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Welcome to the Edmonds Bookshop Web site.

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 kinds of 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.




August 2018.Happy summer!


Summer Hours!
Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights we are open until 8pm. All summer long!





We are so excited to announce a new website for browsing and ordering books from Edmonds Bookshop:

screen shot of new IndieLite site 

As many other independent booksellers have done, we are partnering with the American Booksellers Association to offer a simple but robust online store specific to Edmonds Bookshop. Our IndieLite site offers desktop and mobile users an easy way to browse, search and discover new books and quickly find a great read.

On our homepage you'll find Staff Favorites, Book Club Selections, New + Notables, Indie Picks, and Bestsellers, as well as a complete list of upcoming events. Through the search function you can choose from over nine million titles in print, place your order and either pick up at the Bookshop or have your order shipped directly to you.

We would love your feedback (positive or negative!) and any suggestions you might have for how we can make this new feature better.
Send an email here.
Or, click on the "Contact Us" link on the bottom of any page of the new web site.
And, thank you!

Words of Refugees. Great window, so many great books from, by, and about refugees of all descriptions.
A list of books featued in the window is here.

words of refugees 

Plan Ahead!

Banned Books Week 2018!


Banned Books Week 2018.

The annual celebration of the freedom to read is September 23 - 29, 2018.
The 2018 theme, “Banning Books Silences Stories,” is a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against the tide of censorship.





Here is the list of the top 10 challenged books of 2017.

Read. Anything. Everything, Just read.

“Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association,


Murakami preorder



Give us a call, or send an email and we will save you a copy of the brand new novel from Murakami, to be published October 9, 2018.

Brief blurb from the publisher:  The much-anticipated new novel from the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of "1Q84" and "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage," "Killing Commendatore" is an epic tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art—as well as a loving homage to "The Great Gatsby"—and a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.









Plan Ahead!


October 5, 6 & 7, 2018. Write on the Sound writer's conference [WOTS].

2018 Keynote speaker is Cara Black, the New York Times best-selling author of the Aimée Leduc series.

Conference Registration opens Wed., July 18th at 10:00am (Pacific Daylight Time), and is only available online:

All of the contact Information:
Write on the Sound
City of Edmonds Arts Commission
700 Main St.
Edmonds, WA 98020
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30AM-5:00PM (PT)



In what's become an annual tradition, Bill Gates has announced his five favorite books for Summer Reading 2018 -- one novel and four nonfiction works.

The column in The Seattle Times, here.

A fantastic video with a bit of his commentary on the books he has chosen. [featuring cute puppies! and books!] [we knew he was smart...]



The list:

  • Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson.
  • Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler.
  • Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.
  • Origin Story: A Big History of Everything by David Christian.
  • Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World — And Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling, with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund.

 He's got a separate You Tube video about Leonardo, here. [no puppies. but still, fascinating!]




Bookclub news.


September 6 & 19, 2018. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance.Hillbilly Elegy

This is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for more than forty years, has been reported with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. 

A deeply moving memoir, with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, this is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

More information on our Bookclub page .


Books have been chosen for the rest of 2018. Check the Bookclub page for the complete list of great titles.


Saturdays. The Edmonds Summer Market is here!

Garden Market! Summer Market
Saturdays, June 16 through October 6, 2018
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
5th and Main in downtown Edmonds

More information here.

Add these interesting places to your list of resources for great book recommendations:

"Now Read This"
A Book Club from PBS NEWSHOUR and the New York Times.

The author of the selected book is invited in for a fascinating Q + A and there are interesting discussion questions posted. What a great way to "join" a bookclub!

All the information here, and the first few titles have been chosen:

  1. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
  2. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
  3. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  4. The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan
  5. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
  6. Less by Andrew Sean Greer
  7. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  8. What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories  by  Lesley Nneka Arimah.




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, magnets,
mugs, toolboxes, key chains, animal spirit flags all featuring her unique and beautiful art.



Octopus Throw!

Fall 2017. New fantastic fun stuff, just ahead of shopping season!

These really special items have limited styles and quantities, so choose yours soon!

Blankets, puzzles, and *new* mugs with Edmonds Bookshop logo!

The blankets are soft, cozy 100% cotton throws ~ 69" x 52"
Made with the highest quality, and environmentally conscious, 60% recycled cotton.


Crab puzzleWooden Puzzles
dimensions and prices vary, starting around $90.
These wooden jigsaw puzzles are manufactured by Liberty Puzzles and feature dozens of hand-drawn “whimsy” pieces intricately cut into the shapes of characters, animals, and geometric designs. The whimsy pieces are carefully designed and crafted to match the theme of each puzzle image. Made in USA.


Sue Coccia Flag!

Animal Spirit Flags
Big House Flag: 28" x 40"
Smaller Garden Flag: 12 1/2"x 18"



Sue Coccia Wolf Toolbox



Beautiful Toolboxes.







We are thrilled to announce a brand new partnership with Libro FM,
the first audiobook company which directly supports independent bookstores.

audio books from Libro FM

The highlights:

  • Your first audiobook is only $0.99
  • 70,000+ audiobooks available
  • Listen on any of your devices (phone, tablet, PC) with the free app
  • All audiobooks are DRM-free (share among all your devices and yours to keep forever)
  • Each audiobook purchase/membership supports Edmonds Bookshop!

All the information on our new Audiobooks page.





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: August 2018; 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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