432 Route 6A
East Sandwich, MA 02537
|What's the Best Part of Vacation? Travel Games!!!|
Zingo To Go! $14.99
Bingo with NO loose pieces!!!
Spot It! On the Road
Ages 7 to Adult - 2-8 Players The scenery comes alive as you search for the landscape for matching images. $12.99
Melissa & Doug Flip to Win Wooden Games Hangman
Great for travel! Includes erasable whiteboard and self storing dry-erase markers. $12.99
|And while you are traveling we have something to help you document your trip and keep your organized. |
Travel Stub Diary
by Eric Epstein
Travelers will want this handy take-along album to organize travel memorabilia. Protective sleeves preserve keepsakes, room in the margin helps in jotting notes, and acid-free pages keep travel memories in tip-top shape. $14.95
Find Waldo in Sandwich this July!
Where's Waldo? He's hiding in 20 businesses throughout Sandwich this month! Join the fun as we celebrate Waldo's 25th birthday with a town-wide scavenger hunt for Waldo.
This celebration is part of a nationwide program sponsored by Candlewick Press and the American Bookseller's Association. And it all began here on Cape Cod! The program was the brainchild of Carol Chittenden of Eight Cousins Bookstore in Falmouth. This year, 250 bookstores and over 5000 local businesses throughout our country are all part of this grand search for Waldo. We hope you will be part of it, too! It's a great way to discover some wonderful local businesses in our town. Here is how it works:
1. Waldo is hiding in local businesses listed below. Go find him!
2. When you spot him, collect a card from that business.
3. When you have cards from at least 8 different locations, bring them to Titcomb's Bookshop to claim a Waldo button (for the first 100 Waldo spotters)
4. Or, if you collect 16 of the possible 21 cards, you can turn in your cards at Titcomb's Bookshop to get a Waldo button AND be entered into a drawing for a 6-book deluxe set of the Waldo books and other great prizes.
5. Please join us for a Waldo celebration and prize drawing at Titcomb's Bookshop on Tuesday, July 31 from 4-5 pm.
Throughout July, find Waldo in Sandwich at: Aubuchon Hardware (Merchant's Square location), Cafe' Riverview, Canterbury Cafe, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Collections Gallery, Dan'l Webster Inn, Eastern Bank, Footcare Essentials, Glass Studio of Cape Cod, Heart of Stone,Oscar's Burgers, Rideaway Kayak, Sandwich Public Library, Scenic Roots, Seaside Antiques, Splash Stationers, Sweet Caroline's Ice Cream, The Bee-Hive Tavern, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod and Titcomb's Bookshop.
Don't forget to check out the great selection of Waldo books at the bookshop! They are perfect for hours of summer fun for all ages! $7.99-$12.99
Book Talk and Signing with Kitty Pilgrim, Author of The Stolen Chalice
Friday, July 6th 4-5pm
After 24 years as a CNN broadcast journalist, Kitty has taken on an exciting new assignment - writing novels. In her new book, The Stolen Chalice, she combines the glamour of the international art world and a devastating terrorist plot. The book opens with a black tie gala at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. As guests dine and dance at the historic Temple of Dendur, gunmen plan to open fire. In a journey that speeds from Manhattan to London, Edinburgh, Venice, and Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, John and Cordelia face bombings, kidnap, and explosive personal revelations as they race to prevent a catastrophic bio-weapons attack. Our price: $20.80; (Reg. price: $26.00)
Men's Book Club
Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power by Rachel MaddowThere's a war going on, argues Maddow: a battle between the priorities of civilian life and of the war machine, and right now the national security sector is winning--leaving the United States "less" strong and secure. In Drift, Maddow shows how deeply militarized our culture has become--how the role of the national security sector has shape-shifted and grown over the past century to the point of being financially unsustainable and confused in mission. Our price: $20.00 (Reg. price: $25.00)
Thursday, July 12th 9:30 am
Book Talk and Signing with Steven Raichlen,
Author of Island Apart
Friday, July 13th 3:30-4:30 pm
