Wellesley Books Newsletter 
  November 22nd, 2017

Books and gifts are flooding into the store for the holidays -- new ones every day -- and you may ask yourself, "Which ones will make the best gifts?"  We are here to help!  Our new Winter Reads Holiday Booklet is filled to the margins with great suggestions from our staff for every member of the family.  Featuring fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, gift books, young adult books, and children's titles, this handy reference also contains personal suggestions for favorite items from our gift department.  If you're looking for a great gift that is personally recommended by our friendly booksellers, pick up a Winter Reads Holiday Booklet today.  You will probably even find a little something for yourself!

Wellesley Books will close at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, November 22nd, Thanksgiving Eve and we will be closed on Thanksgiving all day so that our staff can enjoy the holiday with friends and family.

  We would like to wish all our customers and newsletter readers a very happy Thanksgiving!

Upcoming Events At Wellesley Books
All events are free to the public, unless otherwise noted.
 Purchase the lead title  from Wellesley Books to enter the signing line!  
Wednesday, December 6th, 6:00 PM.  Oliver Jeffers, arguably the most influential creator of picture books today (The Day The Crayons Quit, A Child Of Books), offers a rare personal look inside his own hopes and expectations for his child in a sweet and humorous missive about our world and those who call it home.  He will be signing this fabulous and beautiful new book, Here We Are, at Tenacre School.  Please note that this is a ticketed event. Your $5 ticket can be used as a coupon off the price of the book.
Friday, December 8th, 7:00 PM.   Join best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini as she presents and autographs her new novel, Enchantress Of Numbers.  This fascinating book illuminates the life of Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace-Lord Byron's daughter, the world's first computer programmer, and a woman whose exceptional contributions to science and technology have been too long unsung.  It's historical fiction at its most lively! 

Tuesday, December 12th, 7:00 PM.  Elizabeth Berg ( The Dream Lover, Home Safe) unveils her new novel, The Story Of Arthur Truluv, a life-affirming novel about love, loss, and second chances.  Every day at lunchtime, Arthur visits and talks to his beloved late wife. Then a surprising encounter changes his life.  Arthur meets Maddy, a troubled teenager who is avoiding school and wrestling with loneliness and feelings of abandonment.  Please note that this is a ticketed event. Your $5 ticket can be used as a coupon off the price of the book. 

Bill's Book Group For Guys
by Jeff VanderMeer

If Franz Kafka and Jules Verne co-wrote a novel, it might resemble this Nebula Award winning psychological science fiction thriller.   VanderMeer uses lush, descriptive language and dazzling creative imagery to create a fascinating landscape.

Join Bill's Book Group for Guys for a relaxed evening in the store discussing a specially-chosen book while enjoying a beer, glass of wine, or select single-malt whiskey.  $20 buys the book and a ticket to the event.
Betty's Lunchtime Book Group
by Madeleine Thien

Betty Sudarsky, unparalleled bookseller and experienced book club leader, chooses each book carefully and leads the discussion.  Bring your own lunch if you like; Betty supplies snacks, drinks, and insight.  No need to sign up; drop-ins are welcome.  
Bookseller Recommendations

Lorna Recommends:

Artemis by Andy Weir
Artemis is part heist caper on the moon and part space travelogue, with plenty of science, laughs, and excitement along the way. Andy Weir ( The Martian) makes life on the moon very real, and his lunar city, Artemis, is full of memorable and cutthroat characters.  There are plenty of rules to keep everyone safe, but that doesn't stop Jazz Bashara -- moon kid, porter, and hustler -- from bending them to get ahead. Smart and quick on her feet, she is willing to do just about anything to make a slug.

William Recommends:
Dear World by Bana Alabed
This heart-wrenching and heart-warming memoir was written by a seven year old girl whose life in Syria was upended by civil war.  When she took to Twitter, writing 'I am very afraid I will die tonight,' she caught the imagination of the world and brought the horrors of war -- especially those enacted upon children -- to the attention of people everywhere.  With lovely chapters written by her mother and a plea for peace, Bana Alabed exposes the truths behind the myths of what makes up a refugee and why the innocent pay the most dearly for the actions of wicked men.

Phyllis Recommends: 

The Reason You're Alive by Matthew Quick
From the author of The Silver Lining Playbook this is an irreverent yet incredibly heartfelt story about a Vietnam vet trying to make amends after waking up from a serious brain surgery.  David Granger is a seemingly crusty old, conservative racist who has had one rift too many with his vegan, liberal son.  Once you peel the layers, however, and learn about Granger, his actions speak louder than his politically incorrect words.  A great study in human nature and the need to know people for who they really are deep down inside.

New In Hardcover

Future Home Of The Living God
 Louise Erdrich

Hardcore Twenty-Four
 by J
anet Evanovich

End Game
David Baldacci

Promise Me, Dad
Joe Biden

The Story Of Arthur Truluv
Elizabeth Berg

Gold Dust Woman
Stevie Nicks
New In Paperback

Min Jin Lee

Anatomy Of A Song
Marc Myers

Faith Fox
Jane Gardam
New Books For Kids

The Caldera
John Flanagan

The Magic Misfits
Neil Patrick Harris

Here We Are
Oliver Jeffers
New Books For Young Adults

Good And Gone
Megan Frazer Blakemore

The Big Lie
Julie Mayhew

Siege Of Shadows
Sarah Raughley

Gifts For The Approaching Holidays

We have Advent calendars for all ages -- mailable Advent calendars, Advent Calendars with chocolate for your sweet tooth, and Advent Calendars with beautiful artwork.

Hanukkah festivities are just around the corner. We have a great selection of
themed paper plates and napkins for your latke parties.
Put together a thoughtful gift with Hanukkah gift bags, cards, dreidels, and gelt.
What We're Reading Now...









Celebrate Indies First With 50% Off Select Audiobooks From Libro.fm!

You can see the complete playlist here and start adding the titles you'd like to purchase to your Libro.fm wish list. And new this holiday season, you can now gift our digital audiobooks - including the 50% off titles on Indies First! This is a great way to save on gifts for the whole family and support the store with each purchase. As an added bonus, Libro.fm members will also receive their additional 30% a la carte purchases on Indies First meaning customers can save up to 80% on select audiobooks!
Get started by creating your free Libro.fm account to support Wellesley Books and you'll be ready to take advantage of the offer which is only available on Indies First, Saturday, November 25th. The offer can be redeemed online or by visiting us at the store.  If you'd like more information on the Libro.fm membership through Wellesley Books, you can find that here.  
Dog of the Week
 Lorenzo is a nine week old Woodle (that's a Wheaten Terrier and Poodle mix) who visited us and bought some books recently.  He is very smart and has been taught to ring a bell when he needs to be let outside.  He enjoys playing with his brother and sister and chasing the falling leaves during his first Autumn  Welcome to Wellesley Books, Lorenzo!

"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book."
-- Groucho Marx

Thank you for supporting your community
independent bookstore!
William D. Carl

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