Spirit of '76 Events

Boston Marathon History by the Mile (Spirit- Marblehead)

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.

$16.99
ISBN: 9781626194755
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press (SC) - March 18th, 2014

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.


Mike Lewis, "The Great Pirate Christmas Battle" (Spirit)

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.

By Michael G. Lewis, Stan Jaskiel (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781455619344
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pelican Publishing Company - September 15th, 2014

<p style="margin: 0px 0px 14px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 22.3999996185303px"><font size="2">&quot;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.&quot;<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>


Eyal Oren, "Wednesdays in Marblehead" (Spirit)

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.

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Wednesdays in Marblehead eBook previewThe 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.

Annual Pajama Sale (Spirit)

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!  

Fran Grote, "Death, Madness, and a Mess of Dogs" (Marblehead)

 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."

$10.95
ISBN: 9780983334125
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rule Bender Press - September 15th, 2014

Laurie Faria Stolarz, "Welcome to the Dark House" (Marblehead)

What's your worst nightmare?

For Ivy Jensen, it's the eyes of a killer that haunt her nights. For Parker Bradley, it's bloodthirsty sea serpents that slither in his dreams.

And for seven essay contestants, it's their worst nightmares that win them an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at director Justin Blake's latest, confidential project. Ivy doesn't even like scary movies, but she's ready to face her real-world fears. Parker's sympathetic words and perfect smile help keep her spirits up. . . at least for now.

Not everyone is so charming, though. Horror-film fanatic Garth Vader wants to stir up trouble. It's bad enough he has to stay in the middle of nowhere with this group-the girl who locks herself in her room; the know-it-all roommate; "Mister Sensitive"; and the one who's too cheery for her own good. Someone has to make things interesting.

Except, things are already a little weird. The hostess is a serial-killer look-alike, the dream-stealing Nightmare Elf is lurking about, and the seventh member of the group is missing.
$16.99
ISBN: 9781423181729
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney Press - July 22nd, 2014


"What's your worst nightmare?"
For Ivy Jensen, it's the eyes of a killer that haunt her nights. For Parker Bradley, it's bloodthirsty sea serpents that slither in his dreams.


Lisa Sugarman, "Life: It is What it is" (Marblehead)

We expend massive amounts of energy in pursuit of perfection. If only we could never make mistakes or encounter unpleasant obstacles, oh, wouldn't life be just perfect? Maybe, but it would also be static, unfulfilling, and really, really boring.

Humorist Lisa Sugarman knows that life is a work in progress. She knows what we all suspect—life is at its best when it's fluid, unpredictable, and gloriously imperfect. And if this means life sometimes turns ugly and unpleasant, it only makes the good times that much sweeter.

Author of opinion column It Is What It Is, Lisa embraces reality, not perfection. We're supposed to be imperfect. We're meant to screw up, make bad decisions, and lose our way. We can't control everything that life throws at us, but we can control how we react to it.

With the right attitude and a little guidance from Lisa, anyone can be happy and fulfilled most of the time. Her collection of funny, inspiring, and sometimes poignant columns reminds us that life is not a straight line, even on the best of days, and it's the twists in the road which make the journey so beautiful.

$16.49
ISBN: 9781494798130
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Createspace - February 13th, 2014

In-Store Book Fair to benefit MCCPS Theatre's "The Little Mermaid Jr."! (Marblehead)

On Wednesday, January 15th, the Spirit of ‘76 will be partnering with the Marblehead Community Charter Public School Theatre Program for fundraising event. 

From 6:00pm- 8:00pm 20% of all sales will go to benefit the MCCPS Theatre Program’s upcoming production of "The Little Mermaid Jr!."

Make sure to get here early as members of the cast will be performing some beloved songs from the show including "Under the Sea!"  

The in-store performance starts at 6:30pm but you can see MCCPS's full production of "The Little Mermaid JR" on Friday 1/24, Saturday 1/25, and Sunday 1/26.

You can find more information at http://marbleheadcharter.org/

 

Lauren Fogle Boyd, "Altarpiece" (Marblehead)

In the suffocating atmosphere of the Third Reich, art becomes a political issue. When the renowned modern artist Dietrich Junger is condemned by Hitler's puritanical artistic purge, his daughter Anke finds herself abandoned by the two men she loved most. One is dead; one has fled. An expert on the object of Nazi obsession, the medieval Ghent Altarpiece, Anke is threatened by those desperate to loot Europe's great treasures. She must walk a tightrope between her desire to rebel and her instinct to survive. 

Erik Brossler, a young Jewish art historian, is the man who fled, emigrating to America with his parents just in time. Erik is haunted by the loss of Anke and the imminent danger for Europe's priceless art. When America enters the war, Erik's new journey takes him right into the heart of the inferno, brings him to the breaking point, and returns to him the great love of his life. From historian and author Lauren Fogle Boyd comes a harrowing and heartwarming story about love, art, and humanity-in a Europe devastated by war and atrocity. 

 

Lauren Fogle Boyd is a medievalist who teaches history at The University of Massachusetts at Lowell. The Altarpiece is her first novel. 

$17.99
ISBN: 9781939051318
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lucky Bat Books - July 23rd, 2013

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