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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.




Happy summer!

June 2018.

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






August to August planners

2018-2019 August-to-August Calendar/Organizers are here!
This year's colors: Azure, Lemon, Licorice, Plum, Scarlet
[colors in real life may differ from on screen representation...]



Summer Reading!

Seattle Arts + Lectures and the Seattle Public Library present: Summer Book Bingo!

Download the Bingo Boards here: for adults and a different one for the kids.
We will have Bingo boards for you to pick up any day now.

Keep track of the books you read between now and September 4th and fill out your Bingo board.

  • Get a Bingo [a complete row in any direction] and you'll be entered into a drawing for a gift card to a fabulous independent book store.

  • Complete all 25 squares -- a blackout! -- and you'll be entered into a drawing for the grand prize: a library of books by 2018/19 SAL speakers and 2 tickets to the entire SAL 2018/19 season. Fantastic! [

All of the rules and details here. Along with some great book recommendations to get you started!

Here are a couple of book columns from The Seattle Times that have more great suggestions:

May 24, 2018. So, what are you reading this summer? Mary Ann Gwinn -- Lit Life.
Local booksellers and librarians and an author share the new books and classics they're looking forward to picking up. The column here. ["recommended by a librarian" is one of the squares!]

Need something dark, for the bright season? All the best new crime fiction for summer 2018 by Adam Woog. His column here. ["mystery or thriller" and "written by an author from another country" are both squares to be filled in...]

And see below, for more great lists of fantastic books to read this summer! Links to lists from Bill Gates, NPR, and the new PBS NewsHour Book Club.


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!]





Plan Ahead!Waldo in July!


July. All month. Waldo will be hidden about town, again!

This summer 52 businesses will have Waldo hidden somewhere. There will also be 4 lost items waiting to be found...

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for the details!






Bookclub news.


cover: To the Bright Edge of the WorldJune 7 & 20, 2018. To the Bright Edge of the World: A Novel by Eowyn Ivey.

An atmospheric, transporting tale of adventure, love, and survival from the bestselling author of The Snow Child, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

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 Garden Market is here!

Garden Market! Garden Market
Saturdays, May 5 through June 9, 2018
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
5th and Bell 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




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: June 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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And on Instagram... you can see some of what's going on! 





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