November 2016: News from Eight Cousins

November 2016

This week Ellen Oh, president of We Need Diverse Books, wrote, "Now more than ever We Need Diverse Books. We must stay strong. We must be willing to continue to work hard and fight for all of our rights." We agree. We believe that books build bridges and that reading about someone else's experiences, pain, or joy helps us develop empathy. We believe that books are windows into other places and other lives. We also believe that we need books that mirror our own experience so that we feel less alone. Eight Cousins has been committed to increasing diversity in published books and likewise is committed to helping our community find the books it needs and wants. In a newsletter from the American Booksellers Association, CEO Oren Teicher reminded us, "the time to unite our country is now and there is no better place than within the walls of a bookstore for that process to begin." We strive to make our store open, inclusive, and safe for our community and we hope that you will continue to use us as a resource for books that will initiate and facilitate dialogue in your families, schools, and neighborhoods.

~ Eight Cousins


Diversify Your Library



These lists are not comprehensive. If you have specific requests, please ask!

Upcoming Events
Saturday,  November 26
11 am -2 pm

Ask the Expert! In honor of Indies First* and Small Business Saturday, we have asked three local experts to be honorary booksellers and help you find the perfect gift. 

11 am Mrs. Abbott, Librarian, Morse Pond Middle School

As Mrs. Abbott about books for your 4th, 5th, or 6th grader. She also has two teenagers, so she *might* be willing to help with Young Adult, too!

12 pm Gail Blakely, Culinary Director, Highfield Hall

You know Gail Blakely's food and cookbook column from the Falmouth Enterprise. Maybe you've even attended one of her cooking classes at Highfield Hall. Here's your chance to ask her about her favorite cook book recommendations!

1 pm Mark Schmidt, Director, Falmouth Museums on the Green

Are you looking for the perfect gift for the history buffs in your family. Mark will be on hand to make recommendations on history non-fiction and historical fiction. 

We would like to thank our three guests for joining us on November 26th. We hope that you will stop by, say hi, and ask them for recommendations!

* Indies First is an event that happens at independent bookstores across the country. Authors volunteer to be booksellers for a day and help make recommendations. At Eight Cousins, we decided to try something new this year and ask local book lovers to be part of Indies First. Let us know if you would like to participate in future events!


Sunday, November 27

1-3 pm


Relax with Mandalas and Clare Goodwin
Does the thought of the upcoming December holidays cause stress? Perhaps a chat with Falmouth artist Clare Goodwin about the beauty and calmness she has found in creating mandalas will serve as inspiration for creating a personal mandala. Join Clare at Eight Cousins, color your own mandalas, and gain a preliminary knowledge of this ancient art.
Due to an unavoidable personal issue, the November 16th Michael Holley Lecture, "Belichick and Brady," has been rescheduled. 
7:30 PM. 

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

 digital audiobooks are now available through Eight Cousins!

We are proud to announce digital audiobooks are now available for purchase through a relationship with audiobook provider, The Eight Cousins audiobook storefront is live at

After making a purchase at, you can download the free app (iOS and Android) to enjoy a great book for commuting, working out, gardening, and more.

Thank you for your continued support and if you have any questions about our new audio book option, please do not hesitate to call us at 508.548.5548.

About is your independent store for digital audiobooks. is based in Seattle, WA, and offers tens of thousands of DRM-free digital audiobooks, available for download and through its free iOS and Android app. It partners with independent bookstores to create co-branded digital audiobook storefronts.

Wish Lists!

Did you know that you and your family are able to create wish lists on our website? When browsing for books, or visiting books that we feature in our website, you have two options: "Add to Cart" or "Add to Wishlist." Wish lists can be emailed and shared with friends and families.

Teachers! Wish lists are a great way to augment your classroom libraries. If you're looking for suggestions on a particular subject or topic, please ask! We will help you find new exciting books for your students.