Kizzie Jones to launch latest ‘Tall Tale’ in Dachshund Book series Nov. 3

  Edmonds author Kizzie Jones is launching the final Tall Tale in her Dachshund Children’s Book series, “A Tall Tale About Dachshunds in Costumes: How MORE Dogs Came to Be” from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 at ArtWorks (2nd Avenue South and Dayton, Edmonds). The program, starting at 2:30 p.m., will include a reading in Spanish by…

Perrinville bookshop focuses on building community of readers

Born with a rare spinal defect, Annie Carl has had 20 surgeries in her life, plus she survived a bout with cancer, now in remission after 10 years; five years deemed to be cured. Through it all, there has been one constant. “Books are how I escaped,” she said. Carl grew up in Kingston “with…

He’s a cop, plays in a band — and now he’s a published author

Alan Hardwick is something of a Renaissance man: Edmonds police officer, professional musician, hands-on dad to five children ages 19 to 27, and now, published author of his first novel, Never Been This Close To Crazy, which he describes as “a love story with a whole lot of crazy going on.” Hired by the Edmonds…

Edmonds Writing Sisters celebrate book launch

The space at Edmonds’ ArtWorks was packed Sunday afternoon for the Edmonds Writing Sisters launch of its anthology, Writing In Place: Prose & Poetry from the Pacific Northwest. Edmonds Writing Sisters was founded 17 years ago after Kizzie Jones and Monda Van Hollebeke met at a Write on the Sound conference. They were joined by Andra Lawrence, Joanne…

Sunday: Edmonds Writing Sisters to celebrate book launch

The Edmonds Writing Sisters is hosting a book launch for its anthology, Writing In Place: Prose & Poetry from the Pacific Northwest, on Sunday, July 28 from 2-5 p.m. at ArtWorks, 201 2nd Ave. S. in Edmonds. The program, open to the public, will begin at 2:30 p.m. with authors reading passages from the book. Admission and parking are…

Edmonds Booktalk: July events — and books — galore

It is July, and that means: It’s Waldo! All the time! Everywhere! This year he is hiding in 56 places all over town, the entire month of July. [Odlaw is hiding at Edmonds Bookshop!] Pick up your passports and begin the hunt! Be sure to check the edmondsdowtown.org website for the addresses and the hours the…

Kids are Bookin’ It: Children are the heroes in ‘Brainwashed’

Crime Travelers – Brainwashed, by Paul Aertker Recommended for ages 8 – 12, Middle Grade Happy summer vacation! Time to take a trip. Pack up and join the Crime Travelers on their exciting adventure to France. Large groups of kids and even babies are being Brainwashed and disappearing. Danger lurks from page one all the way…

Prohibition book signing and presentation at Edmonds Historical Museum June 7

The Edmonds Historical Museum will host a book signing and presentation by local author Brad Holden on June 7 from 6 – 8 p.m.  This 21-and-over event is free, but donations are welcome. Spirits will be provided for a fee. Holden’s debut book, “Seattle Prohibition: Bootleggers, Rumrunners and Graft in the Queen City,” tells the unique…

Local author invites public to June 1 book reading at Edmonds Bookshop

Local author Elena Louise Richmond will be reading from her debut novel Advancing the Retreat on Saturday, June 1 at the Edmonds Bookshop, located at 111 5th Ave. S. Advancing the Retreat tells the story of April March, a woman happiest when working in her garden, whose husband joins the church across the street. Suddenly,…

Spangler Books enters the final chapter

It’s only been four years since James Spangler opened his Edmonds bookstore, but it seems like it’s been here forever. To enter Spangler Books is to walk into a time machine. Step through the door and you’re immediately hit with the heady aroma of old books, and time just seems to slow down. A few…

Kids are Bookin’ It: The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise

Say hello to a new column by Wendy Kendall, Kids Are Bookin’ It, focused on children’s books. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise, by Dan Gemeinhart Recommended for ages 9 and up Coyote is a 12-year-old girl on a grand adventure with her dad driving all over the country. Luckily she’s a very resourceful, smart person…

Indie author Elana Mugdan to appear at The Neverending Bookshop April 28

Indie author Elana A. Mugdan, will do a reading and sign copies of her debut novel Dragon Speaker at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at The Neverending Bookshop 7350 Olympic View Drive, #105, in Perrinville. Dragon Speaker, released last fall, is the first in a cycle of five novels in Mugdan’s Young Adult fantasy series, The Shadow War Saga….

