Titcomb's Bookshop November 2011 Newsletter
You've been waiting all year for this! It's our annual Holiday Sale!!!
All new adult hardcover books and all puzzles, games and toys (excluding LEGOs and Bananagrams games)
Starting on Thursday, Nov. 3rd through Saturday, Dec. 24th
For extra savings, check out the coupon below.
432 Route 6A
East Sandwich, MA
NOTE: We will be open late on Thursdays from Nov. 17th until Dec. 23rd
Open 9am to 8pm
Let's build an annual tradition that strengthens local economies, expands employment, nurtures a sense of community, and provides a more relaxed, fun, and rewarding gift-buying experience.
As customers, we are about to collectively spend a large portion of our annual shopping budget between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31. If you join us in shifting those dollars to locally owned, independent businesses we'll all generate 2-3 times as much economic activity in our community than if we had spent our money at a national chain. Across North America, that could mean billions of dollars of economic impact. To find out more click on the Shift Your Shopping Logo above!
We are proud to offer Google ebooks!
Titcomb's Bookshop Loves
For a full schedule of events click the picture above.
|Diary of A Wimpy Kid #6 Cabin Fever
We know that the kids are excited about Book #6 because they are already looking for it in the store! The wait is almost over. The book goes on sale Nov. 15th. Our Price: $13.95
While supplies last, we will be giving away a very special Greg Heffley Pencil and Poster with every book!
|In Store Pick-Up!
Don't forget! If you want to be extra sure that a copy of a book mentioned in the newsletter is available when you come to the store, please call us or simply click on the book photo. Use that link to order a copy of the book for "In Store Pick Up". No credit card needed! We will then hold a copy of the book for you. If it's not in the store we can usually have it here in 2-4 days.
Our Favorite Books for the Holidays!
Our Favorite New Toy!!!
AFO Flash Flyer, by Daydream Toys. $19.99
How Cool Is This?? A flyer that lights up, boomerangs back outdoors, and safely does tricks indoors! As if that isn't enough, it also comes in different colors. Very cool!
The Secret to a Stress-Free Holiday
All Under One Roof!
Thanksgiving is around the corner and Christmas and Hanukkah are close behind. Everyone wants stress-free holidays, with fun and laughter and no last minute scrambling! We believe there is an art to enjoying the holidays. The best way to perfect this art is to be prepared and take time to stop and smell the turkey. Here are a few ways Titcomb's can help:
1. We are are holding our Fabulous, Amazing, Awesome Holiday Sale!
2. We are minutes away (from many of you!) and there is virtually no traffic to get here. (For our long distance friends, we're are only a phone call or computer click away!!)
3. We're got lots of great books and books make the best gifts for everyone on your list...really! Everyone truly does want a book!
4. We have wonderful new cookbooks which will inspire the next great Thanksgiving staple at your table!
5. We carry a great selection of toys, puzzles and games for all the kids (and grown kids) in your life!
6. We have planned special events (like a Lighthouse Santa storytime!) that help you celebrate the holidays with your loved ones and remember why we love this season!
7. We are a knowledgeable, fun staff, and we are just as obsessed with reading as you are! Who needs a search engine when you have Abbie, Edye, Elisa, Elizabeth, Helen, Karen, Rae, Rita and Vicky to find that perfect book!
8. We wrap your gifts for FREE! How great is that?!
Knitting Club Monday
Nov. 7th, 2:00-3:00pm
Knitters of all skill levels are welcome to come spend an hour working on a knitting or crocheting project (or any project for that matter!). Christmas is coming. Don't you have a gift you need to be working on? Hmmm? No registration, just come!
Each month we will also highlight a new knitting book we love. Here is November's selection!
From Elizabeth: Knit Local by Tanis Gray The subtitle "Celebrating America's Homegrown Yarn" tells it all. This beautiful book is a tribute to sustainability and knitting. Twenty-eight yarn companies are grouped regionally. Each profile of the business and its philosophy is followed by a pattern for knitters of all skill levels. The author, an avid knitter, is a RISD graduate who has been Yarn Editor for a major publisher. Our Price: $19.99
Men's Book Club
Thursday, November 10th 9:30am
That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Make a Come Back by Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum
All our welcome! Join us for what should be an intriguing and fascinating discussion. Friedman and Mandelbaum explore the United States' major challenges on which our future depends. That Used to Be Us is both a searching exploration of the American condition today and a rousing manifesto for American renewal. List Price: $28.00 Our Price: $22.40
Book Talk and Signing with Mary Malloy, author of Paradise Walk
Saturday, November 12th 2-3pm
In this novel, Mary Malloy brings her signature wit and style-not to mention thorough research-to the second book in the Lizzie Manning Mystery Series. Deftly weaving together the legends of King Arthur, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and the relics of St. Thomas Becket, Malloy provides a mystery as sizzling as Lizzie Manning's first adventure, The Wandering Heart. Paradise Walk cleverly blurs the line between fiction and history. Mary Malloy is the author of four maritime history books, including the award-winning Devil on the Deep Blue Sea: The Notorious Career of Samuel Hill of Boston. Our Price: $15.95
Book Club Tuesday November 15th 7pm
Wingshooters by Nina Revoyr
We are honored to have Nina Revoyr call during the meeting to discuss this story of family and the dangers of complacency in the face of questionable justice. In the tradition of To Kill a Mockingbird, A River Runs Through It, and Snow Falling on Cedars, Nina Revoyr's new novel examines the effects of change on a small, isolated town, the strengths and limits of community, and the sometimes conflicting loyalties of family and justice. Set in the expansive countryside of central Wisconsin, against the backdrop of Vietnam and the post-Civil Rights era, Wingshooters explores both connection and loss as well as the complex but enduring bonds of family. List Price: $15.95 Our Price: $12.76
Business Connect 2011
Brought to You By Cape & Plymouth Business
Wednesday, November 16th
Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis
The 2011 Business Connect conference is a great opportunity for local business people to network and learn how to grow their businesses. Titcomb's will host book signings with five very exciting authors throughout the day. For more information, click here. For a list of authors and books click here!
Rules of Civility Martini Party
Thursday, November 17th 6:30-8pm
In celebration of what we think is one of this year's best novels, we are hosting a stress-free shopping night! Begin your holiday shopping with an evening of jazz, nibbles and a martini. We will help you knock out that holiday shopping list with style! To make your shopping experience easy breezy, our staff will be there to offer recommendations for all your gift needs.
Book Signing with Arthur Richmond, author of Evolution of the Cape Cod House
Saturday, November 26th 2pm-4pm
Arthur Richmond is one of the premier photographers on Cape Cod. His newest book is a beautifully illustrated history of one of America's most popular architectural styles, the Cape Cod house, from its beginnings more than six centuries ago to the present. This book will make a perfect gift. (His other books include Cape Cod Wide and Lighthouses of Cape Cod and the Islands.) List Price: $50.00 Our Price: $40.00
COOKIES! COOKIES! COOKIES! &
DOLLS! DOLLS! DOLLS!
Saturday, Dec. 3rd and Sunday, Dec. 4th
THE COOKIE PART:
December 4th is National Cookie Day so help us celebrate on Saturday and Sunday the 4th and 5th. Why two days you ask? Because anything with butter and sugar has to be good! Enjoy a cup of tea (in Nancy Titcomb's antique tea cups!) and sample delicious cookies from our featured cookbooks for the Holidays.
THE DOLL PART:
Come upstairs to view a special private collection of vintage Madame Alexander dolls! While you are here be sure to register for a free drawing of "Jingle All The Way", a holiday edition Madame Alexander 8 inch character doll. She is a beauty! ($80.00 value. Winner announced on Monday, December 5th.) This is our way of welcoming our new line of beautiful Madame Alexander baby dolls for special holiday gift giving.
Evening of Music and Conversation with
Scott Alarik, author of Revival, A Folk Music Novel and NPR host, Naomi Arenberg.
Sandwich Public Library
Wednesday, December 7th 7PM
Scott Alarik, folk writer for the Boston Globe, Prairie Home Companion regular and NPR folk critic will be joined by public radio host Naomi Arenberg to talk about the folk music scene and his new novel, Revival: A Folk Music Novel. Revival celebrates America's renewed passion for folk music as well as a beautiful May-December romance! This is a wonderful read told by a folk music legend!!! $22.00
Special Storytime and Signing with
The Lighthouse Santa
Author, Sara Hoagland Hunter and Illustrator, Julia Minor
Saturday December 11th 2-4pm
Meet the author and illustrator of this wonderful new children's book and learn about the Christmas flights of Edward Rowe Snow, the beloved "Flying Santa," who delivered presents to lonely lighthouse children for almost fifty years. Kate is a young girl on Great Point Light in Nantucket. When a Christmas storm strikes, will Lighthouse Santa make it to her in time? $17.95
|Stocking Stuffers Anyone?
