January 3, 2014
These cool one of a kind Steampunk themed rings as well as other great items are hand made in Medford Mass by artisan Stephanie MacDonald of Freckled Dragonfly.
Available now at The Book Shop.
Gift boxes available.
These cool one of a kind Steampunk themed rings as well as other great items are hand made in Medford Mass by artisan Stephanie MacDonald of Freckled Dragonfly.
Available now at The Book Shop.
Gift boxes available.
December 14, 2013
These beautiful one of a kind chunky infinity scarves are hand made in
Western Massachusetts by young artisan Aubrey Halket they are available now at The Book Shop in various colors and styles , no two are alike.
Gift boxes available.
These warm and cozy Hand Made one of a kind Chunky Hats make great gifts.
We have lots of colors and styles available now at The Book Shop.
Gift boxes available.
November 14, 2013
We now have greeting cards and prints by local artists Aaron Kovalcsik of Monkey Chow, Emily Garfield, Regina Schroeder and Michael McCosco, locally handcrafted Jewelry by Dunyahlike, Freckled Dragonfly, Lucia Gomes and Joan Carpenter as well as hand turned wooden bowls by David Parks. Puzzles for kids and adults from 24 to 2000 pieces.
Wednesday November 13, 2013 @ 7:00PM Carter Alan at The Book Shop
Interesting article in Publishers Weekly
Wednesday September 18th , we now have the new Eugene Brune book "The Spirit of Somerville" available for sale in store, stop on by for a copy.
Saturday May 11, 2013 - Gangsters of Boston by George Hassett . This book is the first comprehensive account of three centuries of thug life in the city where Amreica began. In chilling new detail, veteran Boston journalist George Hassett reveals the legendary crime stories of Boston - from Prohibition to the Mafia, the Irish Gang War to Whitey Bulger. The forgotten chapters of Boston gang history are also covered - from the role of street gangs in the American Revolution to Chinatowns infamous Tong Wars to the murder of number king Daddy Black - it is all here. Every neighborhood, every era, every gangster.
Lots of great Author events scheduled to visit The Book Shop in May and June, names like Linda Barnes , Dennis Lehane, Bill Racicot and Rose Mambert, Michael and Daniel Palmer, Jan David Blais, Katherine Hall Page and Hallie Ephron, Ilan Mochari and L. Annette Binder as well as George Hassett please visit our events page for more details.
Check our Events page for details on our upcoming author events
Tuesday April 4, 2013 - BARACK OBAMA The Story by David Maraniss In "Barack Obama: The Story," David Maraniss has written a deeply reported generational biography teeming with fresh insights and revealing information, a masterly narrative drawn from hundreds of interviews, including with President Obama in the Oval Office, and a trove of letters, journals, diaries, and other documents.
Tuesday April 4, 2013 - The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement by Pulitzer Prize Winner Taylor Branch "The King Years "delivers riveting tales of everyday heroes who achieved miracles in constructive purpose and yet poignantly fell short. Here is the full sweep of an era that still reverberates in national politics. Its legacy remains unsettled; there are further lessons to be discovered before free citizens can once again move officials to address the most intractable, fearful dilemmas. This vital primer amply fulfills its author's dedication: "For students of freedom and teachers of history."
Tuesday April 4, 2013 - Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives by Hoda Kotb with Jane Lorenzini "New York Times" bestselling author and beloved "Today "show co-anchor tells the incredible stories of people who, when faced with impossibly challenging or tragic life situations, persevere--and even thrive--and asks, What if you, facing a game-changing event or decision right now, could see ten years into the future?
Tuesday April 4, 2013 - The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards by William J. Broad , The Science of Yoga draws on more than a century of painstaking research to present the first impartial evaluation of a practice thousands of years old. It celebrates what's real and shows what's illusory, describes what's uplifting and beneficial and what's flaky and dangerous--and why. Broad unveils a burgeoning global industry that attracts not only curious scientists but true believers and charismatic hustlers. He shatters myths, lays out unexpected benefits, and offers a compelling vision of how the ancient practice can be improved.
Today March 10th Thomas Bransten reads from his new book A Slight Case of Guilt
February 25, 2013 - American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath by Carl Rollyson
On the 50th anniversary of her death, a startling new vision of Plath--the first to draw from the recently opened Ted Hughes archive.
February 25, 2013 - Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick's Iconic Images of the Kennedys by Kitty and David Kelley
"Tretick's achievement is the masterful construction of legend through careful framing and omission--and teamwork with his subjects. Indeed JFK choreographed much of this work himself.... The opposite of Goldin and Avedon's warts-and-all images, Tretick's work is a noteworthy example of unapologetically romantic American portraiture." -"Publishers Weekly
February 25, 2013 - Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard
"As a history major, I wish my required reading had been as well written as this truly vivid and emotionally engaging account of Lincoln's assassination. And as a former combat infantry officer, I found myself running for cover at the Civil War battle scenes. This is the story of an American tragedy that changed the course of history. If you think you know this story, you don't until you've read "Killing Lincoln".
