Edmonds Booktalk: A bevy of new books to read this fall

By Elaine Mattson Now that we have, at long last, had a bit of summer, I must admit that I am getting ready for fall. The top is back up on the Jeep, and it is starting to become noticeably darker, noticeably earlier. One of the best parts of fall is all the great books…

Edmonds Booktalk: The best book I’ve read lately

By Elaine Mattson A long-time customer, and a woman I have known since I was a kid (hi Mrs. Pince!), asked me what was the best book I had recently read. And it stumped me for a minute. I’ve been reading a lot of books this summer, and have liked a lot of them ……

Edmonds Booktalk: If you like these authors, here are some others to try

By Elaine Mattson There has actually been an occasional day of summer. Hooray! So grab a book, and find a spot to relax and read and breathe in these summer days. Are you reading faster than your favorite author can write? Unless you are reading everything with James Patterson’s name on it (how _does_ he…

Edmonds Booktalk: Read the books before you see the summer movies!

By Elaine Mattson The book is always better! We are smack in the middle of the summer movie season, and it seems that Hollywood is, once again, using books as a great source of material. While this is definitely not a new phenomenon, it certainly seems more common these days, or maybe we are just…

Edmonds Booktalk: Celebrate June with releases perfect for dads and grads

By Elaine Mattson We never really got spring, and the calendar is telling us that summer is right around the corner. Which also means graduations and Fathers Day are right around the corner, ready or not. Take a deep breath, enjoy the sun when it’s here (I’m getting ready to put the top down on…

Edmonds Booktalk: From gardening to bunnies, books perfect for spring

By Elaine Mattson Welcome spring! It is finally beginning to feel as if it may happen this year, and having it stay light later is always a wonderful thing. And spring means gardening books! Last year I started my gardening fun the first week of March, but this year March was way too cold and…

Edmonds Booktalk: Edmonds Bookshop owners celebrate 10th anniversary

By Elaine Mattson The Edmonds Bookshop opened in 1972. We have been privileged to have a very short list of wonderful owners, not least of which are the current owners, Mary Kay Sneeringer and David Brewster. The reason I mention it now, is that this month, March 2011, we are celebrating their 10th year of…

Edmonds Booktalk: What to read in the New Year

My Edmonds News is pleased to introduce our new columnist, Elaine Mattson of the Edmonds Bookshop, and her monthly “Booktalk” column. By Elaine Mattson How has the New Year been treating you so far? Any unbroken resolutions remaining? Our favorite resolutions here at the Edmonds Bookshop have to do with reading more! For example: less…