An Unlikely Newsletter
April 26, 2017
It's hard to believe, but the Second Anniversary of An Unlikely Story is coming up soon! We're making plans for a two day birthday party on Sunday, May 28th and Monday, May 29th, including  selfies with the Greg Heffley statue, and unique give-aways. Enter a raffle to win one of the following: free coffee for a year, a personalized tour of An Unlikely Story and Jeff Kinney's studio on the 3rd Floor by Jeff himself, or Bookseller for a Day!

Beginning May 1st and continuing until our birthday on May 29th, customers will be able to wish An Unlikely Story a Happy Second Birthday with a photo/hashtag contest! Take a photo in your favorite spot in An Unlikely Story, then post it on our Facebook page with a clever hashtag. On May 29th, we will choose 3 lucky winners who will be featured in our newsletter, and win An Unlikely Story gift cards and tote bags.
In This Newsletter
Join us at An Unlikely Story for a day of exclusive one-of-a-kind merchandise, Blind Date with a Book Give-Away's, and surprises throughout the day!
11:00am - Elephant and Piggie StoryTime (Recommended for ages 2 and up)
Join us for an Elephant and Piggie Party! We will read some of our favorite Elephant and Piggie titles, hand out Elephant and Piggie tattoos, and make Elephant and Piggie puppets.
1:00pm - Celebration of Little Golden Books (Recommended for children ages 5 and up)
This afternoon we will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Little Golden Books. We will have a display of many beloved titles for children and their families to explore; read some of our favorites; children can create Little Golden books using their own stories and illustrations.

Tom Ryan
Sunday, April 30th at 5pm
Tom Ryan, the author of Following Atticus will introduce his incredible new book, Will's Red Coat: The Story of One Old Dog Who Chose to Live Again. It's the story of an elderly Schnauzer on his last legs, and the miraculous transformation that took place when he moved in with Tom and Atticus. Tom will bring Samwise (his newest roommate) and talk about his unforgettable canine friends and what they have taught each other along the way. Register here for this free event!

Brandon Mull
Monday, May 1st at 4pm
Brandon Mull, best-selling author of the Fablehaven, Beyonders, and Five Kingdoms series, will join us to introduce the long-awaited sequel to Fablehaven, Dragonwatch! The dragons no longer consider the dragon sanctuaries safe havens, but view them as prisons and want their freedom. How will the epic dragon showdown end? Tickets include a copy of Dragonwatch and admission for two people. Get your tickets now!

Thursday, May 4th at 7pm
We are so excited to partner with the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance (NCBLA) for an incredible event with an award-winning panel of writers and artists.  All the amazing women on this panel have created work featuring strong women, both fictional and historical, that is inspirational and empowering.
Bring your daughter or special young woman in your life to an evening dedicated to celebrating heroines in literature.  Register here for this free event!

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On the Second Story SecondStory
Wednesday, May 3rd from 4:00pm-5:30pm
Connect with Nature with an afternoon of crafting! We will use Y-shaped branches to create our own branch weavings, or "magic wands." To personalize your wand, bring your own special stick, flowers, or leaves from around your house; this will increase your wand's power! All materials will be provided. REGISTER HERE

Tuesdays, May 9th-June 27th from 6:30-8:00pm
Join the Unlikely Strummers for a 7-week fundamentals of ukulele workshop. No prior
musical experience is necessary. Bring your own Soprano or Alto/Concert ukelele and music stand. This workshop is for ages 16+. Class dates are: 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5.30, 6/6, 6/20 & 6/27.

Friday, May 12th from 5:30-8:00pm
We're partnering with the Creative Sewing Studio in North Attleboro to offer this sewing workshop where guests will learn how to create their own aromatherapy eye-mask pillow. All  materials and sewing machines will be provided. REGISTER HERE

Friday, May 12th from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Celebrate Spring in this workshop where guests will learn how to make paper house luminaries made of vintage book pages. Flameless LED tea lights will be added to each house to illuminate them. All class materials are included.

Bookseller recommendations Recommendations
Lisa recommends:
Ginny Moon
Ginny Moon
by Benjamin Ludwig

Imagine developing coping skills that help you survive being neglected and abused and then trying to adjust to a new "forever" family. Now, imagine you are also autistic and feel safest when there is order and routine. This describes some of what Ginny has experienced. She is the type of character who at times will make you want to give her a hug, at times will make you laugh, other times she will frustrate you but always she will make you root for her! Benjamin Ludwig has created a moving and thought provoking novel. (Meet the author on Tuesday, May 16th!)

Kym recommends:
The Versions of Us
The Versions of Us
by Laura Barnett

The beginning of the story of Jim and Eva starts the same in each of the three versions: Eva riding her bike through Cambridge, a small dog running across the path, and Jim strolling by with a book. Where each of the three versions goes from there are completely different stories of a lifelong relationship spanning through the fifties, sixties and seventies up to present day. You are drawn into the characters that much deeper by seeing how they handle the different experiences in each life. This novel is so magical, so well done, you will want all of your friends to read it so you can talk about it with them.  

Colleen recommends:
Just Fly Away
Just Fly Away
by Andrew McCarthy

When fifteen-year-old Lucy discovers that her father has an eight-year-old son from a brief affair who lives in the same town as them, her life quickly falls apart. Unable to comprehend the situation, she isolates herself from her family and friends. In search for solace, Lucy runs off to Maine where her estranged grandfather lives, and uncovers more family secrets than she could ever imagine. (Ages 14+)

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In the Cafécafe
This Friday & Saturday, April 28th & 29th, we have some great events programmed for adults only in the Café! Friday evening at 6pm, we'll have a wine talk and tasting with Vinitas Wineworks. On Saturday night at 6pm, we'll have a paint night with local artist Katelyn Chandler. Visit our events page to register while tickets are available!
Cards & Gifts Gifts
Mother_s Day Table
Celebrate the special Mom in your life!  We have a delightful collection of Mother's Day gifts and cards to send.  Organic plant kits, S'well water bottles, scarves, journals, pens, and lots of little gems to top off the gift of a book! Coloring cards for kids that are blank inside for their own message to Mom. As always, we offer free gift wrapping each and every day!

New in Hardcover NewReleases
Anything is Possible
The Forever Summer
Option B
Will_s Red Coat
Fredrik Backman
Elizabeth Strout
Jamie Brenner
Option B
Cheryl Sandberg
Will's Red Coat
Tom Ryan
New in Paperback
The Nightingale
Father_s Day
But What If We_re Wrong_
Kristin Hannah
Annie Proulx
Curtis Sittenfeld
Simon Van Booy
Chuck Klosterman
New in Childrens
The Giant Jumperee
Marty Pants_ Do Not Open_
Stick Cat
The Whole Thing Together
Julia Donaldson
Helen Oxenbury (illus.)
Mark Parisi
Tom Watson
Ann Brashares

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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