The Titcomb family has many (many, many, many) stockings to fill, so we know how tough it can be. To help you avoid the last minute rush, we have some great ideas for your stockings! Here are just a few:
Knowledge Cards, a quiz deck with 48 fact-filled cards per package are a great source of fun and information. Elisa's favorite is RSVP, Etiquette Through the Ages.
A tiny key chain measuring tape makes a great stocking stuffer. You never know when you might need to measure a piece of furniture or picture frame! $1.99 (WOW!)
We looooooove Hipwiggies Lip Balm (made here in Sandwich). Winter is coming and what better way to protect your lips than with one of their 5 all natural beeswax flavors featuring delicious Cape Cod flavors, like Sandwich Wild Berry! Only $2.99!
Crossword and suduko puzzles to go anyone? We love our selection and think you will too!
With many days of playing inside ahead, The American Girl Crafts are the perfect gift to keep hands and minds busy. Ages 7-14 $7.99 and up.
No stocking is complete without a stuffed animal and the Ty Beanie Baby Ballz will help fill out that stocking! The kids love these and for $4.99 who can resist?
New Fun Products for Kids of All Ages
Ivy and Bean Paperdolls
List Price: $14.99
LEGO Advent Calender
LEGO City and Star Wars Style
Rush Hour Traffic Jam Game
List Price: $19.99
Our Price: $15.99
STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS From Elizabeth: The Art of Fielding, A Novel by Chad Harbach
This book has been the well deserved recipient of many rave reviews since its publication. It was high on my "to read" list and I moved it to the top recently when a customer told me I must read it now! I was not disappointed. It is the coming of age story of Henry Skrimshander, a young baseball star. As a student at a small midwestern college it appears that he is destined to play in the major leagues until a routine throw goes awry. The lives of the five main characters are turned upside down and the reader is caught up in the relationships among families, friends and lovers, and the forces that complicate them. Set against a background of baseball, the author's lyrical prose makes reference to Melville, Moby Dick (the baseball team is the Harpooners), Homer and T.S. Eliot. List Price: $25.99 Our Price: $ 20.79 ebook: $12.99
From Edye: Following Atticus by Tom Ryan
Sometimes we all need to read a really good book that is gentle, uplifting, and simply a darn good story. When I am in such a mood, I often find that a book about dogs can be a good bet. Well, such a mood recently hit, and I was delighted to satisfy it with Tom Ryan's new book, Following Atticus
. This chronicles a middle-aged writer's trek across all forty-eight of New Hampshire's highest peaks with his devoted companion, Atticus M. Finch. The bond between man, dog and nature builds and holds to a remarkable ending, even when the man is a "tough as nails" newspaper writer, and the dog is as small as a miniature schnauzer. A great read. List Price: $24.99 Our Price: 19.99 $ ebook
From Karen: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Alice Hoffman has written an extraordinary novel of the ancient world. Driven out of Jerusalem by the Romans, a band of Jewish refugees sets out to start over in a place where they can feel safe and practice their religion in peace. Yael, red-haired and freckled, is shunned by her assassin father for causing her mother to die in childbirth, but she has the heart of a lion. Aziza is a warrior's daughter, raised as a boy in warrior's ways, until her father is finally blessed by a true son. She never forgets her life as a warrior. Shirah has lived as a mystic and wise woman, forever treading the thin line between magic and witchcraft. These woman are all brought together in Masada, King Herod's seemingly impenetrable fortress kingdom, where they work as dovekeepers, fall in love, and fight to defend themselves and their community. A beautifully crafted novel unlike any of the author's previous works. List Price: $27.99 Our Price: $22.39 ebooks: $12.99
From Vicky: The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje. Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient, is an utterly brilliant writer and I feel at a loss to describe how wonderful this book is!!! On the surface, it is the story of an 11 year old boy's voyage alone from Ceylon to England. As the boat moves slowly and steadily along, the boy makes friends, explores the boundaries of the ship, observes and becomes acquainted with fellow passengers and begins to come of age. The book is driven not only by story, but also by its quiet mood and pace. Not to be missed! $26.00; our price $20.80. (We are delighted to have a limited number of signed copies available!) ebook: $12.99
From Vicky: Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka - This is an exquisitely written, poignant and fascinating story of a group of "picture brides" who left Japan for husbands in San Francisco around the 1920s. Written in the first person plural ("we," "some of us," "several of us"), it tells of the nervousness of young girls meeting their husbands in a strange land; the varying abilities to adapt to their new lives, some living comfortably, others in abject poverty and with cruel husbands; the birth and growth of children and the inevitable difficulties between these two generations; the coming of World War II and the internment camps. The author conveys her story and the emotional lives of her characters in writing that is sparse and poetic, completely real and so very powerful!
List Price: $22.00 Our Price: $ 17.60 ebook: $9.99
From Elisa: Essential Pepin by Jacques Pepin
Having grown up watching Jacques Pepin's shows religiously PBS, I've always enjoyed his style of cooking. His style of cooking makes a recipe simple without being dumbed down or dull. In his new book, Essential Pepin, Pepin culls his favorite dishes from six decades in the kitchen. The book also includes a DVD of cooking tutorials. With a grocery list in hand, I'm ready to tackle his butternut squash gratin, little corn fritters, and tomato chowder with mollet eggs and croutons. His recipes use many pantry staples we already have and techniques most home cooks could easily master. List Price: $40.00 Our Price: $32.00
From Elisa: My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness by Gweneth Paltrow
I'll admit it, I did not want to like this cookbook. I mean the woman has an Oscar for goodness sake! But alas, I really like it. Who knew Gwyneth ate fried food and dessert??? Not only does she eat it, she knows how to cook it. Oysters po-boy, fish tacos, best stir-fried chicken and wonderful homemade salad dressing recipes make your mouth water as you flip the pages. The food in the photographs is as beautiful as she is. So, while we have yet another reason to be a little jealous, mostly I'm impressed and can't wait to cook!!! List Price: $30.00 Our Price: $24.00
From Vicky: Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted: Abolitionist, Conservationist, and Designer of Central Park.
by Justin Martin
Frederick Law Olmsted is one of our most influential and prolific landscape architects. Most famous for his design of Central Park in New York, his work includes the Emerald Necklace in Boston, the grounds of the US Capitol building and the midway at the Columbian Exhibition in Chicago. His vision for America included a landscape featuring equality and concern for the environment. Highly readable, well researched and fascinating study. List Price: $30.00 Our Price: $24.00 ebook: $9.62
From Elizabeth: Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
This jewel of a picturebook is perfect for sharing on a New England winter day. A little girl goes cross country skiing with her father. By looking and listening carefully they discover a secret world of animals living above and under the snow. The reader watches a red squirrel disappear under the snow and in turn learns about other members of the animal kingdom in their underground homes-- such as tiny shrews, deer mice, voles and beavers. On the surface the skiers follow the tracks of deer and a red fox. An interesting author's note and glossary of animals in the book give more detailed information for an older reader. Our Price: $16.99
From Vicky: For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson by Peggy Thomas and Illustrated by Laura Jacques.
This is a gorgeous picture book biography of the man who grew up to be one of the world's leading advocates for and experts on birds. There are lots of interesting facts and stories. A nature lover from the start, Roger was given special permission as a child by the chief of police to stay out after the town's curfew to collect moths. This is a great book for ages 6-9 and would make a wonderful classroom gift! Our Price: $16.95
From Edye: How Do You Feed a Hungry Giant? by Caitlin Friedman, Illustrated by Shaw Nielsen.
How do you know when a kid's picture book is a really good kid's book? You try it out in a storytime...And at Titcomb's recent storytime, kids aged 2-10 loved How Do You Feed a Hungry Giant?: A Munch and Sip Pop-Up Book. They laughed at the concept of satisfying a giant's enormous appetite. They giggled through all the requisite eating noises...CHOMP! GULP! SLURP! MUNCH! And they smiled at the giant hearts of the family that tackled this giant problem. Our Price: $18.95
From Vicky: Secrets at Sea by Richard Peck
This is one of my new absolute favorite new children's books!! Written by Newbery Award winning author Richard Peck, it's one of those wonderful, classic old fashioned adventure stories full of heart, beautifully written and filled with humor, too. It is the story of three mouse sisters who sail to Europe at the turn of the century with their human family, which is on a quest to find a husband for their daughter, Olive. Highly recommended, especially for girls ages 8 and up. It would make an excellent read-aloud, too! (We have a limited number of signed copies available.) Our Price: $16.99 ebook: $10.99
Want to find the perfect gift to celebrate your love of a book? There is nothing more beautiful than a children's picture book. We invite you to view our children's old book section recently located to more space on the lower level. Take your children, grandchildren, niece's and nephews back in time with these heartwarming old books. A treat for the whole family!!!
Pictured here are: Ameliaranne in Town by Natalie Joan, $30.00; The Butterflies' Day by W.H. Koebel $30.00; General Jack by Edric Vrendenburg $38.00
To search our old book inventory, Click Here
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