From the celebrated author of Planet Barbecue and How to Grill comes a wonderful new novel of love, loss, redemption, and (naturally!) really good food. Claire Doheney, recovering from a serious illness, agrees to house-sit in an oceanfront mansion on Chappaquiddick island on Martha's Vineyard. The New York book editor hopes to find solace, strength, and sufficient calm to finish her biography of the iconoclastic psychotherapist, Wilhelm Reich. The last thing she expects to find is love. Our price $19.99 (Reg. price $24.99)
Book Talk and Signing with Margot Cheel, Author of Sea and Sand from the Sky
Tuesday, July 17th 3-4pm
Margot Cheel has combined her love of flying and photography to produce a gorgeous fine art photography book which showcases amazing aerial views of Cape Cod. Her work inspires awareness of the unique beauty and fragility of the seaside environment. Quotations from aviators and air travelers give voice to the excitement, risk and freedom of flight. A beautiful coffee table book about the Cape! $45.00
Tuesday, July 17th 7:00pm
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Vanessa Diffenbaugh will call to discuss this captivating novel which beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable young woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past. Our Price: $12.00 (Reg Price: $15.00)
Upcoming Events Continued
Book Talk and Signing with Author
Richard Russo and Illustrator, Kate Russo
Interventions: A Novella and Three Stories
July 18th 7pm
We are thrilled to welcome back this Pulitzer Prize-winning author (and all around nice person!) as he introduces his newest book, Interventions. Richard will be accompanied by his daughter, Kate Russo, who provided the beautiful artwork for the book. Please join us for an insightful and fun evening of conversation about books, writing and art.
Interventions is a collection of three short stories and a novella, each illustrated by Kate with original piece of full color art, individually bound, and then gathered in a slipcase. Published as a tribute to the printed book, it is printed on high quality sustainable harvested paper. Sure to become a collectable, this volume will make a wonderful gift.
Richard Russo is the author of seven novels, including Bridge of Sighs, That Old Cape Magic andEmpire Falls, which won the the 2002 Pulitzer Prize. Kate Russo studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, England. She has exhibited her artwork in England and in Maine.
Interventions is available for $32.00 (reg price $40.00). To reserve a signed copy if you cannot attend the signing, please call the bookshop at 508-888-2331. This will be an amazing opportunity to talk with this most talented father/daughter team. We'll have some light refreshments and hope you will be able to join us for a memorable evening.
Book Talk and Signing with Frances McNamara, Author of
Death at Woods Hole
Thursday, July 19th 4-5pm
This fourth book in the Emily Cabot mystery series will continue to delight history buffs and mystery lovers alike. Exhausted after the tumult of the Pullman Strike of 1894, Emily is looking forward to a restful summer visit to Cape Cod. She has plans to collect "beasties" for the Marine Biological Laboratory, alongside other visiting scientists from the University of Chicago. She also hopes to enjoy romantic clambakes with Dr. Stephen Chapman, although they must keep an important secret from their friends. Her summer takes a dramatic turn when she finds a dead man floating in a fish tank. (Available July 15th) $14.99
Book Talk and Signing with Illustrator Brian Lies
Saturday, July 21st 3-5pm
Parents hoping to encourage young readers to read more this summer won't want to miss a special family event with award-winning author/illustrator Brian Lies. Lies, best known for his trio of bestselling picture books about bats, is the illustrator and goodwill ambassador for the nation-wide 2012 "Dream Big-Read!" program, used in more than 14,000 libraries this summer. Lies will read from his latest illustrated picture book MORE. This fable, about a magpie and a mouse, offers a simple "less is more" tale about the value of friendship. Brian will present MORE, show some of the original artwork and autograph books. Children will have an opportunity to be photographed in a giant, stuffed nest Lies designed and sewed especially for this book. Other activities will include a make-your-own-nest craft and puzzles.
