An Unlikely Newsletter
June 30, 2018
One of the best things about independent bookstores is their sense of community; we'd like to wish our community of readers a safe and happy Independence Day! Wherever you are, we hope you have a good book in your hammock or on your beach towel. Happy reading!

We will be closed on Wednesday,  
July 4th.
In This Newsletter
Kristan Higgins
Monday, August 6th at 12pm
We're so excited to offer a special luncheon with bestselling author Kristan Higgins! Join us in our intimate and relaxing event space, and enjoy a meal with fellow book lovers, and hear Kristan talk about her books and writing. Tickets are on sale now and include lunch plus a signed copy of her new book, Good Luck with ThatVisit our website to see the menu and purchase tickets. 

Join Scholastic at the Unlikely Bus Stop, the first stop of the ultimate reading road trip. They tour the country with crafts, activities, author visits, and giveaways! The tour bus will park in our parking lot, and Scholastic authors and illustrators Peter Reynolds, Tui Sutherland, and Gale Galligan will sign their books. Have your photo taken with Clifford the Big Red Dog, Geronimo Stilton, and Dog Man! It will be an afternoon of fun for the entire family, not to be missed.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Random House Children's Books are proud to present the first-ever Dr. Seuss Bus Tour!  The bus tour will launch Dr. Seuss's Word Challenge, a new campaign for readers of all ages with the goal of 20 million words read this summer.  The bus will provide an interactive, museum-like experience that celebrates imagination and fun in the way that only Dr. Seuss can. Featured events include a walk-through interactive exhibit starring Dr. Seuss's books and characters, kid-friendly activities, photo-ops with the Cat in the Hat and more!
Nocturnals Storytime with Tracey Hecht 
Friday, July 20th at 11:30am
Join us for a special themed storytime for all Nocturnals' fans! Tracey Hecht, the author of the popular children's series, The Nocturnals, will lead a reading of Moonlight Meeting and Slithery Shakedown. There will be face-painting, stickers, brigade capes, and a very cool animal mask craft for the kids. Perfect for school-aged children 5 and up! Only children need to be registered for this event; visit our website for tickets! 
More Unlikely Events »
Bookseller Recommendations Recommendations
Deb recommends:
The Secrets Between Us
The Secrets Between Us 
by Thrity Umrigar
This exquisite story explores the deep and beautiful friendship that develops between two Mumbai women both hurt and hardened by their secrets. The sense of place, the physical and the societal, is strong in this story of redemption and hope. A continuation of the story begun in The Space Between Us, this story easily stands on its own. You will fall in love with this book!  

Kym recommends:
Magpie Murders
Magpie Murders 
by Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz has written a brilliantly fiendish mystery-inside-a-mystery. Masterful, clever, and ruthlessly suspenseful, Magpie Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction in which the reader becomes the detective.

Colleen recommends:
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
McAnulty has created a beautiful story about learning to embrace your uniqueness. Lucy grapples with starting school after being struck by lighting and experiencing brain damage that gives her genius-level math skills, and some OCD tenancies. With the support of her family, her two quirky friends, and a dog named Pi, Lucy uses her math superpowers to take on the challenges of adolescence and find her niche. It's a powerful book that supports girls thriving in a STEM field which is a much-needed subject in juvenile fiction. I laughed, I cried, and I cheered the whole way through! (Ages 8-12)

More staff picks  »
Cards & Gifts Gifts
As we learned on Thursday, we occasionally get a rainy summer day. What better way to while away the hours with your family than a puzzle? We have these cool new 3D puzzles in all different sizes from 63 to 1,000 pieces, plus ones with vintage books, popsicles, and many more. Grab a couple so you're prepared to wow the kids on that rainy day!
New in Hardcover NewReleases
The Perfect Couple
Between You and Me
All We Ever Wanted
Lincoln_s Last Trial
Caroline Kepnes
Elin Hilderbrand
Susan Wiggs
All We Ever Wanted
Emily Giffin
Lincoln's Last Trial
Dan Abrams
New in Paperback
The Rules of Magic
The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye
My Absolute Darling
The Rooster Bar
The World of Tomorrow
Alice Hoffman
David Lagercrantz
Gabriel Tallent
John Grisham
Brendan Mathews
New in Childrens
Jack B. Ninja
The Language of Spells
The Lost Books_ The Scroll of Kings
My Plain Jane
Tim McCanna
Stephen Savage (illus.)
Garret Weyr
Sarah Prineas
Megan Bannen

Store Hours:
Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Closed on Independence Day

Phone: (508) 699-0244

Happy reading,
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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