October 2017: Holiday Preparation

October 2017

Holiday Calendar
Store Hours
Wednesday, November 22                10 am - 4 pm
Thursday, November 23                      CLOSED
Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday till 8 pm every weekend.
Open Sunday, December 17 - Saturday, December 23 till 8 pm every night.
Sunday, December 24                      10 am - 4 pm
Monday, December 25                       CLOSED
Tuesday, December 26                    12 pm - 5 pm
Sunday, December 31                      12 pm - 5 pm
Monday, January 1                           12 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday, January 2                            CLOSED
Wednesday, January 3                      CLOSED
We will be closing for our annual inventory. We appreciate your understanding.
Our website is always open!
Order online at 
and we will call you when the book arrives.
We ship. We wrap. We wrap and ship.
When ordering online, add instructions for both in the order comments section.
Important dates
Look for the annual Holiday Catalogs in the Falmouth Enterprise (and in store) the first two weeks of November.
The Giving Tree will be up and ready by Sunday, November 12.
Our Holiday Picks 2017 list will be announced by November 15.
Our annual Holiday Party is on Thursday, November 30.
VERY LAST DAY to place orders for the first day of Hanukkah is Monday, December 11 by noon.
VERY LAST DAY to place orders for Christmas is Thursday, December 21 by noon.
Orders *usually* arrive within a few days, but we ALWAYS recommend allowing a small cushion! Just in case.
Audiobook of the month
In the previous newsletter, I wrote about our partnership with Libro.fm, and have decided that I will start sharing my favorite "listen" of the month. These featured audiobooks will include new releases and past favorites. 
I decided to listen to Small Great Things for many reasons, but the final push to download the book was discovering that Audra McDonald would be reading the part of Ruth Jefferson, an African-American nurse. Ms. McDonald performed last summer at Cotuit Center for the Arts.
Jodi Picoult, well known for taking on challenging social issues in her novels, highlights race relations in this book. Ruth, a labor and delivery nurse in a Connecticut hospital, is asked not to touch the newborn baby of a white supremacist couple.
Picoult's novel presents the reader/listener with the view of being African American in America today. The line between fitting in to thrive and being true to yourself is narrow and fraught with obstacles.
Listening to the white supremacist's view of the world was difficult but enlightening.
Kennedy McQuarrie, Ruth's attorney, starts her relationship with Ruth by saying she didn't see black and white. As the story continues she learns that we all see black and white, it's how we engage that is important.
Audiobook memberships are now available through Eight Cousins! Powered by our audiobook partner Libro.fm, your first audiobook is $0.99 and the service costs only $14.99 per month. You'll get to select from 70,000+ audiobooks, including New York Times bestsellers and hidden gems curated by our indie bookseller sisters and brothers all over the country. Best of all, you'll be supporting your own local, independent bookstore, Eight Cousins. 
Happy  listening!
Featured Gifts

Signed Copies


We have signed copies of these books in stock.
I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (I Survived #15) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545919739
Availability: On Our Shelves. Online inventory updates every 24 hours. Call 508.548.5548 to verify.
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - August 29th, 2017

Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #3) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545935210
Availability: On Our Shelves. Online inventory updates every 24 hours. Call 508.548.5548 to verify.
Published: Graphix - August 29th, 2017

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Turtles All the Way Down Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525555360
Availability: Currently not in store. Available to order. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 10th, 2017

The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars Cover Image
ISBN: 9780670016952
Availability: Currently not in store. Available to order. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking - December 6th, 2016