Martha Merrell’s Books….We are Open!

 WE ARE OPEN WE ARE OPEN!

We are open for customers who practice social distancing. We are continuing curbside pick up for those who prefer it.

Call us at 262-547-1060 or email us at marthamerrells@sbcglobal.net as well. 

The store is open
Monday – Friday       10 AM – 6 PM

Saturday                     10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday                        Noon – 4 PM

We have Puzzles for Sale!

Check out a sample of our wide assortment of puzzles with a

range of pieces from 8 t0 1008 that are IN STOCK or can be

ordered by calling us at 262-547-1060.

1000 piece $17.99

1000 Piece Puzzles 

750 Piece Puzzles

500 Piece Puzzles

300 Piece Puzzles

Puzzles for the Whole Family: Multi Size Pieces 400 pieces

200 Piece Puzzles

150 Piece Interactive Puzzles

100 Piece Puzzles

60 Piece Puzzles

Under 40 Piece Puzzles

Beginning “Chunky” Puzzles

Floor Puzzles!

Save Space!
Puzzle Roll Up $17

We have Puppets!

 

Check Out Our Huge Selection Of Games For Every Age And Interest!

We have hundreds of games to provide hundreds of hours of fun, entertainment and learning.
Also, We're Now Open for Curbside Pick Up!
Call Us at 262-547-1060 or Email Us at marthamerrells@sbcglobal.net
                   

WE HAVE CRAZY AARON’S THINKING PUTTY FOR SALE!

Check out  our wide assortment of both large and small putty tins that are IN STOCK by calling us at 262-547-1060.
Fun for the whole family!
Made in the USA from nontoxic silicone and never dries out Stretch it, bounce it, pop it, tear it, and sculpt it! Fun for ages 3+ Thinking Putty is manufactured with the help of exceptional individuals challenged with disabilities
We Have Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty In Stock!
                 
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT A GREAT LOCAL AUTHOR AND BENEFIT CARROLL UNIVERSITY
  • Best Seller Books
  • Children's Books
  • Local Author Books
  • Greeting Cards
  • Calendars
  • Music CD's
  • Games
  • Puzzles
  • Puppets

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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Just released as paperbacks and available at Martha Merrell's Books in Downtown Waukesha:

Stephen King's INSTITUTE
Margaret Atwood's THE TESTAMENTS
(sequel to THE HANDMAID'S TALE)

If you've been watching LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, you can also enjoy reading the book written by Matt Ruff which led to the TV production.
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After visiting the Waukesha Farmers' Market, stop by Martha Merrell's Bookstore to see the just released titles that can be found on our adult fiction shelves:

Hardcovers
ONE BY ONE written by Ruth Ware
THE EVENING AND THE MORNING by Ken Follett
(prequel to The Pillars of the Earth)
TROUBLED BLOOD by Robert Galbraith

Trade Paperbacks
RULES OF THE ROAD by Ciara Geraghty
WHERE THE LIGHT ENTERS by Sara Donati
THE BOOKSHOP OF THE BROKEN HEARTED by Robert Hillman
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Available at Martha Merrell's Books in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin, Barnabus is half mouse, half elephant. He is also a Failed Project that has been kept out of sight in the underground lab below the Perfect Pets store. He dreams of freedom for himself and his other imperfect friends. So, they set out on a perilous adventure to make Barnabus's dream a reality. This poignant, magical story from the immensely talented Fan Brothers is all about realizing that perfection means being true to yourself and your friends while finding out where you truly belong. ... See MoreSee Less

Available at Martha Merrells Books in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin,  Barnabus is half mouse, half elephant.  He is also a Failed Project that has been kept out of sight in the underground lab below the Perfect Pets store.  He dreams of freedom for himself and his other imperfect friends.  So, they set out on a perilous adventure to make Barnabuss dream a reality.  This poignant, magical story from the immensely talented Fan Brothers is all about realizing that perfection means being true to yourself and your friends while finding out where you truly belong.

Our feathered friends fascinate people of all ages! That's why Stan Tekiela recently created a book for younger bird watchers, THE KIDS' GUIDE TO BIRDS OF WISCONSIN. Included in their nature series for children, Backpack Explorer has also assembled a number of activities in BIRD WATCH for kids to enjoy while being outside.

