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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.


March 2015!

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
                                          ~Stephen King

“The quality of your life depends on how many books you’ve read."
                                                                                       ~Sherman Alexie

Happy Spring! We have been so lucky in our little corner of the world to have had spring weather early -- let's hope out good fortune continues, and that all our lovely flowers keep on doing their happy flower thing!

And what's even more fun:
Spring is a great time for books!!
Check out the highlights here on our Booknews page.

OK - sneak peak! can't resist!

2015 Newbery Medal Winner, just published March 17, 2015! For ages 9 - 12, The Crossover by Kwame Alexander.

Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral by Mary Doria Russell. From the bestselling, award-winning author of Doc, comes a richly detailed novel of the infamous gunfight at the O.K. Corral and the making of the mythology that surrounds it to this day. Great! new [3/22/15] review in The Seattle Times. Chosen for IndieNext.

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro. Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in a decade follows an old couple on what might be their last journey: Hunting for memories of a son they think they had, in Arthurian England - a land covered with memory-shrouding mists.... We are the lucky recipients of a few signed first editions! Available to you while they last!

A Dangerous Place: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear. A new Maisie Dobbs novel! [woohoo!]

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 2015! The Painter by Peter Heller!
Peter Heller will visit Seattle May 14-17, 2015. See the schedule of events with the author, here.

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania.
It is a story that many of us think we know but don’t, and Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era. One of the "Most Anticipated Books of Spring" chosen by Publisher's Weekly. Chosen for IndieNext.  New [3/1/2015] review in The Seattle Times.
And, even more importantly, Ron thinks it's his best book to date!

The Goldfinch: A Novel by Donna Tartt. The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction, coming in paperback April 7, 2015!

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. Read her [3/22/15] 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 Edmonds!

February 3, 2015. Big author news! Harper Lee will publish a second novel this July!
Go Set a Watchman
, which Lee completed in the 1950s and then set aside in favor of To Kill a Mockingbird, will be published July 14, 2015. It is set in the 1950s and is about Scout returning to her hometown of Maycomb, Alabama to see her father, the upright lawyer Atticus Finch.
An article in The Seattle Times here. And "google" away -- all kinds of info, and controversy -- "does she really want it published?" "Is she of sound mind...?"
We are taking names for pre-orders -- give us a call [425-775-2789] or send us an email, and we will make sure we have one for you as soon as they arrive!

The Book Club list for the first half of the year is fantastic! [as usual!]
 Staff favorites, a classic, a local [famous!] author autobiography, and many of them, bestsellers!  All great choices! See here for the list and the details.



Sue Coccia t-shirtAttention 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: t-shirts, journals, trivets, and magnets! featuring her unique and beautiful art!

Fall 2014. Brand new art!! New coloring books: Washington Critters and Mystical Critters! With lots of magnets of the new mystical critters! fun!



kobo is here!
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: March 2015; Indie Next for Reading Groups; and a new list for kids! for all kinds of great book ideas.



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