June 2018: Introductions and Events

June 2018 
Staff Introductions
 
 
While the store was closed, we sent out a survey asking you to give us two pieces of feedback: one thing you would never want to see changed and one thing we can do better. 
 
The overwhelming response regarding the one thing that you would never want to see changed was the knowledgeable and friendly staff. These answers were incredibly gratifying and I have to admit that I agree. 
 
Knowledge and passion for books is one of the job requirements. We have designed our interview questions to showcase both. Nevertheless, being a reader and being a bookseller are very different. The transition from being knowledgeable and passionate about books you love to being knowledgeable and passionate about all books is not easy. The learning curve is steep. Booksellers need to have depth and breadth.  
 
We were delighted that most of our year-round staff returned after the flood. Emily, Joanne, Lindsay, Phoebe, and Tasha have decades of experience among them. Most of us ask Lindsay when someone is looking for history or historical fiction. Emily is strong in fantasy and science fiction. Joanne always knows the latest in cook books. Tasha is a generalist and reads widely across all sections. Phoebe is up to date on the latest in YA. Their commitment to books, reading, and Eight Cousins is invaluable and it has been great having the team again. 
 
We also welcomed back two summer staff members this year: Julien and Lizzy. Both have taken on additional responsibilities this summer. Julien is assisting with inventory management and Lizzy is assisting with publicity and events. Both are flourishing in these new roles and we are very happy to have them with us again this year. 
 
If you've been in the store recently, you've probably seen some new faces. We added five new people to the staff this year: Audrie, Brendan, Emily, Isabel, and Rosie. Each of them offer unique expertise and perspective. We have enjoyed getting to know them and learning even more about their favorite recommendations. 
 
In June we have all-staff training. These meetings are possibly the only time during the summer that we'll have (almost!) everyone at the store at the same time. They are a chance for us to get to know each other as well as learn about the store and the publishing industry. We also had a chance to take a staff photo.
 
Introducing the Eight Cousins team for Summer 2018!
 

 

Sara, Lindsay, Mary Fran, Joanne, Brendan, Lizzy, Phoebe, Emily, Isabel, Audrie, Julien, Rosie, Tasha, Emily (not pictured)

 

 
A few of Mary Fran's favorite recent releases include:
 
A few of Sara's favorite recent releases include:
 
A few of Lindsay's favorite recent releases include:

 

A few of Tasha's favorite recent releases include:
 
A few of Emily's favorite recent releases include:
 
 
A few of Joanne's favorite recent releases include:

 

A few of Julien's favorite recent releases include:


A few of Lizzy's favorite recent releases include: 
 
A few of Phoebe's favorite recent releases include:

 
A few of Rosie's favorite recent releases include:
 
A few of Audrie's favorite recent releases include:
 
A few of Emily C.'s favorite recent releases include:
  

A few of Izzy's favorite recent releases include:

 
A few of Brendan's favorite recent releases include:
 
Be sure to take a look at our new Staff Recommendations section the next time you stop in the store! Books are updated weekly.
 
Happy Reading!
 
June Events
 
Wednesday, June 20th
7 PM
$5 at the door
 
 
Following a handful of remarkable women who led their respective forces into battle, along with appearances by Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Eleanor Roosevelt, The Woman's Hour is an inspiring story of activists winning their own freedom in one of the last campaigns forged in the shadow of the Civil War, and the beginning of the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights.
 
Where: Museums on the Green Cultural Center, 55 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth MA
 
 
Thursday, June 21st
7 PM
$5 at the door
 
 
Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler are prolific authors of books for adults, teenagers, and children. After encountering the story of Mary Shelley's inspiration for Frankenstein, the Hooblers began to write about the intertwined lives of the three great authors who were present. Booklist says The Monsters "Is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in literary genius and the lives of people gifted with it."
 
Where: Museums on the Green Cultural Center, 55 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth MA
 
 
Saturday, June 23rd
7 PM
 
 
 
 
Come have a conversation with author Lucy Bellwood about her new book, 100 Demon Dialogues
 
This collection of comics traces Bellwood's changing relationship with her Inner Critic over the course of 100 consecutive days. She's taking the book on the road to hear your stories of living with imposter syndrome. If you've ever felt like you're a fake or a failure, this collection of comics is guaranteed to make you feel less alone.
 
Where: 189 Main Street, Falmouth MA
 
 
Tuesday, June 26th
7 PM
$5 at the door
 
 
Jessica Shattuck's evocative and utterly enthralling novel offers a fresh perspective on one of the most tumultuous periods in history. Combining piercing social insight and vivid historical atmosphere, The Women in the Castle is a dramatic yet nuanced portrait of war and its repercussions that explores what it means to survive, love, and, ultimately, to forgive in the wake of unimaginable hardship.
 
Where: John Wesley Methodist Church, 270 Gifford Street, Falmouth MA
 
 
Thursday, June 28th
7 PM
$5 at the door
 
 
In a departure from traditional tellings, author Matthew Restall uses the first meeting of Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés and Montezuma, the Aztec emperor, as the entry point into a comprehensive reevaluation of both Cortés and Montezuma. Restall explores Cortés's and Montezuma's posthumous reputations, their achievements and failures, and the worlds in which they lived. As Restall takes us through this sweeping, revisionist account of a pivotal moment in modern civilization, he calls into question our view of the history of the Americas, and, indeed, of history itself.
 
Where: Museums on the Green Cultural Center, 55 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth MA
 
 
 
 
The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525429722
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Published: Viking - March 6th, 2018

The Monsters: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780316066402
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Published: Back Bay Books - August 20th, 2007

100 Demon Dialogues Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780988220249
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Published: Toonhound Studios LLC - June 19th, 2018

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The Women in the Castle: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062563675
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 2nd, 2018

When Montezuma Met Cortés: The True Story of the Meeting that Changed History Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062427267
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Published: Ecco - January 30th, 2018