Edmonds Booktalk: Lists and lists of books for holiday gift-giving

Ready or not, it is December! We have almost made it through another crazy year… this is where the fun part of crazy begins for us… We have books. We have great recommendations. And: We wrap the books you are gifting for free. [We will wrap books that you are gifting to yourself, too. We…

Edmonds Booktalk: Books for the holidays — in stock for gift giving

‘Tis already the season! You’ve been hearing about the troubles in the supply chain, and it has indeed hit the publishing world. Luckily: We have many great books to recommend and they are available and actually in the bookshop! Here is a partial list of great staff recommendations for holiday gifting. We all have so…

Edmonds Booktalk: Spooky books suitable for the season

Greetings and happy October! We are already being warned about “supply-chain issues.”  So, we are passing the warnings on to you, and recommending that you make plans to shop a little bit earlier than usual for any of the holiday festivities in which you plan to partake: October is the new December. As cliché as…

Edmonds Booktalk: Great new books in store for September

I’ve probably said it before; I still believe it to be true: September is the best of all months. Among other reasons, is the fantastic lists of books, scheduled to be published in the next few months that get talked about and recommended and compiled by all kinds of people and publications and media outlets……

Edmonds Booktalk: Books for the ‘dog days’ of summer

The ancient Romans called the hottest, most humid days of summer “diēs caniculārēs” or “dog days.” The name came about because they associated the hottest days of summer with the star Sirius, the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major. To find Sirius, draw a line through Orion’s Belt and extend that line toward the…

Edmonds Booktalk: Nonfiction choices for summer reading

For those of you who enjoy all things true, as well as those of you who enjoy mixing it up, we are pleased to present: Summer reading — the nonfiction edition! A few staff recommendations to start: Mary Kay recommends: “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer.  Mary Kay agrees with Jane Goodall! “[she] has written an extraordinary…

Edmonds Booktalk: How do you define summer reading? There’s a book for that

Summer reading time! We will begin with staff-recommended summer reads, and then add links to a few fantastic lists to keep you in books clear into fall. You may define “summer reading” any way you wish: A fun/light read. Doesn’t matter if you are interrupted by other fun… it’s easy to pick up where you…

Edmonds Booktalk: So many new books about sisters

There are so many new books featuring sisters and many of them are getting great reviews. I felt the need to make a list! Many of these titles are fairly new; there are of course, a few classics. The list is mostly fiction, with a couple of non-fiction titles thrown in; and mostly adult titles,…

Edmonds Booktalk: Poetry bestsellers in honor of National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, and 2021 marks the 25th annual celebration of poets and poetry. Visit the poets.org site for ways to find and connect with poets and poems. You can sign up to get a poem-a-day in your inbox! There are poems for kids and teens; ways for kids to interact directly with…

Edmonds Booktalk: Quick reads, staff favorites, author event

It only takes six minutes of reading to lower your blood pressure. For your consideration, we present all kinds of short stuff: stories, novellas, essays and poems, some of which we recommended during our staff Zoom event last month. Which you may watch on our Facebook page any time, here! Alphabetical by author. Enjoy. “Dreadful…

Edmonds Booktalk: The benefits of reading before bed

Don’t you just love it when something you do anyway proves to be pretty good for you? Red wine? Dark chocolate? Reading before bed! With information gathered from the Mayo Clinic and Sussex University studies. Reading before bed is definitely one of the best habits you can have. It not only betters your sleep quality…

Edmonds Booktalk: Best-selling titles of 2020, and notable books coming in 2021

2020 was a year like no other, and honestly, we’re pretty glad to see it go. More than ever, we turned to books for entertainment, comfort and information during tough times. Reading kept us connected to our friends, families and communities, near and far, opened our eyes to new experiences, shed light on our shared…

Edmonds Booktalk: Holiday shopping, with your safety in mind

Everything is still way harder than we wish it were. But it there is hope on the not too distant horizon, so let’s continue taking care of each other and staying safe out there. At Edmonds Bookshop we are doing our part to keep everyone healthy while still enjoying the holidays. We require shoppers to…

Edmonds Booktalk: This month, escape into other people’s stories

If some days it feels as if our own life is just too much, why not escape into someone else’s life?  For your consideration this month, I present a list of other people’s stories. Some will be better, some worse. Some interesting. Some inspiring. Some educational. Some make us grateful for what we have [or…

Edmonds Booktalk: Tantalizing titles for autumn

Presented for your consideration: books being published this fall with great advance reviews and some interesting buzz… We are so happy to have you back in the store! A quick refresher on Edmonds Bookshop operations: we remain open under Phase 2 guidance, with masks and use of hand sanitizer required for entry; we enforce a…

Edmonds Booktalk: ‘Comfort food’ reading ahead with new fall titles

We are so happy to have you back in the store live and in person, and browsing with a purpose! A quick refresher on Edmonds Bookshop operations: We remain open under Phase 2 guidance, with masks and use of hand sanitizer required for entry; we enforce a limit of about six customers at a time,…

Edmonds Booktalk: Dark, twisty titles for August reading

We are so happy to have you back in the store for in-person shopping and a bit of browsing. Our most important priority is the health of our customers and staff, and consequently we ask that all customers wear face masks, that you sanitize your hands upon entry and that you keep 6 feet of…

Edmonds Booktalk: Great summer reads for kids

Good news! Edmonds Bookshop is open. We are excited to have you back in the store. For the time being we will be open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. [Check our Facebook page, and our website, follow us on Twitter and Instagram. We will keep you updated as we attempt to go with…

Edmonds Booktalk: Books to get you through the summer

No one is quite sure what this summer is going to look like, but we do know you will absolutely need books and we can totally help with that! Edmonds Bookshop is still closed to in-person shopping, and we will be, for at least a little bit longer… Just announced:  Phase 2 has been approved…

Edmonds Booktalk: Book ideas for mom, delivered to your door

We made it to May. So that’s good. Edmonds Bookshop is still closed and we will be for at least a while longer, but we are still able to get books to you! Order online on our website www.edmondsbookshop.com, quickly sign up for your free account, and we will have books delivered directly to your…

Edmonds Booktalk: Books to get you through the duration

Not at all the April any of us had in mind. But here we are. Edmonds Bookshop is closed and will be for the foreseeable future, but we are still able to get books to you! Order online on our website, quickly sign up for your free account, and we can have books delivered directly…

Edmonds Booktalk: Quick reads for a quick month

First, a resolution update! I am quite pleased to announce that I read two graphic novels* in January. And I am a complete convert! I started with “Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir” by Roz Chast, the award-winning graphic memoir by New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast about her parents’ final years. A…

Edmonds Booktalk: Gift-giving ideas, plus upcoming events for book lovers

December arrived even faster than usual this year. Edmonds Bookshop is here to help. The biggest news is that you can now buy gift certificates online! Any denomination you would like. We can send them to you, we can send them to the lucky recipients, or you can pick them up in the store… all…