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.
April is National Poetry Month.
A brand new student poetry program,
The Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Program,
will award one Seattle teen a year of public performances and
appearances culminating with a book deal to publish a collection
of his or her work!
Applicants must be current residents of
Seattle, and between the ages of 14-19 years old.
Applications are due by April 24, 2015.
All of the details, and the application,
Bookstore Day is Saturday
May 2, 2015!
There are at least
16 Indie Bookstores in the greater Seattle area
participating in a passport
contest in which the winner can recieve $25 gift certificates to
each participating bookstore. The number of bookstores taking
part keeps growing, so stay tuned for more information and all
of the details!
Check our Events Page for more
Events here at The Edmonds Bookshop:
Author Neil Low
and his latest historical Seattle police procedural,
Theater of the Crime.
We will be giving away free literary
tattoos [temporary!] while
For the latest information on
Independent Bookstore Day
activities all around Seattle, check out
Seattle Independent Bookstore Day on
Facebook and Twitter:
Sundays, April 5 - May 10, 2015 on MASTERPIECE on PBS. Wolf Hall and
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel.
Tony® Award-winning actor
(Twelfth Night) and Emmy®
and Golden Globe® Award-winner Damian Lewis
(Homeland) star in
the six-hour television miniseries adapted from Hilary Mantel’s
best-selling Booker Prize-winning novels: Wolf Hall and its
sequel, Bring Up the Bodies. The television event presents an
intimate and provocative portrait of Thomas Cromwell, the
brilliant and enigmatic consigliere to King Henry VIII, as he
maneuvers the corridors of power at the Tudor court.
On the PBS Newshour [4/3/15], Jeffrey Brown talks to Hilary Mantel about
writing fiction from history.
The [great!] interview here.
Mary Ann Gwinn's LitLife: PBS adaptation of
Hall’ fit for a king.
The column here.
April 2, 2015.
Huge fan fiction news!! George RR Martin actually really is working
on that next book!
of Thrones author released a chapter from his
very long-awaited sixth volume of the
Song of Fire and Ice fantasy
series, The Winds of Winter on his
web site. It is told from the perspective of Sansa Stark,
living under the name Alayne Stone. The chapter appears here on
Martin’s web site.
Spring is a great time for books!!
Check out the highlights here
on our Booknews page.
OK - sneak peak! can't resist!
The Narrow Road to the
Deep North by Richard Flanagan. A
savagely beautiful novel about the many forms of good and evil.
The Man Booker Prize
Winner. In paperback April 14, 2015.
The Goldfinch: A Novel by
Donna Tartt. The 2014
Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction. In paperback!
April 7, 2015.
2015 Newbery Medal Winner, just
published March 17, 2015! For ages 9 - 12,
The Crossover by
The Painter by
Peter Heller. Now in paperback. Staff favorite. His
previous book, The Dog Stars
is also one of our favorites. Read them both. Seriously.
Completely different and both so so good!
Breaking news! The
Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library
announces the 2015 featured work, AKA, Seattle Reads
The Painter by Peter Heller!
Peter Heller will visit Seattle May 14-17, 2015.
See the schedule of events with the author, here.
And even more sneak peaks! Mary
Ann Gwinn chooses 30 books for spring reading! Spring
used to be a quiet time for publishing, but not anymore; there
are plenty of meaty reads coming out between now and July 1.
new LitLife column here.
We will do our best to have these books in as soon
as they are published -- let us know if you would like us to
hold one for you -- that way you know for sure we'll have one,
[just for you!] on the very day it is published!
Take a look at this brand new web site all about Downtown
Attention Sue Coccia fans! We are happy to tell you that we
carry the complete line of Sue Coccia cards and coloring books, as well as some fun gift items:
journals, trivets, and magnets! featuring her unique and beautiful art!
new art!! New coloring books: Washington
Critters and Mystical Critters!
With lots of magnets of the new mystical critters! fun!
Big news here at The Edmonds Bookshop!
We are partnering 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:
April 2015; 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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