An Unlikely Newsletter
December 16, 2016
We are so overwhelmed by the amazing generosity of our customers this holiday season. We collected over 200 books for Christmas is for Kids!  Thank you for making Christmas joyful for all these children. Happy Holidays from all of us here at An Unlikely Story!
In This Newsletter
Monday, December 19th from 9am - 2pm
Thursday, December 22nd from 5pm - 9pm
There's still time to find that magical book or whimsical gift for those on your Nice List! We'll make it easy with personal shopping assistance, surprise sales, and complementary gift wrapping. Pop in, or linger at the Café - either way, we'll help you stay off this year's Naughty List!  

Dragons Love Tacos event
Did you know that dragons love tacos? Did you know that dragons also love An Unlikely Story? Yes, indeed they do, and we will have THE taco-loving dragon from the bestselling book, Dragons Love Tacos, here for a very special storytime. Kids will hear the story, sing and dance to the " Dragons Love Tacos Song", and do a simple craft. Bring your camera for photo-ops with the dragon!
Click here to register for the Tuesday, December 27th storytime!
Click here to register for the Friday, December 30th storytime!

Wednesday, January 18th at 6pm
Start the year right by finishing up your book! Stuart Horwitz, founder and principle of Book Architecture, will lead a presentation for writers at any stage of their process based on his new book, Finish Your Book in Three Drafts. Accomplished and aspiring writers alike will learn the secrets of how to reach the finish line through an engaging presentation including examples of the Book Architecture Method in action.  Register for this free event here.

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Holiday recommendations Recommendations
We're here to make your holiday shopping easy! Pick up a copy of our holiday recommendations booklet, filled with great reads for all those book-lovers on your list. If you're shopping at home in your pj's, you can find the complete list here. Order your book online and come pick it up when the weather warms up! 

Hardcover Fiction:

News of the World
News of the World
by Paulette Jiles

Exquisitely rendered and morally complex, News of the World is a brilliant work of historical fiction that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust. It is 1870: Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd does live readings to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan, Johanna, to her relatives in San Antonio.  History, action, adventure, and two memorable characters are amazingly packed into this 209 page read.

Hardcover Non-Fiction:
The Undoing Project
The Undoing Project
by Michael Lewis

Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. This story about the workings of the human mind is explored through the personalities of two fascinating individuals so fundamentally different from each other that they seem unlikely friends or colleagues. In the process they may well have changed, for good, mankind's view of its own mind.

The Edge of the World
The Edge of the World
by Michael Pye

Saints and spies, pirates and philosophers, artists and intellectuals: they all criss-crossed the grey North Sea in the so-called "dark ages," the years between the fall of the Roman Empire and the beginning of Europe's mastery over the oceans. Now the critically acclaimed Michael Pye reveals the cultural transformation sparked by those men and women: the ideas, technology, science, law, and moral codes that helped create our modern world.

Middle Grades:
The Bicycle Spy
by Yona Zeldis McDonough
Set in France during WW II, this tale tells of Marcel, who rides his bike through the town delivering bread from his parents' bakery.  The twist: he is also a spy, so along with the bread, he delivers information.  Doing this could cost him his life.  Not doing it could cost him everything else.

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New Yorker Puzzles
Start a new tradition this holiday season with these festive New Yorker puzzles. They're a great way to gather the family around the table. They come in either 500 or 1000 pieces, and in many different covers. Stop in for our surprise weekend specials when Alexa, our gift buyer, will mark select items on sale!
Tuesday, December 27th through Friday, December 30th from 9am - 12pm
Each day we will have a storybook making class where kids will write and illustrate their own storybooks that will then be made into an actual book once the class is completed.  Click here for registration details.

Winter Vacation Yoga (Ages 5-13)
Tuesday, December 27th, 10am-12pm (click here to register)
Thursday, December 29th, 10am-12pm (click here to register)
Kids will learn a bit more about yoga through stories, poses and peaceful pebbles. 

Thursday, December29th from 4pm - 5pm
Big Ryan will be back to visit our store for a puppet-filled, winter-themed storytime. This event is recommended for children of all ages and will be sure to be lots of fun! All guests ages 3+ (this includes adults and children) will require a ticket in order to attend. Click here for registration details.
The holidays are rapidly approaching! In order to celebrate, we are hosting our very first outdoor holiday market! It is our hope that this is the beginning of a holiday market tradition that will continue to grow each year. We are thrilled to have 4 booths filled over the course of the next 11 days, with 14 amazingly talented local artisans and craftsmen. It will be a great way to find unique gifts at affordable prices, all while supporting local businesses.  For a complete list of vendors each night, please visit our website!
Due to the extreme cold, our vendors will be located upstairs on the Second Floor on Friday, December 16th.
New in Hardcover NewReleases
I_ll Take You There
The Fate of the Tearling
Victoria the Queen
The Glass Universe
Michael Chabon
Wally Lamb
Erika Johansen
Victoria: the Queen
Julia Baird
The Glass Universe
Dava Sobel
New in Paperback
The Guest Room
My Name is Lucy Barton
The Passenger
The Little Red Chairs
Hidden Figures
Chris Bohjanian
Elizabeth Strout
Lisa Lutz
Edna O'Brien
Margot Lee Shetterly
New in Childrens

Store Hours:
Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 6:00pm

Phone: (508) 699-0244 
111 South Street, Plainville, MA 02762

Happy reading,
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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