Small Business Saturday

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In 2010, American Express encouraged small business owners to take charge of the day they called Small Business Saturday┬«. Now a nationwide movement, Small Business Saturday┬« and American Express are proud to support independent bookstores across the country. Mark your calendar for November 24, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and stay tuned for details about how Buttonwood will be celebrating Small Business Saturday┬« with author events, game demos, and more!

10:00am - 11:30am Brian Lies signs his newest books, The Rough Patch and Got to Get to Bear's

Join beloved children's author/illustrator and Buttonwood favorite Brian Lies who will be signing his newest books, The Rough Patch and Got to Get to Bear's. Brian has illustrated more than two dozen books, including his New York Times bestselling bat series (Bats at the Beach, Bats at the Library, Bats at the Ballgame, and Bats in the Band). His work has garnered numerous awards and can be found in galleries around the country. 

2:00pm - 3:30pm Chris Toto Zaremba reads and signs Angel of the Harbor

Chris Toto Zaremba has fun with words! A storyteller from Scituate, Angel of the Harbor is her first book. She is a performing poet at the numerous open mics, coffee houses, & events on Boston's South Shore that accept the "art of spoken word." She has been featured at the Catbird Cafe in Weymouth, Plymouth Center for the Arts, "For the Love of Words" on Easton Cable TV,  at the Rockland Library and at the Mount Hope Coffee House in Scituate. Her poetry has been published in various anthologies and most recently appeared on the Marshfield Library website. She was a transcriber for the Boston Theater Company's production of "Finish Line. In addition to writing, Chris hosts the Scituate and Duxbury Poetry Circles, is a member of the Scituate Cultural Council, and participates annually in "Soaring for the Arts," an event benefiting the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts. Audible Switch


Listen to Audiobooks?

Unlike Amazon's Audible, audiobooks support our bookstore. Come to Buttonwood on Small Business Saturday, and we'll help you switch your Audible account to a monthly membership. You'll receive two free audiobooks for making the switch and pay $14.99 each month thereafter.

Store Event Date: 
Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Event address: 
Buttonwood Books and Toys
747 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy
Cohasset, MA
United States
The Rough Patch Cover Image
By Brian Lies, Brian Lies (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062671271
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call the store at (781) 383-2665 to confirm availability.
Published: Greenwillow Books - August 14th, 2018

A Caldecott Honor Book

An ALA Notable Book

A breathtakingly beautiful and luminescent book that is pitch-perfect for anyone of any age who has experienced any type of loss or disappointment, from New York Times–bestselling picture book creator Brian Lies.

Got to Get to Bear's! Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544948822
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 30th, 2018

Bear never asks for anything. So when a letter arrives for the little chipmunk Izzy, urgently requesting her presence, she can’t refuse--even if there is a blizzard on the way!