Andover Bookstore Events

Jennifer Ann Mann, "Sunny Sweet is so Dead Meat" (Andover)

When a bottle of ketchup explodes all over Masha Sweet, she thinks it’s an accident. She’s trying to be kinder to her little sister, Sunny, so she shouldn’t jump to conclusions…or should she? Turns out Sunny has devised a special science experiment that requires Masha to look totally weird all day. But Masha is not having it. If it kills her (or Sunny!) she will figure out how to get them home from the science fair without causing a scene. But add in a pair of little brothers who take Masha on a wild goose chase through the school, a short detour through a cemetery, and a run-in with a cute boy and this whole day is one big scene. Which just might be what Sunny had in mind...she is so dead meat!

This delightful series will charm any reader who has ever loathed or loved a sibling.

Event date: 
Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 1:00pm
Sunny Sweet Is So Dead Meat Cover Image
$17.59
ISBN: 9781599909783
Availability: Special Order
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 13th, 2014

When a bottle of ketchup explodes all over Masha Sweet, she thinks it's an accident. She's trying to be kinder to her little sister, Sunny so she shouldn't jump to conclusions…or should she? Turns out Sunny has devised a special science experiment that requires Masha to look totally weird all day. But Masha is not having it.


Julia MacDonnell, "Mimi Malloy, At Last!" (Andover)

Meet Mimi Malloy: A daughter of the Great Depression, Mimi was born into an Irish-Catholic brood of seven, and she has done her best to raise six beautiful daughters of her own. Now they're grown, and Mimi, a divorcée, is unexpectedly retired. But she takes solace in the comforts of her new life: her apartment in the heart of Quincy, the occasional True Blue cigarette, and evenings with Frank Sinatra on the stereo and a highball in her hand.

Yet her phone is arguably the busiest in greater Boston-it rings "Day In, Day Out," as Ol' Blue Eyes would say. Her surviving sisters love to gab about their girlhood, while her eldest daughter, Cassandra, calls every morning to preach the gospel of assisted living. And when an MRI reveals that Mimi's brain is filled with black spots-areas of atrophy, her doctor says-it looks like she's destined to spend her days in "one of those storage facilities for unwanted antiques."

Mimi knows her mind is (more or less) as sharp as ever, and she won't go down without a fight. Yet as she prepares to take her stand, she stumbles upon an old pendant of her mother's and, slowly, her memory starts to return-specifically, recollections of a shocking and painful childhood, including her sister who was sent away to Ireland and the wicked stepmother she swore to forget.

Out of the ashes of Mimi's deeply troubled history, Julia MacDonnell gives us a redemptive story of the family bonds that break us and remake us. Mimi Malloy, At Last! is an unforgettable novel, alive with humor, unexpected romance, and the magic of hard-earned insight: a poignant reminder that it's never too late to fall in love and that one can always come of age a second time.
Event date: 
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 6:30pm
Mimi Malloy, at Last! Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781250041548
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Picador USA - April 8th, 2014

Meet Mimi Malloy: A daughter of the Great Depression, Mimi was born into an Irish-Catholic brood of seven, and she has done her best to raise six beautiful daughters of her own. Now they're grown, and Mimi, a divorcee, is unexpectedly retired.


Book Fair to benefit Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (Andover)

Please Join Us
on Tuesday, September 2 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm  
 
During which time, 20% of all sales
will be donated to benefit the
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research  
 

This fall at the Boston Bruins Alumni charity game, all profits are being donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research -- and this year, the Andover Bookstore is hoping to donate as well!

From 5:30pm - 7:30pm on Tuesday, September 2, 20% of all in store sales will be donated to the cause!

Parkinson's disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that affects the motor system. Those who have PD suffer from difficulties with breathing, balance, movement, and heart function. The disease is caussed by the slow deterioration of the nerve cells in the brain that create dopamine; a natural substance found in the brain that helps control muscle movement throughout the body. There is currently no cure for Parkinson's disease.

So please come, buy books, and help support research for Parkinson's, which affects nearly 500,000 people in the United States alone, with an estimated 50,000 Americans newly diagnosed each year.  


Event date: 
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
89 R Main Street
Andover
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Book Fair to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project (Andover)

Please Join Us on Tuesday, November 11 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm

During which time, 20% of all sales will be donated to benefit the

Wounded Warrior Project

 

Help the Andover Bookstore thank our veterans (past and present) this Veteran's Day, by buying books! 20% of all in-store sales made between 5:30pm - 7:30pm will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project!

The Wounded Warrior Project serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service or after September 11, 2001 and their families.

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
89 R Main Street
Andover
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Jon Derek Croteau, "My Thinning Years" (Andover)

As a child, Jon tried desperately to be his father's version of the all-American boy, denying his gayness in a futile attempt to earn the love and respect of an abusive man. With this he built a deep, internalized homophobia that made him want to disappear rather than live with the truth about himself. That denial played out in the forms of anorexia, bulimia, and obsessive running, which consumed him as an adolescent and young adult.
It wasn't until a grueling yet transformative Outward Bound experience that Jon began to face his sexual identity. This exploration continued as he entered college and started the serious work of sorting through years of repressed anger to separate from his father's control and condemnation.
"My Thinning Years "is an inspiring story of courage, creativity, and the will to live--and of recreating the definition of family to include friends, relatives, and teachers who support you in realizing your true self.
Event date: 
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 6:30pm
My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within Cover Image
$17.55
ISBN: 9781616495091
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hazelden Publishing - August 5th, 2014

Jon Derek Croteau brings a heady mixture of raw emotion, pathos, and humor to his powerful journey from self-hatred and punishment to self-affirmation and healing as a gay man in My Thinning Years.