Book Talk and Signing with Illustrator and Paper Artist Pamela Dalton
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Sunday, July 22nd 3-4:30pm
Brother Sun, Sister Moon is a re-imagining of the Canticle of the Creatures of Saint Francis. With text by Katherine Paterson and exquisite cut paper illustrations by Pamela Dalton, Brother Sun, Sister Moon was named one of the Ten Most Beautiful Illustrated Children's Books of 2011 by the New York Times!! Pamela Dalton's cut paper designs, known as "Scherenschnitte," have delighted collectors worldwide for almost twenty-five years. Come meet Pamela and learn about the techniques for creating her beautiful artwork. $17.99 (Ages 3-adult)
Book Talk and Signing with Greg Sumner, Author of
Unstuck in Time: A Journey Through Kurt Vonnegut's Life and Novels
Tuesday, July 24th 4-5pm
In Unstuck in Time, Gregory Sumner guides us, with insight and passion, through a biography of fifteen of Kurt Vonnegut's best-known works--his fourteen novels starting with Player Piano (1952) all the way to an epilogue on his last book, A Man Without a Country (2005)--to illustrate the quintessential American writer's profound engagement with the "American Dream" in its various forms. Heroic and tragic, Vonnegut's novels reflect the pain of his own life's experiences, relieved by small acts of kindness, friendship, and love that exemplify another way of living, another sort of human utopia, an alternative American Dream, and the reason we always return to his books. Our price: $19.96 (Reg. price: $24.95)
Book Talk and Signing with Francine Mathews, Author of
Wednesday, July 25th 3-4pm
Author Francine Mathews saw a photo of Jack Kennedy in Paris in 1939. From that photo came the idea for this gripping espionage thriller that explores what might have happened had a young Jack Kennedy been sent as a spy for Roosevelt in Europe as the world careened toward war. In the novel, the stakes are frighteningly high, the women Jack meets are devastatingly attractive, and the mix of fact and fiction is both surprising and engaging (especially some of the revelations about what it was really like to be a Kennedy child!) Jack 1939 is a terrifically entertaining story which combines actual history with captivating storytelling.
Francine Mathews is the author of twenty novels of mystery, history, and suspense. A graduate of Princeton and Stanford, she spent four years as an intelligence analyst at the CIA, and presently lives and works in Colorado. Our Price: $21.56 (Reg Price: $26.95)
Book Talk and Signing with Ann Hood, Author of
Jewel of the East (#3 in the Treasure Chest Series)
Thursday, July 26th 3-4pm
When Felix gets a crush on his friend Lily, who was adopted from China as a baby, he decides to try to take her back in time to learn more about China. After being caught by his twin sister, Maisie, the twins find themselves transported to a small village on the Yangtze River,where they meet a girl named Pearl Buck in the days just before the Boxer Rebellion. With bandits chasing them, will they ever find safety and a way home? This is the third in the Treasure Chest series by author Ann Hood, whose books for adults include The Red Thread and The Knitting Circle. $6.99
Book Talk and Signing with Liza Klaussman, Author of Tigers in Red Weather
Sunday, July 29th 3-4pm
This stunning debut novel by the great-great-great granddaughter of Herman Melville is already earning comparisons to Ernest Hemingway and Henry Miller with her riveting, Gatsby-esque debut novel about a murder in post World War II Martha's Vineyard. Liza grew up spending her summers on the Vineyard and those memories helped knit together the setting, tastes, smell and sounds that create the almost tangible beauty of the story. Brilliantly told from five points of view, with a magical elegance and suspenseful dark longing, this is an unforgettable novel from a writer of extraordinary insight and accomplishment. (Available July 17) Our price $20.79 (Reg. price $25.99)
Book Talk and Signing (and Some Fun Tricks Too!) with Rob Mermin, Founder of Circus Smirkus and Author of CIRCUS SMIRKUS: 25 Years of Running Home to the Circus
Monday, July 30th 3-4pm
Meet Rob Mermin, founder of Circus Smirkus and author of this beautiful new book about the history of the Circus. Rob, who ran off to Europe at the age of 19 to become a clown, tells the story of the circus's early years as a ragtag group of adventurers teaching circus skills and life lessons in discipline, perseverance and performing from the heart. The circus went on to play an historic role as a conduit for performers and coaches from the ex-Soviet Bloc who transformed the American circus world, and it is now the premier traveling proving ground for kids from all over the US with circus dreams. The book is full of wonderful photographs of the circus's history and would make a great gift for any circus lover! Come on over - you might just see some circus tricks, too! (Available July 30) $20.00
Monday, August 6th 1-3pm
Bring your favorite project and enjoy some great company while you work. No registration. All are welcome! Knitting club takes place the first Monday each month.
