September is a month of transitions, but for us it is also a month of conferences. First, the New England Independent Booksellers Association holds its Fall Conference in Providence, RI. The conference is all about meeting authors and illustrators, chatting with booksellers, and learning all about great new books.
At this year's conference, NECBA -- New England Children's Booksellers Advisory Council -- celebrated it's 30th anniversary. This milestone is particularly relevant at Eight Cousins for two reasons. First, because Carol Chittenden, founder of Eight Cousins, is also one of the co-founders of NECBA. Second, because this year Sara Hines, current co-owner of Eight Cousins, was one of the NECBA co-chairs. At the annual NECBA meeting, a sub-committee presented this year's Windows & Mirrors list. The purpose of this list is to highlight books that exhibit strong diversity and positive representation. Please find the full list of 24 titles here.
Eight Cousins also participated in a second conference held here in Falmouth. The New England Human Resources Association holds its annual conference at the Sea Crest. For the second year, Eight Cousins organized a bookshop at the conference; the shop featured leadership and management books. The list of the most popular titles from this year's conference is here.
As we're speeding towards October (!), we have started selecting our Holiday Picks. We look forward to announcing the final list in November. For now, we have new and old favorite Halloween books in our front window and Thanksgiving books are starting to arrive! As always, if you are looking for a particular book, we are happy to order it for you.
Finally, our Fall events schedule is underway. Here are a few dates to add to the calendar:
Tuesday, October 3, 7:00 p.m.
Casey Sherman will discuss his most recent book, The Ice Bucket Challenge: Pete Frates and the Fight Against ALS, sponsored by the Museums on the Green. The event will be held at the First Congregational Church. Eight Cousins will provide books for Mr. Sherman to sign.
Thursday, October 5, noon
Mystery writer Tess Gerritsen, of Rizzoli and Isles fame, will discuss her latest book, I Know a Secret at the Falmouth Public Library. Eight Cousins will provide books for Ms. Gerritsen to sign.
Thursday, October 5, 7:00 p.m.
Author William Mann will discus his book The Wars of the Roosevelts: The Ruthless Rise of Americaâ€™s Greatest Political Family at The Falmouth Museums on the Green. Eight Cousins will provide books for Mr. Mann to sign.
Saturday, October 7, 2:00 p.m.
Author Noah Isenberg will discuss We'll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood's Most Beloved Movie , at the Falmouth Museums on the Green. Eight Cousins will provide books for Mr. Mann to sign.
Thursday, October 12, 7:00 p.m.
Tom Shachtman will discuss his book, How the French Saved America: Soldiers, Sailors, Diplomats, Louis XVI, and the Success of a Revolution, at the Falmouth Museums on the Green. Eight Cousins will provide books for Mr. Shachtman to sign.
Thursday, October 26 - Sunday, October 29
Home & Garden book sale
Saturday, October 28, 1 p.m.
Sunday, October 29, 2 p.m.
E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars is visiting Falmouth! Join us for what is sure to be a fascinating conversation! The event is located at Eight Cousins.
Our annual Giving Tree will be up by mid- November. Look for our Holiday Picks 2017 list around the same time!