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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Monday July 15th from 6-8pm
Marisa Ramel - Featured Author for “MONDAYS ON MAIN” in Chatham!
Join the musical festivities along Chatham’s Main Street and stop by to meet the author praised by Cheryl Strayed as “Beautiful, wise, tender, and true” in this mother-daughter memoir.
Written by Marisa Bardach Ramel and Sally Bardach, The Goodbye Diaries alternates chapters between a teenage daughter and her mom as they struggle to reconnect in the wake of a cancer diagnosis. It’s a story about the powerful mother-daughter bond, one that triumphs over teen angst and terminal cancer, and continues with Marisa's own infant daughter today.
THE LION KING
by Elizabeth Rudnick
Friday, July 19th at 10am
Local Author Elizabeth Rudnick wrote the Disney novelization for the upcoming release of THE LION KING! Join us at Chatham’s Orpheum Theater for the opening day of the theatrical release and a booksigning with the author! Hakuna Matata!
Wednesday Story Time: July 24th at 10am
Tom Jahnke, the Director the Chatham Band, reads his new book “Little Town Band” and Illustrator Deb Hart-Chase will there to sign and meet readers as well!
Join us for this Special Story Time for kids of all ages!
Tuesday, July 30th at 7pm
Middle Grade Readers “Meet the Author”
Kate Allen, Author of “The Line Tender”
A National Bestseller - great for ages 8-12!
Funny, poignant, and deeply moving, The Line Tender is a story of nature's enduring mystery and a girl determined to find meaning and connection within it.
Wherever the sharks led, Lucy Everhart's marine-biologist mother was sure to follow. In fact, she was on a boat far off the coast of Massachusetts, collecting shark data when she died suddenly. Lucy was seven. Since then Lucy and her father have kept their heads above water--thanks in large part to a few close friends and neighbors. But June of her twelfth summer brings more than the end of school and a heat wave to sleepy Rockport. On one steamy day, the tide brings a great white--and then another tragedy, cutting short a friendship everyone insists was "meaningful" but no one can tell Lucy what it all meant. To survive the fresh wave of grief, Lucy must grab the line that connects her depressed father, a stubborn fisherman, and a curious old widower to her mother's unfinished research on the Great White's return to Cape Cod. If Lucy can find a way to help this unlikely quartet follow the sharks her mother loved, she'll finally be able to look beyond what she's lost and toward what's left to be discovered.
The gorgeous illustrations starting each chapter as simply magnificent!
"Kate Allen writes with lyric grace, and her beautifully textured narrative, of a girl struggling to understand and move beyond tragedy, is a triumph."-- The Buffalo News
"Allen's understated but richly detailed story will help young readers dig into their resilience to see how they, too, can draw connections in their lives."-- The Minneapolis Star Tribune
"A masterful blend of exuberant life and its accompanying tragedy."-- The Florida Times Union
"Allen's debut novel is, indeed, tender. Also funny, poignant, sad and filled with hope."-- The St. Paul Pioneer Press
"In following the adaptation of sharks to a shifting ecology, The Line Tender speaks to our own human capacity to adapt to loss--and Lucy's losses are profound. This is a novel that stirs our deepest hope that we can survive profound change, that we can even move into new channels that will support us and nourish us and point us toward what we had never anticipated. This is a celebration of our ability to survive."--Gary Schmidt, Newbery and Printz Honoree and National Book Award Finalist
"This richly textured story calls us to our most pressing business on earth: to understand and respect the stunningly complex creatures around us before they disappear forever." --Margi Preus, author of Heart of a Samurai, a Newbery Honor book
"Holy fish, this is a graceful, honest, special book. The Line Tender is a story of resilience. It's about how unbelievably strong and resourceful kids can be. About the real magic in the world--the magic of science, the magic of survival, and the magic of love." --Laurel Snyder, author of the National Book Award longlisted Orphan Island
"The Line Tender captivated me. From page one through the end of the book, I couldn't stop turning pages. I was completely lost in the book when I was reading it, and obsessed with trying to get back to the book when I was not. You MUST add this book to your reading list."--Colby Sharp, Nerdy Book Club co-founder and editor of The Creativity Project
★"Rich, complex, and confidently voiced."-- Kirkus Reviews, starred
★"Allen tackles the complexities of grief with subtly wry humor and insight in this richly layered middle grade debut about the power of science and love."-- Publishers Weekly, starred
★"There's no art or science to navigating loss, but Allen blends both into a hopeful path forward."-- Booklist, starred
★"This book will appeal to just about everyone." - School Library Connection, starred
★"Allen writes with tenderness and confidence....a classic life-affirming weeper, and readers will pick up some respect for sharks along the sniffling way."-- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred
★"Numerous middle grade books deal with grief, but few do it so beautifully―and hopefully―as The Line Tender." --Bookpage, starred
★"Kate Allen has created a landscape that, in spite of being filled with big, heartbreaking themes of loss, is understated and exquisitely, beautifully real."--Shelf Awareness, starred