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Staff Favorites - We're a well-read bunch! Take a look through our staff to find one of us with tastes similar to your own:

Michael has read widely in classic literature. He cracks a new book every once in a while as well. You can hear his new book recommendations on NHPR when they do their summer reading and holiday gift shows.  Michael, Gibson's Bookstore's owner
John is a five-time Jeopardy champion and a lover of history and politics.  John, a bookseller at Gibson's Bookstore
Paul, the former manager of Concord's Borders, is a huge fan of poetry and literary prose.  Paul, bookseller at Gibson's Bookstore
Heather likes fiction, sometimes fantasy, and is developing a taste for YA and children's books, thanks to her little one at home.


Sandy loves good commercial fiction and nature writing.

 Sandy, a bookseller at Gibson's
Jim likes YA fiction--which is appropriate for a teacher!  Jim, a bookseller at Gibson's
Elisabeth is our events coordinator. She likes humor, fantasy, and YA fiction, and has a fascination with self-betterment books.  Elisabeth, events coordinator at Gibson's Bookstore
Ryan loves good fiction or fantasy novels.  Ryan
Tracy is your go-to staffer for mainstream and literary fiction!  
Carolyn's bookshelf is full of sci-fi and fantasy, as well as a healthy mix of history, mostly the medieval time period, along with culinary history and the history of the Romani people.  
Cheri is a 3rd grade classroom teacher and would love to help you pick out a toy or book for a child.  Cheri
Hillary is an omnivore when it comes to books, though she especially loves non-fiction about science, art and history and literary fiction.  
Jen enjoys fantasy, science fiction and comics, and also loves poetry and cookbooks and has read all of Agatha Christie.  
Staff Picks are books that we think are important or noteworthy or of the moment, and deserve your attention.  
Recommendations from you - Have you read a book lately and had the urge to put pen to paper to tell the world about it? We keep customer book reviews here.  
Spotlight on publishers - From time to time, Gibson’s will shine a spotlight on our publishing partners, to let readers see their best offerings together. These are our favorites for the season from Hyperion.  
Thursday, October 8, 7 PM--DICK FLAVIN of the Red Sox!
Gibson's Bookstore is pleased to present Emmy-award winning broadcaster, PA announcer at Fenway Park, and the Poet Laureate of the Boston Red Sox, Dick Flavin, who has put pen to paper to create this magnificent volume of verse, Red Sox Rhymes: Verses and Curses! The book is a collection of humorous and nostalgic poems celebrating the Boston Red Sox, as they end their season and start planning for next year.
His pithy and comedic verses including such gems as "The Beards of Summer," "Long Live Fenway Park," and his best known, "Teddy at the Bat."
The book is illustrated with over 50 photos celebrating the Red Sox. It's perfect for Christmas! Come get a signed copy.
Friday, October 9, 7 PM--Concord's own KEVIN FLYNN!
American Sweepstakes: How One Small State Bucked the Church, the Feds and the Mob to Usher in the Lottery Age, by Kevin Flynn, recounts the story of the lottery industry in the U.S., from its unlikely beginnings to its emergence as a major industry. (We just wish we could win one!) Yes, that small state in the title is our own New Hampshire.
Kevin is an Emmy Award–winning former television journalist and the author or co-author of four books of true-crime reporting: Wicked Intentions, Our Little Secret, Legally Dead, and Notes on a Killing.
He's also a great storyteller. Come early to get a good seat.
Events over the next two weeks--mark your calendars!
Friday, October 16, 5:30 PM-- local YA sensation Erin Bowman, with her new book, Vengeance Road.
Thursday, October 22, 5:30 PM--Liz Kessler, author of the beloved Emily Windsnap series, with her newest book, Emily Windsnap and the Ship of Lost Souls.
Friday, October 23, 7 PM--Max Wirestone, author of new novel The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss. Until he got a three-book deal from publisher Hachette, Max was the library director at the New Durham Public Library. 
On our front tables tomorrow!  New books! Click the jackets for details.
What non-book product would you like for us to carry that we don't currently carry? 
Email us here. You can also tell us what we have in the store now that we should get rid of. Don't worry, our feelings won't be hurt. We're just glad we never carried that singing bass!
If you have suggestions for what books we should carry, email us through this link. You can check our book inventory online, at . The search box is in the upper right corner.
Thank you for your support!

New books, new trailers

Friday, October 9th, 2015, 7 p.m. Kevin Flynn, recounts the story of the lottery industry in the U.S., from its unlikely beginnings to its emergence as a major industry. It's the dramatic story of the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire Sweepstakes, American Sweepstakes: How One Small State Bucked the Church, the Feds and the Mob to Usher in the Lottery Age.

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