February 25, 2013 - Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year by David Von Drehle
"Von Drehle has chosen a critical year ('the most eventful year in American history' and the year Lincoln rose to greatness), done his homework, and written a spirited account."--" Publishers Weekly"
February 25, 2013 - Daniel Stashower's New Book "The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War"
“This account of the little-known Baltimore-based plot to assassinate Lincoln… hurtles across a landscape of conspirators, heroes and politicos in hotel suites, ladies’ parlors and railway depots…. We can be grateful that Old Abe survived the first attempt on his life. And now we have the chance to relish the story of the clever and determined characters who were dedicated to his safety.” --New York Times Book Review
February 25, 2013 - Signed copies of Jennifer Haigh's New Book "News From Heaven"
February 4, 2013 - We have copies of Kathleen Spivack's New Book "With Robert Lowell and His Circle"
"In 1959 Kathleen Spivack won a fellowship to study at Boston University with Robert Lowell. Her fellow students were Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton, among others. Thus began a relationship with the famous poet and his circle that would last to the end of his life in 1977 and beyond. Spivack presents a lovingly rendered story of her time among some of the most esteemed artists of a generation. Part memoir, part loose collection of anecdotes, artistic considerations, and soulful yet clear-eyed reminiscences of a lost time and place, hers is an intimate portrait of the often suffering Lowell, the great and near great artists he attracted, his teaching methods, his private world, and the significant legacy he left to his students. Through the story of a youthful artist finding her poetic voice among literary giants, Spivack thoughtfully considers how poets work. She looks at friendships, addiction, despair, perseverance and survival, and how social changes altered lives and circumstances. This is a beautifully written portrait of friends who loved and lived words, and made great beauty together.
A touching and deeply revealing look into the lives and thoughts of some of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, With Robert Lowell and His Circle will appeal to writers, students, and thoughtful literary readers, as well as to scholars."
Lots of Author Events check out our Events page for details.
January 14, 2013 - NEXT AUTHOR EVENT Sunday January 27th at 1:00PM
January 2, 2013 - Author Nish Bey will be in for a booksigning Saturday January 12th we have copies of his very funny book "DON'T BE A PENGUIN: LIVE YOUR LIFE LIKE AN ALIEN in stock
January 2, 2013 - THE JOY OF HATE by Greg Gutfeld
The HOBBIT is in.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is in.
The Last Lion Winston Spencer Churchill now in.
Lots of new Melissa & Doug puzzles, games and arts and crafts at great prices as well as puzzles from Ravensburger, White Mountain Puzzles & 4D CityScape puzzles.
Sunday December 16th @ 1:00PM Winter Holiday Puppet Show: Stories of Leo Lionni
November 30, 2012 - Walkable City : How Downtown can save America , One Step at a Time. by Jeff Speck
November 26, 2012 - Look for our 20% off coupon in this weeks SOMERVILLE NEWS.
November 26, 2012 - We now carry Ravensburger puzzles for kids and adults from 24 to 2000 pieces available now The Book Shop Somerville.
November 21, 2012 - Lots of New Childrens books from USBORNE available at THE BOOK SHOP
November 18, 2012 - We now have Bill Chipman's new book
"Last Seen in the Caribbean" Cole Pierce's next adventure takes him to Florida and the Caribbean, in an attempt to locate a woman who disappeared from a Caribbean cruise. I loved his first book Sucker's Dance, we also have those in stock and can't wait to start this one.
November 18, 2012 - We now carry puzzles from White Mountain Puzzles we have 550, 700, 1000 & 1500 piece puzzles
November 4, 2012 - The Brigade by Howard Blum
November 4, 2012 - Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire
November 4, 2012 - The Art of War by Sun Tzu, translated by Samuel B. Griffith
November 4, 2012 - A very nice used copy of The Cross and The Switchblade, Gangfighters. Drug addicts. Teenage runaways and prostitutes. The toughest and most hopeless kids that New York's ghettos had to offer. Then a young preacher from the Pennsylvania hills arrived on their turf and began preaching a message of renewal, miracles, and God's love. This is one of the century's great true stories.
UPCOMING POETRY EVENT: An Evening of Poetry
Jody Azzouni, Richard Smyth and Jessie Brown an open mic to follow, check our events page for details.
November 2, 2012 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
November 2, 2012 - Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
November 2, 2012 - Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe
September 18, 2012 - MELISSA and DOUG Floor & Jigsaw Puzzles , as well as Art Supplies are in stock now, great products from a fantastic New England Company.
September 2, 2012 - ALL DELIBERATE SPEED reflections on the first half-century of Brown v. Board of Education
September 2, 2012 - In Search of CAPTAIN ZERO a surfer's road trip beyond the end of the road by Allan C. Weisbecker
September 2, 2012 - UNDER the BLACK FLAG the romance and the reality of life among the pirates by David Cordingly
August 14, 2012 - AMAZING PEACE by Maya Angelou
August 14, 2012 - Poetry by T.S. Eliot THE WASTE LAND and other poems and FOUR QUARTETS
August 14, 2012 - Classics by Arthur Miller , THE CRUCIBLE & ALL MY SONS
August 14, 2012 - DEATH OF A PIRATE by Adrian Johns
August 14, 2012 - CHURCHILL by Paul Johnson THE BIG BURN by Timothy Egan
August 5, 2012 - A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC poems and drawings by Shel Silverstein.
