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Our kid’s book buyer Lisa is in NYC with her family. They went to see Newsies- she discovered that it was World Book Night on Broadway!

Allison is bouncing up and down just thinking about our event with Molly Wizenberg coming up May 13th

This is a ticketed event and will include a book talk and delicious samples.

Tickets available here

This Happened at the Bookstore Today Because Gone Girl Came Out in Paperback

Bookseller 1 seen putting on her coat to leave                                     Bookseller 2 “Are you Gone Girl? Hey that’s funny let’s talk in book titles all day.

Bookseller 2 to Bookseller 3 as they try to exit “I’m sorry but Me Before You.”

Bookseller 4 coming down the stairs slowly at 5 o’clock, Bookseller 2 looks up and says “Long Days Journey into Night?”

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Earth Day, Spring, the sun is shining- we would use any excuse to read The Secret Garden. There are pretty editions for everyone.
Candlewick edition illustrated by Inga Moore
Harper 100th Anniversary edition illustrated by Tasha Tudor
Penguin edition with illustration by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini

Earth Day, Spring, the sun is shining- we would use any excuse to read The Secret Garden. There are pretty editions for everyone.

Candlewick edition illustrated by Inga Moore

Harper 100th Anniversary edition illustrated by Tasha Tudor

Penguin edition with illustration by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini

Happy Earth Day- Read and Recycle

Our Booksellers Talk About The Other Typist

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Lorna:it’s like a female Great Gatsby or maybe the evil twin of Rules of Civility?

Sally: Absolutely

Here’s Sally’s Staff Rec for The Other Typist in case you missed it.

Rose is a typist in a New York City police precinct during Prohibition. Her life is changed by her obsession with the mysterious, glamorous Odalie - the “other typist”. An unreliable narrator, a little Hitchcock, a little Gatsby makes this a fun read.

Betty is reading it next- we will let you know what she thinks because once we start talking about a book we like to keep the conversation going.

David McCullough - “You Are Not Special: … And Other Encouragements”

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Join us at the Wellesley Free Library on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm for the launch of David McCullough Jr’s new book You Are Not Special. He will be sharing excerpts, answering questions, and signing books.

A profound expansion of David McCullough, Jr.’s popular commencement speech—a call to arms against a prevailing, narrow, conception of success viewed by millions on YouTube—You Are (Not) Special is a love letter to students and parents as well as a guide to a truly fulfilling, happy life.

If you cannot attend the event, but would like a signed copy ofYou Are Not Special, you may order anytime before the event on our website. Just write “SIGNED COPY” in the comments section at check out. Indicate if you would like it signed to a specific person (books must be pre-paid for this option). Gift wrapping is complimentary.

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Final sentences:

[“My Master,” he says, “has forewarned me.] Daily he announces more distinctly, — ‘Surely I come quickly;’ and hourly I more eagerly respond, — ‘Amen; even so come, Lord Jesus!’”

from Jane Eyre

Farewell

from Villette

Happy Birthday Charlotte- you are my favorite Bronte- Lorna