As a child, Jon tried desperately to be his father’s version of the all-American boy, denying his gayness in a futile attempt to earn the love and respect of an abusive man.


Andrew Coburn, "Spouses and Other Crimes" (Andover)

Rendered with Edgar-nominated author Andrew Coburns signature style of chilly elegance, here are eleven stories that touch us with the headiness of an American saga. In the genre-defying territory of his bestselling novels these are the lyrical and beautiful struggles of small-town characters playing out the equations of their lives in this, Coburn s first ever collection of short fiction.

 

This title is available for pre-order at the Andover Bookstore

Spouses and Other Crimes releases October 17, 2014, but early copies will be available for purchase at our event! 

Event date: 
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:30pm

Young Adult Book Club (Andover)

Join Meg in front of the fireplace on Tuesday, August 26 at 6pm to discuss

 

Welcome to the Dark House

by Laurie Faria Stolarz

 

 

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.

 

 

The Young Adult book group is open to the public. If you have read the book and would like to discuss, please drop by!

If you have any questions about this group, please contact Meg at the Andover Bookstore (978) 475-0143 

Event date: 
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
89 R Main Street
Andover
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Welcome to the Dark House Cover Image
$18.69
ISBN: 9781423181729
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Disney-Hyperion - July 22nd, 2014

Mystery Book Club (Andover)

Please join Julie and Chantel in front of the fireplace on Tuesday, September 2 at 7:30pm to discuss

The Dark Rose

by Erin Kelly

 


 Nineteen-year-old Paul sits in a stark interrogation room across from two police officers. What started as petty theft turned into murder; only terror and loyalty keep him silent. Louisa spends her days roaming a crumbling Elizabethan garden—until she meets Paul, who is a dead ringer for her long-lost love. Louisa starts to hope she can find happiness again, but neither of them can outrun his violent past. 

 

 

The Mystery Book Club is open to the public! If you have read the book and would like to discuss in a group, please stop by! 

If you have any questions about the group, please contact Julie or Chantel at the Andover Bookstore, (978) 475-0143 

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
89 R Main Street
Andover
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The Dark Rose Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143122746
Availability: Special Order
Published: Penguin Books - January 29th, 2013

"A stunning look at human desperation, loyalty, and absolute terror" ("Suspense Magazine") from the acclaimed author of "The Poison Tree"

When Erin Kelly burst onto the scene with "The Poison Tree," readers were left breathless and hungry for more. Maureen Corrigan at the "Washington Post" pleaded, "More, please, Ms.


Dale Slongwhite, "Fed Up: The High Costs of Cheap Food" (Andover)

This book provides an intimate look at the lives of former African-American farmworkers who labored in central Florida's farms along the shores of Lake Apopka. The author familiarizes readers with the history of Lake Apopka and the social and environmental injustice centered on food production that has taken place there.
Event date: 
Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
89 R Main Street
Andover
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Fed Up: The High Costs of Cheap Food Cover Image
$27.45
ISBN: 9780813049847
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University Press of Florida - May 6th, 2014

"The Lake Apopka survivors are claiming justice, and their plight, long-time forgotten, is beginning to resonate across international borders."--Chela Vazquez, Campaign Coordinator, Pesticide Action Network North America "Slongwhite's modern tragedy reflects the increasing power of the Big Food corporations' influence in D.C.--and why something this unimaginable, passing from one generation


Michael Nethercott, "Seance Society" (Andover Historical Society)

It's 1956, and Lee Plunkett has taken over the family business as a private investigator despite his reluctance to follow in his father's footsteps. When murder intrudes on a group of ghost seekers, Lee is asked to solve the case by a cop on the verge of retirement. At the urging of his perpetual fiancée Audrey, Lee enlists the help of Mr. O'Nelligan, a scholarly Irishman with a keen eye for solving mysteries. The duo is drawn into a murder investigation involving the “Spectricator," a machine designed to communicate with the dead. Soon, Plunkett and O'Nelligan are knee-deep in a suspect pool that includes a surly medium, a former speakeasy queen, a mysterious Spanish widow, and a whole slew of eccentric servants. Engaging, charming, and smart, The Séance Society by Michael Nethercott is a fresh take on the traditional mystery genre for readers who love original characters, witty dialogue, and a great whodunit.

 

Nethercott's second novel, The Haunting Ballad, will be released September 30, 2014! 

Event date: 
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
97 Main Street
Andover
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The Seance Society: A Mystery Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250017390
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Minotaur Books - October 1st, 2013

It's 1956, and Lee Plunkett has taken over the family business as a private investigator despite his reluctance to follow in his father's footsteps. When murder intrudes on a group of ghost seekers, Lee is asked to solve the case by a cop on the verge of retirement. At the urging of his perpetual fiancee Audrey, Lee enlists the help of Mr.


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