This is a coming-of-age story of two best friends, whose bond slips as they enter adolescence and their paths diverge.
THE BURNING GIRL a poignant reminder to the adult reader of how real and fraught those emotions of adolescence can be, as our identities are shaped and we, consciously or not, make decisions about who we are at our core.
Join us today (Sunday, December 3) at 3pm, when New York Times bestselling author Claire Messud talks about her new novel THE BURNING GIRL. There will be time for Q&A and book-signing.
As part of the Fenn School Book Fair today, special guest readers will be joining us throughout the day, including -
10:00 am - Fenn Headmaster Jerry Ward
2:30 pm - Joanie Duris with B IS FOR BERKSHIRES
3:00 pm - Kate Narita with 100 BUGS!
Reading is FENNtastic!
Today is our all-day Book Fair to benefit the Fenn School. Gift suggestions galore, library and classroom wish lists, and special guest readers throughout the day (this is a teaser, see our next post for details).
Join us! 9:30 am - 5:00 pm!
Thanks to this community building/strengthening group for the lovely shout-out to some of our local shops -- yes, there are a lot of passionate booksellers (and other independent merchants) in the area ... You might enjoy knowing your farmer at the local CSA, come on in and get to know your local merchants!
Lexington Local First was started to support Lexington's independent, locally owned businesses. But there are certain types of businesses that we currently don't have in town. Many of us lament the departure of the Elephant's Trunk bookstore, but there are several locally owned bookstore's in the area, including The Concord Bookshop in Concord center, Book Ends Winchester, Belmont Books on Leonard Street in Belmont center, and a bit farther out, The Blue Bunny, Books and Toys in Dedham center.
Today's 'reader of the day' is Bev's 18-month old grandson. She says he loves trucks and is "a little motorman who isn’t big on sitting in laps and listening to books."
This touch-and-feel truck board book is the perfect fit for him - he asks Mom and Dad to read it to him, and enjoys 'reading' it on the go!
Happy Publication Day to Marcella Pixley Books, whose new Young Adult novel, READY TO FALL, is out today!
This is a fantastic book about a high school student who is really struggling after recently losing his mother. Marcella Pixley has her finger on the pulse of this demographic - with insight and empathy, she shows the need to be vulnerable in order to heal.
The author will be HERE on Thursday, November 30 at 7pm, to share more about READY TO FALL.
Thanks to Josh Funk Books for the awesome #indiesFirst shout-out!
(Josh, I couldn't "share" the post, so this is a screen-shot, hope that's OK! xxoo)
It's "Indies First" Small Business Saturday - stop in and see us, 9:30 - 5pm.
Even if you can't get into the Bookshop, you can enjoy 50% off five dozen digital download audiobooks from our friends at Libro - details here: https://libro.fm/indiesfirst?bookstore=ConcordBookshop
"I devoured this book over the past two days!"
Dawn's pick-of-the-day is HAPPINESS: A MEMOIR, THE CROOKED LITTLE ROAD TO SEMI-EVER AFTER.
"a strong and poignant memoir of a very determined woman, her support system of friends and family, and her devotion to giving her very ill daughter the best possible life she can have.
Heather Harpham is happy and comfortable in life when she is dealt a one-two punch: her long-time boyfriend and she break up in the wake of an unplanned pregnancy, and her child is born with a chronic illness that will potentially affect the length and quality of her life.
The writing in HAPPINESS puts the reader in the moment - on the street as Heather recalls her first dates with Brian and falling in love; in the bathroom as she discovers that she is, indeed, pregnant; at her bedside when her newborn is whisked away 'for further testing.'
With emotional clarity for sharing those moments that will be both touchstones and turning points in her life, Heather shows herself at both her most vulnerable and frightened, and also at those times when the kindness of strangers and the pull of the parent-child bond carry her from one day to the next.
Very highly recommended!"
We open at 9:30 this morning :)
Congratulations to Ray Anthony Shepard, whose non-fiction "Now or Never! 54th Massachusetts Infantry's War to End Slavery" (for advanced Middle Grade and up) was named a "Best Books for Teens 2017" by the NYPL The New York Public Library!
Yes, we have signed editions in the Bookshop :)
Unable to come in to the Bookshop for the The Fenn School Book Fair on December 2, but you'd like to support the library or a teacher/classroom?
You can preorder Gift Certificates which will be added to the Book Fair tally on December 2, and distributed (back to you, or to a teacher/classroom).
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The Barefoot Books Concord Studio is a creative place where families can come to explore Barefoot books and experience the stories coming to life through a dynamic array of creative programs, events and classes.
The Thoreau Society Shop at Walden Pond is located across the street from Walden Pond, where world-famous author Henry David Thoreau, wrote his classic WALDEN OR LIFE IN THE WOODS. Visit us on your next trip, and discover Thoreau Country.
Specializing in Concord authors and history, children's books and literature, the Barrow Bookstore also has a general selection of used and rare titles.
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