To celebrate the centennial of one of America's most beloved ball parks, Fenway, Glenn Stouthas written a definitive account of the Red Sox's first season there.
For all that has been written in tribute to the great Fenway Park, no one has ever really told the behind-the-scenes true story of its tumultuous yet glorious first year. Nineteen twelve was a leap year, the year the Titanic sank, but also the year baseball's original shrine was "born." And while the paint was still drying, the infield grass still coming in, the Red Sox embarked on an unlikely season that would culminate in a World Series battle against the Giants that stands as one of the greatest ever played.
Fenway 1912 tells the incredible story--and stories--of Fenway, from the unorthodox blueprint that belies the park's notorious quirks, to the long winter when locals poured concrete and erected history, to the notorious fixers who then ruled the game, to the ragtag team who delivered a world championship, Fenway's first. Drawing on extensive new research, the esteemed baseball historian Glenn Stout delivers a rollicking tale of innovation, desperation, and perspiration, capturing Fenway as never before.
Sure, there snow on the ground and last season is best forgotten. But there's a lot of history to celebrate, and a lot of Sox fans who need Christmas gifts--and what would be better than this new history of Fenway, signed by the author?
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014, 7 p.m., join us as the wildly talented best-selling author Lily King joins us to present her new novel, Euphoria! Inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria tells the story of three trailblazing anthropologists caught in a passionate love triangle in 1930s New Guinea.
True Brew Cafe, a branch of True Brew Barista, enjoys space in our bookstore. They serve delicious coffee, tea, sandwiches, crepes, and much more. Now also with beer and wine! Have a real bookstore cafe experience.
Jana Bibi returns! Rebecca Makkai returns! Waldo...? July 23rd, 2014
Tonight! (Thursday, July 24, 7 PM) Betsy Woodman joins us to talk about (and sign copies of) the third installment in her Jana Bibi series--Emeralds Included!
... Betsy is always a fascinating guest. Even if you haven't read the
first two books, you'll want to join us for a wide-ranging conversation
about different cultures, music, travel, and language. Learn more here.
Next week! ( Wednesday, July 30, 7 PM)
Rebecca Makkai joins us to present her new novel, The Hundred-Year House--a
dazzlingly original, mordantly witty novel about the secrets of an
old-money family and their turn-of-the-century estate, Laurelfield. We
hope you'll remember Rebecca as the author of one of our best sellers
over the last few years, The Borrower, in which Lucy Hull,
a children’s librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both
kidnapper and kidnapped when her favorite patron, ten-year-old Ian
Drake, runs away from home.
"Rarely is a first novel as smart and engaging and learned and funny and moving as The Borrower." —Richard Russo
Where's Waldo Wrap-Up Party! Thursday, July 31, 6 PM
A wrap-up party for our July scavenger hunt! Did you find him? Prizes, games, fun!
To enter our prize drawings, find and collect "I found Waldo!" stamps
on your passport from 20 different downtown businesses (there are 24 out
there). Click here for details.