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JOIN US AT OUR HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD RELEASE PARTY! Saturday, July 30th 10:00 pm to just after midnight!
We will Harry Potter themed fun all  night long!  Trivia contest, make your own owl puppet, make your own wand, scenes from the films, and more!

PRE-ORDER for Pickup in Store! (shipping also available)
Releases Sunday, July 31st

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II (Special Rehearsal Edition): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child picks up the story of Harry, Ron and Hermione where the epilogue left off, according to author J.K. Rowling's website, Pottermore. The book is the script of a play by the same name opening this summer in London.

"It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. / While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places." - from Pottermore, official website of J.K. Rowling


You do not have to be present to win :)

Mystery thriller writer Terrence McCauley, Saturday, August 6th at 12:30, Discussion and signing!See more

"For years, every intelligence agency in the world has been chasing the elusive terrorist known only as"... to find out more, come to the store and check out A Murder of Crows, writer Terrence McCauley's newest thriller!

Early praise for A Murder of Crows...

“This exuberant thriller is, as they say, torn from today’s headlines...McCauley is also a wonderful dialogue writer...This one really sparks.” – Booklist (Starred Review)

“A fast-moving spy-versus-spy thriller.” – Kirkus Reviews
“Fans of Jack Bauer rejoice. Your new hero just rode into town.” – Criminal Element 

Terrence will discuss his books, his writing process, and sign!

Joshua Vogel, The Artful Wooden Spoon, Millbrook Farmer's Market, Saturday August 20th, 10 - 12See more
Join us at the Millbrook Farmer's Market from 10 - 12 and watch artisan and writer Joshua Vogel craft a wooden spoon.  He will demonstrate how to make a spoon, share techniques, answer questions and sign copies of his wonderful book,  The Artful Wooden Spoon.

Raised in New Mexico in the '70's, Joshua Vogel traveled extensively through Australia, Haiti, Europe & finally  the American West, where he pursued Anthropology and Art History at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Architecture studies followed at the University of Oregon, where Vogel also began working in earnest with wood.

Joshua Vogel’s hand-carved kitchenwares are marvels of craftsmanship, at once objects of beauty and functional tools destined to become coveted by all those who use or inherit them.  In the Artful Wooden Spoon, Vogel explores the timeless utility of one of humankind’s most universal and enduring implements.

Christian Brechneff, Artist and Writer, Saturday, August 20th, 12:30See more
Please join artist and author, Christian Brechneff for an exhibition of selected artwork, and hear him read and discuss his memoir, The Greek House, which will open up your heart to Sifnos, the Greek island that has nurtured him throughout his career.

We will also have Homage,  Encounters with the East, his book about India, and selected paintings.

Gail Carson Levine, Poetry Workshop and Reading, Wednesday, August 24th from 4:00 - 6:00See more

Join us for a very special poetry writing workshop for adults!

Poetry is a wonderful way to express what you are feeling, experiment with ideas you are thinking about, and simply to put part of your life on paper.

We are lucky to have renowned author, Gail Carson Levine, lead us through some first steps, and then share her own poetry with us. 

Wednesday afternoon, August 24th
4:00 - 5:00  poetry writing workshop and share

5:00 Gail reads from her new book of poetry, Transient, followed by a reception and signing


The fee for this workshop is $25.00 per person, which includes a copy of Transient and a full size Decomposition notebook. 

Please call the store to reserve your spot or send an email.  Upon request, this workshop may also be open to older teens. 

Valerie Martin and John Cullen: In Conversation With Each Other, Saturday, September 3rd, 1:00See more
Author, Valerie Martin, and translator, John Cullen, share a love of language, stories, and each other. 
Join us to hear award winning author Valerie Martin and translator John Cullen discuss their work, both process and product. 

Conversation and reception upstairs at the Merritt Bookstore. We are celebrating the paperback release of Valerie's latest short story collection, Sea Lovers, and the release of John's newest translations, David Trueba's Blitz and Patrick Modiano's Villa Triste.

Just Released and In Store!See more
Coming Soon!See more

We are back home at 57 Front Street! 

The Merritt Bookstore is located at 57 Front Street, next to the Post Office and just down the street from Punch.


We have BOOKS! And toys, cards, small gifts, stationery, wrapping paper and more! 
Special orders placed over the weekend arrive Tuesday afternoon, in-print book orders usually take one or two days to arrive in the store.