Cast On, Bind Off: 54 Step-By-Step Methods
Leslie Ann Bestor
Discover the perfect beginning and ending for every knitting project! This one-of-a-kind reference presents more than 50 ways to cast on and bind off, creating edges that are tighter, looser, stretchier, lacier, longer-lasting, prettier--whatever your project needs, you'll find it here. Detailed instructions for each technique are combined with step-by-step photography so that nothing is left to chance. At-a-glance charts identify the best cast on or bind off for various types of knitting, as well as cast on/bind off pairs that work well together. This indispensable guide will ensure that all of your knitting projects are polished and pleasing, from start to finish! $16.95
|Titcomb's Bookshop: Staff Recommends, Reviews and New Releases|
From Karen: Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann
This is a remarkable first novel by the great-great-great granddaughter of Herman Melville (writing must be in the genes!). She also is a noted writer for the New York Times. The novel takes place mainly around the family estate on Martha's Vineyard known as Tiger House. Nick and her cousin Helena have grown up here, through many summers, and in the years following World War II their lives have taken divergent paths. Helena heads off to Hollywood to a husband Nick is wary of. Nick reunites with her husband who is attempting to adjust to life after military duty. The cousins come back to Tiger House as their lives are brought together and torn apart by family secrets and a local murder. Wonderfully written, you can smell the salt air drifting over blue hydrangeas and hear the sound of pounding surf. Dramatic and engrossing! Available July 17th - Our Price: $20.79 (Reg. Price: $25.99)
From Elizabeth M.: Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead In this outstanding debut novel we spend a long weekend on an island off the coast of Cape Cod with the Van Meter family and their friends as they prepare for a wedding. It is a social satire full of laugh out loud moments and poignant family interaction. I think you will agree that Shipstead is a master of character development as you meet the patriarch, Winn Van Meter, who in turn lusts after membership in an exclusive golf club and one of the bridesmaids; his long suffering wife, Biddy, who manages to see the "good" in this man; the bride, Daphne, who happens to be well advanced in her pregnancy; and her sister, Livia, who is on the rebound of a relationship and is eager to be in another one. As you finish the last page, you will hope that the author is hard at work on her next story. Our Price: $20.76 (Reg. Price: $25.95) Staff Pick: Capital by John Lanchester Celebrated novelist John Lanchester (an elegant and wonderfully witty writer from the New York Times) returns with an epic novel that captures the obsessions of our time. It's 2008 and things are falling apart: Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers are going under, and the residents of Pepys Road, London (a banker and his shopaholic wife, an old woman dying of a brain tumor and her graffiti-artist grandson, Pakistani shop owners and a shadowy refugee who works as the meter maid, the young soccer star from Senegal and his minder) are receiving anonymous postcards reading "We Want What You Have." Who is behind it? What do they want? Epic in scope yet intimate, capturing the ordinary dramas of very different lives, this is a novel of love and suspicion, of financial collapse and terrorist threat, of property values going up and fortunes going down, and of a city at a moment of extraordinary tension. Our price: $21.56 (Reg. price: $26.95)
From Karen: Gold by Chris Cleave
A story rife with elegance, humor, and passion about friendship, marriage, parenthood, tragedy, and redemption. Gold is the story of Zoe and Kate, world-class athletes who have been friends and rivals since their first day of training. They've loved, fought, betrayed, forgiven, consoled, gloried, and grown up together. Now on the eve of London 2012, their last Olympics, both women will be tested to their physical and emotional limits. They must confront each other and their own mortality to decide, when lives are at stake: What would you sacrifice for the people you love, if it meant giving up the thing that was most important to you in the world? (Chris Cleave is the author of the bestselling book, Little Bee.) Our price: $21.60 (Reg. price: $27.00)
Staff Pick: Long Time, No See by Dermot Healy
