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To Kill a Mockingbird Readathon!

On Tuesday, July 14, Harper Lee will publish the long-awaited sequel to her immortal To Kill a Mockingbird. The new novel--which was actually written in the 1950s and was the precursor to TKAM--is called Go Set a Watchman. Pre-order it here.

On Monday, July 13, starting at noon, Gibson's will host a "Celebrity Readathon" of To Kill a Mockingbird.  We'll be done at midnight, and then we can sell the new novel--it's just like Harry Potter!  Watch for details.

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Altered States of Consciousness. June 16th, 2015

Altered States of Consciousness
This week at Gibson's we celebrate one of the grandest mysteries of creation: consciousness. On Tuesday, we welcome Lama Surya Das to the bookstore, to talk about spirituality, identity, and our connection to the rest of creation.  On Thursday we welcome naturalist Sy Montgomery to the bookstore. Her latest book argues that animals that seem very alien to us nevertheless have consciousness, intelligence, even a soul. Please join us for both of these special events.
Lama Surya Das, Make Me One With Everything
Tuesday, June 16, 7 PM
What did the Dalai Lama say to the hot dog vendor? "Make me one with everything!" It's a familiar joke, muses Lama Surya Das, and one that holds a profound truth: that in addition to inner peace, meditation is a path for all-inclusive connection. In Make Me One With Everything, he invites us to experience this through the art of inter-meditation and other original practices that allow us to see through the illusion of separation. "If you've ever felt 'at one' with something--your beloved or your child, a forest trail or a favorite song--then you've experienced inter-meditation," explains Lama Surya Das. Based on Tibetan Buddhism's core insights into the inherent essence of who we are, these teachings of shared spirituality offer both new and experienced meditators a better way to live--not just on the meditation cushion or the yoga mat, but in every moment of their lives.
Sy Montgomery, The Soul of an Octopus
Thursday, June 18, 7 PM
Sy Montgomery (depicted left with a friend) is a constant amazement. Traveling the world to meet and understand the strangest and most majestic of creatures, from tigers and sharks to spiders and dolphins, Sy is also a lyrical and evocative writer and a joy to hear in person. In her new book, Sy introduces us anew to the octopus, who is separated from us by half a billion years of evolution, but who has personality and consciousness, as Sy explains, in the tradition of the finest science writing.
To Kill a Mockingbird Readathon!
In a huge publishing event, Harper Lee's earliest work, a sequel of sorts to To Kill a Mockingbird, will be published on July 14.  
To celebrate, and to lead up to publication of Go Set a Watchman, Gibson's Bookstore is hosting a celebrity readathon of To Kill a Mockingbird, starting at noon on July 13, and going until midnight. Anyone who's here when we're done can be the first to buy Go Set a Watchman. ...This will be just like a Harry Potter party, but with more reading out loud!
We're still ironing out the schedule of local celebrity readers, but so far we have commitments from NHPR, the Concord Monitor, city government, local schools, the local arts and writing community, and many more.
Join us any time after noon that day for this celebration of one of our favorite novels of all time. And don't forget to pre-order your copy of Go Set a Watchman so you, too, can have it on the first day.  It'll be 20% off the cover price of $27.99.
Our full June schedule is here.
Did you know?
Even if the bookstore isn't having a sale, our Frequent Buyer Program lets you schedule your own sale day, with everything 20% off. If you aren't familiar with the program, please ask a bookseller! This has been one of the most popular benefits of being a Gibson's shopper.
Are you a teacher or homeschooler? Books for use in the classroom are often 20% off. Again, ask a bookseller for details!

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