An Unlikely Newsletter
July 27, 2017
It's Christmas in July! We are hosting a book drive for the entire month of July to help Christmas is for Kids prepare for their 2017 drive. Here is how it works: as you enter the store you'll notice a Christmas tree with paper ornaments. Each ornament has a book title, child's age, and gender. Simply pick an ornament from the tree, locate the book and bring it to the cashier who will collect the book. We will also donate the tips from the café to this amazing organization.   
In This Newsletter
The Originals_ Coffee House Night
Thursday, July 27th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Back by popular demand, we are THRILLED to re-introduce our Coffee House Nights with a unique twist! In order to encourage creativity in the local community, we are seeking artists to come play original music and/or read their poetry. Each act will be given 15 minutes to perform and there will be a 5-minute break in between performances for breakdown and set up. Since our store is a family-friendly environment, we ask that the material from each performer be appropriate for all ages. To register for a performance time slot, please call the store at 508-699-0244 or email Jenna at

Wednesday, August 9th at 3pm
Bring your young scouts (recommended ages 5-9) for a reading, signing, and badge-earning activities with the author of the adorable chapter book series, Mouse Scouts.   Register now for this free event.

Joseph Robertia
Joseph Robertia and his wife, Cole will visit all the way from Alaska to discuss Joseph's new book, Life with Forty Dogs: Misadventures with Runts, Rejects, Retirees, and Rescues in an event for dog lovers, husky owners, animal rescuers, fans of Alaska TV shows, and those who follow the Iditarod. At their events, Joseph shares a fascinating slide show; Cole, an Iditarod and Yukon Quest veteran, talks about life with dogs and being a woman in racing. Register now for this free event.

Chris Van Dusen
Saturday, August 26th at 2pm
We have long wished to welcome author and illustrator Chris Van Dusen to An Unlikely Story, and we are thrilled to welcome him this summer! Chris will introduce his new picture book, Hattie and Hudson, a charming tale about a little girl and her colossal friend that teaches a monster-size lesson about prejudging others. Tickets are $5 and can be used as a coupon towards any of Chris's books. Purchase your tickets beginning Tuesday, August 1st at 9am.

In the CaféCafe
We are very excited to announce that all of our baked goods are now created in-house, and are wheat-free. While we were getting our kitchen ready for baking, we were lucky enough to have Twist Bakery supply us with goodies. We cannot thank them enough for partnering with us during our first two years. We do carry prepackaged gluten products in our kitchen, but we try our best to prevent cross contamination. If you have any particular concerns, please feel free to ask to speak to our Café Manager, Sandra.
Summer recommendations Recommendations
Paperback Non-Fiction: 
Gift from the Sea
Gift from the Sea
by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
 This is the perfect book to read every summer. In this timeless classic, Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude, and contentment as she sets them down during a brief vacation by the sea. Her reflection helps readers find a space for contemplation and creativity in their own lives.

King Philip_s War
by Eric B. Schultz and Michael J. Tougias
A great read for local history buffs, King Philip's War is divided into three parts. The first explains what led up to the war, and a chronological overview. The second goes from location to location and details the incidents that took place at each. The third provides first person accounts.  

Not Just Jane
Not Just Jane
by Shelley DeWees

Do you know Mary Robinson? Sara Coleridge? Catherine Crowe? Well, you are about to, because this book reintroduces seven amazing female writers, all of whom lived during or around Jane Austen's time.   DeWees describes these great women in mini-biographies, from their unlikely starts to their current obscurity. Get your reading lists ready!

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Cards & Gifts Gifts
Unplugged Family Fun!
Whether your family is on the go or keeping it cool with a stay-cation, games add creativity, teamwork, wit, and wonder to your summer mix. Game on! 
New in Hardcover NewReleases
House of Spies
Almost Sisters
The Late Show
The Lying Game
The Lying Game
House of Spies
Daniel Silva
Joshilyn Jackson
Michael Connelly
The Lying Game
Ruth Ware
The Breakdown
B. A. Paris
New in Paperback
The Witches of New York
The Dollhouse
My Not So Perfect Life
The Whistler
Underground Airlines
Ami McKay
Fiona Davis
Sophie Kinsella
John Grisham
Ben Winters
New in Childrens
The Land of Stories_ Worlds Collide
You May Already Be a Winner
The Last Magician
Chris Colfer
Ann Dee Ellis
Alan Gratz
Lisa Maxwell

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

Phone: (508) 699-0244

Happy Reading!
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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