Celebrated Irish author Dermot Healy's first novel in more than ten years is a rich, beguiling, compassionate, and wonderfully funny story about community, family, love, and bonds across generations. Set in an isolated coastal town in northwest Ireland, Long Time, No See centers around an unforgettable cast of innocents and wounded, broken misfits. The story is narrated by a young man known as Mister Psyche who takes up with and is then drawn into a series of bemusing and unsettling misadventures with two men some fifty years his senior--his grand uncle Joejoe and Joejoe's neighbor The Blackbird--wonderful, eccentric characters full of ancient jealousies and grudges and holding some very dark secrets. Our Price: $22.36 (List Price: $27.95)
From Elizabeth S.: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
With the opening line, "My father, James Witherspoon,is a bigamist," author Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man's deception, a family's complicity, and the two teenage girls caught in the middle. Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon's two families--the public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode. Tayari's story telling draws you in and keeps you until the end. This is a fabulous coming of age story - compelling and sharp and humorous. $13.95
From Elizabeth S.: Calling Invisible Women by Jeannie Ray
This is another one of Jeannie Ray's humorous looks at family and motherhood. She throws a little romance in and it makes a great summer read. A mom in her early fifties, Clover knows she no longer turns heads the way she used to, and she's only really missed when dinner isn't on the table on time. Then Clover wakes up one morning to discover she's invisible--truly invisible. She panics, but when her husband and son sit down to dinner, nothing seems amiss. Even though she's been with her husband, Arthur, since college, her invisibility goes unnoticed. Her friend Gilda immediately observes that Clover is invisible, which relieves Clover immensely--she's not losing her mind after all!--but she is crushed by the realization that neither her husband nor her children ever truly look at her. She was invisible even before she knew she was invisible. Nothing makes a better beach ready than fun and humorous book! Our Price: $19.20 (Reg. Price: $24.00)
Staff Pick: The Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman
From a debut novelist, a gripping historical thriller and rousing love story set in seventeenth-century Manhattan. It's 1663 in the tiny, hardscrabble Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, now present-day southern Manhattan. Orphan children are going missing, and among those looking into the mysterious state of affairs are a quick-witted twenty-two-year-old trader, Blandine von Couvering, herself an orphan, and a dashing British spy named Edward Drummond. Suspects abound, including the governor's wealthy nephew, a green-eyed aristocrat with decadent tastes; an Algonquin trapper who may be possessed by a demon that turns people into cannibals; and the colony's own corrupt and conflicted orphan master. Jean Zimmerman brings New Amsterdam and its surrounding wilderness alive for modern-day readers with exacting period detail. Lively, fast paced, and full of colorful characters, The Orphanmaster is a dramatic page-turner that will appeal to fans of Hilary Mantel and Geraldine Brooks. Our Price: $22.36 (Our Price: $27.95)
Staff Pick: Black Diamond by Martin Walker
Something dangerous is afoot in St. Denis; in the space of a few weeks, the normally sleepy village sees attacks on Vietnamese vendors, arson at a local Asian restaurant, and subpar truffles from China smuggled into outgoing shipments at a nearby market. All of it threatens the Dordogne's truffle trade, worth millions of dollars each year, and all of it spells trouble for Benoit "Bruno" Courreges, master chef, devoted oenophile, and beloved chief of police. When one of his hunting partners, a noted truffle expert, is murdered, Bruno's investigation into the murky events unfolding around St. Denis becomes infinitely more complicated. Because his friend wasn't just a connoisseur of French delicacies, he was a former high-profile intelligence agent--and someone wanted him dead. $14.95
Staff Pick: Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand Nantucket Island's year-round residents are shaken when a car crash claims the life of driver Penny Alistair, a vibrant and popular high school student, and leaves her twin brother, Hobby, in a coma. The other passengers, Penny's boyfriend Jake and their friend Demeter, each have secrets, and everyone is touched by the tragedy, in fact, practically everyone on the island feels some responsibility for the accident. Each character's guilt rubs them raw with worry. The sparks that this story throws out becomes a current that circles the agitated kids and their parents, electrifying the atmosphere as they grapple with what happened. Hilderbrand has a gift for building tension, and the reader will be willing to do just about anything to discover the real reason why Penny would drive herself, her brother, and her boyfriend over an embankment into oblivion. Our Price: $21.59 (List Price: $26.99