‘Wisdom of the Tiger’ book launch in Edmonds March 30

Author Jeanne Misha Martinez Carter will launch her new E-Book “Wisdom of the Tiger” on Sunday, March 30 from 1-2:30 p.m. at Cafe Louvre in Edmonds. According to the announcement: “An insightful look into the questions we ask ourselves about, life, death and — above all — wisdom, Wisdom of the Tiger is six months of…

Recommended Reads: ‘Eternal White’ explores meaning of life — and death

Eternal White, by T. Furuyama “So this is Heaven.” Hershel Byne, a math teacher observes his surroundings as he angrily enters the afterlife. Heartbroken, feeling he was snatched away from loving family and friends before his time, Hershel begins to explore what author T. Furuyama has waiting in the vastness of Eternal White.Is eternal peace…

Painters of the Northwest lecture at Cascadia Art Museum March 2

Cascadia Art Museum will present a special lecture Saturday, March 2 on its featured exhibition, “Painters of the Northwest: Impressionism to Modernism, 1900-1940,” by John Impert, author of the book that accompanies the exhibition. The event will be in the Middle gallery from 10 a.m.-noon, where Impert will be surrounded by the work he’ll be…

Reminder: Scriber Lake students to present Feb. 16 performance based on new book

Scriber Lake High School students have published a book — Listen: Young Writers Reflect on Chaos, Clarity, Action, Balance — and the book will be showcased during a Saturday, Feb. 16 event at Edmonds Lutheran Church. The event — set for for 7 p.m. — is a collaborative partnership between Scriber Lake’s writing and music programs. Led by singer-songwriters Scarlet…

Paddy Eger’s ‘Tasman’ a winner in London Book Festival contest

Edmonds resident Paddy Eger’s Tasman: An Innocent Convict’s Struggle for Freedom has won the YA category in the 2018 London Book Festival contest. Inspired by actual convict records, the novel follows Ean, an Irish lad who’s sent half way around the world to serve a prison term in Port Arthur, Tasman for a crime he…

Recommended Reads: Set in Anchorage, Hemlock Needle an icy thriller

Hemlock Needle by Keenan Powell The most recent book in the Maeve Malloy Legal Thriller series finds the adroit attorney under investigation herself in Anchorage, Alaska. She’s been advised not to take on any cases until her own is settled. And depending on how it’s settled, she may not be allowed to take on cases…

Spangler Book Exchange holding 50 percent off book sale Jan. 5-31

Spangler Book Exchange is holding an epic book sale from Jan. 5-31, with all 30,000 books included. Receive an additional 50 percent off already half-price books. No trade credit needed. Spangler Book Exchange opened in Edmonds July of 2016, moving from its previous location in Lynnwood where it was known as ReRead Books. Spanger Book Exchange…

Cascadia Art Museum to host book signing for ‘Invocation of Beauty’ Nov. 3

Cascadia Art Museum will sponsor a book signing event on Saturday, Nov. 3, to celebrate publication of the museum’s latest book — Invocation of Beauty: The Life and Photography of Soichi Sunami — by museum curator David F. Martin. “This is the museum’s second book, part of our mission to document our shows and to…

Read, recommend, raffle with Friends of the Edmonds Library

Starting Oct. 1, the Friends of the Edmonds Library are raffling off prizes as part of their annual book recommendation drive. This year’s prizes include Kindle tablets, Kindle readers, and Beats headphones. To enter, submit a book recommendation of 200-400 words to the online form at bit.ly/edmondsraffle by Oct. 27. Reviews submitted may be posted…

Scene in Edmonds: ‘The Secret of Anja’ launch draws a crowd

It was standing-room only at the Edmonds Senior Center library Thursday as Edmonds author Ingrid Wolsk launched the publication of her book, “The Secret of Anja.” The author read excerpts, followed by a lively question-and-answer session and book signing. In “The Secret of Anja,” when a young woman visits Prague in 1938 for a month-long…

Artist Galen Garwood to read from his memoir at Cascadia Art Museum July 15

Artist Galen Garwood will hold a book reading and signing from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, July 15 at the Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Ave. #E, Edmonds. Garwood will read excerpts from his memoir, Sell the Monkey, which include his friendship with Morris Graves, his days at Foster-White Gallery in Seattle, and his long involvement with…