Martha Merrell's Books & Toys Upcoming Events!

OCTOBER EVENTS CALENDAR

  • Tuesday, October 1
    • 1 PM DeMensa Book Club
  • Wednesday, October 2
    • 5:45 PM Wednesday Evening Book Club
      • Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  • Thursday, October 3
    • Afternoon: Great Harvest delivery 
  • Friday, October 4
    • 6:30-9 PM FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER DARK
    • Music by Aspanglow
  • Saturday, October 5
    • 4-10 PM ART CRAWL
      • Featured authors include: Rose Lauchart, I Have Wi-Fi to God All Five Bars Rockin’!
      • Books by local banker Don Taylor will be available with proceeds to go to Carroll University
    • 4-6 PM Music by Kyla and Maria (instrumental piano and violin)                          
  • Monday, October 6
    • 5:30 PM American Legion Executive Committee meeting
  • Tuesday, October 8
    • 6:30 PM WDBA meeting
  • Thursday, October 10
    • Afternoon: Great Harvest delivery
    • 12:30 PM  Lost Faculties Book Club
    • 7-8:30 PM Community Book Discussion led by Rev. Jim Bickel
      • White Fragility
  • Friday, October 11
    • 6:30-9 PM FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER DARK
      • Music by Post Turtles (Big Kenny)
  • Saturday, October 12
    • 4-7 PM WAUK-TOBER WINE and BEER WALK
  • Monday, October 14
    • 10:30 AM Monday Morning Book Club
      • Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  • 2 PM Avalon Book Club
      • Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  • Thursday, October 17
    • Afternoon: Great Harvest delivery
    • 1:30 PM  No Tears, No Fears Book Club
      • Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  • Friday, October 18
    • 6:30-9 PM FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER DARK
      • Music by Bill & Lin O’Connor
  • Wednesday, October 23
    • 3:30-5 PM Plowshares Education Committee meeting
  • Thursday, October 24
    • Afternoon: Great Harvest delivery
    • 7-8:30 PM Community Book Discussion led by Rev. Jim Bickel
      • White Fragility  
  • Friday, October 25
    • 6:30-9 PM FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER DARK
      • Music by Aspanglow (Mike & Kathy & Mike) 
  • Saturday, October 26     
    • 1-3 PM DOWNTOWN TRICK-OR-TREAT
  • Thursday, October 31
    • ALL DAY Spook-tacular Discounts on Purchases
    • Afternoon: Great Harvest delivery

October In-Store Promotions!

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WISHTREE

WISHTREE is a children’s book written by Katherine Applegate that has now been published as an adult paperback. In similar fashion to Lois Lowry’s THE GIVER, this is a story that transcends specific age groups. Ms. Applegate’s novel illustrates the need for tolerance and acceptance in today’s world, now more than ever. “Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . . Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"--people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood. You might say Red has seen it all until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming; Red's experience as a wishtree becomes crucial.”
  • 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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5 days ago

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Tonight from 6:30 - 9pm Dinner Menu: Open-Face Barbecue Pork Sandwich, Strawberry Broccoli Salad, Yukon Gold Potato Gratin, Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies & Beverages for $15, Dessert & Beverage option is $5. Call 262-547-1060 to get your reserved seating at Martha Merrell's Books in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin. ... See MoreSee Less

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Proud parents!!!!😁😁😁

7 days ago

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This Friday Night 6:30 - 9 pm Dinner Menu: Open-Face Barbecue Pork Sandwich, Strawberry Broccoli Salad, Yukon Gold Potato Gratin, Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies & Beverages for $15, Dessert & Beverage option is $5. Call 262-547-1060 to get your reserved seating at Martha Merrell's Books in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin. ... See MoreSee Less

Martha Merrell's Books will be closing early today at 4:30pm to attend our daughter's Stephanie's Bruce award ceremony at Marquette. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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2 weeks ago

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Fun and Music with Dinner a great night was had by all. Join us on Friday Nights. Watch for our post here for information for Waukesha's Friday Night Live the #WaukeshaFridayNightAfterDark.

Waukesha's Friday Night Live
Post Turtles at Martha Merrell's Books part of #WaukeshaFridayNightAfterDark 6:30 -9pm on Fridays
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#PostTurtles Kenn Anderson, Paul Bast, Bob Runte and Jason Klagstad perform the classic song Ghost Riders In The Sky.

See them play at Martha Merrell's Books this Friday for Friday Night After Dark from 6:30 -9pm as part of @WaukeshaFridayNightAfterDark in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin

Dinner Menu this week: Baked Spaghetti with Garlic Bread, Assorted Veggies with Dip, Black Forest Dream Bars for dessert and beverages for $15 per person. Dessert and Beverage option $5.

Call 262-547-1060 to save a place for you and your friends.
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This is a very "ghostly" video indeed!

2 weeks ago

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#PostTurtles playing this weeks at Martha Merrell's Books from 6:30 -9pm. part of @WaukeshaFridayNightAfterDark in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin
Dinner Menu this week: Baked Spaghetti with Garlic Bread, Assorted Veggies with Dip, Black Forest Dream Bars for dessert and beverages for $15 per person. Dessert and Beverage option $5. Call 262-547-1060 to save your space.