August 3, 2012 - The Somerville Arts Council presents NIBBLE Exploring food, art and culture in Union Square --- and beyond. Available at THE BOOK SHOP in Ball Square Somerville.
About the book:
This book focuses on Union Square, a community in Somerville, Massachusetts. In these pages, we explore how food tells a story about the square and plays an important placemaking role. We think Union Square is a very special neighborhood right now; it is diverse, artsy, yet has enough grit to keep things interesting. This is illustrated through the food landscape, with its beautiful, motley mix of pizza joints, mom-and-pop markets, lively pubs, farmers’ markets, posh new restaurants and brimming global flavor. This book aims to capture this dynamic—and delicious—sense of place.
August 1, 2012 - SUCKER'S DANCE a mystery/action novel by local Author Bill Chipman
About the book:
Sucker's Dance, a mystery/action novel. When washed up ex-police officer Cole Pierce finds a job with an insurance company investigating worker's compensation fraud, he is unwittingly set up as the fall guy for a murderous gang who have been using a construction company as their own private ATM. Pierce uncovers the plot, and is framed for several murders, finding himself on the run from the law and the real murderers. He joins with an executive from the insurance company, Walt McCallum, and his daughter, Katie, both of whom are also set up by the gang, to prove their innocence.
July 23, 2012 - From Local Author Faith McClure , McClure's PRIVATE SCHOOL APPLICATION WORKBOOK.
July 23, 2012 - Local Author Kevin F. Branley was nice enough to drop off a few copies of his new book it's called
About the Book
Vietnam Veteran and American Indian- Barry Redcrow's
destiny leads him to a job in an isolated psychiatric hospital where evil
lurks. While there, he is forced to confront a childhood vision, and simultaneously battle nightmares of combat.
He is met with guidance and assistance from unusual sources:
Police Chaplain Sgt. Foley, psychiatric patient Jessica and her gift of
"sight", custodian Gus, Redcrow's deceased grandfather, and nature
A disgruntled spirit wreaks horror by traveling through the
tunnels and drainage system of the massive insane asylum. His birth is a result of the murdering of his father, a police officer, and making it look like a suicide. Then, carefully planning his own death in order to be resurrected into the dark world of the occult.
The demon also summons' help from some unusual sources, within the hospital itself. Constant nightmares occur during the hours in which the darkness of night battles early light; the only hours the demon is permitted to do his work, and Redcrow and Foley begin to mourn its every arrival.
July 22, 2012 - Michael Savage's "ENEMY WITHIN"
July 22, 2012 - In now "The Brothers Bulger" by Howie Carr
July 19, 2012 - A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather Than Nothing by Lawrence M Krauss and Richard Dawkins.
July 19, 2012 - House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski available now at THE BOOK SHOP.
July 19, 2012 - How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M Christensen, James Allworth and Karen Dillon.
July 19, 2012 - The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy in now at THE BOOK SHOP in Somerville.
July 19, 2012 - Christopher Bohjalian's New Book The Sandcastle Girls available and in stock now
July 19, 2012 - Fifty Shades of Grey read-a-like , New York Times Bestseller this week. Bared to You by Slyvia Day.
July 19, 2012 - FIFTY SHADES OF GREY TRILOGY Boxed Set as well as individually Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed all available now at THE BOOK SHOP in SOMERVILLE, MA.
July 19, 2012 - National Book Award Winner; In the HEART of the SEA The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
July 19, 2012 - THE PILGRIMAGE by Paulo Coelho ,Available Now at THE BOOK SHOP in Somerville.
July 19, 2012 - In now, STEVE JOBS by Walter Isaccson
June 27, 2012 - Also available Agatha Christie's True Crime Inspirations by Mike Holgate.
June 27, 2012 - More New True Crime/History at THE BOOK SHOP in Somerville, at great prices. Just some of the titles include THE FENCE A Police Cover - Up along Boston's Racial Divide by Dick Lehr 2009.
June 20, 2012 - "THE GARDNER HEIST" The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft, in house at THE BOOK SHOP in Ball Square Somerville.
June 20, 2012 - On the shelf "PADDY WHACKED" The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster new tradesize paperback at 15.99.
June 20, 2012 - You'll find your favorite classics at THE BOOK SHOP in Ball Square Somerville, like Hemingway, Dumas, Steinbeck, Emerson, Poe and Hawthorne just to name a few.
May 26, 2012 - For the True Crime fans BOSTON ORGANIZED CRIME: by Emily Sweeney
May 26, 2012 - More True Crime, MOST WANTED: Pursuing WHITEY BULGER, the Murderous Mob Chief the FBI Secretly Protected by Thomas Foley ret Col Mass State Police.
