An Unlikely Newsletter
February 3, 2018
The groundhog may have seen his shadow, but we have plenty of ways to keep you warm for the next six weeks. Look at those faces. They would be more than happy to help you find what you need to make your sweetheart feel special on Valentine's Day.  We have great book recommendations, thoughtful gift ideas, and a selection of unique cards.  Then join us on February 13th for Blind Date with a Book when you can choose a pre-wrapped book with a purchase of books or merchandise $10.00 or more, while supplies last.     

If you're looking for a cozy, welcoming place to spend Valentine's night, join Kym and Cassie for a Singles Book Club at 7pm to discuss Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. The ticketing price includes a copy of the book and cafe treats at the discussion. Click here to register for the book club. 
In This Newsletter
We are thrilled to have Amy Bloom join us for a discussion about her newest novel,  White Houses, which is already garnering rave reviews! If you love historical fiction and witty writing, this is an event you won't want to miss.  After the discussion there will be a Q & A session and book signing. Register now for this free event. 
We are throwing a huge party in celebration of the launch of Malcolm Mitchell's new picture book, The Magician's Hat! The festivities begin at 1:30pm with a show by the amazing David Oliver. Malcolm will read his book,  The Magician's Hat , answer questions from kids, and sign his book. Ticket price include one copy of the book and admission for two. One additional book for each ticket will be donated to Malcolm's Share the Magic Foundation. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 5th at 1:30pm. Click here to register.  

Wednesday, February 28th at 6pm
Get ready for humorous hijinks when New York Times and the UK's #1 bestselling children's author David Walliams returns to An Unlikely Story to introduce his newest book, The Midnight Gang.  Jeff Kinney will be hosting this epic event, so be sure that hilarity will ensue!  Ticketing information will be available soon. Click here for more information and how to register for this event.

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Show your Valentine some love this year with an old-fashioned hand-made Valentine! We'll use supplies with a vintage touch, like doilies, lace, and German Dresden foil cherubs & hearts. Children will leave with one or two completed Valentine's cards. Ages 7 - 12, all supplies included.  Register for the class here.

Begins Monday, February 19th at 9:30am
Bring a little color and fun into your gray winter by joining us at An Unlikely Story for four days of puppet-making fun! Each day will focus on a different type of puppet (sock, rod, marionette), using re-purposed items from around the home such as can lids, spatulas, macaroni, or even empty bottles!  All materials are included, recommended for ages 7 - 12.  Camp runs Monday, February 19th through Thursday, February 22nd from 9:30am to 12:30pm each day. Register for the four day workshop here.  

Back by popular demand is our Stories & Art Workshop series for school-age children, beginning with the Rock, Paper Scissors Tournament. We will read The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt, and host our very own Tournament. Recommended for school age children (5 and up).    Click here to register for the tournament. 

Bookseller recommendations Recommendations
Harry recommends:
Code Girls
Code Girls
by Liza Mundy

I really loved this book. I found it fascinating how these young women embraced the challenge they were given, and did their part in helping to shorten the war, thereby saving lives. I believe these young girls were on the forefront of the women's rights movement. Liz Mundy does a marvelous job telling the stories of these unsung and little known heroes. I recommend this book for anyone interested in history.

Lisa recommends:
The Wife Between Us
The Wife Between Us
Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
Hendricks and Pekkahen have created a roller coaster ride of a read where the story continues to reveal new information right up to the last chapter! On the surface it appears to be the story of a scorned wife but that is just the tip of the iceberg. Grab a comfortable seat and get ready to escape into this fun, fast paced page turner.

Colleen recommends:
The Hazel Wood
by Melissa Albert
This book is perfect for those who love dark fairy tales. Alice has always lived her life on the road with her mother, Ella. They move every couple of months due to this run of bad luck that follows them wherever they go. She has an estranged grandmother with a small cult following from writing a mysterious book of fairy tales whom her mother refuses to talk about. However, when Ella goes missing in New York City, Alice must unravel the secrets of her grandmother's past to get the answers regarding her mother's disappearance. Such a creepy and captivating story! (Ages 13+)

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Cards & Gifts Gifts
GO PATS!!! Gear up for Superbowl Sunday  with  Patriots socks,  flags, fuzzy dice,  and inflatables. 

After the  game, Valentine's Day is in full swing.  Find adorable cards and gifts perfect for  your Valentine.  
New in Hardcover NewReleases
Still Me
The Grave_s a Fine and Private Place
White Chrysanthemum
The Monk of Mokha
Still Me
Jojo Moyes
Alan Bradley
Mary Lynn Bracht
The Monk of Mokha
Dave Eggers
Gregg Hurwitz
New in Paperback
Underground Railroad
The Late Show
The Thirst
A Piece of the World
The Stranger in the Woods
Colson Whitehead
Michael Connelly
Jo Nesbø
Christina Baker Kline
Michael Finkel
New in Childrens
The Word Collector
Hidden Figures
The Hazel Wood
Reign the Earth
Peter H. Reynolds
Margot Lee Shetterly
Laura Freeman (illus.)
Melissa Albert
A. C. Gaughen

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Happy reading,
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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