From Elisa: The Fresh & Green Table by Susie Middleton
There is a trend of "going" vegetarian for a couple of days out of the week in response to being kinder to our environment and our bodies. The Fresh & Green Table makes this even more appealing. Following up the popular Fast, Fresh & Green, author Susie Middleton writes that "This book isn't about replacing meat. It's about making vegetables sing." Offering 75 mouth-watering recipes, 50 full-color photographs and innovative ideas, this book will become your go-to for fresh, flavorful fare that's unique and crowd-pleasing. My favorite dishes include summer-on-a-pizza and roasted ratatouille tart. This book truly does make veggies the star of the show and perusing the recipes makes you crave asparagus, brussel sprouts and cauliflower! $24.95
From Elizabeth M.: Island Practice: Cobblestone Rash, Underground Tom, and Other Adventures of a Nantucket Doctor by Pam Belluck
Dr. Timothy Lepore is a surgeon on Nantucket. He is also a medical examiner, the football team doctor, a tick and Lyme disease expert, a husband and father, a community activist, a collector of guns (and occasionally roadkill) who enjoys knitting dog-hair sweaters! This true story gives credence to the adage truth is stranger than fiction. On this island of people of great wealth and people well below the poverty line, Dr. Tim treats all of his patients with compassion. He is known as a master diagnostician who plays by his own rules. Often abrupt and outspoken, he is loved and trusted by his patients who know he is there for them 24/7. $25.99
From Eliza: Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth Cline
Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion takes a look at American consumer culture and the rise of store such as TJ Maxx, Forever 21, H&M, and Target. This book is fascinating not only because it examines the concept of cheap fashion that many of us have come to take for granted in a bargain hunting obsessed age, but also because the author Elizabeth Cline is a self-professed recovering shopaholic. Cline is sympathetic to the average person's desire to accumulate $10 dresses and $15 dollar shoes even as she unearths the unsavory side of the fashion industry. This book is highly recommended for anyone who has ever wondered what the impact of the cheap clothes industry is on our economic well-being, our society, or our environment. $25.95
Staff Pick: Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch
Nina Sankovitch has always been a reader. As a child, she discovered that a trip to the local bookmobile with her sisters was more exhilarating than a ride at the carnival. Books were the glue that held her immigrant family together. When Nina's eldest sister died at the age of forty-six, Nina turned to books for comfort, escape, and introspection. In her beloved purple chair, she rediscovered the magic of such writers as Toni Morrison, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ian McEwan, Edith Wharton, and, of course, Leo Tolstoy. Through the connections Nina made with books and authors (and even other readers), her life changed profoundly, and in unexpected ways. $14.99
From Elisa: 2,548 Wittiest Things Anybody Ever Said by Robert Byrne
Robert Byrne's quote books are widely praised as authoritative and accessible sources of sayings for any and all occasions. Byrne's own wit, diligent research, and creativity combine to form a fresh go-to reference that serves readers better than Google--no Wi-Fi required. The 2,548 Wittiest Things Anybody Ever Said is an all-new collection of clever quips and laugh-out-loud punch lines from Gracie Allen to Frank Zappa, on such topics as sex, divorce, religion, fashion, animals, and money: STEVE MARTIN: "I'd do anything for a good body except exercise and eat right." JON STEWART: "War is God's way of teaching Americans geography." NORA EPHRON: "Successful parents have adult children who can pay for their own psychoanalysis." This compilation, to be enjoyed by generations young and old, deserves a place of honor on every language lover's bookshelf. $16.99
From Vicky: United by Design: Homes of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket by Loryn Wilson Schiffer We have been waiting anxiously for this grand, stunningly beautiful new coffee table book on Cape Cod's architecture - and it's here!! The book features over 40 different homes from modest cottages to grandiose estates, new construction as well as renovation. The book is extensively illustrated with floor plans, drawings and many beautiful photos of both inside and outside these homes. The book features the work of a number of local architects and is chock full of ideas for all homeowners! $75.00 hardcover.