May 16, 2012
AT THE BOOK SHOP AT BALL SQUARE:
AN EVENING OF POETRY
HOSTED BY: Gil Barbosa, proprietor
Richard Wilhelm, poet
WHERE: The Book Shop at Ball Square
Somerville, MA 02144
WHEN: 6 PM
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
DOUG HOLDER is the founder of the Ibbetson Street Press. He teaches writing at Endicott College in Beverly, MA and Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. His own poetry and prose have been in such journals as Rattle, Main Street Review, Houston Literary Review, Poesy, The Boston Globe, and many others. Holder is the Arts Editor of The Somerville News, and curator of the Newton Free Library Poetry Series. He holds an MA in Literature from Harvard University. One of his latest collections of poetry is "The Man in the Booth in the Midtown Tunnel" (Cervena Barva Press.)
JAMES DECRESCENTIS has had poems published in New Letters, The Cafe Review, Ibbetson Street and other literary magazines. He currently teaches at Bunker Hill Community College and runs the Gallery at the Piano Factory in Boston.
GLORIA MINDOCK is editor of Cervena Barva Press and The Istanbul Literary Review. Her poetry has been translated into Romaanian, Serbian, Spanish, and French. Widely published, her poetry recently has appeared in Levure Litteraire (France) and in Vatra Veche Romania).
LUCY HOLSTEDT teaches at Berklee College of Music. She is a composer, songwriter, choral arranger, playwright , actor, piano player, and vocalist. Her poetry has appeared in Ibbetson Street, The Wilderness House Literary Review, and the Lyrical Somerville column of The Somerville News.
DOUG WORTH is a Cambridge poet, a retired teacher, and author of "Catch the Light: Selected Poems, 1963--2003", a book that won praise from such luminaries as Howard Zinn and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
AN OPEN MIC WILL FOLLOW THE FEATURED READERS
May 7, 2012 - The Last Boyfriend: by Nora Roberts , Working alongside his mother and brother restoring a historic hotel in Boonsboro, Maryland, Owen Montgomery falls for a childhood friend in the second novel of the trilogy from the New York Times best-selling author of The Next Always.
May 7, 2012 - The Pilgrimage: A Contemporary Quest for Ancient Wisdom: by Paulo Coelho
The Pilgrimage paved the way to Paulo Coehlo's international bestselling novel The Alchemist. In many ways, these two volumes are companions to truly comprehend one, you must read the other. Step inside this captivating account of Paulo Coehlo's pilgrimage along the road to Santiago. This fascinating parable explores the need to find one's own path. In the end, we discover that the extraordinary is always found in the ordinary and simple ways of everyday people. Part adventure story, part guide to self-discovery, this compelling tale delivers the perfect combination of enchantment and insight.
May 7, 2012 - Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks, A New York Times bestselling tale of passion and belief, magic and adventure from the Pulitzer Prize winning author.
Bethia Mayfield is a restless and curious young woman growing up in Martha's vineyard in the 1660s amid a small band of pioneering English Puritans. At age twelve, she meets Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the two forge a secret bond that draws each into the alien world of the other. Bethia's father is a Calvinist minister who seeks to convert the native Wampanoag, and Caleb becomes a prize in the contest between old ways and new, eventually becoming the first Native American graduate of Harvard College. Inspired by a true story and narrated by the irresistible Bethia, Caleb's Crossing brilliantly captures the triumphs and turmoil of two brave, openhearted spirits who risk everything in a search for knowledge at a time of superstition and ignorance.
May 7, 2012 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: by Rebecca Skloot , Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization and gene mapping. A best-selling book.
May 7, 2012 - The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed Americaby Erik Larson , The story of two men's obsessions with the Chicago World's Fair, one its architect, the other a murderer. "The Devil in the White City" draws the reader into a time of magic and majesty, made all the more appealing by a supporting cast of real-life characters, including Buffalo Bill, Theodore Dreiser, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Edison, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and others.
May 7, 2012 - Lots of Roald Dahl Childrens books at The Book Shop @ Ball Square Somerville
May 1, 2012 - New Arrivals !!! TALENT CHRONICLES: Hush Money and Heroes 'Til Curfew written by Susan Bischoff are now available at The Book Shop.
April 27, 2012 - Available May 1, 2012 book 8 in the Sookie Stackhouse Series Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris.
April 27, 2012 - Ten Hills Farm: The Forgotten History of Slavery in the North by C.S. Manegold in The Book Shop
April 27, 2012 - Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay all in stock.
April 26, 2012 - Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins available now at The Book Shop.
April 24, 2012 - Finally a book 8 in Stephen Kings Dark Tower Series , in stock now at The Book Shop
April 17, 2012 - New York Times Bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James are all in.
April 4, 2012 - We’re happy to announce another Author Event and BOOK SIGNING at The Book Shop.
