An Unlikely Newsletter
October 27, 2016
Welcome to Weirdsville
GET READY FOR SOME HALLOWEEN FUN!!! Back by popular demand, the Second Story will host our second annual haunted house: Welcome to Weirdsville, the strangest little town in the USA! Here monsters, creeps and ghoulies get to be themselves and live together in a happy and productive community. Come experience Weirdsville, where the strange and supernatural are everyday occurrences. This event is recommended for ages 6 and up. Click here to purchase your tickets.
In This Newsletter
Saturday, November 5th at 7pm
Author Aaron Thier will discuss and sign his incredibly imaginative new novel, Mr. Eternity, a novel of exuberance and ambition, spanning one thousand years of high-seas adventure, environmental and cultural catastrophe, and enduring love. Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket) says, "The end of the world has never been so much fun as in Aaron Thier's brilliant cavalcade of a novel. Careening back- and forward while staying peacefully centered, offering absurdities and heartbreaks in equal measure,  Mr. Eternity is a moving exploration of our past, present, and future discombobulations. " Don't miss what's sure to be a highly entertaining evening with Aaron. Register here for this free event! 

Jeff Kinney
On 11/11, Jeff Kinney will be here to introduce the 11th book in his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Double Down! Jeff will do a presentation and personalize books for fans.
Friday, November 11th at 3pm
Cartoonist, children's book author and illustrator Jef Czekaj will introduce his new picture book, Dog Rules. A companion to Cat Secrets, Dog Rules is a hilariously interactive picture book that will have kids barking, growling, and chirping -- but mostly laughing out loud. Jef will read both Cat Secrets and Dog Rules, followed by a craft and book signing. Register your child for this free event here!

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Saturday, November 19th at 3:30pm
Join us for an un-bear-ably fun storytime with award-winning illustrator Kevin Barry as he reads his new picture book, Halfway Wild. What kind of animal are you today? Kevin will draw what HE thinks you are! Register your kids here!

Betsy Devany _ Christopher Denise
Sunday, November 20th at 4:30pm
It's not often we're lucky enough to have BOTH the author and illustrator visit us, but we hit the jackpot with the creators of Lucy's Lovey! Both Betsy and Chris will be here for a super special storytime, and adults and kids alike are encouraged to bring their own lovey to the event. You can also post a picture to our Facebook or Instagram page with the hashtag #WhosYourLovey. After the storytime, we'll create some lovey labels and have a Smelly Baby Scavenger Hunt!
Register your kids here!
Bookseller recommendations Recommendations
Chet recommends:
Born to Run
Born to Run
by Bruce Springsteen

The Boss' abilities as an orator transition effortlessly from stage to page in this recent Autobiography. Bruce Springsteen leads you through the twisted, salt-kissed streets of his life. From Jersey to California and around the world, the reader follows the births and deaths of characters and worlds from the songs of the Shore that make up one of the best discographies in Rock & Roll History.

Caitlin recommends:
My Grandmother Asked Me to tell You She_s Sorry
Elsa is a Harry Potter fanatic who is bullied in school and feels ignored by her parents. When her beloved grandmother passes away and leaves a scavenger hunt for Elsa to solve, her world turns upside down. Hilarious and heartwarming!

Glynnis recommends:
The Sun is Also a Star
The Sun is Also A Star
by Nicole Yoon

Natasha believes in science, not fate. She is a direct, matter-of-fact, straight-shooter who does not believe in true love, unless, of course, you count physics (and somehow, no one ever does). And on the other end of the spectrum is Daniel. Daniel is a sensitive poet that believes in great love and 'meant to be'. Obviously, they are destined to meet. Their love story is anything but simple, and you'll root for them until the very last page.

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Cards & Gifts Gifts
When life serves up heaps of stress
and nothing helps you decompress
let this "Color Me Dammit" doll
be your ticket to self-express!
Just color in between the lines
and when you're finished, slam it!
And as you whack the stuffing out
yell "Dammit! Dammit! Dammit!"
Unlikely Job Opportunities Jobs
Part-time Shipper/Receiver
This part-time position is responsible for accurately receiving books and merchandise into our inventory system as well as returning overstock books to publishers. This position requires computer proficiency and accuracy, and the ability to lift up to 30 lbs., and to frequently bend and twist from the waist.  To apply for this position please go to our website to fill out an application and return it to Lisa Fabiano.
Part-time Assistant Gift Buyer
The Assistant Gift Buyer will assist the Gift Buyer in all aspects of managing the gift department including receiving, restocking and returns.  He/she will be expected to have significant knowledge about gifts and retail operations, and demonstrate a positive, friendly and courteous attitude. This position requires computer proficiency and accuracy, and the ability to lift up to 30 lbs. and to frequently bend and twist from the waist. To apply for this position please send a cover letter and resume to Alexa Crowe at

An Unlikely Story is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity.
New in Hardcover NewReleases
The Whistler
Paris foe One
The Girl from Venice
Lucky 666
Cooking for Jeffrey
The Whistler
John Grisham
Jojo Moyes
Martin Cruz Smith
Lucky 666
Bob Drury and
Tom Clavin
Cooking for Jeffrey
Ina Garten
New in Paperback
New in Childrens
If You Give a Mouse a Brownie
Sticker Girl
The Diabolic
The Stranger Game
Laura Numeroff
Felicia Bond (illus.)
Janet Tashjian
S. J. Kincaid
Cylin Busby

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Happy reading,
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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