Martha Merrell's Books & Toys Upcoming Events!

NOVEMBER EVENTS CALENDAR

  • Friday, November 1
    • 6:30-9 PM  FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER DARK
      • Music by Fair Webber
  • Monday, November 4
    • 2 PM Avalon Book Club
    • The Gown by Jennifer Robson
    • 5:30 PM  American Legion Executive Committee meeting
  • Tuesday, November 5
    • 1 PM   DeMensa Book Club
  • Wednesday, November 6
    • 5:45 PM Wednesday Evening Book Club
      • The Lemon Sisters by Jill Shalvis 
  • Thursday, November 7
    • Afternoon Great Harvest delivery
    • 7-8:30 PM  Community Book Discussion led by Rev. Jim Bickel
    • White Fragility
  • Friday, November 8
    • 6:30-9 PM  FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER DARK
      • Music by Mike Aspan & Jeff Leonard
  • Monday, November 11
    • 10:30 AM Monday Morning Book Club
    • The Gown by Jennifer Robson
  • Tuesday, November 12
    • 6:30 PM WDBA meeting
  • Thursday, November 14
    • Afternoon  Great Harvest delivery
    • 12:30 PM  Lost Faculties Book Club
  • Friday, November 15
    • 6:30-9 PM  FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER DARK
    • Music by Big Kenny & Friends
  • Saturday, November 16
    • 10-11:30 AM   FALL COOKIE DECORATING
    • Free Event for the first 10 students in Grades 4-7 who register
    • (Register by calling 547-1060 or stopping in the store)

  • Wednesday, November 20
    • 3:30-5 PM Plowshares Education Committee meeting
  • Thursday, November 21
    • Afternoon  Great Harvest delivery
    • 1:30 PM  No Tears, No Fears Book Club
      • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
    • 4-7 PM  Book Launch Event: Reception and Program
      • Author Jenny Rouse and her book She Called Me Sweetheart

  • Friday, November 22
    • 5:30-6:30 PM Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Rotunda
    • 6:30-9 PM  FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER DARK
      • Music by Five Tenors 
  • Sunday, November 24
    • 1-4 PM  Holiday Stroll
    • 4 PM Waukesha Christmas Parade
  • Wednesday, November 25
    • Afternoon Great Harvest Delivery
  • Thursday, November 28
    • HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
  • Friday, November 29
    • 6-9 PM   Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
    • 6:30-9 PM FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER DARK
      • Music by Post Turtles (Big Kenny)
  • Saturday, November 30
    • All Day  Small Business Saturday
    • 8-10 AM Santa’s Breakfast Workshop; Reservations – call 547-1060
    • 1-5 PM  Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Kid's Choice Awards 2020!

You read. You vote!

Kids in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades are invited to read and vote for their favorite books for the Kids’ Choice Awards 2020. The Rules: Read at least 3 books from the list below. Vote for your favorite from February 14 to March 13, 2020 using the online voting form. Read more, vote more! The winner will be announced on March 16.
  • 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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6 days ago

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This Friday Nov. 8 #WaukeshaFridayNightAfterDark will feature Mike Aspan & Jeff Leonard from 6:30 - 9 pm at Martha Merrell's Books
Dinner will feature: Meaty Mushroom Pizza Pie, Veggie Salad, Dessert Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars and Beverages for $15 per person, Dessert & Beverage for $5
Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 262-547-1060. Hope to see you downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin for some fun and food.

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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6 days ago

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Get in on the fun!

Only 10 spots available so register soon.
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Get in on the fun! 

Only 10 spots available so register soon.

2 weeks ago

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This week has Tom and Barb Webber Singer-Songwriters / Fair Webber join us for #WaukeshaFridayNightAfterDark 6:30 - 9 pm at Martha Merrell's Books. Dinner Menu is Chicken with Mushrooms, Build your own salad, Potato Bake, Dessert Maple Apple Blondies and Beverage for $15 or Dessert & Beverage for $5. Call to reserve your seat at 262-547-1060 by Thursday Night. Continue the same great music from Waukesha's Friday Night Live indoors in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin. Share with your friends. ... See MoreSee Less

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Yes. When it’s elegant, original, or clever.

4 weeks 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!!!!😁😁😁

4 weeks 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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1 month 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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1 month ago

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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!

1 month 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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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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1 month 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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2 months 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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2 months 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

2 months 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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