Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 6:30pm

Please join us for a discussion of North by Brad Kessler. We will be joined by Brad himself to discuss the novel. 

As a late spring blizzard brews, Brother Christopher, a cloistered monk at Blue Mountain Monastery in Vermont, rushes to tend to his Ida Red and Northern Spy apple trees in advance of the unseasonal snowstorm. When the storm lands a young Somali refugee, Sahro Abdi Muse, at the monastery, Christopher is pulled back into the world as his life intersects with Sahro's and that of an Afghan war veteran in surprising and revealing ways.

Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 2:00pm

As part of the Christmas in Cambridge, village-wide festivities join us for a "Little Women Christmas." 

Members of the Cambridge Central School Drama Club will present a dramatization of the "Merry Christmas" scene from Little Women. Refreshments will be provided by members of the Cambridge Food Coop. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 7:00pm

Tuesday, December 6th
7 pm

Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 6:30pm

Join us for an evening of Poetry. Bring several poems to read, either your own or someone else's. 

Open to the public, all are welcome. 

Sunday, December 25, 2022 - 10:00am

We will be closed Sunday, December 25th, for the Christmas holiday. 

WAMC Book Picks

These are the books recommended by booksellers Heather Boyne on WAMC's The Roundtable on September 20, 2022. 

Shadowlands: A Journey Through Britain's Lost Cities and Vanished Villages By Matthew Green Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393635348
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 19th, 2022

One of Literary Hub's Most Anticipated Books of 2022

A “brilliant London historian” (BBC Radio) tells the story of Britain as never before—through its abandoned villages and towns.


Burn After Writing (Skulls) By Sharon Jones Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780593539538
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: TarcherPerigee - August 30th, 2022

The national bestseller.

Write. Burn. Repeat. Now with new covers to match whatever mood you’re in.

"This book has made me laugh and cry, filled me with joy, and inspired me."
-TikTok user camrynbanks


Farmhouse By Sophie Blackall Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316528948
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

This glorious new picture book from two-time Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall is as lavish and moving a tribute to a storied, beloved place as Hello Lighthouse.

Over a hill, at the end of a road, by a glittering stream that twists and turns stands a farmhouse.

Step inside the dollhouse-like interior of Farmhouse and relish in the d


My Poet By Patricia MacLachlan, Jen Hill (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Patricia MacLachlan, Jen Hill (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062971142
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 6th, 2022

Inspired by the life and craft of Mary Oliver, My Poet celebrates the joy of connecting perception and experience with words, with glowing artwork by Jen Hill and profound text by Newbery Medal-winning author Patricia MacLachlan.


Beautiful Useful Things: What William Morris Made By Beth Kephart, Melodie Stacey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Beth Kephart, Melodie Stacey (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781951836337
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 5th, 2022

A poetic story about the life and work of William Morris, maker of beautiful, useful things, sure to engage young dreamers and artists alike

William Morris is best known for his colorful wallpapers and textiles, inspired by the English forests and wild foliage where he grew up.


Adirondack Art Chairs Auction

Adirondack Art Chairs is a project initiated by volunteers to beautify the streets of Cambridge, NY. In the spring of 2022, youth artists in the community were invited to submit a proposal for a painted chair around the theme of books and reading. Each artist was then provided with an assembled, primed chair, ready for their artistic touch.

WAMC Book Picks List

These are the books recommended by booksellers Heather Boyne on WAMC's The Roundtable on March 15, 2-22. 

What Artists Wear By Charlie Porter Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781324020400
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 2022

An eye-opening and richly illustrated journey through the clothes worn by artists, and what they reveal to us.

From Yves Klein’s spotless tailoring to the kaleidoscopic costumes of Yayoi Kusama and Cindy Sherman, from Andy Warhol’s denim to Martine Syms’s joy in dressing, the clothes worn by artists are tools of expression, storytelling, resistance, and creativity.


The Tree Book: The Stories, Science, and History of Trees By DK Cover Image
By DK
$50.00
ISBN: 9780744027464
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: DK - May 17th, 2022

The secret world of trees is revealed in this beautiful and absorbing guide to the giants of the plant world.




 


Also By E. B. Goodale, E. B. Goodale (Illustrator) Cover Image
By E. B. Goodale, E. B. Goodale (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358153948
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: Clarion Books - February 22nd, 2022

An ode to the way memories allow us to be in many places at once, Also is a powerful exploration of being present as well as looking back. Perfect for Mother’s Day, birthdays, or graduation, this modern classic is by Ezra Jack Keats Honor–winner E. B.


A Garden of Creatures By Sheila Heti, Esmé Shapiro (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sheila Heti, Esmé Shapiro (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735268814
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tundra Books - May 10th, 2022

A tender and deeply moving picture book about loss and the big questions it leaves behind from New York Times bestselling author Sheila Heti and acclaimed illustrator Esmé Shapiro.


Children of the World By Nicola Edwards, Andrea Stegmaier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nicola Edwards, Andrea Stegmaier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781944530402
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 360 Degrees - May 24th, 2022

Young readers can discover what life is like for children all around the world as they explore everything from food to family, and even learn how to say hello in many different languages.


WAMC Book Picks List

These are the books recommended by bookseller Connie Brooks on WAMC's The Roundtable on January 5, 2021. 

The House on Vesper Sands By Paraic O'Donnell Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781951142247
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: Tin House Books - January 12th, 2021

Named a Library Reads Pick, Apple Books' Best Book, Powells’ Pick, Amazon Fiction & Literature's “Best of the Month," The Millions' Top Ten Book of the Month, and one of CrimeReads' and Oprah Daily's Best Historical Novels of 2021

"Funny, eerie, tender, haunting and unsettling, smokily atmospheric, and fantastically enjoyable." ?Helen Macdonald, author of Vesper Flights


The Devil and the Dark Water By Stuart Turton Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781728206028
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - October 6th, 2020

"Compulsively readable."—New York Times Book Review

From Stuart Turton, author of The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, comes an extraordinary new locked-room murder mystery.

A murder on the high seas. A remarkable detective duo. A demon who may or may not exist.


The Liar's Dictionary: A Novel By Eley Williams Cover Image
$26.95
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9780385546775
Published: Doubleday - January 5th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER“You wouldn’t expect a comic novel about a dictionary to be a thriller too, but this one is. In fact, [it] is also a mystery, love story (two of them) and cliffhanging melodrama.” —The New York Times Book Review


The Decameron Project: 29 New Stories from the Pandemic By The New York Times Cover Image
$25.00
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ISBN: 9781982170790
Published: Scribner - November 10th, 2020

A stunning collection of short stories originally commissioned by The New York Times Magazine as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world, from twenty-nine authors including Margaret Atwood, Tommy Orange, Edwidge Danticat, this year's National Book Award winner Charles Yu, and more.

When reality is surreal, only fiction can make sense of it.

In 1353, Giovanni Bocca


Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times By Katherine May Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593189481
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! AS HEARD ON NPR MORNING EDITION AND ON BEING WITH KRISTA TIPPETT


The Way Past Winter By Kiran Millwood Hargrave Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452181554
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - October 6th, 2020

The Way Past Winter is a riveting adventure about magic, an eternal winter, and one girl's unbreakable determination to reunite her family.

Mila, her sisters, and her brother, Oskar, live in a small forest cabin, surviving in a world gripped by frost and snow.


Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance By Nikki Grimes Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781681199443
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - January 5th, 2021

From Children's Literature Legacy Award-winning author Nikki Grimes comes a feminist-forward new collection of poetry celebrating the little-known women poets of the Harlem Renaissance--paired with full-color, original art from today's most talented female African-American illustrators.


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