For those who enjoy feeding the birds in their backyard, Adele Porter has compiled 26 easy recipes in HOMEMADE BIRD FOOD.

If you enjoy both birds and playing cards, Martha Merrell's Bookstore has four different decks of cards to choose from: OWLS, HUMMINGBIRDS, RAPTORS or LOONS.

When you are "winging" your way through Downtown Waukesha, stop by and see what we have to offer........
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If you enjoy watching birds, Martha Merrell's Bookstore has a number of great resources to help you observe our high-flying friends. Wisconsin's nature expert Stan Tekiela has just released BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS, MIDWEST as well as a newly revised edition of his classic BIRDS OF WISCONSIN FIELD GUIDE. He has also authored quick guides for WATER BIRDS, BIRDS OF PREY, and BIRDS OF THE MIDWEST. The American Birding Association has published Charles Hagner's FIELD GUIDE TO BIRDS OF WISCONSIN. ... See MoreSee Less

Just released titles for two very popular series for kids:

MR. LEMONCELLO AND THE TITANIUM TICKET is the 5th book in Chris Grabenstein's collection of stories about a creative genius and the very inventive challenges he comes up with for kids in his hometown.

STICK DOG MEETS HIS MATCH is the 10th book in Tom Watson's ongoing adventures about a canine and his friends who seem to have a preference for human food. If you aren't a dog enthusiast, the author also has an equally humorous series entitled STICK CAT.
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With travel plans currently facing limitations, people are turning to visiting interesting locations in the US. DK Eyewitness has just released a new book entitled USA NATONAL PARKS LANDS OF WONDER. "It is a celebration of our magnificent parks - packed with beautiful photography and inspiring ideas for your next adventure. All 62 national parks are covered, showcasing what makes each one unique, with maps, facts and figures, things to do, and when and where to experience it at its best." It's available at Martha Merrell's Bookstore in Downtown Waukesha along with two other popular books on this topic created by Lonely Planet: NATIONAL PARKS OF AMERICA and USA'S NATIONAL PARKS. ... See MoreSee Less

Here is the latest series from popular author Jon Scieszka who wrote the classic THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS by A. WOLF. The ASTRONUTS are on missions that combine slapstick visual humor with actual science nuggets of information in the same vein as Dav Pilkey. So come in and check out this new adventure series as the Astronuts travel from one planet to another with hilarious results. ... See MoreSee Less

Here is the latest series from popular author Jon Scieszka who wrote the classic THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS by A. WOLF.  The ASTRONUTS are on missions that combine slapstick visual humor with actual science nuggets of information in the same vein as Dav Pilkey.  So come in and check out this new adventure series as the Astronuts travel from one planet to another with hilarious results.Image attachment

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Enjoy this new series, THE ASTRONUTS, from Jon Scieszka that combines slapstick visual humor with some actual science information. Mr. Scieszka is the author of the wildly popular The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf that he wrote as a second grade teacher who was having his students create "fractured fairy tales". Since then he has edited the series GUYS READ as his commitment to encouraging boys to become readers.

In this latest series, Mission #1 is called PLANT PLANET and Mission # 2 is called WATER PLANET.
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Enjoy this new series, THE ASTRONUTS, from Jon Scieszka that combines slapstick  visual humor with some actual science information.  Mr. Scieszka is the author of the wildly popular The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf that he wrote as a second grade teacher who was having his students create fractured fairy tales.  Since then he has edited the series GUYS READ as his commitment to encouraging boys to become readers.  

In this latest series, Mission #1 is called PLANT PLANET and Mission # 2 is called WATER PLANET.

Just arrived....... the highly anticipated

Dav Pilkey's DOG MAN GRIME and PUNISHMENT
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If you are a fan of Nancy Tillman's inspirational books for children (and their grown-ups), you might also want to take a look at MAYBE by Kobi Yamada. He is the thoughtful author of the popular trio of books: What Do You Do with an Idea?, What Do You Do with a Problem?, and What Do You Do with a Chance?. In MAYBE, Kobi has created a story about the endless potential in all of us. He dedicates this book to his own two children with a message pertinent for all of us: "The quality of your life will mirror the quality of the questions you ask yourself." Available at Martha Merrell's Books & Toys in downtown #Waukesha ... See MoreSee Less

