Upcoming Events


We love our author events and feel lucky that so many authors visit or live on beautiful Cape Cod. If you cannot make an event, but would like a personalized copy, just call the store 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, December 13th 11-1



Christmas Stroll Event!

Decorate Christmas Cookies with Mrs. Claus in our Children's Annex  



Enjoy the holiday spirit with this special drop-in event for kids of all ages! Mrs. Claus visits with cookies, decorations, and a smile for those who would like to decorate with her. YUM!


Saturday, December 13th from 2-4pm









Christmas Stroll Event!

History Book Authors -

Double Signing!


Join Theresa Barbo and Deborah Swiss for an afternoon of history books! 


The Pendleton Disaster Off Cape Cod: The Greatest Small Boat Rescue in Coast Guard History


On February 18, 1952, off the coast of Cape Cod, a fierce nor'easter snapped in half two 503-foot oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer. Human grace and grit, leadership and endurance prevail as Theresa Mitchell Barbo and Captain W. Russell Webster (Ret.) recount the historic, heroic rescue of thirty-two merchant mariners from the sinking Pendleton by four young Coast Guardsmen aboard the 36-foot motor lifeboat CG36500. A foreword by former Commandant Admiral Thad Allen (Ret.) and an essay by Master Chief John "Jack" Downey (Ret.), a veteran of thousands of modern-day small boat rescues, round out the special third edition of this classic work on Coast Guard history. 


The Daring Coast Guard Rescue of the Pendleton Crew 


(Ages 8-12)

Jack Nickerson and his faithful lab, Sinbad, wake early one snowy Cape Cod morning, ready for winter fun. Meanwhile, miles away in the ocean, the crew of a cargo tanker ship called the "Pendleton" is in serious trouble. The waves and wind of a raging nor'easter rip the tanker in two, leaving the people to cling for their lives in the wicked, cold storm. There's no time to waste--the Coast Guard, including Jack's friend Bernie Webber, leave Chatham Harbor in search of the "Pendleton" crew. They don't yet know that Jack and Sinbad have snuck aboard the rescue boat as stowaways. Join the young duo in the front-row seat for the greatest small-boat rescue in American history. 


The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women 


The Tin Ticket takes readers to the dawn of the 19th century and into the lives of three women arrested and sent into suffering and slavery in Australia and Tasmania--and reveals how they overcame their fates unlike any other women in the world at the time. 



Saturday, December 27th from 2-4pm






Post-Christmas Perfection!


Old Teddy Booksigning

with Author

Elizabeth Donnan Kintz


"Old Teddy" is about a ragged, old Teddy Bear who, upon seeing his favorite little girl receive new fancy toys, worries about his shabbiness and that he shall be replaced. Teddy's friend, Giraffe, reminds teddy that every rip and tear represent love. The story takes us through the adventures that earned Teddy those rips and tears.

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