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Wellesley to celebrate Groundhog Day with Ms. G, new book

You did know that Massachusetts has an official State groundhog, didn’t you? It’s true, thanks to a campaign by Hunnewell Elementary School students and Emmy-award winning broadcast meteorologist and Hunnewell mom Mish Michaels. They’ve seen to it that Ms. G, the Bay State’s first and only groundhog-by-law, will count Monday, February 2 as her first official […]

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Author Anita Diamant visiting Wellesley in January

UPDATE: Dec. 30, 2014: Wellesley Books reports that this event has sold out, though if you want signed copies of “The Boston Girl” you can pre-pay and leave the books with Wellesley Books to be picked up following the event. Best-selling author Anita Diamant, she of the Red Tent novel that was recently converted into a TV […]

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Friends of Wellesley Free Libraries Holiday Book Sale

The Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries will hold their holiday book sale on Saturday Dec. 13 and Sunday Dec. 14 from 1-5pm each day at the main branch at 530 Washington St. Lots of great books suitable for gift giving, including a special selection of coffee table books — many brand new.  

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Grinch hits Wellesley early?

I came across this scene at Wellesley Free Library‘s entrance recently, and was reminded of this line from Dr. Seuss‘ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: Then he went up the chimney himself, the old liar, and the last thing he took was the log for their fire. On their walls, he left nothing but hooks and […]

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Wellesley High’s David McCullough writes about a special guy: His Dad

Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough, Jr., is at it again. Harkening back to sentiments expressed in his You’re Not Special commencement speech and follow-on “You Are Not Special…” book, he writes an opinion piece in the Boston Globe today about his dad, David McCullough, Sr., the noted historian and author who has just finished his 10th […]

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UPDATE: Mayor Menino book tour, visit to Wellesley are off

UPDATE (10/26/14): The book tour has been cancelled due to Menino’s serious health issues. Thomas Menino, cashing in on his experiences as Boston Mayor from 1993-2014, will be promoting his new book, Mayor for a New America, when he visits Wellesley Books on Monday, Nov. 3 @ 7pm. during this ticketed event. Menino also has a […]

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Author visiting Wellesley to address how not to raise rich spoiled brats

Covie Edwards-Pitt, an executive with a Waltham wealth management firm, visits Wellesley Books on Oct. 22 at 7pm to read from and discuss her new book, “Raised Healthy, Wealthy & Wise: Lessons from successful inheritors on how they got that way.” The book is centered around interviews Edwards-Pitt did with children of wealthy families who have grown […]

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Bobby Orr visits Wellesley, has better night than the Bruins

Hockey Hall of Famer #4 Bobby Orr visited Wellesley Books last night to peddle his book (while the Bruins were dropping their game to the Red Wings).  Orr’s appearance put smiles on the faces of those who remember seeing him play, and those who weren’t even born when he did. Not sure if Nina will […]

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