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Welcome to The Edmonds Bookshop!


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 2016.


cover image: The Witches' Little Sister

October 30, 2016
Sunday afternoon at 2pm and again at 2:30pm!
We will 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.cover: Gentleman In Moscow

Episode 607 is Amor Towles and his new book, A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel
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 lives.

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!


confucious says read!
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 vivid. 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, here.

And what about these interesting sources:

Bill Gates. 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 here.

New York Times Book Review. New reviews every week. www.nytimes.com/section/books/review

IndieBound. Book reviews, author interviews, and links to NPR book reviews & author interviews, www.indiebound.org.

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 scene. seattlereviewofbooks.com/




Bookclub news.

cover image: Dead Wake

November 3 & 16, 2016. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson.

See our Bookclub page 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 fans!Color Yourself to Calmness, Sue Coccia

We are so happy to say: we carry the complete line of Sue Coccia cards and coloring books, as well as some really fun gift items:
journals, trivets, eye-glass cleaning cloths, and magnets,
mugs, toolboxes and flag/pennants all featuring her unique and beautiful art.

New coloring book: October 15, 2015. Color Yourself to Calmness - And reduce stress with your animal spirits.




Sue Coccia Wolf Toolbox

NEW!  Mugs and Toolboxes.




Brand 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.


kobo is here!
The Edmonds Bookshop is partners with Kobo eBooks.

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.



Check our Book News page and the great lists from Indie Next, the current ones: October 2016; Indie Next for Reading Groups; and a new list for kids for all kinds of great book ideas.


Subscribe to Shelf Awareness and enter to win a free book!

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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