From Vicky: Change Comes to Dinner by Katie Gustafson
If you are looking for inspiration to eat more healthy local foods, Katie Gustafson's new book, Change Comes to Dinner, is a great choice. Highly readable and down to earth, this book tells the story of some very innovative and creative people who are finding ways to bring fresh, healthy food to the dinner table. Katie's goal is to bring a few of these people's efforts to light and to encourage readers help build a better food system in our country by buying from them, getting to know them, lobbying on their behalf, replicating their efforts and eating the good food they provide. Katie has roots on Cape Cod and we applaud this wonderful new book. $14.99
Staff Pick: Lobster!: 55 Fresh & Simple Recipes for Everyday Eating by Brooke Dojny
Among these 55 mouthwatering recipes you'll discover extraordinary renditions of classic lobster dishes--including bisques, salads, lobster rolls, and grilled or steamed lobster--as well as inventive new items, such as lobster and corn salad with jalapeno johnny cakes, lobster and arugula pizza, lobster and red bliss hash, and lobster and pea shoot salad in toast cups. You'll even find recipes for side dishes and desserts that pair beautifully with lobster, resulting in meals that you'll never forget! $14.95
Young Adult Fiction
From Vicky: Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
A terrible car accident leaves 18 year old Allie scarred, both physically and emotionally, and her boyfriend, Tripp, dead. Allie doesn't want to remember what caused the accident, but a detective is working hard to uncover the truth. Allie's town mourns the loss of the handsome, rich boy and suspicion soon rises about Allie's actions that night. However, Allie's been hiding a dark secret about Tripp - he's been abusing her physically. The author does a wonderful job portraying this hurt, confused, guilty and angry girl, especially her difficult relationship with her parents and the friendship with her long time friend, Blake. What really happened that night? You won't be able to put this book down until you find out! This would make a great mother-daughter discussion book. $16.99
Staff Pick: Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
What happens when happily ever after...isn't? Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book--one book in particular. Between the Lines" may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah. And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He's a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He's sure there's more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom. Delilah and Oliver work together to attempt to get Oliver out of his book, a challenging task that forces them to examine their perceptions of fate, the world, and their places in it. And as their attraction to each other grows along the way, a romance blossoms that is anything but a fairy tale. $19.99
Changeling (Order of Darkness Series #1) by Phillipa Gregory
Italy, 1453. Seventeen-year-old Luca Vero is brilliant, gorgeous--and accused of heresy. Cast out of his religious order for using the new science to question old superstitious beliefs, Luca is recruited into a secret sect: The Order of the Dragon, commissioned by Pope Nicholas V to investigate evil and danger in its many forms, and strange occurrences across Europe, in this year--the end of days. Isolde is a seventeen-year-old girl shut up in a nunnery so she can't inherit any of her father's estate. As the nuns walk in their sleep and see strange visions, Isolde is accused of witchcraft--and Luca is sent to investigate her, but finds himself plotting her escape. Despite their vows, despite themselves, love grows between Luca and Isolde as they travel across Europe with their faithful companions, Freize and Ishraq. The four young people encounter werewolves, alchemists, witches, and death-dancers as they head toward a real-life historical figure who holds the boundaries of Christendom and the secrets of the Order of the Dragon. $18.99
Staff Pick: Game Changers by Mike Lupica
Ben McBain is every football team's dream player. He's a jack-of-all-trades guy that can handle almost any position. When the game is on the line, Ben's number is the one being called for the final play. But Ben wants to be the starting quarterback and the one thing standing in his way is the coach's son. Shawn O'Brien looks the part. He has been groomed by his father, a former professional quarterback. But despite his size and arm strength, Shawn is struggling. Ben is torn between being a good teammate and going after his own dream. As Ben finds out, Shawn isn't the easiest person to help. And when Ben gets an unexpected opportunity, the entire game will change for the both of them. Best-selling author Mike Lupica kicks off a winning new series about sports and friendship that will captivate readers. $16.99
Children's Picture Books
From Vicky: Cindy Moo by Lori Mortensen
One night, a cow named Cindy Moo hears a nursery rhyme about a cow who jumps over the moon. Inspired by the story, she decides that she, too, can jump over the moon. The other cows in the barnyard laugh at her, but she doesn't stop trying - until one special night. Can she do it? Featuring clever, silly rhymes and wonderful illustrations, Cindy Moo is an "udder" delight! Ages 3-6 $16.99
Staff Pick: Every Day by the Bay by Gail Gompper
Every Day by the Bay will encourage youngsters to get out there and enjoy! Whether it is discovering an abandoned lobster trap or flying a kite or seeing eye-to-eye with a baby seal, there's always something new by the bay. Gail Gompper warmly depicts two young families vacationing together and portrays their daily visits to the bayside beach in all sorts of weather. Ages 0-5 $9.95
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