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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Summer Book Club:
Skype with the Author!
Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar will be calling us from Beirut to answer questions about her captivating and timely debut novel.
All sales of The Map of Salt and Stars are discounted 15% regardless of Book Club participation, and books are available both in the bookstore and online for shipping or pickup at the bookstore.
Sunday, July 8th at 3pm
Registration is not necessary, but appreciated for seating and refreshment purposes. See the form below to enter your contact details.
"This imaginative but very real look into war-torn Syria is a must." -Booklist (starred review)
This rich, moving, and lyrical debut novel is to Syria what The Kite Runner was to Afghanistan; the story of two girls living eight hundred years apart--a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and a medieval adventurer apprenticed to a legendary mapmaker--places today's headlines in the sweep of history, where the pain of exile and the triumph of courage echo again and again.
In the summer of 2011, just after Nour loses her father to cancer, her mother moves Nour and her sisters from New York City back to Syria to be closer to their family. In order to keep her father's spirit as she adjusts to her new home, Nour tells herself their favorite story--the tale of Rawiya, a twelfth-century girl who disguised herself as a boy in order to apprentice herself to a famous mapmaker.
But the Syria Nour's parents knew is changing, and it isn't long before the war reaches their quiet Homs neighborhood. When a stray shell destroys Nour's house and almost takes her life, she and her family are forced to choose: stay and risk more violence or flee across seven countries of the Middle East and North Africa in search of safety--along the very route Rawiya and her mapmaker took eight hundred years before in their quest to chart the world. As Nour's family decides to take the risk, their journey becomes more and more dangerous, until they face a choice that could mean the family will be separated forever.
Following alternating timelines and a pair of unforgettable heroines coming of age in perilous times, The Map of Salt and Stars is the epic story of one girl telling herself the legend of another and learning that, if you listen to your own voice, some things can never be lost.
July 11th at 10am
Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig join us for a Wednesday Story Time featuring their new book
Do Doodlebugs Doodle?: Amazing Insect Facts
Corinne Demas is the author of two collections of short stories, five novels, a memoir, a collection of poetry, two plays, and numerous books for children including Are Pirate’s Polite?, Pirates Go to School, The Littlest Matryoshka, The Disappearing Island, and Saying Goodbye to Lulu. She is Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College and a fiction editor of the Massachusetts Review.
Artemis Roehrig received her master's degree from the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology program at the University of Massachusetts, where she continues to work with invasive insects. Artemis lives in Western Massachusetts and loves to explore nature with her two children.
Saturday, July 14th at 2pm
Cape Cod author and photographer Chris Seufert signs his latest book:
Cape Cod and the Islands: A Drone's Eye View
What do the wreck of the Liberty ship James Longstreet, Provincetown dune shacks, a great white shark, and surfers at Wellfleet's Lecount Hollow have in common? They're all captured from altitudes of up to 400 feet in photographs by Cape Cod native Christopher Seufert. More than 100 images reveal the cape's ocean currents, tide pools, geological forms, and orderly town grids from never-before-seen angles and perspectives. They also give equal exposure to both hidden corners and well-traveled landmarks of every town on the cape, including Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. The author's creative use of the latest drone technology will be a revelation for even the most seasoned Cape Codder.
Photographer Christopher Seufert lives in Chatham, Cape Cod. He has authored six photography books and is an FAA-licensed commercial drone photographer. Learn more at www.CapeCodPhoto.net.
July 31st at 7pm
Special Book Club Discussion with the Author (+ Signing!)
for Middle Grade Readers!
The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle
by Christina Uss
An introverted but determined 12-year-old girl bikes across the country and discovers that friends are not such a bad thing to have after all in this quirky and charming debut. Join us for this special events! All ages are welcome; the story is geared to the 8-12 year-old crowd.
We will gather on our covered deck for a special gathering with the author on her national tour and have a chance to ask questions and discuss some of the themes in the book.
Introverted Bicycle has lived most of her life at the Mostly Silent Monastery in Washington, D.C. When her guardian, Sister Wanda, announces that Bicycle is going to attend a camp where she will learn to make friends, Bicycle says no way and sets off on her bike for San Francisco to meet her idol, a famous cyclist, certain he will be her first true friend. Who knew that a ghost would haunt her handlebars and that she would have to contend with bike-hating dogs, a bike-loving horse, bike-crushing pigs, and a mysterious lady dressed in black. Over the uphills and downhills of her journey, Bicycle discovers that friends are not such a bad thing to have after all, and that a dozen cookies really can solve most problems.
CHRISTINA USS is a debut novelist, but she has written about bicycling and travel for many magazines and newspapers. The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle was inspired in part by her own experiences while biking across the United States, once widthwise and once lengthwise.