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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.


May 18, 2017. Third Thursday Art Walk. 5 - 8pm. Join us to welcome local author Melissa A. Woods and her inspirational novel, Getting Past Anxiety.cover image: Getting Past Anxiety

The story of Stella Maris, a thirty-seven-year-old professional woman in the Pacific Northwest who is fighting to escape the shackles of anxiety. Her story is ultimately about how we choose the quality of our life. This book will inspire you to start your own healing process so you can break the shackles of your anxiety and reclaim your life.

Melissa A. Woods is an author, professional keynote speaker, life coach, and expert on anxiety disorders.  Melissa has spent years studying anxiety and learning how to heal from it. She has also received a Certificate of Memoir from the University of Washington.





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




Indie Bookstore Day!


April 29, 2017. Saturday all day. Independent Bookstore Day!




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 after. Not online. Only at Independent Bookstores.

Last year about 140 people made it to all 17 Indie Bookstores in the greater Seattle area! Are you up for it this year?

Check out the facebook page for more information: SEABookstoreDay.

And follow them on Twitter! @BookstoreDay



Recent Events.


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.




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cover image: Cradle in the Waves

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.








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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?”




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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.




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!




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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




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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.


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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 on Well Read! Check your local PBS listings, and visit the Well Read web site to watch the show online.










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