Peter David Shapiro, author of GHOSTS ON THE RED LINE, will be signing copies of his book Saturday, April 14th, from Noon to 2pm at The Book Shop. Stop by and meet Peter. We’ll have copies available for purchase. Hope to see you all here… Please call or message with any questions. Commuters see their departed on Boston 's Red Line subway. Consultant Harry West is hired by the MBTA to investigate. His project turns personal when his ex-wife Alexandra Ben-Tov meets their beloved daughter on the Red Line who looks like the teenager she might have become if she had lived. Are the Red Line visitors ghosts or hallucinations? Either way, after Harry’s team discovers the source of the visitations, the MBTA declares that it will bring them to an end. Then Alexandra has a brilliant idea: Build a Visitation Room that replicates the features of Red Line train cars so that people can continue to meet their loved ones. But not everyone approves. The Archbishop of Boston seeks to get Visitation Rooms banned in Massachusetts . And a gangster (based in Somerville !) who frets that his victims will come back from the dead warns Harry and Alexandra: Cancel Opening Day for the first Visitation Room, or else. Peter David Shapiro is a Boston area consultant and author. Ghosts on the Red Line is his first novel. He is currently working on a suspense prequel to Ghosts on the Red Line, called The Trail of Money, which features the same protagonist Harry West, who is by amazing coincidence also a consultant. The Trail of Money is scheduled for release in mid-late 2012.
March 16, 2012 - We're happy to announce an Author Event and BOOK SIGNING at
The Book Shop.
Author of the Book SHUCKED: Life on a New England Oyster Farm, Erin Byers Murray will be signing copies of her book Saturday March 24th from 12pm to 2pm at The Book Shop. Stop by and meet Erin , we'll have plenty of copies available for purchase. Hope to see you all there.
Please call or message with any questions. Thank You
In this engrossing and very personal account, a young woman from Boston ditches her pampered city girl lifestyle and convinces the rowdy crew at Island Creek Oysters in Duxbury, Massachusetts, to let a completely unprepared, aquaculture-illiterate food and lifestyle writer work for them for 18 months to learn the business of oysters. The result is Shucked: part love letter, part memoir (complete with recipes), and part documentary about the world’s most beloved bivalves. It is an in-depth look at the work that goes into getting oysters from farm to table, and shows Erin’s full-circle journey through the modern day oyster farming process. It also tells a dynamic story about the people who grow our food, and the cutting-edge community of weathered New England oyster farmers who are defying convention and looking ahead.
Erin Byers Murray is a Boston area journalist, specializing in food and wine writing. Most recently, she was the Boston editor for DailyCandy Her work as been published in the Boston Globe, Food and Wine, Boston Magazine, Body + Soul, and many more.
Feburary 7, 2012 - Ask about our mailing list and receive special discounts at The Book Shop for the month of Feburary.
Feburary 1, 2012 - A History of Narrative Film - by David A. Cook
Feburary 1, 2012 - Film Art An Introduction by David Bordwell & Kristin Thompson
January 27, 2012 - Boston History - A City So Grand - The Rise of an American Metropolis, Boston 1850-1900 by Stephen Puleo, Between 1850 and 1900, Boston underwent a stunning metamorphosis from an insulated New England town into one of the world’s great metropolises—one that achieved worldwide prominence in politics, medicine, education, science, social activism, literature, commerce, and transportation.
January 27, 2012 - Boston History - Dark Tide - The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo, Shortly after noon on January 15, 1919, a fifty-foot-tall steel tank filled with 2.3 million gallons of molasses collapsed on Boston’s waterfront, disgorging its contents as a fifteen-foot-high wave of molasses that briefly traveled at thirty-five miles an hour. Dark Tide tells the compelling story of this man-made disaster that claimed the lives of twenty-one people and scores of animals and caused widespread destruction.
January 27, 2012 - For the Kids: Goodnight Moon - Margaret Wise Brown, In this classic of modern children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.
January 27, 2012 - For the Kids: Make Way For Ducklings - by Robert McCloskey, Beloved by many generations of children, the Caldecott-winning story of Mrs. Mallard's search for a new home for her ducklings was chosen by American booksellers as one of the first inductees into the Picture Book Hall of Fame. The duckling family is immortalized in bronze statues in Boston's Public Garden, and duplicate statues can also be seen in a park in Moscow.
January 27, 2012 - For the Kids: Animalia - by Graeme Base, An alphabet book with fantastic and detailed pictures, bearing such labels as "Lazy lions lounging in the local library."
January 17, 2012 -
We're pleased to announce that we now carry books from Crossed Genre Publications they are a small Somerville based publisher.
The following 5 titles are all in stock at The Book Shop are Science Fiction and Fantasy
A Festival of Skeletons by RJ Astruc
Broken Slate by Kelly Jennings
Subversion: Science Fiction & Fantasy Tales of Challenging the Norm
Crossed Genres Year One
Crossed Genres Year two
January 14, 2012 - Bill Chipman was nice enough to stop by and sign copies of his book Sucker's Dance, available at The Book Shop at no additional cost., Thanks Bill.
