Welcome to the Edmonds Bookshop Web site.
Located in the heart of downtown Edmonds, Washington, we are full of books you really want to read!
A great selection of books for people with all different interests, including the latest in fiction, mystery, biography, and general nonfiction. We also have a great selection of kids' books from picture books to young adult and everything in between.
October 30, 2016.
Sunday afternoon at 2pm and again at 2:30pm!
welcome Joanne Nelson and her book, a
perennial Halloween favorite, The Witches'
Little Sister. Joanne dresses up and does a very
entertaining reading of her story -- you and the kids will love
it! Dress up a day early if you want to, and join us!
Well Read on PBS.
Always a great source for your next great read.
607 is Amor Towles and his new book,
A Gentleman in Moscow: A
Currently the web extra and brief book reviews
are available. In a day or two, the
entire episode will be available.
Which makes this a great time to get caught up:
the last 2 episodes have been particulary fabulous:
Episode 606 is
Ann Patchett and her latest novel,
Commonwealth. A brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching
ties of love and responsibility that bind us to one another.
Full of rich characters intertwined in a complicated family
dynamic full of explosive secrets.
Episode 605 is
Maria Semple and her new novel
Today Will Be Different. First
garnering critical acclaim and her loyal fan base with her
novel, Where’d You Go, Bernadette,
she is back with another humorous romp. The new novel is full of
characters every reader can and will recognize from their own
And don't skip the second part of each episode -- Mary Ann Gwinn
and her list of recommendations related to and/or inspired by
the featured book and author.
It is calendar time once again. We
have roughly 2017* different choices of
2017 Calendars. Wall, desk, engagement, purse-size,
pocket-size, small wall size. Pretty, funny, some are even
pretty funny. Something for just about everyone. Stop in soon to
make your choice.
*an approximate count, although it certainly
seems as if we have that many in the store!
New Yale Study: reading a book for as little as 30 minutes a
day may help people live longer. "These findings suggest that the benefits of
reading books include a longer life in which to read them,"
researchers wrote in the study.
Books, but not necessarily newspapers, magazines or other
sources of written material, may lower the risk of death by
about 20 percent, according to researchers at Yale University.
Previous studies have suggested reading is beneficial for
mood, sleep and may even help delay Alzheimer's disease and
other cognitive conditions, but the new study extends the
benefits of reading to the rest of the body, researchers say.
More information about the study here.
The take away: READ MORE BOOKS!
Looking for the next great recommendation? Here are
a few new places to check...
Mary Ann Gwinn Lit Life Columns:
- October 6, 2016.
13 suggestions to start your fall
reading list. Award winners, comic essays and history made
The column here.
- 10 new paperbacks to tote
along this summer.
The column here.
- 16 paperbacks to round out your summer reading. The
list, including brief descriptions,
And what about these interesting sources:
Regularly reviews books he likes on his blog. His
2016 summer reading list is here.
NPR book list. Lots of interesting books and author interviews
New York Times Book
New reviews every week.
Book reviews, author interviews, and links to NPR book reviews &
Seattle Review of Books:
a new online book-review outlet for Seattle readers. Launched in July
2015, it has been featuring a lively mix of book
reviews, book news and commentary on the local and national
November 3 & 16, 2016.
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by
for more information.
Books for the rest of 2016, and January 2017,
have been chosen. See
the Bookclub page for the titles.
Attention Sue Coccia
We are so happy to
carry the complete line of Sue Coccia cards and coloring books, as well as some
really fun gift items:
mugs, toolboxes and flag/pennants
all featuring her unique and beautiful art.
journals, trivets, eye-glass cleaning cloths, and magnets,
New coloring book:
October 15, 2015. Color Yourself
to Calmness - And reduce stress with your animal spirits.
NEW! Mugs and
new art: New coloring books: Washington
Critters and Mystical Critters.
With lots of magnets of the new mystical critters! fun!
April 30, 2015. Fantastic front page article in
The Edmonds Beacon all about
Sue Coccia and
her adult coloring books.
The Edmonds Bookshop is partners with Kobo
If you already have an eReader
[iPad, iPhone, android, blackberry, Nook, Sony], or like to have eBooks, or magazines, on your laptop or desktop computer, you can buy eBooks through
the Kobo web site, and support The Edmonds Bookshop!
More information here.
News page and the great lists from Indie Next, the current ones:
Indie Next for Reading Groups; and a
new list for kids for all kinds of great book ideas.
A treat [and maybe a prize] for our book-loving friends. The publication booksellers turn to for news on the book industry is now publishing a version for book lovers!
Shelf Awareness: Enlightenment for Readers is a FREE emailed newsletter with reviews on the 25 best books published each week along with author interviews, book excerpts, giveaways and more. Right now they’re running a contest for new subscribers. Check out the big "button" on the left to sign up for the publication and to be entered for a chance to win a great new book!
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