Events

April 2020

presents Long Story Short: 100 Classic Books in Three Panels, in which the acclaimed author and illustrator brings her sly sense of humor to comic-strip condensations of classic and contemporary literature.

To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Long Story Short by speaking to a bookseller or clicking on the cover below.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 7:30pm
Long Story Short: 100 Classic Books in Three Panels Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781616205034
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Algonquin Books - April 7th, 2020

Literature is long. Comics are short.

Is Proust getting you down? Do you find The Unbearable Lightness of Being simply unbearable? Is The Inferno your own private hell? Do you long to be conversant about classics like Moby Dick and Madame Bovary?

presents Why We Swim, "a beautifully written love letter to water and a fascinating story" (Rebecca Skloot).

To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Why We Swim by speaking to a bookseller or clicking on the cover below.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 7:30pm
Why We Swim Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616207861
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Algonquin Books - April 14th, 2020

Humans, unlike other animals that are drawn to water, are not natural-born swimmers. We must be taught. Our evolutionary ancestors learned for survival; now in the twenty-first century we swim in freezing Arctic waters and piranha-infested rivers to test our limits. Swimming is an introspective and silent sport in a chaotic and noisy age; it's therapeutic for both the mind and body; and it's an adventurous way to get from point A to point B. It's also one route to that elusive, ecstatic state of flow.

discussing Wetmore's marvelous new novel, Valentine, an astonishing debut that explores the lingering effects of a brutal crime on the women of one small Texas oil town in the 1970s.

"Fierce and complex, Valentine is a novel of moral urgency and breathtaking prose. This is the very definition of a stunning debut."--Ann Patchett

To reserve your seat please purchase a copy of Valentine by speaking to a bookseller or clicking on the cover image below.

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 7:30pm
Valentine: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062913265
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harper - March 31st, 2020

Mercy is hard in a place like this . . .

It's February 1976, and Odessa, Texas, stands on the cusp of the next great oil boom. While the town's men embrace the coming prosperity, its women intimately know and fear the violence that always seems to follow.

Launch and discussion of her new novel, The Best Week That Never Happened, "a poignant and gripping heart-tug of a page-turner filled with heart and hope.--Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places

To reserve your seat please purchase a copy of The Best Week That Never Happened by speaking to a bookseller or clicking on the cover below to order online.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 7:00pm
The Best Week That Never Happened Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781951710118
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Month9Books, LLC - April 21st, 2020

After her parents' bitter divorce, family vacations to the Big Island in Hawaii ceased. But across the miles, eighteen-year-old Tegan Rossi remains connected to local Kai Kapule, her best friend from childhood. Now, Tegan finds herself alone and confused about how she got to the Big Island. With no wallet, no cell phone, purse, or plane ticket, Tegan struggles to piece together what happened. She must have come to surprise-visit Kai. Right? As the teens grow even closer, Tegan pushes aside her worries and gets swept away in the vacation of her dreams.

reads from her new novel Writers & Lovers, a portrait of the artist as a young woman.

"Lily King is one of our great literary treasures and Writers & Lovers is suffused with her brilliance. It is captivating, potent, incisive, and wise, a moving story of grief, and recovering from grief, and of a young woman finding her courage for life."--Madeline Miller, author of Circe

To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Writers & Lovers by speaking to a bookseller or clicking on the cover below.

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 7:30pm
Writers & Lovers Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802148537
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-5 days.
Published: Grove Press - March 3rd, 2020

Blindsided by her mother's sudden death, and wrecked by a recent love affair, Casey Peabody has arrived in Massachusetts in the summer of 1997 without a plan. Her mail consists of wedding invitations and final notices from debt collectors. A former child golf prodigy, she now waits tables in Harvard Square and rents a tiny, moldy room at the side of a garage where she works on the novel she's been writing for six years.

discussing Grant's just-published book Everything is Under Control: A Memoir with Recipes.

"What a beautiful, rich, and poetic memoir this is. Phyllis Grant writes of longing, suffering, celebration, family, and food with such delicate power. Like the best chefs, she knows how to make a masterpiece from a few simple ingredients: truth, taste, poignancy, and love. This is a wonderful book."--Elizabeth Gilbert

To reserve your seat please purchase a copy of Everything Is Under Control by speaking to a bookseller or order online by clicking on the cover image below.

 

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 7:30pm
Everything Is Under Control: A Memoir with Recipes Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374150143
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 21st, 2020

A party for book nerds! What could be better? Come on down and join the fun on this special day. We'll have not only original one-of-a-kind items but some surprises and give-aways. And snacks, always snacks. Watch this space for further information as our plans develop!

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 10:00am to 9:00pm

Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) is a celebration of books, readers and indie bookselling that started in California in 2014; it is modeled after the extremely successful Record Store Day. To show their support for indies and help drive customers into stores on IBD, publishers produce exclusive, limited-edition books and literary art pieces that are only available at participating bookstores on Bookstore Day. You can’t get them before. You can’t get them online, and you most certainly can’t get them at Target.

Launching Cat Dog Dog: The Story of a Blended Family, the hilarious and adorable story of a blended family--using just a few words in various configurations--from the pets' point-of-view!

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 6:30pm
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By Nelly Buchet, Andrea Zuill (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984848994
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Schwartz & Wade - April 28th, 2020

Cat and Dog live with their human in a suburban house with a big backyard. Sure, they fight like.... well, cats and dogs, but they're used to one another. Dog--a different dog--lives a happy only child life in the city with his dad. He has the bed to himself, he never has to share his toys, and that's the way he likes it. So what happens when the Dog's dad and Cat and Dog's mom move in together? Well, it's chaotic. There's not enough room on the bed, for starters.