Wellesley Books Newsletter 
  October 25th, 2017
It's less than a week until Halloween, and it's time for hot drinks and bone-chilling reads.  We have two tables dedicated to spooky books, one for adults and one for kids, featuring everything from classic ghost stories to modern horror and spine-tingling mysteries, from eerie non-fiction to A Creepy Pair of Underwear (one of our favorite kid's books for the season).  There's also a table with all kinds of fun gifts for the holiday, perfect for Halloween parties and home decoration; check out those cool strings of skull lights.  You'll find creepy, spooky, and downright monstrously fun treats for the whole family, and -- don't be scared -- but we only have sixty one days until Christmas!
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!  

Thursday and Friday, October 26th & 27th.  Reserve your seat for a complimentary event featuring two days of ideas, insights, and innovation with several renowned business authors, including keynote speaker Bob Reynolds, CEO of Putnam Investments and Great-West Financial.  To reserve your seat and for more information, click the picture to the left.

Saturday, October 28th. The Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free Festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city.  We will be selling books for authors appearing at Emmanuel Church on Newbury St., so make sure to come say hi!

Monday, October 30th, 7:00 PM.  From the author of the unforgettable bestseller We Were Liars comes a masterful new psychological suspense novel  -- Genuine Fraud, the story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves?  Find out when acclaimed author E. Lockhart signs and discusses this suspenseful new YA novel.  Please note that this is a ticketed event. Your $5 ticket can be used as a coupon off the price of the book.

Wednesday, November 8th, 7:00 PM.  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.  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 Richard Ford

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

Phyllis Recommends:

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
This is a beautiful rendition of an incredibly gut-wrenching story about a young boy forced to care for his younger sister amidst his mother's downward spiral into meth addiction.  So many important issues are examined in this exploration of a multi-generational, multi-racial family living on the edge. Ward's poetic prose provides a fine balance to the horrors she narrates.  Impossible to put down and impossible to forget!

Lorna Recommends:
Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
It turns out that Tom Hanks the writer is just as appealing and engaging as Tom Hanks, the Oscar-winning actor.  His seventeen short stories will take you to unexpected places, and they are at times funny, moving, and charming.  For his legions of fans, this is a must-read book.

Sally Recommends:

Going Into Town by Roz Chast
In her own inimitable way, Roz Chast has written and, of course, illustrated a humorous, entertaining, and (most surprisingly) extremely informative book on New York City. For both newcomers and lovers of the city, this is a great read.

Sydney Recommends :
Spinning by Tillie Walden
Spinning is an amazing coming of age story about a young competitive figure skater's journey through growing up and being a girl. This is a heartfelt story that will remind you of what's important, who is there for you, and how sometimes it's okay to get lost. It's a must read for anyone trying to find their place in the world. As a bonus, you get an ice skating 101 for those of us who don't know our jumps and spins. 
New In Hardcover

Where The Past Begins
Amy Tan

The Rooster Bar
John Grisham

Leonardo Da Vinci
Walter Isaacson

It Devours
Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

The First Major
John Feinstein

 Scott Kelly

The River Of Consciousness
Oliver Sacks

Jon Hodgman

Strange Weather
Joe Hill
New In Paperback

Ali Smith

Mister Monkey
Francine Prose

The Patriots
Sana Krasikov

Thank You For Being Late
Thomas L. Friedman

Absolutely On Music
Haruki Murakami and Seiji Ozawa

Perfect Little World
Kevin Wilson
New Books For Kids

Dork Diaries 12
Rachel Renée Russell

The Whiz Mob And The Grenadine Kid
Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis

Malala's Magic Pencil
Malala Yousafzai
New Books For Young Adults

The Book Of Dust
 Philip Pullman

The Afterlife Of Molly Chase
Cynthia Hand

Long Way Down
Jason Reynolds

News From The Used Book Cellar 

There will be no Used Book Trade-Ins on Saturday, October 28th, as we will be hosting several authors at the Boston Book Festival.  Trade-Ins will resume on Saturday, November 4th as usual between the hours of 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM. 

Autumn Gifts

There is a chill in the air and we have lots of great gifts to warm you up! We offer gloves in wonderful colors and color-block felt bags from Barcelona to complete your fashion statement. In our hostess gift department, we have candles with the spicy scents of the season. Getting in the mood for a pancake brunch? We are offering maple syrup and pancake mix from Finding Homes Farm.


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Dog of the Week
 Emma is a beautiful miniature longhair dachshund who accompanied her owner's mother, who called Emma her grand-dog.  She is somewhere between nine and ten years old, and she loves to bark at everything and to carry her ball around the house.  She does not like you to play ball with it, but she enjoys carrying it everywhere.   Welcome to Wellesley Books, Emma!
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!)


 "There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island."
 -- Walt Disney

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William D. Carl

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