Author Event: Glenn Stout and Richard A. Johnson in conversation with The Boston Globe's Chad Finn
Tuesday December 11 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
As the NFL season heats up and playoffs approach, take a night to indulge in Patriot History!
The book's authors, Glenn Stout and Richard A. Johnson, will be joined in store by The Boston Globe's Chad Finn. They'll be discussing the duo's new book, The Pats: An Illustrated History. In it, they tell the complete story of the Patriots, featuring thorough research, archival photos, and essays from notable authors, journalists, and local celebrities.
This is a lavishly illustrated tale full of larger-than-life characters – from founding owner Billy Sullivan, early stars like running back Jim Nance and beloved wide receiver turned broadcaster Gino Cappeletti, to Hall of Famers and stars like John Hannah, Russ Francis, and Steve Grogan through to present-day stars like Tom Brady and Bill Belichick and owner Bob Kraft.
Glenn Stout is a freelance writer, author, and editorial consultant and has served as Series Editor of The Best American Sports Writing since its inception. He is the author of Young Woman and the Sea and Fenway 1912, and has collaborated with Richard Johnson on Red Sox Century, Yankees Century, The Cubs and The Dodgers. Stout has lived in and around Boston for 20 years. Currently he lives in Vermont.
Richard A. Johnson has served as the curator of the Sports Museum of New England since 1982. He has also authored or co-authored 23 books, the lion's share about Boston sports teams or athletes, including the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins, The Boston Marathon, Boston Braves, Harry Agannis, Johnny Kelley and others. A native of Worcester, he lives in Braintree.
Chad Finn is one of the most popular sportswriters in Boston. He has written for The Boston Globe and Boston.com for nearly 15 years. He writes a weekly sports media column for the Globe, and his weekly Patriots preview and wrap-up pieces are legendary.
Join us for this awesome night, celebrating the greatest team in football history -- the New England Patriots!
Saturday Morning Story Time: Heather Lang and Melissa Stewart
Saturday December 15 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Melissa Stewart is an Acton resident and author of more than 180 science-focused books for kids, including recent titles Does An Aardvark Bark? and A Seed to Start, and her newest book, Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes & Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs. In this newest book, Melissa explains how characteristics that might seem like weaknesses are critical for finding food and staying safe in an eat-or-be-eaten world.
She'll be joined by fellow local author Heather Lang. Heather has written a number of picture books focusing on women, including the STEM-focused Swimming With Sharks, about legendary shark researcher Eugenie Clark.
Join us for a fantastic STEM-based storytime!
Author Event: Karen M. McManus in conversation with Sara Farizan
Saturday January 19 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
We are so excited to welcome New York Times bestselling author Karen M. McManus to celebrate her new release, Two Can Keep A Secret, with fellow YA author Sara Farizan.
Karen's new YA thriller takes us to the small town of Echo Ridge, Vt., where secrets are everywhere. After hearing of missing teenagers and a recent homecoming tragedy, Ellery now has to move there to live with her grandmother. Ellery knows all about secrets. Her mother has them; her grandmother does too. And the longer she’s in Echo Ridge, the clearer it becomes that everyone there is hiding something. The thing is, secrets are dangerous—and most people aren’t good at keeping them. Which is why in Echo Ridge, it’s safest to keep your secrets to yourself.
Karen M. McManus is the author of the young adult thriller One of Us Is Lying, which spent more than a year on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into 38 languages worldwide. She lives in Massachusetts and holds a master's degree in journalism from Northeastern University, which she uses to draft fake news stories for her novels.
Sara Farizan is an award-winning author of three YA novels, most recently Here to Stay. She is also one of the store's absolute favorite people, and it will be a joy to welcome her back!
Book Launch Party: Sarah Brannen's "Bear Needs Help"
Sunday January 20 | 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Join us to we celebrate local author Sarah S. Brannen's new release, Bear Needs Help.
A lumbering little polar bear has one shoe untied, and he needs some help! Sadly for him, though, the other animals are all too scared of him: the lemmings, rabbits, and seals all run away as he approaches them for assistance. What's Bear going to do? Luckily, two plucky birds are more than happy to help out and offer advice -- though probably not quite in the way that readers anticipate.
In this sweet and funny book about asking for help (and receiving it), expectations are flipped in a simple but clever way.
“Laced with humor and…decipherable in more ways than one.”—Kirkus Reviews