This week at brookline booksmith

We hope you had a fun-filled Fourth of July weekend!  We lost power at our house.  The popsicles melted in the freezer overnight... or we were gifted with extra juice in the morning, depending on how you look at it.

This week we welcome back Jacqueline Winspear, we host the BASH reading series, and we still have a few tickets left for Elizabeth Gilbert at the Coolidge.  You can browse to our events page, or get a sneak peek even farther into the summer and fall when we will host Deborah Harkness, Benoit Denizet-Lewis, Amy Bloom, Lev Grossman, and Joyce Carol Oates, Jasper Fforde, Colm Tóibín, and many more.  You can find our extended calendar on our facebook page.  ("Like" us while you're over there!)

We just added a July 24th reading with Edan Lepucki and Joanna Rakoff!  If you remember, Lepucki's book California was something akin to the shot heard 'round the world when Stephen Colbert launched his attack on Amazon recently. Where's Waldo?

It's the "Find Waldo Local" scavenger hunt!  Pick up a passport from Brookline Booksmith, and during the month of July, find Waldo at these Coolidge Corner businesses to win prizes: Eureka Puzzles and Games, Tiny Hanger, Magic Beans, Coolidge Corner Theatre, Michael's Deli, Mint Julep, OTTO Pizza, The Paris Creperie, and Simons Shoes.  Then bring your passport to our Where’s Waldo party on July 31st!   Wear your best Waldo or Wenda costume and be entered to win one of our Waldo prize package.  That's Tom in the Waldo costume.  He's a good sport.

Around TownJoin Brookline's own Puppet Showplace Theater for their 40th anniversary season!  This week marks the kickoff of "Summer Puppet Adventures", a series of puppet shows about exciting journeys!  Running July 16-19 it's 'The Great Red Ball Rescue."  Red Alert!  A family trip to the beach goes awry when a young boy's favorite red ball gets whisked away by the tides.  Can he summon the courage to get it back?  Join Jasper, a timid kid with a big imagination, as he sets out on an adventure across the ocean, under the waves, and up into the clouds.  Along the way, he meets fantastical fortune tellers, thieving fishermen, and many mysterious creatures of the deep.  Will he ever reclaim his favorite Red Ball from the clutches of the sea?  Find out in this visually stunning production featuring multiple styles of puppetry, an original score, and lots of sea-faring fun!

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~ page updated  07/08/2014

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