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…

Edmonds Booktalk: Holiday gift ideas for book lovers on your list

November! The chill is in the air. Time for sweaters, mittens and cozy boots. And to make your lists! Our annual Holiday catalog will be out in the middle of November; in the meantime, here are a few ideas to get you started: Fiction: All recently published and staff recommended “A Better Man: Chief Inspector…

Edmonds Booktalk: Adventure memoirs for armchair travelers

October! For some of us, the turning of the calendar page means a bit more indoor time… Some of us love living vicariously no matter the season… For the armchair traveler in all of us, here are a select few epic travel/adventure memoirs: “A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a…

Edmonds Booktalk: Look forward to these fall reads

Welcome to September! There are many books we are looking forward to this fall, and we have been lucky enough to get sneak previews of a few of them…  and we are not disappointed! Here are a few of the highlights: “The Testaments” by Margaret Atwood.  September 10, 2019. Possibly the most anticipated fall title![see…

Edmonds Booktalk: Still time for summertime reads

Welcome to August! Still plenty of time to do some serious summer reading! Are you getting impatient waiting for the new Louise Penny? [Not too much longer! The new Inspector Gamache novel is coming Aug. 27!] Here are a few authors that we can recommend to make the wait a bit easier: Mark Pryor and his…

Edmonds Booktalk: Highly recommended memoirs

I have been on a memoir kick the last couple of months. Completely unintentionally, they all ended up being by women.  All quite different, from completely different points of view, different times of life, all quite good, and all highly recommended. Alphabetically by author: “All You Can Ever Know” by Nicole Chung.  A young woman…

Edmonds Booktalk: Fantasy novels for Game of Thrones fans

It’s true. “The Game of Thrones” will be ending. Very soon. What will you read now?! Luckily, your favorite local Independent Bookshop has many suggestions for you! Well, OK, before we leave “Game of Thrones” completely – have you read the prequel? “Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before a Game of Thrones (a Targaryen History).”…

Edmonds Booktalk: Favorite mysteries, poets — and independent bookstore day

Happy Spring! One of our favorite book awards is the one presented by the Mystery Writers of America, The Edgar Awards, widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards in the genre. The nominees for this years’ best first novel category, are: “A Knife in the Fog” by Bradley Harper “The Captives” by Debra Jo Immergut…

Edmonds Booktalk: Celebrating 47 years in Edmonds

Where were you in 1972? It was quite the year! There were dramatic highs and lows: President Nixon visited China. Then later in the year there were a few missing minutes on a tape… Summer in Munich: Mark Spitz won 7 gold medals; at the same Olympics, 11 Israeli team members were taken hostage and…

Edmonds Booktalk: Barack Obama’s favorite books, plus upcoming events

Happy New Year! I am so happy to be able to start the year with some light: Barack Obama shared some of the books, movies and music he found most inspiring or thought-provoking in 2018, including works that he “just plain loved,” compiling them into a year-end list. (Look who uses Twitter for good!] His…

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Edmonds Booktalk: Time to start making your holiday book lists

It’s November already. And don’t look now, but Thanksgiving is really early this year. In an attempt to help, and to stave off complete panic, we invite you to stop by during Third Thursday Art Walk this month, Nov. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m., for our annual First Dibs night! Get some great ideas,…

Edmonds Booktalk: It’s been a memoir kind of year, so get reading

It’s been a memoir kind of a year! An impressive number of great memoirs have been published from all different walks of life: actor; trucker; politician; spaceman; adoptee; holocaust victim; self-educated; priest for a daddy! Many with staff recommendations and great reviews… All available here at Edmonds Bookshop. In order of publication date: “Educated: A…

Edmonds Booktalk: Look forward to fall with a good book

As much as I am sad to see summer come to an end, having a fall full of great books to look forward to certainly helps. Here are some of the titles that I am excited about. In order of publication date: “Lethal White” by Robert Galbraith. The new Cormoran Strike, finally! September 18, 2018….