursdays. Art + Wine 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: 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.
October 20, 2016. Join us from 5 - 8pm to welcome
author Paula Becker and her new book
Looking for Betty MacDonald: The Egg, the
Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and I.
This first 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
Betty Bard MacDonald (1907–1958), the best-selling author of
The Egg and I and the classic Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
children's books, burst onto the literary scene shortly after
the end of World War II. Readers embraced her memoir of her
years as a young bride operating a chicken ranch on Washington's
Olympic Peninsula, and The Egg and I sold its first
million copies in less than a year. The public was drawn to
MacDonald's vivacity, her offbeat humor, and her irreverent take
MacDonald followed up the success of The Egg
and I with the creation of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, a magical
woman who cures children of their bad habits, and with three
additional memoirs: The Plague and I (chronicling her
time in a tuberculosis sanitarium just outside Seattle),
Anybody Can Do Anything (recounting her madcap attempts to
find work during the Great Depression), and Onions in the
Stew (about her life raising two teenage daughters on Vashon
Author Paula Becker was granted full access to
Betty MacDonald's archives, including materials never before
seen by any researcher.
Book review in The Seattle Times
Previous Art Walk Edmonds Events
September 15, 2016.
We welcomed Seattle resident and
author, Denise Frisino and her new book,
Orchids of War.
Set in 1941 Seattle, San Francisco and
Hawaii, Orchids of War explores Japanese espionage and its
impacts on the lives of all Americans. Suspenseful, packed with
accurate details, and told through engaging characters, this
book will alter your perceptions of World War II.
Orchids of War has been selected as a National Indie
Excellence Award finalist in the Historical Fiction category.
Denise was born and raised in Seattle. She has won
awards for her writing, acting and teaching. While her
fascination with history planted the seed for this
historical-fiction, it was her years of research, including
numerous interviews, which brought to light the facts woven
through her novel. More information on
August 18, 2016.
We welcomed 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.
Anne Marie was kind enough to sign extra copies of her
book for us, signed editions are available while they last!
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
September 23, 2016. Friday at
7:00 pm. Join us at the Mukilteo Library
as we welcome Seattle author and perennial staff favorite,
J. A. Jance and her latest Joanna Brady
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
The Mukilteo Library:
4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Get a map here.
September 29, 2016, Thursday evening from 5 - 9pm.
Join us 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.
Edmonds Yacht Club:
326 Admiral Way,
Edmonds, WA 98020
Get a map here.
October 22, 2016. Saturday at noon. We will welcome
Nicola Pearson and her
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.
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
June 16, 2016. We welcomed Edmonds resident, author Jennifer
Bardsley. Her debut novel, Genesis
Girl: Blank Slate Book 1, was just published June 14,
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
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
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.
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
May 12, 2016. We
welcomed Mel Conner and his latest novel,
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
April 30, 2016. Was Independent
We all had a great time, thank you to all who joined us, and
for your great support all year.
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]
ALSO: Jim Lynch is on Well Read!
Check your local PBS listings, and visit the
Well Read web site to watch the show online.
March 26, 2016.
Saturday at noon. We welcome
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,
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.
facebook page is here.
March 5, 2016. We welcomed local author
Leroy Henry and his book
Blueberry Muffins Are Up A Buck A Pair.
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.
web site to learn how the book came to be, and all kinds of
other behind the scenes info [and more fun flashback photos!].
facebook page for updates on the adventure.
February 27, 2016. We welcomed local author
and her first book, Coins in the
Fountain, new in paperback, January 8, 2016.
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).
for all kinds of great information.
We have a few autographed copies for purchase while they
January 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:
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!
We 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
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.
Wizzy Wig: The Thanatos Rising Series
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?
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
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
And it's a secret that could get them both
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
Source. Visit his web site:
October 17, 2015. We welcomed author
Mahlon 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
Mahlon Blaine's Sinbad by
Roland Trenary and Mahlon Blaine.
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:
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: