Wellesley Books Newsletter 
  November 8th, 2017

We really love our local sports teams and champions, and we are thrilled to offer two exciting events/promotions. First, we will host Olympic Gold Medal-winner Aly Raisman for the release of her new book, Fierce, with a reading and signing at The Rivers School on November 16th.  Tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet Aly are going fast -- see below for details!   
Next, Pats wide receiver Julian Edelman's new memoir, Relentless, is out now -- purchase your copy for a chance to win one of two autographed hats or a football signed by the man himself! Time is limited for this offer -- and seats are limited to our event with Aly Raisman -- so hurry in today!
Buy Your Tickets For Aly Raisman Now!!!

Thursday, November 16th, 7:00 PM.  Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast, Aly Raisman, will read from and sign her new book, Fierce: How Competing For Myself Changed Everything, at a very special event.  Tickets are $20.18 and include a copy of the book. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. Please also note that this Wellesley Books event will take place at The Rivers School, 333 Winter St, Weston, MA 02493.

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, November 8th, 7:00 PM. 
This event is currently SOLD OUT!
Raise one last glass with the Quinn Family at the Winter Street Inn.  Best-selling author Elin Hilderbrand completes her holiday series with Winter Solstice, in which the Quinn family gathers together for one final joyous vacation, but nothing ever goes quite as planned.  (If you did not get a ticket but would still like a signed copy of the book, please call or visit us at the store.)

Monday, November 20th, 7:00 PM.
This event is currently SOLD OUT!
  From bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater comes All The Crooked Saints, an extraordinary story of an extraordinary family, a masterful tale of love, fear, darkness, and redemption.  (If you did not get a ticket but would still like a signed copy of the book, please call or visit us at the store.) 
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.

Bill's Book Group For Guys
by Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan's symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose.

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.  $25 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

Pete Recommends:

Vacationland by John Hodgman
This book is both heartfelt and hilarious.  Hodgman is full of clever observations on so many subjects, such as facial hair, middle age, the horror of freshwater clams, and the painful beaches of Maine, which have tried to kill him.  I have been to many of the areas he mentions in the book, and he is spot-on correct about them! 

William Recommends:
Legacy Of Spies by John Le Carre
At the age of 86, Le Carre offers up one of the best books he has ever written.  This puzzle-box of a novel unfolds in unexpected ways as we follow a man being interrogated by the new MI6 over long-forgotten and long-buried secrets involving an operation gone terribly wrong.  Le Carre plays with morality, ethics, and how different generations view the spy game, and it makes for a riveting read.  As an added bonus, George Smiley returns! 

Lorna Recommends: 

Malagash by Joey Comeau
Each family that faces a terminal illness travels its own unique path. This beautifully written novel tells the story of a daughter who believes she has found a way to memorialize her father as he lays in the hospital dying of cancer. Don't let this stop you from reading this perfect little novel. The poignant moments and the power of this family is a beautiful thing to behold.

Gillian Recommends :
The Great Halifax Explosion by John U. Bacon
In 1917, a freighter left NY laden with explosives intended for the trenches of France. Seeking refuge from German U-boats in Halifax harbor, it collided with a Norwegian relief ship which ignited its deadly cargo. The ensuing explosion levelled the city, killing and wounding thousands. The City of Boston immediately rushed in to help, transforming the dynamics of US-Canadian relations. Even now, a Christmas tree arrives on Boston Common each year as an expression of gratitude from Nova Scotia. Bacon gives a gripping account of a staggering but largely-unknown historical event.
New In Hardcover

The Midnight Line
Lee Child

In The Midst Of Winter
 Isabel Allende

Two Kinds Of Truth
 Michael Connelly

Mrs. Osmond
John Banville

Bobby Kennedy
Chris Matthews

Revolution Song
 Russell Shorto

The House Of Unexpected Sisters
Alexander McCall Smith

Gregory Maguire

The Mayflower
 Rebecca Fraser
New In Paperback

To Capture What We Cannot Keep
Beatrice Colin

History Of Wolves
Emily Fridlund

The Glass Universe
Dava Sobel

My Husband's Wife
Jane Corry

The Undoing Project
Michael Lewis

After The Fire
Henning Mankell
New Books For Kids

Nightfall: Keeper Of The Lost Cities 6
Shannon Messenger

Craig And Fred
Craig Grossi

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Getaway
Jeff Kinney
New Books For Young Adults

Marissa Meyer

Shoe Dog: Young Reader's Edition
Phil Knight

The Wicker King
K. Ancrum

Autumn Gifts

Try these luxurious handcreme and soaps with matching scents from Library of Flowers.  They are all imbued with carefully-crafted fragrances that create memorable journeys through sight and scent.  They are artfully packaged as well, making them as beautiful to see as they are to smell.

Used Book Cellar

 the last day to trade in your old books for store credit in our Used Book Cellar is Saturday, November 18th, and we will not be taking books for trade until the new year in January.  Don't miss out!

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Dog of the Week
 Lola is a three-year old rescue dog, a bulldog mix, originally from Alabama. She had to undergo some eye surgery recently but she's fine now. She loves visiting Wellesley Books, and we love her visits and her pretty pink leash! Welcome to Wellesley Books, Lola!
Introducing Libro.fm Memberships

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"The fire of literacy is created by the emotional sparks between a child, a book, and the person reading. It isn't achieved by the book alone, nor by the child alone, nor by the adult who's reading aloud -- it's the relationship winding between all three, bringing them together in easy harmony."
-- Mem Fox

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