The window display at Edmonds Bookshop will include live readers for the next 55 hours—from today until Sunday. The store is hosting a Rock’n’Read Marathon, with students from Edmonds-Woodway and Meadowdale high schools reading books, magazines and Kindles in the store’s front window for 30-minute intervals. Sitting in the store’s rocking chair while in the window is optional. Meadowdale High librarian Rita Ireland told the Edmonds Patch that the school’s ASB leaders “immediately signed up for the midnight hours.”
The event commemorates the National Education Association’s Read Across America Month. A children’s book drive is also part of the event, with students collecting new or gently used books for the food bank at Edmonds United Methodist Church. The store encourages visitors to bring books to the store and drop them off in boxes. Thanks to our friends at Shelf Awareness for letting us know about the event.