January 14, 2012 - Nicholas Sparks - The Best of Me
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Some Non-fiction Saturday January 14, 2012
Michael Paxton - Ayn Rand A Sense of Life, Rand's life unfolds in images, dialogue, and music in this "loving--but not fawning--documentary look at this fascinating figure of the 20th-century intellectual life" ("The Washington Post"). 32 color photos. 125 halftones.
Bob Greene - Once Upon a Town
Thomas H. O'Connor - The Boston Irish A Political History
Nick Hornby's Polysyllabic Spree and Fever Pitch.
Azar Nafisi - Things I've Been Silent About
Joan Didion - The Year of Magical Thinking
Diane Ackerman - The Zookeepers Wife
Joseph J. Ellis - His Excellency George Washington
Douglas Brinkley - Tour of Duty John Kerry and the Vietnam War
Paul Theroux - The Happy Isles of Oceana
Paul Theroux - To the Ends of the Earth
Tracy Kidder - Mountains Beyond Mountains
Stephan Talty - Empire of Blue Water
Laura Fraser - An Italian Affair
Just in today, Jan 10, 2012 Ten Hills Farm: The Forgotten History of Slavery in the North by C.S. Manegold. This is a must read , Ten Hills Farm tells the powerful saga of five generations of slave owners in colonial New England. Settled in 1630 by John Winthrop--who would later become governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony--Ten Hills Farm was a six-hundred-acre estate just north of Boston. Winthrop, famous for envisioning his 'city on the hill' and lauded as a paragon of justice, owned slaves on that ground and passed the first law in North America condoning slavery. In this mesmerizing narrative, C. S. Manegold exposes how the fates of the land and the families that lived on it were bound to America's most tragic and tainted legacy. Challenging received ideas about America and the Atlantic world, Ten Hills Farm digs deep to bring the story of slavery in the North full circle--from concealment to recovery.
Just in today, Jan 10, 2012, Betrayal: Whitey Bulger and the FBI Agent who fought to bring him down. By Robert Fitzpatrick with Jon Land. New in Large Paperback 14.99.
January 4, 2012 - Howie Carr - Hard Knocks , be sure to check out Howie's first Novel.
Just in today: Jan 4, 2012
We love our locals:
Author Jane Roper was nice enough to personally drop off a few copies of her novel Eden Lake stop on by and grab yourself a copy. Here's what they say about it.
by Jane Roper
“…Eden Lake is an unusually accomplished debut novel about love and loss and the absurdities of summer camp. Jane Roper writes with quiet authority and sly humor about a large and intriguing cast of characters.” — Tom Perrotta, New York Times bestselling author of Election, Joe College, and Little Children.
Happy New Year To All !!!
December 23, 2011 - Just in from a local Author, Sucker’s Dance is the first book by author, Bill Chipman. Written with a perspective gained from more than 20 years of law enforcement, Chipman’s writing brings to life characters and a plot line that fans of crime stories will love.
December, 16, 2011 - We're excited to announce we now have Melissa & Doug Toys available at The Book Shop.
December 13, 2011 New Books in this week at The Book Shop
For the Young Adults on your Christmas list.
Harlan Coben - Shelter
Rick Riordan - The Last Olympian, Percy Jackson Series Book 5
Jeff Kinney - Cabin Fever, Wimpy Kid Series Book 6
J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter and The Sorcerers Stone
Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games Book 1
Suzanne Collins - Catching Fire , Hunger Games Book 2
December 11, 2011 - Near Death on the High Seas - Cecil Kuhne
December 11, 2011 - Surviving The Toughest Race on Earth - Martin Dugard
December 11, 2011 - The Crest of the Wave - Willard Bascom
December 11, 2011 - Under The Tuscan Sun - Frances Mayes
December 10, 2011 - Sing You Home - Jodi Picoult
December 10, 2011 - My Week With Marilyn - Colin Clark
Decmber 10, 2011 - War Room : The Legacy of Bill Belichick and the Art of Building the Perfect Team by NY Times bestselling Author Michael S Holley
December 4, 2011 - Mark Twain's Book for Bad Boys and Girls - R Kent Rasmussen
December 4, 2011 - The Door to Lost Pages - Claude Lalumiere
December 4, 2011 - A Dance with Dragons - George R R Martin
December 2, 2011 - The Century - Peter Jennings & Todd Brewster
December 2, 2011 - 7 Tipping Points That Saved The World - Chris & Ted Stewart
December 2, 2011 - Tea With Terrorists - Craig Winn & Ken Power
December 2, 2011 - Murder Chez Proust - Estelle Monbrun
December 2, 2011 - Grave Surprise - Charlaine Harris
December 2, 2011 - The Chinese Gold Murders - Robert Van Gulik
December 2, 2011 - Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog - Boris Akunin
November 29, 2011 - Cook Like A Rock Star - Anne Burrell
November 29, 2011 - The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums & Hideouts - Ford & Schorow
November 29, 2011 - Home For Christmas - Jan Brett
November 29, 2011 - More Dr Seuss books
November 29, 2011 - Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
November 19, 2011 - Avenger's Angel - H.Killough Walden
November 19, 2011 - Hatching Magic - Ann Downer
November 19, 2011 - The Dragon of Never-Was (Hatching Magic Book #2) - Ann Downer
November 16, 2011 - 11 22 63 - Stephen King
November 16, 2011 -For the Kids, from now until Christmas Buy 2 floor puzzles by Melissa & Doug and get a 3rd puzzle free, these make great gifts.
