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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Saturday, July 28th at 11am
Special Bonus Story Time!
Finn Finds a Friend with Author Jenna Grodzicki
Finn is not your typical lemon shark. He likes to frolic and have fun in the water. But his brothers’ and sisters’ idea of fun is lying completely still on the ocean floor – BORING! While out searching for new friends, Finn encounters a sea turtle who hides in a rock cave. Clearly, he must want to play hide and seek. Then he comes across some humans who scream, “SHARK!!!” when he approaches. Obviously, they must be excited to see him.
Will Finn ever find a friend who can see beyond his sharky appearance?
Mondays on Main Special Event!
July 30th 5:30-7pm
Meet Boston Globe Columnist
Meredith Goldstein over drinks on our covered deck!
A disarmingly honest memoir about giving advice when you're not sure what you're doing yourself, by the woman behind The Boston Globe's Love Letters column.
Every day, Boston Globe advice columnist Meredith Goldstein takes on the relationship problems of thousands of dedicated readers. They look to her for wisdom on all matters of the heart- how to cope with dating fatigue and infidelity, work romances, tired marriages, true love, and true loss. In her column, she has it all figured out, but in her real life she is a lot less certain. Whether it's her own reservations about the traditional path of marriage and family, her difficulty finding someone she truly connects with, or the evolution of her friendships as her friends start to have their own families, Meredith finds herself looking for insight, just like her readers. As she searches for responses to their concerns, she's surprised to discover answers to her own. But it's after her mother is diagnosed with cancer that she truly realizes how special her Love Letters community is, how this column has enriched her life as much, if not more than, it has for its readers.
CAN'T HELP MYSELF is the extraordinary (and often hilarious) story of a single woman navigating her mercurial love life, and a moving and poignant portrait of an amazing community of big-hearted, love-seeking allies.
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.
SPECIAL WEDNESDAY STORY TIME
Brian Lies, New York Times bestselling author of Bats at the Beach, presents his new children's story
The Rough Patch
A breathtakingly beautiful and luminescent book about loss and grief, love and hope, and the healing power of friendship and nature, from New York Times-bestselling picture book creator Brian Lies.
Readers of Cynthia Rylant's classic Dog Heaven, the Fan Brothers' The Night Gardener, and anyone experiencing loss will be swept up by this poignant story.
Evan and his dog do everything together, from eating ice cream to caring for their award-winning garden, which grows big and beautiful. One day the unthinkable happens: Evan's dog dies. Heartbroken, Evan destroys the garden and everything in it. The ground becomes overgrown with prickles and thorns, and Evan embraces the chaos.
But beauty grows in the darkest of places, and when a twisting vine turns into an immense pumpkin, Evan is drawn out of his misery and back to the county fair, where friendships--old and new--await.
New York Times-bestselling author-illustrator Brian Lies has created a beautiful, accessible, and deeply personal story about friendship, loss, and recovery. The Rough Patch features stunning paintings by the award-winning creator of Bats at the Beach.