Waukesha's Friday Night Live
Post Turtles at @Martha Merrell's Books with Deb. Playing until 9pm. Refreshments are provided. #WaukeshaFridayNighAfterDark the music from Waukesha's Friday Night Live continues. Next week we have Silver Bells in Waukesha @Treelighting at the The Rotunda Banquet Facility at Broadway & Gaspar in Downtown Waukesha. Music at 6:30 pm will feature Amped Up. Also celebration of #Waukesha the Caroling Capital of the World as declared by Guiness Book of Records established 5 years ago as 1822 caroled the streets withthe sounds of Christmas Music. Come and join the celbration next week.
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#LittleRedRidingHood in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin. Come down an see for your self.Little Red Riding Hood - Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs ... See MoreSee Less

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James Patterson Holiday Bonus
Bestselling author James Patterson has pledged a personal contribution of $250,000 to reward independent booksellers with special bonuses this holiday season.

Anyone can nominate an independent bookseller for Patterson’s 2019 Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program: booksellers themselves, publishing professionals, authors, and bookstore customers. All past recipients of Patterson grants are eligible, and booksellers can self-nominate.

The grant application asks one simple question: “Why does this bookseller deserve a holiday bonus?”

Any current indie bookstore employee of an American Booksellers Association member store is eligible to receive a bonus, which will be granted in amounts of $500 to 500 booksellers.

Don’t wait! Nominations are due by October 18.
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3 weeks ago

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Aspanglow is our act for this Friday, Oct. 4 6:30 -9pm. Mike Aspan, and Mike & Kathy G-Man Music. Dinner this week:
7-Layer Salad, Chicken Veggie Soup, Sweet Potato Bread, Dessert: Maple Apple Blondies and beverage for $15. Dessert and Beverage Option $5. Call 262-547-1060 to inform us you are coming se we can make sure we make enough to keep everyone happy. Part of #WaukeshaFridayNightAfterDark in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin. Don't miss out.
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4 weeks ago

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@Jeff Leonard and friend Larry will be here this Friday at Martha Merrell's Books from 6:30-9pm. This is a change from our schedule. #FridayNightAfterDark Dinner & Music Menu this week features #Lasagna with Garlic Bread. Fruit Salad with strawberries,blueberries, bananas, and other fruit. Desert will be Rhubarb Dump Cake & Oatmeal Chocolate Bars and BEVERAGES. Call 262-547-1060 for reservations to reserve your place. Cost is $15 Per Person. Desert with Beverage options is $5. Hope to see you in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin this Friday Night for Music & Dinner. Call 262-547-1060

Waukesha's Friday Night Live
@Martha Merrell's Books host Mike Aspen & Mile Leonard as part of #WaukeshaFridayNightAfterDark in downtown @Waukesha Wisconsin. Playing until 9 pm so come downand join us refreshments served for your enjoyment.
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1 month ago

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In case you missed THIS WEEKS MEAL features Build Your Own Salad, Chicken Veggie Combo, Crunchy Top Potatoes, Dessert is Apple Maple Blondies and Beverages for $15. or Dessert and Beverage Option for $5. Call your reservations in at 262-547-1060 to have a great night as part of our Dinner & Music Concert series ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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This Friday Big Kenny & Friends at Martha Merrell's Books 6:30 - 9pm Dinner is $15 Call 262-547-1060 for your reservations. ... See MoreSee Less

This weeks #WaukeshaFridayNightAfterDark will have Bill O'Connor & Lin and Marie on Viloin at Martha Merrell's Books so get your #Irish up for some great music. Plus a great dinner is also available: THIS WEEKS MEAL features Build Your Own Salad, Chicken Veggie Combo, Crunchy Top Potatoes, Dessert is Apple Maple Blondies and Beverages for $15. or Dessert and Beverage Option for $5. Call your reservations in at 262-547-1060 to have a great night as part of our Dinner & Music Concert series in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin every #Friday Night this fall. What away to continue the fun that started with Waukesha's Friday Night Live this summer. See you Friday. ... See MoreSee Less

This weeks #WaukeshaFridayNightAfterDark will have Bill OConnor & Lin and Marie on Viloin at Martha Merrells Books so get your #Irish up for some great music. Plus a great dinner is also available: THIS WEEKS MEAL features Build Your Own Salad, Chicken Veggie Combo, Crunchy Top Potatoes, Dessert is Apple Maple Blondies and Beverages for $15. or Dessert and Beverage Option for $5. Call your reservations in at 262-547-1060 to have a great night as part of our Dinner & Music Concert series in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin every #Friday Night this fall. What away to continue the fun that started with Waukeshas Friday Night Live this summer. See you Friday.

2 months ago

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Join us tomorrow as we welcome AMPED UP for our final outside music stage during Friday Night Live. Our first FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER DARK will be on Friday, September 6th with PAUL BAST as our first performer of the indoor season. Paul is well-known as a member of Big Kenny's musical groups. Dinner will be available as well as our drinks & dessert option for those in the audience. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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