, celebrating its 40th anniversary and Edmonds' only place for new and used fiction and nonfiction titles, has a number of events planned this month and in August.
All July: in Edmonds. He is hiding in more than 20 local establishments. If you find him you can enter to win some great prizes. Pick up game forms wherever you find Waldo or stop by the Bookshop.
Celebrate Waldo’s 25th birthday July 31st at 4 p.m. with cake and prize drawings at the store.
Saturday at noon—Penn Wallace talks about his book, Blue Water and Me. His memoir celebrates how his father, a commercial fisherman, showed him how to be a man.
July 14 at noon—KJ Larson will chat about Sticks and Stones, the second of the the Kat Deluca mysteries. KJ Larson is actually a trio of sisters who write the books together. Two of the three will be here to answer your questions about their books and their collaborative process of writing.
Edmonds Third Thursday Artwalk, July 19 from 5-8 p.m.—Jeanne Matthews is back with Bonereapers, the third Dinah Pelerin mystery. Earlier books found Dinah in Australia and Hawaii putting together clues to solve murders. This time she finds danger in Norway when she uncovers a political can of worms.
July 26 at 6 p.m.—Student writers from Scriber Lake High School in Edmodns share the stories they wrote for an anthology titled We are Absolutely Not Okay. Ingrid Ricks, who assisted with the anthology, will read from her memoir, Hippie Boy: A Girl’s Story.
July 28 at noon—Diana Renn will be at the store with Tokyo Heist, a young-adult mystery. After a high-profile art heist of three Vincent van Gogh drawings in her home town of Seattle, 16-year-old Violet Rossi finds herself in Japan with her artist father, searching for the related van Gogh painting. Great for ages 12 and up.
Aug. 4 at noon—Bill Neville, local volleyball coach extraordinaire, talks about his suspense novel The Vision.
Aug. 18 at noon—Jeanne Matthews is back for those who missed seeing her on July 19.
Aug. 25 at noon—Ivan Doig will be at the store. His new book, The Bartender’s Tale, tells of a precocious, observant boy who at age 12 is reclaimed by his bartender father and moved to the small town of Gros Ventre, MT, where his dad runs the local watering hole. Reserve your copy early to ensure you get an official autographed first edition.
Book club—State of Wonder by Ann Patchett July 18 at 9 a.m. Nightwoods by Charles Frazier Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. or Aug. 15 at 9 a.m., both at the Bookshop.
The Edmonds Bookshop is at 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. For more information, call 425-775-2789.