The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. 

Harper Lee

Dear Penguin Supporters,

Rain, rain, go away....but who really cares about the weather if you can go spend your time inside a cozy (dry) bookshop!  Stop by this month...we have some wonderful things happening:

*Go Find Waldo all through the month!  Stop in with your kids and register. Party on July 31st.
*BEER TASTING with Mark Brewer who will sign copies of his book, BREWOLOGY, on July 8th.
*BE A PART OF LITERARY HISTORY!!  Stop in at midnight, July 13th, to pick up your copy of Harper Lee's GO SET A WATCHMAN.  All day on the 14th will be "Harper Lee Day" -- tea cakes and lemonade will be on hand.  Make sure you reserve your first edition!
*PENGUIN BOOKSHOP WRITERS SERIES continues with our 3rd guest, JONATHAN AUXIER, coming on Thurs. July 23rd, to present MASTERING THE ART OF MIDDLE GRADE FICTION.

In the fall, look for the launch of the PENGUIN BOOKSHOP YOUNG WRITERS SERIES for middle grade and young adult aspiring writers and avid readers; and, TREESIDE CHATS WITH SUSAN, where we will discuss what we're reading, trends, and any other book-related topics that come up.

Thanks for your continued support -- Go Indies!

Susan & the Penguin Team


July 8, 2015
 Meet author Mark Brewer and taste some great beers!

Starting with an introduction to the history of beer, this A to Z dictionary takes a humorous looks at the various types of beer and common verbiage associated with it while educating the reader in the process. Covering everything from Abbey to Aging, Hops to Head Retention, and Skunky to Stout, Mark Brewer's "Brewology" is perfect for beer lovers everywhere.

Come on in and meet Mark, buy a copy of his book, and try some great beer!
Sewickley Reads Harper Lee!

Midnight Release Party- July 13, 2015

Be a part of literary history!

For those who would like to take part in a piece of literary history, or who simply cannot wait until breakfast to start reading, we will be hosting a midnight release for this highly-anticipated book. Call the Penguin Bookshop to reserve your first edition!
Tea & lemon tea cakes will be served for those who need a little midnight snack!
July 1-30, 2015
Find Waldo in the Village!!

This year there are 24 participating businesses who will be hiding Waldo.

Start your search @ the Penguin Bookshop, get your passport with us, & then search the village businesses for Waldo! 

We will celebrate a great "Waldo Month" with a party on July 31 at NOON at the Penguin Bookshop.  

July Store Hours:

Monday- Friday
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday- Closed

***Closed July 4th

Adult Bestsellers for June

Pittsburgh Dad
by Chris Preksta & Curt Wootton

Wright Brothers
by David McCullough

All The Light We Cannot See 
by Anthony Doerr

To Kill A Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

Boys in the Boat
by Daniel Brown

Being Mortal
by Atul Gawande


Childrens Bestsellers
for June

Oh, The Places You'll Go!
by Dr. Seuss

by Laurie Anderson

Long Way From Chicago
by Richard Peck

by Andrew Clements

Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada
by Jimmy Fallon

Summer Reading Challenge has begun!!

Stop into the shop & sign up. Readers of all ages are welcome to be part of this program.
Prizes given, including Advance Reader Copies of some great, new books!

July 31, 2015 
Nite Mart 6:00-9:00PM
Penguin Bookshop will be open late.
Live music & food trucks!

  What We're Reading
(and loving)...

Harper Lee's

 Marja Mills'

need I explain?  July is all about Harper Lee!

David McCullough's 
Wright Brothers

David McCullough once again tells a dramatic story of people and technology, this time about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly, Wilbur and Orville Wright. This is my first McCullough book; I know I know, what 's been keeping me from reading David McCullough? This will NOT be my last ....
I am enjoying every chapter.

Paula McLain's
Circling The Sun

In this excellent book, Beryl Markham, the â€œother woman” in a love triangle involving Out of Africa writer Karen Blixen and aviator Denys Hatton, is revealed as a fiercely independent and self-sufficient woman, borne of necessity from her challenging upbringing in colonial Kenya, who eventually makes a record-setting east to west solo flight over the Atlantic. Exotic settings, fascinating historical figures, adventure and romance all combine to make this richly imagined novel one that’s hard to put down!

Andy Teran's 
Ana of California
This modern retelling of Anne of Green Gables casts Anne as Ana Cortez, an L.A.-born foster child sent to live and work on the Abbie and Emmett Garber's Northern California farm. This update contains many familiar moments (blackberry bushes make an appearance), but Teran's characterizations are fresh and uniquely realized. This novel is warm and comfortable, with a few rough edges - just like the relationship between Ana and the neighbors and friends she meets as she finds a new home. It's a wonderful summer read!

Annie Barrow's 
Truth According To Us

If you liked The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, you should definitely give this book (by Mary Ann Shaffer's co-author) a try. A well-to-do young woman refuses to marry the man chosen for her and is cut off from the family fortune. To make ends meet, she is hired by the Federal Writers Project and tasked with writing the history of a small town in West Virginia. As she learns more about the history and people of Macedonia, she discovers her own strength, her worth, and that there is often more to life than just what meets the eye. 

Joseph Heller's 

 This war novel is just as relevant, humorous, and absurd as when it was first written. If you're looking for a book that's light and funny but with a serious message, look no further.


Penguin Evening Readers
        Thursday, July 30, 2015  at 7:00 p.m.

Agatha Christie's
Man In The Brown Suit

The Queen of Mystery, Agatha Christie!  The Man in the Brown Suit is Christie at her best, as a young woman makes a dangerous decision to investigate a shocking "accidental" death she witnesses at a London tube station.


Penguin Evening Readers receive special discounts on all bookclub books.
The Penguin Bookshop Writers Series continues 
with middle grade author of the bestselling novels,
Peter Nimble and The Night Gardener,

Jonathan Auxier

"Mastering the Art of Middle Grade Fiction"

July 23, 2015 6:00PM

call and make your reservation now!!

Future Releases...

 July 9, 2015

Chris Colfer's
The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdom

July 14, 2015

Harper Lee's 
Go Set A Watchman

Ernest Cline's 

Brad Thor's 
Code of Conduct: A Thriller

July 28, 2015

Dr. Seuss's 
What Pet Should I Get?

August 18, 2015

Drew Daywalt's
The Day the Crayons Came Home

August 25, 2015

Neil Gaiman & Eddie Campbell's 
The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains
(limited addition, signed & numbered)

Pre-Order online or in store

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