Coming this summer:
TEEN & TWEEN WRITING WORKSHOPS
with bestselling young adult author
LAURIE FARIA STOLARZ!
And NEW this year:
A Two-Day Intensive Advanced Creative
Writing Workshop for Teens!
Spirit of '76 Events
Coming this summer:
Your attendance is requested at The Spirit of '76 Bookstore on Saturday, June 20th, at 2pm for a Fancy Nancy Tea Party!
The bookstore will once again be participating in the annual Town-Wide Sidewalk Sales! Spirit's got plenty of books and merchandise hitting the sidewalk this year, so make sure to drop by early so you don't miss anything.
See you on Sidewalk Saturday!
AWARDED 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Year by Mascot Books!
No Backing Down is an enlightening first-hand account for the 1994 Salem HighSchool football team. It is a memoir of family support and guidance and of player relationships on a close team, drawn even closer by difficult circumstances in a town rich in controversy.
Saturday, May 2nd is Independent Bookstore Day, come celebrate with us!
From Hopkinton to Boylston Street, the beloved 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon mark historic moments and memories dating back to 1897. Town by town and step by step, follow author, journalist, and runner Paul C. Clerici as he goes deeper into each town and city along the route with firsthand descriptions of the course from the uphill climbs to the spirited sprints. Insightful anecdotes, from the naming of Heartbreak Hill to the incorporation of women runners, reveal meaningful racing heritage along the route.
From Hopkinton to Boylston Street, the beloved 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon mark historic moments and memories dating back to 1897. Town by town and step by step, follow author, journalist, and runner Paul C. Clerici as he goes deeper into each town and city along the route with firsthand descriptions of the course from the uphill climbs to the spirited sprints.
Weymouth author Michael Lewis will be at The Spirit of '76 Bookstore on Sunday, December 7th from 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM for a reading of his new book The Great Pirate Christmas Battle. After the reading, Michael will sign copies of his book which will be available for sale.
<p style="margin: 0px 0px 14px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 22.3999996185303px"><font size="2">"Yo ho-ho-ho! Michael Lewis's sea-faring Santa tale is surely the best buried treasure you'll ever uncover! <i><b>The Great Pirate Christmas Battle</b></i> is so funny you'll shiver your timbers with laughter and clap your hands! Unless you have a hook for a hand. Then you probably shouldn't do that."<br />—Butch Hartman, voice actor for <i>Family Guy,</i> writer for <i>Dexter's Laboratory</i> and <i>The Powerpuff Girls,</i> and creator of <i>The Fairly OddParents</i></font></p><p style="margin: -4px 0px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 22.3999996185303px"><font size="2">Take to the high seas with this mordantly witty tale of tinsel and terror. Cap'n McNasty and his rapscallions gleefully plunder children's presents—until Santa Claus and his feisty elves swoop in to put an end to their naughty ways!</font></p>
Local photographer Eyal Oren will be at The Spirit of '76 Bookstore on Saturday, December 6th from 2:00PM- 4:00PM to sign books and chat with folks about his beautiful photography.
The Wednesdays in Marblehead book is a beautiful full color hardcover coffee table book featuring over 130 of the very best images of Marblehead. The book is in a large square format measuring 11" x 11". The images are printed on thick 140 gsm matte art paper with accompanying captions which include the date and time each image was taken.
Come to the bookstore in your pajamas on Saturday, November 22 between 7AM & 10AM and get 20% off of everything you buy... it's that easy! 7AM- 10AM only! No PJs, no service! Complimentary coffee and donut holes will be served! See you there! Lots of other great local businesses will be joining in the fun this year! Click here to see which other Marblehead shops are participating!
Book Launch Party with Fran Grote,
author of Death Madness and a Mess of Dogs.
When: Saturday October 4th from 2pm- 4pm
Where: Caffe Italia - 10 School Street, Marblehead, MA
From a New York City tenement in the early 1900s to vampire make-up sex in present-day Philadelphia, the stories in Death, Madness and a Mess of Dogs use sly humor and memorable characters to weave quirky explorations of love, loss and redemption. Written primarily in the year following her mother's death, Frances Grote's first short story collection is full of audacious humor and a keenly inventive vision. Families, frenemies and a unique assortment of lovers bring the reader universal truths about relationships in unexpected and fresh ways.
Frances Grote is a psychologist with an MBA who supports her consuming passion for writing with a day job in the biotech industry, where she is considered a leading expert in the creation of supplier partnerships. She has four amazing kids who grew up and moved away without taking any of their stuff with them, and when she finally realized she was never going to be able to clean out the house she stopped trying and took up writing instead. She has won awards for her short stories, memoir and poetry. Death, Madness and a Mess of Dogs, which Kirkus Reviews called "a promising collection from a talented newcomer" is her first book of short stories. Publishers Weekly said her 2011 novel, Fire in the Henhouse, was "brewing with tension...lightened by warm humor."