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Art + Wine Walk Edmonds!


Third Thursdays. Art + Wine 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: 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.

cover image: Looking for Betty MacDonaldThis 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 persona.

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 on life.

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 Island).

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 here.




Previous Art Walk Edmonds Events

cover image: Orchids of War
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 her web site, here.


August 18, 2016.
We welcomed as our Third Thursday Artist, Edmondscover image: Cradle in the Waves 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!




Third Thursday fun!
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 art.



Upcoming Events


cover image: Downfall

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 novel, Downfall.

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.


The Mukilteo Library:
4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.
Mukilteo, WA 98275

Get a map here.



cover image: Tall Tale About a Dachshund and a Pelican
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.




cover image: The Lost HourOctober 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.



Recent Events.


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




cover image: Being Home
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.


cover image: Before the Wind


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





cover image: Bucolia

March 26, 2016. Saturday at noon. We welcome Matthew 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, here.




cover image: Putter and the Red Car

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.

Kate Lund's facebook page is here.





March 5, 2016.  We welcomed local author Leroy Henry and his book Blueberry Muffins Are Up A Buck A Pair.cover image: Blueberry Muffins

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.Leroy and Richard

Visit the web site to learn how the book came to be, and all kinds of other behind the scenes info [and more fun flashback photos!].

And the facebook page for updates on the adventure.

February 27, 2016.  We welcomed local author Judith Works and her first book, Coins in the Fountain, new in paperback, January 8, 2016.cover image: Coins in The Fountain!

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).

Visit her web site for all kinds of great information.

We have a few autographed copies for purchase while they last.


cover image: Two Graves for Michael FureyJanuary 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: www.brucefergusson.com

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!



author Jonathan EvisonWe 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 for you.



cover: The Girl Who Wrote In Silk
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.Cover: Wizzy Wig

Wizzy Wig: The Thanatos Rising Series Book 2.
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?


cover: Anonymous SourceOctober 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 conspiracy.

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 in history.

And it's a secret that could get them both killed.

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 The Anonymous Source. Visit his web site: acfuller.com

October 17, 2015.  We welcomed author Roland Trenary.

Mahlon Blaine & Roland Trenary book coverMahlon 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 20th-Century illustrator.
Mahlon Blaine's Sinbad coloring book cover

Mahlon Blaine's Sinbad by Roland Trenary and Mahlon Blaine.
Much 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: groundedoutlet.com



cover image: Hands On HomeOctober 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: www.nwedible.com








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