An Unlikely Newsletter
September 7, 2016
Now that the kids are back in school, it's time to fall into a good book! There is a cornucopia of truly fabulous new books out, with more coming in each week. Our calendar is chock full of events for readers of all ages and interests. Come in, grab a comfy chair, a glass of wine and a good book, and stay awhile!
In This Newsletter
Thursday, September 8th at 6:30pm
Join us for an insightful evening with debut author Meg Little Reilly when she introduces her brilliant new novel, We Are Unprepared, which is already garnering rave reviews. A hip Brooklyn couple move to rural Vermont only to find themselves at odds as an ominous super-storm bears down on their community.  We Are Unprepared is an entertaining and thoughtful novel in the burgeoning genre called "Cli-Fi", or climate fiction. You can sign up HERE . 

Sabaa Tahir
We are thrilled to welcome young adult author Sabaa Tahir in conversation with Jen Lamoureux from, to introduce the sequel to her runaway bestseller, An Ember in the Ashes. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A and book-signing.

Tuesday, September 13th at 4pm
We are so excited to host a very special storytime and launch party for Jacqueline Davies' charming new picture book, Panda Pants.  Jackie will read Panda Pants, followed by some fun panda crafts including making a Little Panda Mask, Little Panda Paper Dolls, and Little Panda Moving Puppets. Each child will receive a free, fully-illustrated 16-page booklet on panda facts. Customers purchasing three or more books will receive a stuffed panda.  Register your child here.

Mitch Krpata
Wednesday, September 14th at 4pm
The wait is over, Poptropica fans! Author Mitch Krpata will visit An Unlikely Story to introduce the exciting second adventure in the graphic-novel series from Poptropica. In Book Two: The Lost Expedition, Oliver, Mya, and Jorge continue their search for home with hilarious stops along the way. Register now for this free event!
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Thursday, September 22nd at 4:30pm
Local author, storyteller, and all around nice guy Mark Binder will join us for an afternoon of joyous fun as he shares stories from his audiobook, Transmit Joy! Mark will entertain us with great stories well told for listeners and readers of all ages. We have copies of Mark's CD for sale in the store now. Register now for this free event!
Bookseller recommendations Recommendations
Kym recommends:
Leave Me
Leave Me
by Gayle Forman

Maribeth is a working mother of twins, doing her best to juggle everything, and barely registers the fact that she's had a heart attack. When she comes home to recover, she quickly finds that her recuperation is an inconvenience to her family and she does what many a busy mom fantasizes about -- packing a bag and running away. This is a heartwarming novel about family, forgiveness, and learning how to take care of yourself before you can take care of others.

Miranda recommends:
The Woman in Cabin 10
The Woman in Cabin 10
by Ruth Ware

Travel journalist Lo Black finds herself caught in a tight thriller when she sees a body pushed overboard on a cruise. The problem? No one on the boat is missing. Lo's desperation for the truth puts her in more danger than ever as the twists and thrills  move the book toward a shocking ending!

Lynda recommends:
The City Baker_s Guide to Country LIving
Light summer read with fun characters in a small town Vermont setting featuring themes of home, love and family. Amidst cookie fundraisers, holiday season desserts, and the annual apple pie competition, city pastry chef extraordinaire Olivia discovers that the life she thought she wanted and the life that really has meaning and purpose are complete opposites. Add in some banjo picking and fiddling, and a lively dance ensues!

Lisa recommends:
They All Saw a Cat
by Brendan Wenzel
Is the cat cute? Are you afraid of the cat? Do you have a clear view of the cat? A great introduction into the concept of perspective and how we each view things with different eyes. (Ages 2-5)

More staff picks  »
Wtite Brain
We have a whole new display of WRiTE BRAiN author kits, puzzles and Story Cards. WRiTE BRAiN books are richly illustrated, textless books, with lines on the pages, ready for any writer's content. They are designed to ignite and inspire creativity and imagination in kids of all ages. WRiTE BRAiN books enable kids to write their own stories, publish beautiful hardcover copies, and build a personal library of self-authored books.

New in Hardcover NewReleases
Here I Am
A Gentleman in Moscow
The Nix
Dear Mr. M
Best. State. Ever
Here I Am
Jonathan Safran Foer
Amor Towles
Nathan Hill
Dear Mr. M
Herman Koch
Best. State. Ever.
Dave Barry
New in Paperback
Be Frank with Me
Golden Age
The Devil Wins
M Train
Julia Claiborne Johnson
Jonathan Franzen
Joan London
Reed Farrel Coleman
Patti Smith
New in Childrens
Hand in Hand
Ada Twist_ Scientist
Mark of the Plague
The Thousandth Floor
Rosemary Wells
Andrea Beaty
(here on 9/20/16!)
David Roberts (illus.)
Kevin Sands
Katharine McGee

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Happy reading,
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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