Our Virtual Event With Sally Cabot Gunning

Did you miss our event with Sally Cabot Gunning to celebrate the release of her new book Painting the Light? We've got you covered!

Many thanks to Pat Meservey, Mindy Todd, everyone who attended, and Sally for a fun night of insightful conversation and questions from the audience. 

We had a blast teaming up with The Brewster Ladies Library on this event. Maybe we should do this again some time?

 

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 00:39

The Cape & Islands Bookstore Trail: Read the Cape on Independent Book Store Day (April 27)!

Logo Collage for Participating Book Stores in The Cape & Islands Bookstore Trail

To celebrate Independent Book Store Day, we, along with 19 other independent book stores (and counting!) here on the Cape are teaming up to bring you the Cape & Islands Independent Bookstore Trail! On April 27th, pick up a trail guide featuring participating stores. Visit 5 or more independent book stores--at any date or time throughout 2019-- and receive a special button.

Every independent book store is unique. it is an essential feature of who we are.  Making people happy is our goal: through fostering a love of reading, and encouraging curiosity and the exploration of possibilities. Working at an Independent Book Store feels like more: Independent Book Stores are more than brick and mortar stores. 

They are

  • community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers
  • they are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity.
  • they are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent. (quotes from The Independent Book Store Day website http://www.indiebookstoreday.com/)

We can't think of a better way to celebrate independent book stores and indulge your inner book-nerd than a day spent on The Cape & Islands Bookstore Trail!

Visit: https://capeandislandsbookstoretrail.com/

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/CapeandIslandsBookstoreTrail/

Visit: https://www.instagram.com/capeandislandsbookstoretrail/

Logo for The Cape&Islands BookStore Trail
Wed, 11/28/2018 - 00:39

Our Bestselling Children's Picture Books of 2018!

We are loving all of "The Best Of" lists everyone is putting out this time of year and decided to put out a few of our own! First-up: children's picture books! This is one of our favorite categories in the entire store. These are the kind of books that can stay with you for a lifetime.  Having the opportunity to foster a love of books and inspire curiosity and imagination in children makes us want to pinch ourselves. This is why we love what we do. So without further delay, here are our bestselling children's picture books of 2018!

  • 1) Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall
  • 2)The Word Collector by Peter Reynolds
  • 3) Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings
  • 4)  We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan Higgins
  • 5) Riptide by Fran Weller
  • 6) The Cape Cod Bear by Kathleen Ready Dayan
  • 7) Pete the Cat's 12 Groovy Days of Christmas by Kimberly & James Dean
  • 8) The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith
  • 9) A Shark! Named Jamison by Consie Berghausen
  • 10) The Disappearing Island by Corinne Demas
Collage of Our Bestselling Children's Picture Books of 2018
Wed, 11/28/2018 - 00:39

Book Store Turkeys!

Our customers are diverse. Some are big and some are small, and we always try to find the perfect book or gift for everyone. We take a lot of pride in this. Until yesterday, we had never had a turkey stop in for a visit. Not even one.

It just goes to show . . . the word is getting out! Even turkeys know that books make the perfect gifts!

 

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 00:39