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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December 10th from 2-4pm

Chatham's Christmas Stroll Weekend!

Local Author Jim Coogan signs

"Sears Point: A Novel of Cape Cod"

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By Jim Coogan

Sears Point is a story about dealing with change.  From the first decade of the 20th century, Washington Foster Sears witnesses the transformation of his Cape Cod town from the traditional rural life so common in small town American to the realities and challenges of today’s 21st century modern world.  More than just the history of a single Cape Cod town, Washy’s experiences of living in Brewster, the town of his birth as his community is transformed by things beyond his control are universal themes, connecting all those who have seen what change can do to a once familiar place as measured in the passage of a single lifetime.

Read a recent review in the Barnstable Patriot here.

Throughout the Christmas Season....

Visit our Children's Annex to decorate a Christmas ornament - help fill up our tree, or bring home to yours! A fun and free way for children of all ages to celebrate Jan Brett's new book "Gingerbread Christmas"

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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!"

April 15th from 1-3pm

Join children's author Nancy Cote for a celebration of her latest book "Leonard's Beard"

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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

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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"

July 1st from 2-4pm: Ann Hymes signs her new novel, set in Chatham! Shadow of Whimsy: A Cape Cod Love Story    Several generations of one family have lived, loved, and lied at Whimsy Towers, a unique oceanfront house in Chatham, Massachusetts. Strong women who refuse to be suffocated by marriage have found excitement and refuge in this house filled with artists and parties. Love surfaces in unexpected ways. July 1st from 4-8pm: Funtastic Painter, Valerie Cameron facepaints on our deck! Kids can get a whimsical design before the Friday Night Band Concert! July 2nd from 2-4pm: The Cape Cod Chronicle's Alan Pollock signs his new book Chatham: Images of Modern America In 1987, the hungry Atlantic Ocean broke the barrier beach protecting Chatham, swallowing a handful of shorefront houses. But in the last half century, most of the change that has come to this town on the elbow of Cape Cod has been more subtle. Historic houses gave way to hotels when Chatham became an attractive vacation destination for motorists, and then the hotels became homes again as summer visitors sought to have a place of their own for retirement. Amid real estate booms, Chathamites struggled to keep the town's history and natural beauty from being erased. Treasures like the Godfrey gristmill, the Marconi wireless station, and even the Main Street School fell into disrepair but were later preserved. Chatham continues its wrestle with nature, confronting old challenges like erosion and new ones like water quality--and now great white sharks. July 6th at 10am: Pete the Cat Visits for Wednesday Story Time! July 13th at 10am: Gator Dad with Author Brian Lies From seemingly mundane tasks such as grocery shopping to more active pursuits like a romp at the park and fort-building, a loving and playful father alligator shows his gator kids that the simplest pleasures done together can make for an incredibly fun day. Presented by "New York Times" bestselling author Brian Lies ("Bats at the Beach"), this heartwarming story demonstrates a series of very special ways children can connect with their fathers and should appeal to parents and little readers everywhere."

July 1st from 2-4pm: Ann Hymes signs her new novel, set in Chatham!

Shadow of Whimsy: A Cape Cod Love Story   

Several generations of one family have lived, loved, and lied at Whimsy Towers, a unique oceanfront house in Chatham, Massachusetts. Strong women who refuse to be suffocated by marriage have found excitement and refuge in this house filled with artists and parties. Love surfaces in unexpected ways.

July 1st from 4-8pm: Funtastic Painter, Valerie Cameron facepaints on our deck! Kids can get a whimsical design before the Friday Night Band Concert!

July 2nd from 2-4pm: The Cape Cod Chronicle's Alan Pollock signs his new book

Chatham: Images of Modern America

In 1987, the hungry Atlantic Ocean broke the barrier beach protecting Chatham, swallowing a handful of shorefront houses. But in the last half century, most of the change that has come to this town on the elbow of Cape Cod has been more subtle. Historic houses gave way to hotels when Chatham became an attractive vacation destination for motorists, and then the hotels became homes again as summer visitors sought to have a place of their own for retirement. Amid real estate booms, Chathamites struggled to keep the town's history and natural beauty from being erased. Treasures like the Godfrey gristmill, the Marconi wireless station, and even the Main Street School fell into disrepair but were later preserved. Chatham continues its wrestle with nature, confronting old challenges like erosion and new ones like water quality--and now great white sharks.

July 6th at 10am: Pete the Cat Visits for Wednesday Story Time!

July 13th at 10am: Gator Dad with Author Brian Lies

From seemingly mundane tasks such as grocery shopping to more active pursuits like a romp at the park and fort-building, a loving and playful father alligator shows his gator kids that the simplest pleasures done together can make for an incredibly fun day. Presented by "New York Times" bestselling author Brian Lies ("Bats at the Beach"), this heartwarming story demonstrates a series of very special ways children can connect with their fathers and should appeal to parents and little readers everywhere."