MEET THE AUTHOR Dale A. Morgan
October 2nd from 5-7pm during the Waukesha Art Crawl
Born and raised in the Texas Panhandle, Dale A. Morgan moved to Wisconsin as a young woman and still makes it her home. For many years she filled notebooks with memories of her Texas childhood as she taught English to middle schoolers and raised three sons. During that time, she wrote poems for friends, plays for her students, and also taught creative writing to adults.
Told with humor and affection, String Too Short to Tie tells the story of the powerful ties of land and family. The author, called Dalinda in this memoir, rumbles down the dusty Texas road where she grew up, struggling with ambivalence toward proud family and friends who stayed while she left.

Martha Merrell’s Community Involvement

Martha Merrell’s Books is a community-minded independent bookstore, meaning that we host, participate, or are involved in many community events.

Examples of the depth of our commitment to Waukesha and the community include:

Event and Community

  • Waukesha Downtown Business Association
  • Waukesha Friday Night Live
  • ProHealth Care RiverWalk for Breast Cancer, 1st Saturday in May each year
  • Alzheimer’s Walk, 1st Saturday in September each year
  • Waukesha’s Friday Night After Dark Music Series (indoor music from October – December)
  • Downtown Trick or Treating on the Saturday before Halloween
  • Holiday Stroll featuring Author Mania (before the Christmas Parade)
  • Christmas Clearing Council
  • Silver Bells activities during the Christmas season
  • Santa’s Breakfast Workshop on Saturdays from Thanksgiving to Christmas
  • Art Crawls on the 1st Saturday in March, May, August, October & December
  • Waukesha JanBoree

Other Community 

  • Waukesha Farmers’ Market on the RiverWalk
  • Waukesha GuitarTown Project (a public art project with Gibson Guitar Company)
  • Waukesha County Reading Council
  • Waukesha Reads Program each October
  • Wisconsin State Reading Association

If at all possible, we try to be supportive of any proposals brought to our attention.

Norm and Eve Bruce

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MEET THE AUTHOR Dale Morgan
October 2nd from 5-7pm during the Waukesha Art Crawl

Born and raised in the Texas Panhandle, Dale A. Morgan moved to Wisconsin as a young woman and still makes it her home. For many years she filled notebooks with memories of her Texas childhood as she taught English to middle schoolers and raised three sons. During that time, she wrote poems for friends, plays for her students, and also taught creative writing to adults.

Told with humor and affection, String Too Short to Tie tells the story of the powerful ties of land and family. The author, called Dalinda in this memoir, rumbles down the dusty Texas road where she grew up, struggling with ambivalence toward proud family and friends who stayed while she left.
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MEET THE AUTHOR Dale Morgan 
October 2nd from 5-7pm during the Waukesha Art Crawl 

Born and raised in the Texas Panhandle, Dale A. Morgan moved to Wisconsin as a young woman and still makes it her home. For many years she filled notebooks with memories of her Texas childhood as she taught English to middle schoolers and raised three sons. During that time, she wrote poems for friends, plays for her students, and also taught creative writing to adults. 

Told with humor and affection, String Too Short to Tie tells the story of the powerful ties of land and family. The author, called Dalinda in this memoir, rumbles down the dusty Texas road where she grew up, struggling with ambivalence toward proud family and friends who stayed while she left.
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Two new books for kids who like puzzles:

MY FIRST BOOK OF SPOT THE DIFFERENCE

RAINBOWKU Fun and Colorful Sudoku for Kids (of all ages!)
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Start your weekend off by enjoying the musical talents of PAUL BAST tonight from 6:30-8:30 PM at Martha Merrell's Books. He is a member of the POST TURTLES who play on our Waukesha's Friday Night Live stage as well as giving solo performances.

Beverages and desserts will be available.
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3 new stories for our youngest readers:

LLLAMA LLAMA MEETS THE BABYSITTER by Anna Dewdney
ANGELINA BALLERINA FAMILY FUN DAY by Katharine Holabird
HOME IS.... by Hannah Barnaby
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Just arrived......... Non-fiction for our curious younger readers:

MOON and MARS by Marion Bauer (pbk)

New from National Geographic's LITTLE KIDS FIRST BIG BOOK series:
ROCKS, MINERALS AND SHELLS

Paperback series SUPER FACTS FOR SUPER KIDS:
ELEPHANTS DON"T LIKE ANTS!
SNAKES SMELL WITH THEIR TONGUES!
SHARKS CAN'T SMILE!
TIGERS CAN'T PURR!

New Board Books with 10 Sounds from Discovery Kids:
SPLASH WITH THE SHARKS!
HOWL WITH THE ANIMALS!
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Just arrived today........
Colson Whitehead's latest:
HARLEM SHUFFLE
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MEET THE AUTHOR!

Shawn M. Verdoni is the author of Canoodling Up North, Canoodling Out West, and is working on her third book.

Canoodling Up North tells a fun, personable, passionate story anyone can relate to—one that blurs the lines between fantasy and everyday life. The likable, down-to-earth characters have charisma you can feel through the pages and personalities that make them enjoyable and memorable to read. It’s a fun depiction of what happens when you add vivid detail to the daydreams of passing, private moments. It’ll make you want to chart a trip up north, to see if you can inspire your own secluded romance!
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MEET THE AUTHOR! 

