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Independent, locally owned bookstore on Martha's Vineyard

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New today! A VINEYARD SUMMER by Jean Stone. The author will be at Bunch of Grapes on Friday at 7. Come pick up your new favorite summer read! 🏖  Home. . . . That's what Martha's Vineyard is to Annie Sutton now.

After a winter spent writing her latest novel, Annie looks forward to a summer with friends who have become like the family she never had. But then her landlord announces that his grandson will be moving into her cozy Chappaquiddick cottage - and she'll be moving out. Year-round island housing is tough to find at any time; in summer, it's nearly impossible. Shaken by the thought of being forced to leave the people and the community she's grown to love, Annie seeks distraction in the July 4th celebrations - and stumbles upon a young woman who's unconscious on her front lawn . . . and barely alive . . . 
Summer on the Vineyard brings not only tourists, but also wealthy families with summer homes - like Fiona Littleton's - and tensions between them and the tight-knit island community often ignite. But when Annie's quick thinking saves Fiona's life, she's surprised to learn that like her, Fiona has no one to lean on. And when Fiona fears that someone wants her dead, Annie cannot walk away. With depleting resources and no home on the horizon, Annie is certain of only one thing: each of them will have to rise to one of life's greatest challenges: feeling at home within themselves.
TFW you’re kind of sad that your former self-proclaimed award-winning bookseller Brian doesn’t work at BOG anymore, and you’re kind of jealous that he went to Montreal for the weekend and got to go to @librairiedrawnandquarterly but then you’re surprised and touched when he waltzes in on a busy Monday and presents you with this, which he knew you’d been wanting. Thanks, Brian! 😕😯🤗🇨🇦
Have you read THE FRIEND by Sigrid Nunez? Are you eager to talk about it with others in a relaxed book group setting? Join us this evening at 5 pm for an informal discussion - open to all! (🗣Sigrid Nunez will be at the @mvbookfestival in August)
Thank you to @jennifer.blecher.author for sharing her wonderful book with us on this beautiful summer day. Come grab a signed copy!
This bookseller’s first beach trip of the summer ended in gray skies and torrential rains. Don’t worry, though - I kept my books dry under my towel.
School’s out and your kids are looking for a great summer read, right? Come to our event on Sunday afternoon with @jennifer.blecher.author - she’ll be here to talk about her middle-grade novel OUT OF PLACE, set here on the Vineyard! Perfect! 🏖
Today is Juneteenth, and here are two critically acclaimed books to read to better understand and commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. Both authors will be appearing at the @mvbookfestival in August.
It’s Brian’s last day and we’re going to miss him a whole lot. 😭 Thanks for always being such a good sport. (Keep an eye out for his witty headlines and excellent reporting in @marthasvineyardtimes - this kid’s going places!)
We’re looking forward to story time with author Robin Riding tomorrow morning at 11 am! MERMAIDS FAST ASLEEP is delightful - join us and snag a signed copy. 🧜‍♀️ @robin_riding_writer
TONIGHT! 7 pm. Poet and artist JUSTEN AHREN will talk about and read from his latest poetry collection, A MACHINE FOR REMEMBERING

This collection of poems and photographs began as a way to make sense of the refugee crises in Europe that began in 2015. The journey of writing led to rescuing refugees arriving by boat to Lesvos, Greece, volunteering in a community center for refugees living in Moria refugee camp in 2018, and following refugee routes through Italy, France and Greece in 2016 and 2017. 
A Machine for Remembering is a document, a witnessing.  It is this generation's “The Lice.” Beyond making art out of his experiences and interests, Ahren enjoys helping other writers find their way to creative abundance.  In 2007 I founded Noepe Center for Literary Arts to provide writers with time and space to write.  In 2013 he started the Italy Writing Retreat in Orvieto, Italy, which he leads. Currently he is developing his Enwritenment brand, workshops and online courses which guide writers as they establish a consistent writing practice. Follow on Instagram @enwritenment and on Facebook @justenahren. 
Ahren was West Tisbury, Massachusetts Poet Laureate from 2013-2016 and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts Poet Laureate from 2017-2019.
We always love hearing Billy Collins read at the beautiful @featherstonecenterforthearts - thank you for inviting us to sell books tonight! What a great way to kick off the season.
Everybunny is eager to see all the new books and sidelines that are delivered daily as we get ready for summer! 🐰🥕