Tuesday July 22, 2014
Start: 07/22/2014 10:00 am
Wednesday July 23, 2014
Thursday July 24, 2014
Friday July 25, 2014
Start: 07/25/2014 10:30 am

Join us every Friday at 10:30 am:
This 30 minute program is targeted for infants - 18 months but older children are welcome too!
Books, songs, finger plays, rhymes and more!

Saturday July 26, 2014
Start: 07/26/2014 10:00 am
Sunday July 27, 2014
Monday July 28, 2014
Tuesday July 29, 2014
Start: 07/29/2014 10:00 am
Wednesday July 30, 2014
Start: 07/01/2014 9:00 am
End: 07/30/2014 9:00 pm
Start: 07/30/2014 7:00 pm
Thursday July 31, 2014
Start: 07/31/2014 6:00 pm

A wrap-up party for our July scavenger hunt! Did you find him? Prizes, games, fun!
To enter our prize drawings, find and collect "I found Waldo!" stamps on your passport from 20 different downtown businesses (there are 24 out there).


  • Grand prize from Gibson's Bookstore (must be present at the prize drawing to win the grand prize): a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books
  • A stuffed toy of Boo the World's Cutest Dog, from Caring Gifts
  • A $10 gift certificate from Orange Leaf
  • One ladies pendant & charm (worth $97) including 1 jewel pop (a removable stone so you can customize your accessories to your outfit) from The Capitol Craftsman and Romance Jewelers
  • 3 gift certificates to Bead it!
  • A $15 gift certificate to Granite State Candies
  • 4 $5 gift certificates to True Brew Barista.
Friday August 01, 2014
Start: 08/01/2014 10:30 am

Join us every Friday at 10:30 am:
This 30 minute program is targeted for infants - 18 months but older children are welcome too!
Books, songs, finger plays, rhymes and more!

Saturday August 02, 2014
Start: 08/02/2014 10:00 am
Monday August 04, 2014
Start: 08/04/2014 7:00 pm

Gibson's Book Club chooses next year's books

It's time to pick books for our group to read for the next year. Come
prepared to defend your own choices and to hear new suggestions.  

That's on Monday, August 4th, at 7 PM


Tuesday August 05, 2014
Start: 08/05/2014 10:00 am
Wednesday August 06, 2014
Start: 08/06/2014 7:00 pm
Thursday August 07, 2014
Friday August 08, 2014
Start: 08/08/2014 10:30 am

Join us every Friday at 10:30 am:
This 30 minute program is targeted for infants - 18 months but older children are welcome too!
Books, songs, finger plays, rhymes and more!

Saturday August 09, 2014
Start: 08/09/2014 10:00 am
Tuesday August 12, 2014
Start: 08/12/2014 7:00 pm
Thursday August 14, 2014
Wednesday August 20, 2014
Thursday August 21, 2014
Start: 08/21/2014 7:00 pm

New books, new trailers

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014, 7 p.m., join us as the wildly talented best-selling author Lily King joins us to present her new novel, Euphoria! Inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria tells the story of three trailblazing anthropologists caught in a passionate love triangle in 1930s New Guinea.

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Dan Szczesny launch party, Jim Hofford poetry, and questions for you. July 8th, 2014
Launch Party! Thursday, July 10, at 7 PM
Join us for the launch party of local author and hiker Dan Szczesny as he presents his newest work, The Nepal Chronicles: Marriage, Mountains and Momos in the Highest Place on Earth.
When travel writer (and local Hippo journalist) Dan Szczesny and his wife, Meenakshi, traveled to Nepal to marry in Kathmandu and trek to Everest Base Camp, they knew the journey would be difficult. What they didn’t realize was how life­changing their time in the land of mountains would be. From the chaos of Kathmandu’s super­charged streets to the tranquil but challenging trails of the Himalayas, his book of the journey, The Nepal Chronicles, is a deeply felt exploration of the culture and history of one of the world’s most complex places, and a meditation on the author’s own personal journey into a new family and relationship unlike any he’s ever experienced.
Dan is also the author of one of last year's bestsellers at Gibson's, The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie.

Friday! July 11, at 7 PM
Local favorite Jim Hofford returns to share his latest volume of verse and memoir, Four Score ... and More
"As a longtime fan, I'm delighted to see this compilation of James Hofford's best work. "Life, she race so fast," he writes and, yet, as poet his job is to slow time, look closely and see. He sees! These poems are sturdy, meticulously built like the best of New England's timeless stone walls. They are love stories, life stories -- some laugh out loud funny (especially the ones for children), some tears down your cheek sad. It's the long lens of "Four Score and More," the full life deeply examined that makes this collection so special. Jim's wife Ellen hears "Music in icy trees." There's music in these poems -- music and magic and sustaining spirituality." -- Rebecca Rule

Informal survey
Well, we've been here for almost a year now! We have some opinions based on experience, but are they based in fact? Let's find out. The subject today is our store hours. If you have a second, please email us with your answers.
  • We're open from 9 AM to 9 PM, every day but Sunday, when we are open 11-6. Did you know that we had such extended hours?
  • What day of the week, and what time of day, are you most likely to visit us?
  • When was the last time you came to the bookstore before 10 AM, or after 7 PM? Which is more important to you, early or late?
  • Are you more likely to combine a trip to Gibson's with other errands downtown, or when you come to see us, is that usually the only thing on your agenda?
  • During the week, once you get home, are you likely to stay there? Does this change depending on whether it's Monday/Tuesday or later in the week, closer to the weekend?
  • Before you come to the bookstore, do you check our website or Facebook page to find out what our hours are?
  • Should we figure out how to use SurveyMonkey instead of asking you to email, or do you relish the opportunity to put your thoughts into writing? ...Perhaps that is a leading question.
Thank you. We're trying to push the envelope with our hours, but we also want to have our best team on the floor when you're likely to visit. Night owls, day trippers, everyone, please tell us your preferences! 


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