Shawn M. Verdoni is the author of Canoodling Up North, Canoodling Out West, and is working on her third book.

Canoodling Up North tells a fun, personable, passionate story anyone can relate to—one that blurs the lines between fantasy and everyday life. The likable, down-to-earth characters have charisma you can feel through the pages and personalities that make them enjoyable and memorable to read. It’s a fun depiction of what happens when you add vivid detail to the daydreams of passing, private moments. It’ll make you want to chart a trip up north, to see if you can inspire your own secluded romance!
TRIFECTA OF NEW BOOKS BY POPULAR AUTHORS......

Available as of today:
APPLES NEVER FALL by Liane Moriarty
The Delaney family loves one another dearly, but sometimes they just want to murder one another.
If your mother was missing, would you tell the police? What if the most obvious suspect was your father?

Also released today:
TRAVELS WITH GEORGE In Search of Washington and His Legacy by Nathaniel Philbrick

Let's not forget.....recently out in paperback:
THE BOOK OF TWO WAYS by Jodi Picoult
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In remembrance of the 20th anniversary of 9/11:

30,000 STITCHES The Inspiring Story of the National 9/11 Flag
by Amanda Davis
This is a story of hope, unity and healing as Americans from all walks of life and all parts of our country helped repair (thread by thread, one stitch at a time) the tattered flag that hung across from Ground Zero.
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For those who are still reveling in the joy of the Milwaukee Bucks and their championship, we have these titles for your reading pleasure:

GIANNIS The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP by Mirin Fader
(3 copies now restocked) $30.
BUILT FOR THIS The Milwaukee Bucks' Historic Run to the 2021 NBA Title by The Athletic/Triumph Books $14.95
GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO The Story of how Giannis Became the Most Exciting Player in the NBA by Jackson Carter $12.99
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Two new titles by popular children's authors have arrived at Martha Merrell's Books:

BABY MONKEY, PRIVATE EYE by Brian Selznick
(prize-winning author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck)
**this latest creation is part picture book. easy reader and graphic novel**

WILLODEEN by Katherine Applegate
(Newbery Award winner of THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN, WISHTREE and the ENDLING trilogy)
**part fantasy, part ecological mystery**
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Three brand-new titles that just arrived this afternoon at Martha Merrell's Books in Downtown Waukesha:

LIGHTNING STRIKE by William Kent Krueger
THE LOVE SONGS OF W. E. B. DU BOIS by Honoree Jeffers
HERO OF TWO WORLDS The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution by Mike Duncan
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“Mental Health and Why People Get Help” is a children's book that helps normalize the discussion of what people face in their minds and why they sometimes need a little extra help.

Sarah J Fulton is the author of the children's book "Mental Health and Why People Get Help". She wrote it to help normalize the discussion of mental health for everyone and to help people understand the value of taking care of/ and talk about their mental health often vs waiting until they don't think they can go on.
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“Mental Health and Why People Get Help” is a childrens book that helps normalize the discussion of what people face in their minds and why they sometimes need a little extra help.

Sarah J Fulton is the author of the childrens book Mental Health and Why People Get Help.   She wrote it to help normalize the discussion of mental health for everyone and to help people understand the value of taking care of/ and talk about their mental health often vs waiting until they dont think they can go on.

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From Author Sarah Fulton: Why I wrote the book. ***I wrote it to Explain: My first true realization that there needed to be a way to talk about mental health with children was when I decided to check into an inpatient program and didn't know how long I would be there. I did not want the kids whose lives I am involved in to be confused over why I was not around or why sometimes I needed more me time. I was not gone long but I still knew in my heart that others would need to explain this to children in their lives. ***I wrote it to normalize and prevent: I wanted to help normalize the discussion of mental health for everyone. To help people understand the value of taking care of/ and talk about their mental health often vs waiting until they don't think they can go on.

Although Waukesha's Friday Night Live has ended, Martha Merrell's Books is bringing the music inside this Friday from 6:30-8:30 PM. Bill and Lin O'Connor, our popular Irish musicians, will kickoff the indoor season on September 10th. Beverages and dessert will be available for purchase. Check our website for this month's performers! ... See MoreSee Less
Wanting to relax over the holiday weekend with a good book? Martha Merrell's Books is open both Saturday and Sunday with these new releases for your reading pleasure:
THE SWEETNESS OF WATER by Nathan Harris
THE BOOKSELLER'S SECRET by Michelle Gable
THE READING LIST by Sara Adams
THE DICTIONARY OF LOST WORDS by Pip Williams
BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU by Sally Rooney
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Rain or shine, inside or out, Waukesha's Friday Night Live will be happening at Martha Merrell's Books in Downtown Waukesha from 6:30-9 PM. Tonight's band is OFF THE RECORD. Kick off your holiday weekend with some great music! ... See MoreSee Less
Check out the full line at Martha Merrell's Books today in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin or at Waukesha's Friday Night Live this Friday Night 6:30 - 9 pmDo you remember your favorite teacher? 👨‍🏫👩‍🏫
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My favorite lessons are when I'm reviewing fast and slow with my Kindergartners and Little Bunny Foo Foo and Tom the Turtle had to make an appearance!⁣⁠
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Check out the full line at Martha Merrells Books today in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin or at Waukeshas Friday Night Live this Friday Night 6:30 - 9 pm
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