The Power and Practice of Breath

Tuesday, July 10 at 4:30 pm, Daniel Aaron will offer a program at the West Tisbury Library titled, “The Power and Practice of Breath.” Learn why and how most people breathe a fraction of their capacity and how… Read More

Book Talk with Alfred Woollacott

Saturday, January 13th from 4-5 pm, join us at the West Tisbury Library for a book talk with author Alfred Woollacott III. He will read from his new novel The Believers In The Crucible Nauvoo, which is the… Read More

New Books!

Want to place a hold on new books or future releases? Click here to place holds on  top requests in the Clams system. Or click on the book title below and click “request,”            … Read More

Guest Post: Helen M. DeBlase Reviews Two Mysteries

I’ve just finished reading two new mysteries, both first published books for their authors. I picked up The Man on the Washing Machine by Susan Cox, because I’m a pushover for a quirky title.  The main character, Theophania… Read More


  brian lee morris Interviews Jennifer Tseng, Author of Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness Accomplished poet Jennifer Tseng has written a book. It’s a novel. It’s her first. It has lots of people swooning, especially in these parts…. Read More

Guest Post: Helen M. DeBlase Reviews Three Mysteries

When I was in Houston visiting my brother, we went to one of my favorite stores Murder By the Book – heaven! …All mysteries, all the time. I asked the proprietor to recommend some lesser-known or first-time published… Read More


Smaller and Smaller Circles (Soho Crime August 2015) by F.H. Baracan was not the easiest book to read. The murders and gruesome abuse of young boys, the abject poverty, the corruption of government officials and the cynical disregard… Read More


The Beekeeper’s Apprentice: or On the Segregation of the Queen by Laurie R. King The first line of any novel should tantalize, it should make the reader want to keep reading. “I was fifteen when I first met… Read More

Guest Post: Helen M. DeBlase on EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES

Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline When I was asked to write reviews of mysteries for this blog, I thought that I would concentrate on lesser known or first-time published authors. BUT, I have just finished reading Every… Read More

Beetlebung Farm Cookbook

On Saturday, Sept. 5 @ 4pm letterpress artist Emma Young and chef Chris Fischer will celebrate their new cookbook The Beetlebung Farm Cookbook: A Year of Cooking on Martha’s Vineyard. Emma will show her letterpress broadsides and Chris will give a cooking demonstration.