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.
March 16, 2017. Third Thursday Art Walk. 5 -
8pm. Our artist of the month will be our very own
Michelle Bear! Featuring an amazing
selection of her paintings large and small, spanning the last
few years of her career.
Join us for a great evening of art
April 20, 2017. Third Thursday Art Walk. 5 -
8pm. In celebration of National Poetry
Month, we will have our annual, and always much anticipated, Poetry
Reading. We will feature local poets, hosted by the
amazing David Horowitz, founder of
Rose Alley Press. Stay tuned for the
announcement of this year's line up.
Recent Art Walks
February 16, 2017. Third Thursday Art Walk. We welcomed back local Edmonds author
Paddy Eger with her third novel set in
the ballet world:
Letters to Follow: A
Dancer’s Adventure. Lynne's Adventures through
Letters and Cards
Marta's best friend Lynne begins a
grand adventure when she travels to Paris on a dance exchange.
Her move to a wacky boarding house is not a good fit for an
outspoken American dancer but it creates humorous encounters
with the tenants. At the end of the exchange, Lynne becomes the
travel companion for her harebrained Uncle Leo. She sends
postcards and letters to Marta to retell her mapcap adventures.
As always, Paddy was very generous with her
time and signed a few copies of her books for us, available
while they last.
her web site for all kinds of information.
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
Nothing scheduled at the moment, check back, we will
post events as schedules get confirmed.
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.
They were very generous with their time and signed a few extra
copies of their books.
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
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