November 16, 2011 - The following books are new ,Dr Seuss Books, The Cat in the Hat , The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book Dictionary, Horton Hears a Who , Fox in Sox, 1 Fish 2 Fish Red Fish Blue Fish , Dr Seuss ABC's
November 14, 2011 - A whole lot of New Childrens Floor Puzzles by Melissa & Doug , these make great gifts. From now until Christmas Buy 2 floor puzzles and get the 3rd for free.
November 8, 2011 - Check out our events page for details on our first Book Signing at The Book Shop in Somerville
November 8, 2011 - Make Way for Ducklings - Robert McCloskey
November 8, 2011 - Goodnight Moon - Margaret Wise Brown
November 8, 2011 - Bring Me Home for Christmas - Robyn Carr
November 8, 2011 - Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
October 31, 2011 - Nature Girl - Carl Hiaasen
October 31, 2011 - The Dragon Factory - Jonathan Maberry
October 31, 2011 - The Dragon's Path - Daniel Abraham
October 31, 2011 - The Silent Girl - Tess Gerritsen
October 30, 2011 - Check out our events page for details on our first Book Signing at The Book Shop in Somerville
October 30, 2011 - James and the Giant Peach - Roald Dahl
October 30, 2011 - The Twits - Roald Dahl
October 30, 2011 - George's Marvelous Medicine - Roald Dahl
October 30, 2011 - The Witches - Roald Dahl
October 30. 2011 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney
October 30, 2011 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules - Jeff Kinney
October 30, 2011 - The Big Field - Mike Lupica
October 30, 2011 - Million Dollar Throw - Mike Lupica
October 30, 2011 - Room - Emma Donoghue
October 30, 2011 - Omnivore's Dilemma - Michael Pollan
October 30, 2011 - Spenser Series Painted Ladies - Robert B Parker
October 30, 2011 - Spenser Series Sixkill - Robert B Parker
October 30, 2011 - Spenser Series Hundred Dollar Babies - Robert B Parker
October 30, 2011 - Chasing the Bear - Robert B Parker
October 30, 2011 - Lots of childrens books including Winnie the Pooh, Dr. Seuss and Peter Rabbit
October 30, 2011 - A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
October 30 , 2011 - Dewey - Vicki Myron
October 30, 2011 - Check out our events page for details on our first Book Signing at The Book Shop in Somerville
October 16, 2011 - The Swan Thieves - Elizabeth Kostova
October 16, 2011 - Signed Copy of On The Vineyard III - Peter Simon
October 16, 2011 - Blood Ties Series - Tanya Huff
October 16, 2011 - The Lost Fleet Series - Jack Campbell
October 16, 2011 - Pastoralia - George Saunders
October 16, 2011 - Plainclothes Naked - Jerry Stahl
October 16, 2011 - Breakout - Richard Stark
October 16, 2011 - The Road - Cormac McCarthy
October 16, 2011 - Corrections - Jonathan Franzen
October 15, 2011 - Please note the titles listed here are only a small portion of our inventory, for any questions please call, e-mail or stop by THE BOOK SHOP Thank You.
October 12, 2011 - Urban Gothic - Brian Keene
October 12, 2011 - 2666 - Roberto Bolano
October 12, 2011 - Tight Lines - William G. Tapply
October 3, 2011 - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - Jane Austen and Seth Grahame Smith
October 3, 2011 - Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquirel
October 3, 2011 - True North - Jill Ker Conway
October 3, 2011 - Keep A Little Secret - Dorothy Garlock
October 3, 2011 - Ellen Foster - Kaye Gibbons
October 3, 2011 - Gap Creek - Robert Morgan
October 3, 2011 - Under The Tuscan Sun - Frances Mayes
October 3, 2011 - The Last Promise - Richard Paul Evans
October 3, 2011 - The Dead Town - Dean Koontz
October 3, 2011 - Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom
October 3, 2011 - What Was Lost - Catherine O'Flynn
October 3, 2011 - Blood Game - Iris Johansen
October 3, 2011 - Blaze of Memory - Nalini Singh
Oct 2, 2011 - Be sure to visit our Blog/Review page and post a review of your favorite Author or book you have read.
October 2, 2011 - Cast Two Shadows - Ann Rinaldi
October 2, 2011 - Born of Night - Sherrilyn Kenyon
October 2, 2011 - The True Blood Series Books, Club Dead - Charlaine Harris
October 2, 2011 - The True Blood Series Books, Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris
October 2, 2011 - Kite Runner by Khaled Hossein
October 2, 2011 - Iris Johansen - Eve
October 2, 2011 - Iris Johansen - Quinn
September 27, 2011 - Please call or email with any questions on any of these books.
