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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Monday arrivals to start your reading week out on a sunny note:

Just out as a hardcover: Daniel Silva's latest....THE CELLIST

Just released as a paperback: THE GUEST LIST by Lucy Foley
(Reese's Book Club selection)

Additional titles in Sarah Maas's The Court of Thorns and Roses fantasy series: A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN and A COURT OF FROST AND STARLIGHT

Sherry Thomas creates a female version of the famed detective with additional titles in The Lady Sherlock series: THE ART OF THEFT and A MURDER ON COLD STREET

Looking for a romance? Jasmine Guillory's latest in paperback is WHILE WE WERE DATING

Family drama more your cup of tea? ALWAYS THE LAST TO KNOW by Kristan Higgins

Martha Merrell's Books is open seven days a week so that you can take a peek at all of these titles and find something to beat the summer heat.......

Historical fiction/paperback: Sara Ackerman's RADAR GIRLS
(World War II)
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Less people to cook for and looking for some new recipes? These have just been added to our shelves:

MEAL PREP FOR TWO by Casey Seiden
8 weekly plans and 75 recipes to get healthier together

COOKING FOR ONE by@ America's Test Kitchen
scaled recipes, no-waste solutions and time-saving tips

Martha Merrell's Bookstore has a variety of cookbooks that will save you time in the kitchen while putting smiles on those at your dinner table.
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Looking for a summery read to beat the heat with? Drop by Martha Merrell's Books to see our latest arrivals:

CALL YOUR DAUGHTER HOME by Deb Spera
"a mesmerizing Southern tale"
TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE by Meg Mitchell Moore
"Some secrets aren't meant to be shared"
INCENSE AND SENSIBILITY by Sonali Dev
(the third title in a modern Indian version of Jane Austen)
A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas
(the first in the series; "fast-paced and explosively action-packed)
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Available now at Martha Merrell's Books in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin Dig this funIt's always a good day to dig into learning and fun! bit.ly/3mXYIFV ... See MoreSee Less
Available now at Martha Merrells Books in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin Dig this fun
Come on down to our shop tonight for Friday Night Live and enjoy the music of The Post Turtles! ... See MoreSee Less
Come on down to our shop tonight for Friday Night Live and enjoy the music of The Post Turtles!
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Look who is coming this week to Waukesha's Friday Night Live at the Martha Merrell's Booksbstage from 6:30 to 9 pm. You will not want to miss this one in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin ... See MoreSee Less
If you enjoy fresh produce and local products, Kristine Hansen's new book may be just what you are looking for: WISCONSIN FARMS AND FARMERS MARKETS: TOURS, TRAILS and ATTRACTIONS. Waukesha Farmers' Market is listed on page 46! ... See MoreSee Less
Looking for a historical mystery series?
Sherry Thomas has authored the Lady Sherlock series with the first two titles being:
A STUDY IN SCARLET WOMEN
A CONSPIRACY IN BELGRAVIA

The debut novel of Amy Mason Doan has also arrived: THE SUMMER LIST. We already have her latest title LADY SUNSHINE on our shelves.

Stop in at Martha Merrell's Bookstore to take a look......
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New titles for our younger readers who enjoy the popular WHO WAS/WHAT WAS series:

HISTORY OF THE WORLD (includes
stickers)
WHAT IS CONGRESS?
WHAT IS THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE COVID-19?
WHO IS ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-
CORTEZ?
WHO WAS JULIETTE GORDON LOW?
(Girl Scouts)
WHO WAS A. A. MILNE?
(author of Winnie the Pooh)
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Just released as paperbacks and available at @marthamerrells:

Christina Kline, THE EXILES
(author of Orphan Train)
Emma Donoghue, THE PULL OF THE STARS
(author of Room)
Megan Miranda, THE GIRL FROM WIDOW HILLS
(author of The Last House Guest)
Asha Lemmie, FIFTY WORDS FOR RAIN
(Good Morning America Book Club Pick)
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Popular author Marie Benedict has just collaborated with Victoria Murrary on another historical novel: THE PERSONAL LIBRARIAN. This focuses on Belle da Costa Greene who was J. P. Morgan's personal librarian but had to hide her true identity as an African American.

Kristin Harmel, author of the popular THE BOOK OF LOST NAMES, has now written THE FOREST OF VANISHING STARS. The novel tells the story of a young woman who sets out to help Jewish refugees escape from the Nazis by using her knowledge of the wilderness........until a past secret endangers her efforts.
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Today brought a number of new authors and titles to our corner of the literary world here at Martha Merrell's Bookstore :

MISS CECILY'S RECIPES FOR EXCEPTIONAL LADIES
by Vicky Zimmerman

LADY SUNSHINE
by Amy Mason Doan

THE MOST BEAUTIFU GIRL IN CUBA
by Chnel Cleeton

Beatriz Williams follows up her historical novel HER LAST FLIGHT with a brand-new title involving espionage during the Cold War: OUR WOMAN IN MOSCOW.
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Calendars are now on SALE at 50% off. There are quite a few great photographs still available at this reduced price.
Parents, help prevent the "summer slide" by taking advantage of our 30% discount on in-stock summer workbooks.
Our summer book club for grades 2-6 continues for 7 more Wednesdays at 10:30 AM.
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Looking for a new paperback read while combating the summer heat? Why not take a look at these:
Ann Hazelwood has two books in her latest quilt mystery series set in Door County: QUILTERS OF THE DOOR and DOOR TO DOOR QUILTS.
Lisa Wingate, THE BOOK OF LOST FRIENDS
John Grisham, A TIME FOR MERCY
Diane Wilson, THE SEED KEEPER
Valerie Perrin, FRESH WATER FOR FLOWERS

Are you more of a nature lover? Why not give Jennifer Ackerman's latest title a try: THE BIRD WAY A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent and Think
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Due to tomorrow's holiday, Martha Merrell's Bookstore will open at 9 AM and close after the The City of Waukesha Fourth of July parade ends.

Special promos for the 4th of July: 25% off these two Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty:
LIBERTY BELL
RED LIGHT & BLUE
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Waukesha's Friday Night Live help remember the drummer Danny from the group Big Kenny & 3Ds. Stop in make a donation and listen to some great music at Martha Merrell's Books. Please share this announcement with your friends.This month, we'd like to honor a beloved local man who recently passed away by helping his family.

Won't you consider joining us?
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Waukeshas Friday Night Live help remember the drummer Danny from the group Big Kenny & 3Ds. Stop in make a donation and listen to some great music at Martha Merrells Books. Please share this announcement with your friends.
This month, we'd like to honor a beloved local man who recently passed away by helping his family.

Won't you consider joining us?
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This month, wed like to honor a beloved local man who recently passed away by helping his family. 

Wont you consider joining us?
This week at Martha Merrell's Books in downtown The City of Waukesha The beat goes on........ ... See MoreSee Less
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