Wellesley Books Newsletter 
  December 6th, 2017

Christmas and Hanukkah are rapidly approaching and the holiday spirit is wafting through the air like the scent of gingerbread.  It's time to exchange presents, and we have everything you need at the store.  From greeting cards to fabulous hostess gifts, from the best books of the year to amusing items for Yankee swaps, we have you covered! There is nothing more delightful than receiving a book personally chosen for you, and our booksellers are ready with terrific suggestions for everyone in your family.  We even have beautiful holiday wrapping paper.  Don't forget to pick up a great book for yourself for those moments when you need to take a short break and escape from all the excitement for a brief while. 
Have a happy and safe holiday!
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!  
TONIGHT! 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 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 story of 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 Emily Fridlund

            Guest Moderator -- Julie Buchta

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.  
From Our Winter Reading Guide

Code Girls by Liza Mundy
Mundy expertly tells the stories of the previously unknown women who broke the codes for America during World War II -- many of whom went to Wellesley College!  The author rescues a fascinating piece of buried history, enabling these women to at last attain the recognition they deserve.

The Good People by Hannah Kent
Superstition collides with modern law in this fascinating novel of an Irish woman in 1825, who believes her grandson has been taken by fairies and replaced with a changeling.  Kent's latest novel, based on a true story, was short-listed for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.

American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee
This is the intimate, involving story of the rise and the reign of O-Six, the fabled Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her.  This book also tells a larger story about the ongoing cultural clash in the West -- between those fighting for a vanishing way of life and those committed to restoring one of the country's most iconic landscapes.   
This lovely travel memoir will appeal to anyone interested in our climate and the way it is changing, geological history, legend and lore, or just a good solitary wander.  These are journeys into wild wind, but also into wild landscapes and the people who inhabit them -- a cast of meteorologists, storm chasers, mountain men, eccentric wind enthusiasts, sailors, and shepherds. 

New In Hardcover

Tom Clancy: Power And Empire
Marc Cameron

The Saboteur
Paul Kix

Enchantress Of Numbers
Jennifer Chiaverini
Great New Gift Books

Obama: An Intimate Portrait
Pete Souza

Smitten Kitchen Every Day
Deb Perelman

200 Women
Geoff Blackwell. Ruth Hobday, and Kieran Scott
Great Books For Kids

It's Shoe Time!
Bryan Collier

Greatest Animal Stories
 Michael Morpurgo

Gertie Milk And The Keeper Of Lost Things
Simon Van Booy
Great Books For Young Adults

Dick Lehr

A Line In The Dark
Malinda Lo

A Promising Life
Emily Arnold McCully

Unique Gifts

We have a wonderful assortment of unique gifts for the holidays.  Cate and Levi hand puppets are handmade in Canada from premium reclaimed wool.  Vacavaliente is a line of cheerful desk accessories and journals, made in Argentina from recycled leather. Our holiday booklet features many great ideas for your holiday gift giving -- from Yankee swaps to hostess gifts, from seasonal decor to special gifts for the loved ones in your life, and so much more!

What We're Reading Now...






Dog of the Week
We had a visit recently from Watson, a two year old Terrier/Labrador mix who took a liking to our floor in the Used Book Cellar.  He came to Wellesley from a rescue organization in San Diego, California, and is still getting used to the colder temperatures.  Welcome to Wellesley Books, Watson!
Introducing Libro.fm Memberships
Do you love listening to your favorite books on the go?  More and more people do -- and Libro.fm offers the best way to listen, with superior audio quality audiobooks (2x industry standard) -- and more than 70,000 to choose from!. The folks at Libro.fm are indies, just like us, and a portion of every sale goes to your favorite independent bookstore.  It's the best way to "shop local" for digital audiobooks.  Plus, Libro.fm now offers monthly memberships! For just $14.99 each month, choose one free audiobook, and get 30% off all additional purchases.  To celebrate the launch, your first month's membership is just 99¢! All Libro.fm audiobooks are DRM-free -- you buy it, you own it -- and unused credits never expire. You'll get a great listening experience at a discounted price, along with a huge selection, and the satisfaction of supporting your local business.  Visit  libro.fm/wellesleybooks  to start your membership and get your first month for just 99¢! (Have unused Audible credits? Come see us in the store -- we can help you convert up to two Audible credits over to Libro.fm!)


"The Bookshop has a thousand books,
All colors, hues, and tinges,
And every cover is a door
That turns on magic hinges."
-- Nancy Byrd Turner

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

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Wellesley, Ma. 02482

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