Open on Easter Sunday

Gibson's and True Brew Cafe will be open from noon until 5 PM on Easter Sunday.

Staff Favorites

Click on these links below if you would like recommendations on books.

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
Isabel is our children's specialist, and enjoys books in a wide range of age groups.  children's specialist Isabel Berg
Laura is our educational toy specialist and would love to help you pick out the perfect toy to help make learning fun for your child.  

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
Heather likes fiction, sometimes fantasy, and is developing a taste for YA and children's books, thanks to her little one at home.
 
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.  
Kelsey enjoys page-turner novels, and is exploring children's books with her daughter.
 
Cheri is a 3rd grade classroom teacher and would love to help you pick out a toy or book for a child.
 Cheri
Victoria spends most of her time in the children's section, looking for new books to read at storytime!
 
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.
 

New books, new trailers

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014, 7 PM, join us for a very special book club as New York Times best-selling author Chris Bohjalian leads the Gibson's Book Club discussion of his novel The Sandcastle Girls! Fear not, you need not have read this novel to join in the discussion, or enjoy Chris's presentation on his research in to the Armenian Genocide. Chris will be happy to take questions on all of his novels! All are welcome, newcomers are encouraged.

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Visiting superstars: Blanco, Korn, Greenlaw, Bohjalian, Chiasson. April 15th, 2014

Richard Blanco

 
Meet Richard Blanco!
The marvelous poet who was chosen to read at President Obama's 2012 inauguration will be in Concord on Wed., April 16, at 7 PM, at the Concord Public Library. We'll be there selling his books, including his memoir, For All of Us, One Today, and his many volumes of poetry, like
Boston Strong: The Poem to Benefit the One Fund Boston.


 
Why We Make Things
Meet Peter Korn!
One of the most interesting books of this or any season, Why We Make Things is both a memoir and a meditation on the nature of creativity.  The book itself was sumptuously produced by one of the last true craftsmen in publishing, David Godine. Join us at the League of NH Craftsmen on Thursday, April 17, at 5:30 PM, to hear the author and to ask him questions--and maybe to pick up an early Father's Day present.
 
Chris Bohjalian
 
A rare local appearance by Chris Bohjalian!
Wed., May 7, at 7 PM
When Chris learned that our in-store book group had chosen his novel The Sandcastle Girls for May, he required little convincing to agree to come talk about it. Armenian history is very important to him. You don't have to have read the novel to attend. Come hear Chris talk about this important topic, and about his many other novels as well. Open to all fans of Chris Bohjalian and students of history!
Chris Bohjalian's excellent new novel, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, will be on our shelves on July 8. Reserve your copy today!
 
Dan Chiasson
 
Mark Your Calendars!
One of  America's most interesting poets and essayists, Dan Chiasson, joins us at the bookstore on Thurs., April 24, at 7 PM, to read and sign his new collection of verse, Bicentennial. Dan's work appears often in The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books.


 
Linda Greenlaw
 
Mark Your Calendars!
Linda Greenlaw, the swordfish boat captain who first came to fame in The Perfect Storm, and who has written many fabulous memoirs and novels about life at sea, now faces her greatest battle with nature—a newly adopted teenage daughter. Meet Linda on Monday, April 28, at 7 PM, here in the bookstore.

 

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