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Poets Kimberly Burwick and Elizabeth Bradfield

Poet Kimberly Burwick, alongside poet-naturalist Elizabeth Bradfield, join together to present Kimberly's 5th book of poems, Brightword, a stunning lyric meditation forged under the threat of child-loss.

Brightword Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780887486517
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Published: Carnegie Mellon University Press - November 23rd, 2019

Though none of us can predict our own futures, there are distinctive factors—individual and collective—that may forcibly turn our attention toward the uncertain.  In the poems in Brightword the speaker, a mother, contemplates the microcosm and macrocosm of dissection. Physically, her son is at constant risk of a life-threatening cardiac event.


Toward Antarctica Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781597098861
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Published: Boreal Books - May 9th, 2019

Poet-naturalist Elizabeth Bradfield's fourth collection, Toward Antarctica, documents and queries her work as a guide on ships in Antarctica, offering an incisive insider's vision that challenges traditional tropes of The Last Continent.


Custody of the Eyes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780887486173
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Published: Carnegie Mellon University Press - February 14th, 2017

These tightly wound lyrics examine the dark history of a dictatorship through the lens of motherhood while invoking the pastoral as a metaphor for loss, and the overwhelming human will to survive what has scarified us.


Outward Bound Lessons To Live A Life of Leadership

Thursday, November 7th, 2019, 6 p.m.

Mark Michaux Brown applies the principles of Outward Bound towards personal team building and leadership, in Outward Bound Lessons To Live A Life of Leadership.

Outward Bound Lessons to Live a Life of Leadership: To Serve, to Strive, and Not to Yield Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781523098309
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Published: Berrett-Koehler Publishers - October 15th, 2019

This is the first book to describe in detail the principles of Outward Bound, told through the stories of former instructors and graduates who show how to apply them to create healthier, more effective teams, organizations, and communities. 


Discover new local authors!

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019, 6 p.m.

Visit Gibson's Bookstore to hear from a group of local authors, drawn from a wide range of genres. This evening we've got jazz mystery, science fiction, and more!

Last Call at the Esposito (Elder Darrow Mystery #4) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781948338882
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Published: Encircle Publications, LLC - June 12th, 2019

The Olympic Games are coming to Boston Or are they? When a burial detail to the paupers' grave on Boston's Rinker Island comes up with one extra coffin, Dan Burton is called in to take the case. The murdered man is one Constantine Boustaloudis, a neighborhood activist against the effort of rich and powerful interests to bring the Olympic Games to Boston.


The Augmented Man Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781684333172
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Published: Black Rose Writing - July 25th, 2019

What do you do with a deadly weapon when it's no longer needed?


Horseshoes and Hand Grenades Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781946920713
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Published: Touchpoint Press - September 26th, 2019

Ahab's Rolling Sea, with Richard King

Thursday, November 14th, 2019, 6 p.m.

Richard J King sails in to Gibson's to present Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of "Moby-Dick", a book sure to delight the naturalists among us.

Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of
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ISBN: 9780226514963
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Published: University of Chicago Press - November 11th, 2019

Although Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick is beloved as one of the most profound and enduring works of American fiction, we rarely consider it a work of nature writing—or even a novel of the sea.


Lobster (Animal) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781861897954
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Published: Reaktion Books - May 15th, 2011

Other than that it tastes delicious with butter, what do you know about the knobbily-armoured, scarlet creature staring back at you from your fancy dinner plate? From ocean to stock pot, there are two sides to every animal story. For instance, since there are species of lobsters without claws, how exactly do you define a lobster?


Winter Magic Party

Saturday, November 9th, 2019, 2pm

Hearts of Ice Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338332742
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 3rd, 2019

A dazzling adventure full of magic, snow . . . and sisters!

Evangeline has been lonely her whole life. Her mother rarely lets her play outside . . . especially not when it's snowing. It's almost as if she wants to hide her daughter from the world.


Flutter: The Story of Four Sisters and an Incredible Journey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142421338
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Published: Puffin Books - May 10th, 2012

A beautiful debut novel for fans of The Penderwicks


The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever! Cover Image
By Rebecca Rule, Jennifer Thermes (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781934031889
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Published: Islandport Press - November 9th, 2012

What do seven kids do on a cold winter day when rain and sleet have created a thick crust of ice on top of the snow? It's so slick and icy that sledding seems impossible almost.


Tomie dePaola!

Sunday, November 17th, 2019, 2 p.m.

Tomie dePaola never misses a year at Gibson's Bookstore, and we're thrilled to bring this award-winning children's author and illustrator back for 2019!

Pancakes for Breakfast Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328710604
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 9th, 2018

Missing ingredients and mischievous pets create one humorous complication after another for a little old lady determined to make pancakes for breakfast in this larger-sized, color-enhanced edition of Tomie dePaola's wordless picture book classic. Pancakes for Breakfast is a Common Core exemplar text for Grades K–1.


Strega Nona (A Strega Nona Book) Cover Image
By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780671666064
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 1979

When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works in this classic Caldecott Honor book from Tomie dePaola.

Strega Nona—"Grandma Witch"—is the source for potions, cures, magic, and comfort in her Calabrian town. Her magical everfull pasta pot is especially intriguing to hungry Big Anthony.


Strega Nona, Her Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399228186
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 9th, 1996

This is the beloved Strega Nona's own story, every detail just as she remembers it, from her childhood with Grandma Concetta, who trained young Nona and her best friend Amelia, to her early days in the little house on the hill and the happy moments when she met Big Anthony and Bambolona.


26 Fairmount Avenue Cover Image
By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780698118645
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Published: Puffin Books - March 6th, 2002

A Newbery Honor Book


Quiet Cover Image
By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781481477543
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018

In this gorgeous and contemplative New York Times bestselling picture book, legendary author-illustrator Tomie dePaola reminds us that mindfulness—being quiet, still, and present with one another—is a very special thing.

Everything is in such a hurry, busy as busy can be.
The birds are flying so fast, the dragonfly is zooming over the water—even the trees


The Art Lesson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780698115729
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Published: Puffin Books - December 21st, 2001

Tommy knows he wants to be an artist when he grows up. He can't wait to get to school and have real art lessons. When Tommy gets to school and finds out that the art lessons are full of "rules", he is surprised and dismayed.


Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs Cover Image
By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780698118362
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Published: Puffin Books - April 3rd, 2000

Tommy is four years old, and he loves visiting the home of his grandmother, Nana Downstairs, and his great-grandmother, Nana Upstairs. But one day Tommy's mother tells him Nana Upstairs won't be there anymore, and Tommy must struggle with saying good-bye to someone he loves.


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