Author Event

Home Now: How 6000 Refugees Transformed an American Town

Friday, November 1st, 2019, 6 p.m.

Cynthia Anderson shares a moving chronicle of struggle, transformation, and who belongs in America. Her new book Home Now: How 6000 Refugees Transformed an American Town, tells the impactful story of Lewiston, Maine.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781541767911
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: PublicAffairs - October 29th, 2019

A moving chronicle of struggle, transformation, and who belongs in America.

The once-thriving city of Lewiston had fallen on hard times--mills closed, jobs gone. It was mostly white, and the young were leaving. Then thousands of African Muslim immigrants came to town.


Ben Hatke! Presenting MIGHTY JACK AND ZITA THE SPACEGIRL

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019, 6 p.m.

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781250191731
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Published: First Second - September 3rd, 2019

It's the middle-grade team-up of the century as the heroes of New York Times bestselling author Ben Hatke join forces to save the world in Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl.


Archer Mayor, Bomber's Moon

Sunday, October 6th, 2019, 2 p.m.

Archer Mayor returns to Gibson's to present his newest Joe Gunther novel, Bomber's Moon! In Bomber's Moon, the murder of a small-time drug dealer snowballs into the most complex case ever faced by Joe Gunther and his VBI team.

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By Archer Mayor, Kathy Parise (Designed by)
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250113306
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 24th, 2019

The murder of a small-time drug dealer snowballs into the most complex case ever faced by Joe Gunther and his VBI team.

It is said a bright and clear bomber’s moon is the best asset to finding one’s target. But beware what you wish for: What you can see at night can also see you. Often with dire consequences.


Experiment #256, with children's author/illustrator Marty Kelley

Saturday, September 21st, 2019, 11 a.m.

Children's author/illustrator Marty Kelley visits Gibson's Bookstore to present Experiment #256, a charming book for children interested in experimenting, and in STEM.

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By Marty Kelley, Marty Kelley (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534110137
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - July 15th, 2019

Manchester's Shoe Industry: A History

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019, 6 pm.

Kelly Kilcrease and Yvette Lazdowski share their history of Manchester, New Hampshire's massive shoe industry, and how it shaped the city's landscape, in Manchester's Shoe Industry.

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$21.99
ISBN: 9781467141420
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: History Press - August 5th, 2019

Famous for its dominance in textile production, Manchester was also affectionately called "Shoe City." More than seventy different shoe companies once called Manchester home, and thousands of area residents worked tirelessly to produce some of the best-known shoes in America and throughout the world. The largest manufacturers were the F.M.


Speaking of Feminism, Rachel F Seidman in conversation with Felice Belman

Saturday, October 26th, 2019, 2 p.m.

Rachel F Seidman, in conversation of Felice Belman, discusses Speaking of Feminism: Today’s Activists on the Past, Present and Future of the U.S. Women’s Movement.

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781469653082
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - September 23rd, 2019

From the Women's Marches to the MeToo movement, it is clear that feminist activism is still alive and well in the twenty-first century. But how does a new generation of activists understand the work of the movement today? How are their strategies and goals unfolding? What worries feminist leaders most, and what are their hopes for the future? In Speaking of Feminism, Rachel F.


Sharenthood: Why We Should Think Before We Talk about Our Kids Online

Thursday, September 12th, 2019, 6 p.m.

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By Leah A. Plunkett, John Palfrey (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780262042697
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mit Press - September 10th, 2019

From baby pictures in the cloud to a high school's digital surveillance system: how adults unwittingly compromise children's privacy online.


Stay and Fight, with Madeline ffitch

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019, 6 p.m.

Madeline ffitch visits Gibson's Bookstore to present Stay and Fight, a wildly original, piercingly timely addition to the story of the American family.

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780374268121
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - July 9th, 2019

"Like Bastard Out of Carolina, ffitch's electrifying debut novel is a paean to independence and a protest against the materialism of our age." —O: The Oprah Magazine

"Delightfully raucous." —Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal


Addiction Nation, with Timothy McMahan King

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019, 6 p.m.

"Opioids claim the lives of 115 people per day. One of them could have been me."

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781513804064
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Published: Herald Press (VA) - June 11th, 2019

"Opioids claim the lives of 115 people per day. One of them could have been me."


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