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Art Walk Edmonds!

 

 

Third Thursdays. Art 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, 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 information!

 

 


Previous Art Walk Edmonds Events.

 

Michelle Bear artist!
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 great photo!

 


 

Upcoming Events

 

October 28th, 2017. Saturday at 12 noon. We will welcome author Lauren Danner with her brandcover image: Crown Jewel Wilderness 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.
As the 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 Olympia, Washington. 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, 2017.

cover image: On the Arctic FrontierA 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 Clarkcover image: Monk Woman's Daughter 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.
From the 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.

 


 

 

November 18, 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.Pam on the Map: Seattle day Trips

 
Pam Stucky, 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 trips.

For information on all things Pam Stucky, do visit her website: pamstucky.com.


 

 


 

 

cover: Writing on the LandscapeJanuary 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 TEALarborstories.blogspot.com
and her web site: TEALarborstories.com





 

Recent Events.

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.cover: Other Alcott

This debut novel conjures the fascinating, untold story of May Alcott—Louisa’s youngest sister and an artist in her own right.
Stylish, outgoing, 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.
May 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 author, visit her web site.

 

 

 

September 30, 2017. We welcomed local author Nicola Pearson and her new book, Borrowed Ground: a Joe and Lucy Story. In paperback July 16, 2017.cover image: Borrowed Ground

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.

author Nicola PearsonMs. 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 her blog.

 

 

 

 

September 21, 2017. Third Thursday Art Walk.  We welcomed author Kate cover: BounceLund, 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 work with.

We have a few autographed copies of her new book available!

 

 

 

cover: Imagine Me

July 29, 2017. We welcomed local Seattle author Brenda Fantroy-Johnson and her new book, Imagine Me. In paperback March 21, 2017.

A riveting 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 fear.
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 blog, here.


 

 

cover: Liitle Wolf's First HowlingJuly 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 wolves everywhere.

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 soon.

 

 

 

June 24, 2017. Saturday. We welcomed Billy Mac and his book, My Oh My: The Dave Niehaus Story, new in paperback.cover image: My Oh My!

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, here.

He was interviewed on KISM radio June 1, 2017. Listen to the interview, here.

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!).

 

 

June 10, 2017.  We welcomed Seattle author Charlie Sheldon, and his new book, Strong Heart, now in paperback.cover image: Strong Heart

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 and grit.

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.

 

 

cover image: When the Stars Lead Home

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 Camp series.

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.

Ms. 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 here.
Her 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!

 

 

Indie Bookstore Day!

 

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?!]: SEABookstoreDay.

And follow them on Twitter! @BookstoreDay  [so many fun posts and pics! thank you all!]

 

 

April 13, 2017. Thursday night at 6:30pm. Reading Group Night!
We welcomed 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 residencover image: Justifiable Homicidet, Jeffrey Warren and his new novel, Justifiable Homicide.

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 between companies.
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: jwauthor.com

 

 

 

Indies First!

November 26, 2016. Saturday all day. Small Business Saturday and Indies First Day.

 

We had a great Saturday! Thank you to all who joined us.

 

 

 

cover image: Tall Tale

cover image: Cradle in the Waves

A very special thank you to our two guest authors, Kizzie Jones and Anne-Marie Heckt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cover image: Kari's Bog

November 19, 2016.
 We welcomed 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?”

 

 

 

cover image: Better You Go Home

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 www.scott-driscoll.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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