Bookstore Signings and Events
We are lucky that so many authors visit or live on beautiful Cape Cod, and are happy to meet people on our breezy, covered deck with their book displays available for signing.
If you cannot make an event, but would like a personalized copy, simply call the store to pre-pay and we will hold it for pickup after the event or ship it to you.
All events are held at the store unless otherwise noted.
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February 20th from 1-3pm
Meet Matthew Van Fleet for a celebration of his new book DANCE!
From the #1 New York Times bestselling children s book creator Matthew Van Fleet comes a laugh-out-loud, jazzy story of a little baby chick who learns how to dance from a friendly band of animals who know all the right moves!
Shake, shake, shake, shimmy, shimmy, shake! You can dance!
Young readers will delight in the charming art, jazzy text, and in pulling the five sturdy pull tabs to make the different animals bounce, shake and bop as they dance to the Hippoppta Hula, Gator Mashed Patater, and more! Listen and dance to the song at VanFleetBooks.com. Get your dancing feet ready!"
February 21st at 6pm at the Eldredge Library
Meet Newbery Honor Winner and New England Book Award Winner
“The year I turned twelve, I learned how to lie.” From that opening line to the very last, Wolf Hollow, Lauren Wolk’s debut middle grade novel, will captivate readers with its vivid setting, characters to root for, and heart-wrenching story of kindness and compassion. The EPL’s Mock Newbery members chose Wolf Hollow as their Newbery Medal winner this year and felt strongly that it was indeed the most distinguished book of the year! And they were not the only ones. Youth Services is thrilled to welcome author Lauren Wolk to the library on Tuesday, February 21st at 7:00 pm.
Following her presentation and discussion, books will be available for purchase. We hope to have signed copies available at the bookstore after as well!
April 15th from 1-3pm
Join children's author Nancy Cote for a celebration of her latest book "Leonard's Beard"
Leonard is a writer with many stories to tell. In his house on a hill, with his dogs and his frog, he writes stories of adventures and excitement. He is so consumed with his stories, though, that he loses touch with all of his friends and feels very lonely.
Each day Leonard s beard grows longer and longer, and more wild and untamed, as he fills up pages and pages of stories. His life becomes dull and much less exciting as he focuses too much on his writing. Leonard is so busy that he doesn t notice a storm is brewing until the wind shakes the windows, the roof, and the floor and a strong gust knocks off his door. Once the storm passes, Leonard discovers just how out of control his beard has gotten. He finds strange things that have gotten stuck in there, including a mouse, a bird, and some apples. As Leonard removes the items from his beard, he comes to realize that being consumed with writing adventures has prevented him from having his own.
Leonard's Beard is a story about discovering what is important in life. The rhyming text is perfect for reading aloud, and the illustrations of all of the silly things that wind up in Leonard s beard will have little ones giggling on each reread!
Past Signings from This Year
"Summers In Chatham"
An exquisite children's book by Susan Baird and illustrated by her talented niece, Danielle Berg, which touches upon all the joyful moments of a summer in Chatham.
This is a story of sand and sea
Of being together
In a magic place made
For you and me.
Of love and family,
And taking the time
To be together
Just to unwind.
Of giants, sandcastles
Sun filled days and starry nights.
Looking at the Lighthouse and
Feeling its healing light.
But, most of all,
It is a story of our vacations in Chatham,
And what they will always mean
To our family.
August 19th from 2-4pm
Author Gary Sikorski signs
101 Things to Do on Martha's Vineyard and
101 Things to Do In Rhode Island
Take an informative journey of 101 things to do and see in the popular summer playground island of Martha's Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts. Through 231 stunning photographs, explore the streets lined with majestic white-clapboard captains' mansions in Edgartown, reach for the brass ring on a Victorian carousel in Oak Bluffs, hike the scenic clay cliffs in Aquinnah, pick blueberries right from the bush in Chilmark, and feast on a freshly steamed lobster as the sun sets over the fishing village of Menemsha. Whether it's your first trip to the island or you're a frequent visitor, you are sure to find something new and exciting that Martha's Vineyard has to offer.
Travel with local resident and photographer Gary J. Sikorski on a tour of 101 things to do and see in this beautiful coastal state. Known for its sandy beaches and quaint seaside towns, the smallest state contains many big wonders. Through more than 300 stunning photographs, explore cramped antique shops in Chepachet, climb historic lighthouse towers on Narragansett Bay, marvel at lavish Great Gatsby-era mansions in Newport, visit world-class art galleries in Providence, climb the rocky cliffs on Block Island, and feast on freshly steamed lobster with the ocean breeze blowing through your hair in Bristol. Captions and text include helpful tips from a local's perspective and other useful information. Handy maps of the state, Newport, Providence, and Block Island are also included. Whether it s your first trip to the Ocean State or you re a local, you are sure to find something new and exciting that Rhode Island has to offer."
Saturday, May 28th from 2-4pm
John Hutchinson Signs "Bertie's Adventures at the Beach"