January 2018: Updates, Announcements, and News

January 15-20, 2018
This week at Eight Cousins . . . 


If last week was a waiting game, this week has been a whirlwind. 


First, your generosity and faith in our book store is overwhelming and heartbreaking (in a good way). We are working diligently on sending out gift cards. It is taking us a bit of time to catch up. Please don't worry if you do not receive yours right away. We are sending them out in batches. 


If you were at the Diane Rehm workshop on Monday, you probably saw Mary Fran and Eileen with copies of On My Own. We have a limited number of autographed copies available. See below for details.
We plan to continue working with local organizations on author events. 


Upcoming Author Events schedule:


January 27, at 3 pm
Maureen Boyle, author of Shallow Graves at the Falmouth Public Library
February 8 at 1 pm
Tova Mirvis, author of The Book of Separation at the Falmouth Jewish Congregation
February 20 at 2 pm
Richard Thomas, author of Why Bob Dylan Matters at the Museums on the Green


We'd like to send a shout out to Titcomb's Bookshop for helping with books for the first month of the Giving Tree First Library. All 30 books are ready. We decided to feature some of our favorite stories and a group of early childhood specialists selected books that they loved.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear was a favorite of the group. We included staples such as Snowy Day, TenNine, Eight, Everywhere Babies, and
Corduroy, but I'm excited to be introducing readers to fantastic new books like When's My Birthday? as well. 
We'd also like to thank the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce for allowing us to use their great space and meeting rooms last week. How wonderful to have such a welcoming resource in our community! 


We're working on moving the damaged books out of our space so that the landlord can start repairs to the building. We are temporarily setting up an office space, aka "The Fort," in another location for the next few months. 








Although we will not have a retail space until we return to 189 Main Street, our latest news is that the website is open.
Orders placed online will be shipped to you. This process will not be quick; please don't expect overnight delivery! 


Order online at 


Look for this message:


Availability: Currently not in store. Available to order. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
It is a good sign. It means we should be able to order the book and ship it to you. More information about ordering online below. 
We are now also able to place school orders and book club orders. CONTACT US to make arrangements.
Working with local organizations and making our website operational are our next steps towards reopening. 
Thank you!
~Eight Cousins






Featured books:
Limited number of autographed copies available. Click image to order. 
Love is the book we were excited to share with you last week. It's the book we all need. 




YES! You may order books from Eight Cousins online. 
YES! We are taking orders now. 
YES! Books are full price. 
YES! There are shipping charges. 
YES! It will take longer than usual to receive your order. 
YES! We are considering designating a time/place for local pickup.
YES! You may contact us if you have questions about the website. 
YES! We will make recommendations and share our favorite books.
YES! You are making the choice to support a local independent businesses.

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Please remember that if a book is listed as "On Our Shelves" it will need to be ordered. We are still in the process of moving our damaged inventory and will not be updating our inventory records until this process is complete.  
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