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Saturday, July 8th - 10:30am - Author Signing with Stacey Lender - City Mouse

"Debut novelist Lender sharply portrays the corrupt privilege of upper-middle-class suburbanites, and with a twist of her pen, the Stepford Wives take the upper hand over their husbands...The climactic explosion takes everyone by surprise. A bracingly tart portrait of suburban hell."--Kirkus Reviews

"Lender's enlightening, beautifully plotted novel dives deep into the notion of having it all while playing with the shallow notions of the American dream."--Publishers Weekly

"For every city mom who fears death by suburbia--and for every suburban mom who wonders if it's just her--this insightful, funny trip into the secrets behind those picket fences is required reading."--Maureen Sherry, author of Opening Belle Read more...

Saturday, July 15th - 2pm - Children's Book Signing with Wendell Minor - The Seashore Book  and Ben's Revolution: Benjamin Russell and the Battle of Bunker Hill

A mother's words help a little boy imagine the sights and sounds of the seashore, even though he has never seen the ocean. This summer classic by two masters has been reissued and redesigned for contemporary audiences. Wendell Minor's elegant artwork and Charlotte Zolotow's simple, evocative prose brings a day at the beach vividly to life as a boy and his mother imagine what it would be like to spend a day at the seashore

History comes alive in this gripping account of a young boy caught up in the start of the Revolutionary War. Based on an episode in National Book Award-winning author Nathaniel Philbrick's New York Times bestseller Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution, this engrossing story allows readers to experience history from a child's perspective, and Wendell Minor's stunning paintings will transport readers back to the early days of the Revolutionary War. Read more...

 

Where’s Waldo in Washington Depot?

Where's Waldo? In Washington Depot, of course.  The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is returning to twenty different local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, book coupons and more. From The Hickory Stick Bookshop to Washington Art Association and beyond, Waldo figures will be well hidden in local businesses. Find Waldo Local is a great summer  vacation activity, and a wonderful way for residents to support local business and the Shop Local movement.  If you find him in at least 15 locations, you could win prizes at our Prize Party on July 31st! What are you waiting for? Get your passport at The Hickory Stick Bookshop or any other participating business as soon as July 1st at 9am! Read more...