Eight Cousins is a small independent bookstore in the heart of a Cape Cod village. Opened in 1986, it became known as a children's specialty store. Over the years it has become Falmouth's only bookstore and taken on a more general inventory, emphasizing quality, community, and integrity.

Naturally, our Cape Cod  location makes for a busy summer tourist season. The peak weeks are from July 4 to Labor Day and during that time we run 2 - 4 events per week. However, weekend sales are strong starting Memorial Day weekend, and running up through the Columbus Day weekend. We're equidistant from Boston and Providence, each about 75 miles away. Equally important, we are the ferry port for Martha's Vineyard, just 10 miles off-shore. We're on excellent terms with other bookstores in the area, and whenever possible we encourage authors to visit multiple venues.

Types of events:

  • Books & Authors festival in collaboration with the Falmouth Public Library for fiction and non-fiction writers
  • Story times for ages 2-5
  • Illustration Workshops
  • Teen and YA events
  • School visits

Some of the authors whom we have entertained in the past include Chelsea Clinton, E. Lockhart, Jan Brett, Lauren Tarshis, Chris Grabenstein, David Levithan, Sara Farizan, Peter Brown, Tad Hills, Maile Meloy, Sara Pennypacker, Aaron Becker, Lisa Genova, “Science Bob” (in schools), Julia S. Child, Paul Kemprecos, Daphne Kalotay, Martha White, Peter Abrahams, Sarah Dessen, Soman Chainani, Philip Pullman, Judy Blume, Marc Brown, Andrew Clements (in schools), Linda Urban, Mary Higgins Clark, D.J. MacHale (in schools), Brian Lies, Molly Bang, Salley Mavor, Jay Allison, John Hough, Anna Dewdney (at an organic farm), Sharon Lovejoy (at Highfield Hall), David Soman & Jacki Davis, Eric Wight (in schools), R.A. Salvatore (at the public library), Rose Lewis, Jon & Pam Voelkel (in schools), Jane Yolen (in schools), Yoko Kawashima Watkins, David Hyde Costello, Alice Hoffman, Diane Rehm, Kevin Henkes, Victoria Kann, Mo Willems (at the public library), Tom Angleberger, Mike Mullin, Sara Farizan, and many, many others.

Publisher reps, please contact Sara for a full events prospectus.