Author Event

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
$18.95
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
$16.99
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
$20.95
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
$16.99
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
$30.00
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
$19.95
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
$7.99
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
$6.99
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)
$17.95
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
$7.99
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)
$8.99
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
$17.99
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)
$6.99
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)
$17.99
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
$7.99
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)
$7.99
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.


Poets Oliver de la Paz and Jeffrey Thomson

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019, 6 p.m.

Half/Life: New & Selected Poems Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781948579049
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Published: Alice James Books - October 22nd, 2019

Poems radiate a love for life, the world, and the temporal nature of existence. Roots of memory and nostalgia become the architecture of the mind as Thomson explores the past to better grasp the future. Featured books in the collection focus on desire, language, and landscape; while others explore loss in the context of myth, sexuality, violence, politics, and community.


The Boy in the Labyrinth: Poems Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781629221724
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Published: University of Akron Press - July 30th, 2019

In a long sequence of prose poems, questionnaires, and standardized tests, The Boy in the Labyrinth interrogates the language of autism and the language barriers between parents, their children, and the fractured medium of science and school. Structured as a Greek play, the book opens with a parents' earnest quest for answers, understanding, and doubt.


Storytime with illustrator Mark Hoffmann

Saturday, October 12th, 2019, 11 am

Poop Cover Image
By Poppy Champignon, Mark Hoffman (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781944903749
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Published: Cameron - August 20th, 2019

Hawks Kettle, Puffins Wheel: And Other Poems of Birds in Flight Cover Image
By Susan Vande Griek, Mark Hoffmann (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781771389952
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Published: Kids Can Press - September 3rd, 2019

This lyrical celebration of birds explores the fascinating ways these creatures move through the air. For each of twelve birds from around the world, a captivating poem describes the animal's distinctive movement and the special word associated with that movement, from geese who skein and puffins who wheel, to crows who mob and starlings who murmurate.


Fruit Bowl Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524719913
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 12th, 2018

Who belongs in the fruit bowl? Apples, check. Blueberries, check. Tomato, che-- Wait, what?! Tomato wants to join the other fruits, but does he belong? The perfect mix of botany and a bunch of bananas!

All the fruit are in the bowl. There's Apple and Orange. Strawberry and Peach. Plum and Pear. And, of course, Tomato.


Real People Real Recovery: Overcoming Addiction in Modern America

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019, 6 p.m.

Real People Real Recovery: Overcoming Addiction in Modern America Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781604271669
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Published: J. Ross Publishing - June 11th, 2019

The opioid epidemic is laying waste to America. Overdose deaths have decimated a generation and lowered overall life expectancy. Between the greed of Big Pharma, the war on drugs, and ineffectual treatment, addicts and their families face an uphill battle in getting the help they need. But there is a way out!


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