An Unlikely Newsletter
January 6, 2018
At long last, we're smack dab in a New England winter. The good news is there are lots of incredible new books coming out, so when you're stocking up for the cold weather don't forget to put books on your list. Keep warm while you're shopping with a cup of hot chocolate or tea, and peruse our new displays we set up for your shopping pleasure!

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In This Newsletter
Already being called the most anticipated thriller of 2018, The Woman in the Window is a powerful, diabolically clever novel of psychological suspense. The Washington Post confirmed "The Woman in the Window lives up to the hype... It's a beautifully written, brilliantly plotted, richly enjoyable tale of love, loss and madness ... that will keep you guessing to the very last sentence." Get your free tickets now!
Stuart Horwitz is a ghostwriter, independent editor, and founder and principal of Book Architecture. He's also a charismatic, super-talented presenter who will inspire you to jump start your writing. Stuart will introduce his process for organization and revision that include in-depth exercises. Tickets are $21.25 per person, and include a copy of Book Architecture. Reserve your spot now and get writing.

Wednesday, February 21st at 7pm
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 amazing 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.

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Primordial Sound Meditation  isn't about forcing your mind to be quiet, it's about experiencing the silence that's already there and making it a part of your life. Silence is the birthplace of happiness, creativity, and infinite possibilities. From this field of pure potentiality we get our bursts of inspiration, our most intuitive thoughts, and our deepest sense of connection to the Universe. Practicing meditation on a daily basis allows you to weave silence and stillness into your mind and body to create a life of greater compassion and fulfillment. Purchase your tickets here.

Monday, January 15th at 11am
Join Marisa Babb, PT, DPT for a reading of Dancing in the Wings by Debbie Allen followed by a presentation of tips for keeping young dancers healthy and injury-free. Dancers are an exceptional group and dance places unique demands on the body different from any other activity. Tickets are $5.00 for ages 5 and up. Purchase your tickets here!

Join us for a evening class with Diane from Yoga Strong. Diane will teach kids about yoga through stories, poses, and peaceful pebbles. Each child should bring a water bottle and yoga mat (Diane will have extras if needed). This class is recommended for children ages 5-12; t he program runs from 5:00pm-6:00pm Wednesday for four weeks. You may register your child for a four week class card at a lower rate or register for individual classes. Purchase your tickets here!

Bookseller recommendations Recommendations
Kym recommends:
The Woman in the Window is a twisty, Hitchcockian, thrilling mystery, and is 100% unputdownable! Anna Fox's solitary existence in her New York brownstone is filled with watching black & white mystery movies, drinking wine, and keeping tabs on her neighbors through her windows. She's suffering from PTSD, and is separated from her family for unknown reasons. She is fascinated by the new, seemingly picture perfect, family who moves in next door, and she compulsively spies on them. Then she sees a horrific event and must figure out what's real, and what's part of her paranoid agoraphobia. The way A.J. Finn crafts this brilliant novel is perfection itself, both an homage to Hitchcock and fabulously original.

Caitlin recommends:
The Wine Lover_s Daughter
The Wine Lover's Daughter
by Anne Fadiman

Anne Fadiman, author of the delightfully nerdy Ex Libris, writes about her literary father, Clifton Fadiman, radio personality, editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster, book critic, and the captaining force behind his Book-of-the-Month club. While his career in the literary world is extraordinary, Fadiman lovingly depicts him as a cheerful bibliophile who adored wine. This unusual semi-biography shows the complicated relationship between two writers, Fadiman often in her father's shadow, a self-described "oakling" in publishing. She draws on the loves they shared--words, good food, travel--and the things they didn't--wine. This memoir is lovely, filled with photographs, event menus, and even Clifton Fadiman's personal wine reviews, written on scraps of paper. You don't need to be a wine connoisseur to appreciate this sweet family story.

Michelle recommends:
The Bear and the Nightingale
Katherine Arden takes a Russian folktale and turns it into an epic and gripping read perfect anyone who loves fantasy! Vasilisa spends her childhood running through the woods of her village, seeing and talking to creatures only she seems to be able to see. When her father brings home a new stepmother from Moscow, traditions of leaving gifts for the creatures is but to a halt and weird things begin to happen to the land. The girl begins to wonder if her nurse's tales of Father Frost are more than just scary stories to keep village children in line.

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New in Hardcover NewReleases
The Music Shop
The Wolves of Winter
The Wife Between Us
A State of Freedom
Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics
The Music Shop
Rachel Joyce
Tyrell Johnson
Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
A State of Freedom
Neel Mukherjee
Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics
Dan Harris
New in Paperback
The Girl Before
Beneath the Mountain
The Women in the Castle
Ginny Moon
South and West
JP Delaney
Luca D'Andrea
Jessica Shattuck
Benjamin Ludwig
Joan Didion
New in Childrens
Hilo 4_ Waking the Monsters
Batman_ Nightwalker
The Cruel Prince
Matt de la Peña
Loren Long (illus.)

Judd Winick
Marie Lu
Holly Black

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Happy reading,
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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