September 27, 2011 - Into Thin Air - Jon Krakauer.
September 27, 2011 - Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford.
September 27, 2011 - The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard.
September 27, 2011 -It's Not About the Truth: The Untold Story of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case and the Lives It Shattered, by Don Yaeger.
September 27, 2011 - Dark Predator - Christine Feehan.
September 27, 2011 - Lots of mystery hardcover books from Authors like John Sandford, David Baldacci, Sidney Sheldon, John Grisham, James Lee Burke, George Pelecanos, James Patterson, Vince Flynn, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Carl Hiaason, Chuck Hogan, Harry Dolan and many more.
September 17, 2011 - Finding My Place : One Man's Journey from Cleveland to Boston and Beyond by Judah Leblang
September 12, 2011 - Hundreds of Used like New Science Fiction books just added to our inventory.
September 11, 2011 - International Travel Guides for places like Greece, Portugal, London, France, Italy, Germany, Australia, Amsterdam, Iceland, Mexico, Costa Rica just to name a few.
September 11, 2011 - William and Kate A Royal Love Story - by Christopher Andersen.
September 11, 2011 - All 5 Game of Thrones Books.
September 11, 2011 - Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games, Jean Kwok - Girl in Translation, Joan Reardon - As Always Julia The Letters of Julia Child & Avis Devoto.
September 6, 2011 - Please call or email with any questions on any of these books.
September 5, 2011 - Nicholas Sparks - Safe Haven, Elin Hilderbrand - The Island, Todd Burpo - Heaven is for Real, Jon Krakauer - Three Cups of Deceit, Erik Larson - Devil in the White City, Rebecca Skloot - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rachel Resnick - Love Junkie, Dennis Lehane - Shutter Island, Raymond Khoury - The Sanctuary, Audrey Niffenegger - Her Fearful Symmetry, Jonathan Franzen - Freedom, Lise Haines - Girl in the Arena, Stephen Farthing - 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die, James McBride - The Color of Water.
August 30, 2011 - We now carry Melissa & Doug Childrens Learning Toys, Sticker and Coloring Pads as well as Large Floor Puzzles.
August 19 , 2011 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows , new copies available now at 13.49 while they last.
August 19, 2011 - Lots of Classic reprints including The Scarlett Letter, The House of the Gables, 1984 and Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson just to name a few.
August 4, 2011 - Lots of Music CD's some slightly used some in new condition in original celo wrapper, we have all genres, CD's start at 2.99 DVD's start at 3.99 store credits cannot be used on CD's or DVD's.
July 29 , 2011 - A Stolen Life: A Memoir, by Jaycee Dugard available while supplies last.
July 29 , 2011 - Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me, by Chelsea Handler's friends, family and other victims.
July 27, 2011 - Legends of Winter Hill , Cops Con Men and Joe McCain by Jay Atkinson, Book Shop price 12.74.
July 27, 2011 - Seal Team 6 Memoirs of an Elite Navy Seal Sniper by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin List price 26.99 Book Shop price 22.94.
July 22, 2011 - A Kid from Southie , by New York Times Best Selling Author John "Red" Shea available now , also from the same author Rat Bastards: The South Boston Irish Mobster Who Took the Rap When Everyone Else Ran.
July 22, 2011 - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand author of Seabiscuit , this is A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Book Shop price of 22.95
July 21, 2011 - Stealing Rembrandts: The untold stories of notorious art heists by Anthony M Amore & Tom Mashberg, get yours while supplies last. Book Shop price is 21.25
July 21, 2011 - Citizen Somerville , by Bobby Martini & Elayne Keratsis is back in stock and available stop in or call to reserve yours. List price is 16.95 Book Shop price 14.95 while supplies last.
July 15, 2011 - Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankel, this book has been called "One of the great books of our time" New and List price is 13.00 Book Shop price is 11.69 while supplies last.
July 13, 2011 - Richard Wilhelm, local Poet and Artist, was kind enough to drop off a few copies of his book Awakenings - a collection of his poems - and City of Poets - a collection of works from 18 local poets. Many thanks to Richard!
July 12, 2011 - The long awaited 5th book, A Dance with Dragons, by George R R Martin is available in hardcover only. List price is $35.00. The Book Shop price is $31.50 while supplies last.
July 12, 2011 - National Bestseller, The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft by Ulrich Boser in tradesize paperback. List price is $14.99. The Book Shop price is $13.49 while supplies last.
July 12, 2011 - A Criminal and an Irishman: The Inside Story of the Boston Mob-IRA Connection by Patrick Nee. List price is $14.95. The Book Shop price is $13.46 tradesize paperback while supplies last.
July 12, 2011 - #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Help, a novel by Kathryn Stockett tradesize paperback available at a discounted price of $13.60 while supplies last.