If you are a fan of Nancy Tillmans inspirational books for children (and their grown-ups), you might also want to take a look at MAYBE by Kobi Yamada.  He is the thoughtful author of the popular trio of books:  What Do You Do with an Idea?,  What Do You Do with a Problem?, and What Do You Do with a Chance?.  In MAYBE, Kobi has created a story about the endless potential in all of us.  He dedicates this book to his own two children with a message pertinent for all of us: The quality of your life will mirror the quality of the questions you ask yourself. Available at Martha Merrells Books & Toys in downtown #Waukesha

If you are a fan of Nancy Tillman's inspirational books for children (and their grown-ups), you might also want to take a look at MAYBE by Kobi Yamada. He is the thoughtful author of the popular trio of books: What Do You Do with an Idea?, What Do You Do with a Problem?, and What Do You Do with a Chance?. In MAYBE, Kobi has created a story about the endless potential in all of us. He dedicates this book to his own two children with a message pertinent for all of us: "The quality of your life will mirror the quality of the questions you ask yourself." ... See MoreSee Less

Our shelves just got fuller with new jigsaw puzzles from Eeboo! Here is what just arrived for you to choose from--

64 pieces: Dinosaur Island, Ocean Treasure, Solar System

100 pieces: Beautiful World, Planet Earth, Natural Science, Upcycled Robots, This Land Is Your Land (US map)

500 pieces: Peace Be to This House, Triangle Pattern

1000 pieces: Summer Garden Sampler

We also have Animal Counting Puzzles which are 10 different puzzles that each have 3 pieces and feature a number from 1 to 10 along with an animal....... great for the youngest puzzle lovers!
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If your family enjoys playing games together, stop in at Martha Merrell Books & Cafe in Downtown Waukesha today or Wednesday and receive a 25% discount on the purchase of any of the following:
Q Bitz Jr.
Pivit
Sapphiro
Square Up!
Great States
Go Away Monster!
Cahoots
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If you are an intermediate puzzler, you might want to stop in at Martha Merrell Books & Cafe in Downtown Waukesha to take a peek at these tempting scenes:
300 piece Neighs and Nuzzles (horses)
500 piece Vacation Time
500 piece Swiss Alps
500 piece St. Basil Cathedral
500 piece Almalfi Coast
550 piece Fluttering Rainbow
550 piece Beautiful Blooms
550 piece Grand Canyon South Rim

Once your confidence increases, try this trio of 1000-piece nature puzzles: Audubon's Backyard Birds, Audubon's Perched and RealTree's Forest Gathering.
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For those of you who are on a quest to find a new jigsaw puzzle......you only have to stop in at Martha Merrell Books & Cafe to see our latest selection of puzzles that have just arrived and been added to our puzzle corner. Interested? Here's some tidbits to whet your appetite:
Sing-a-long 24 piece Twinkle Twinkle
Sing-a-long 24 piece Old McDonald
300 piece Neuschwantein with Balloons
300 piece Fluffy Fuzzballs (dogs)
300 piece Purrfectly Adorable (cats)
1000 piece National Parks of America
1000 piece panoramic views of Albuquerque, New Mexico Balloon Festival; Brooklyn Bridge in New York; Times Square in New York; Chicago, Illinois skyline

........just to name a few!
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My cat doesn't allow it. Otherwise, I would already have some of your puzzles already.

If you enjoyed reading THE STORY OF ARTHUR TRULUV and NIGHT OF MIRACLES by Elzabeth Berg, you might be interested in knowing there is a third installment, THE CONFESSION CLUB. All three are available now in paperback and follow residents living in the small town of Mason, Missouri. Each book features returning characters while introducing new ones that are equally memorable. ... See MoreSee Less

New game available at Martha Merrell's Books, just came in today, try it out and checkout the video. From the same company that brought us Tenzi in downtown #Waukesha ... See MoreSee Less

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Norm's Birthday Weekend Special:

20% off adult hardcovers
20% off all Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty
30% off Mad Mattr
10% off birthday cards
20% off acrylic decor
75% off calendars
20% off Mindware coloring and maze books

Norm gets another year older and YOU get some great savings! Stop in Saturday or Sunday to take advantage of these deals!
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Happy Birthday!!!

Happy birthday, Norm!!

Happy Birthday from Shirley and Glen 🎂

Happy Birthday, Norm!