Thursday, December 1, 2016

Elm Street Books is trying to make your holiday shopping easier and easier! We'll be open late every Thursday evening til Christmas!! Some of the local restaurants are offering special drinks and meal discounts if you show them your late night shopping receipts. AWESOME!! What a nice night on the town. Check this link for participating stores and restaurants.
Also tomorrow night we are open late for the Christmas Stroll. Lots of sweet treats for the kiddies.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Elm Street books is thankful for all our wonderful customers. They keep us floating, they make us laugh, they add thoughtful conversation to our days and they remind us why we are proud and happy to be an independent book store.
May all of you enjoy a terrific holiday fill with gratitude, family and friends.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Putting Bungee to Bed

Stop by Elm Street Books this Saturday September 24th 2:30-4:30 to meet and chat with author and certified sleep expert, Sasha Carr. Sasha has created a book and fun little monkey to help get your little ones to sleep more easily. That way YOU get to sleep more easily. She has worked with lots of kiddies to send them to dreamland more quickly.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

What makes a small independent bookstore so special?

 The booksellers who help keep us ticking.

All our booksellers are readers, a characteristic you may not find in the big box stores.
We are lucky when we find college and high school booksellers who are enthusiastic readers. When we do we don't let them go. Kerinne is headed back to college, but we'll see her again during her vacation time.
Check out the pile of books she read this summer!
Good luck this year!!
See you soon.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Pre order your copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for a 20% discount
til Wednesday July 28th.

Stop by Elm Street Books for your copy as early as 9:00AM on Sunday the 31st of July!!
Rosie Café will be serving up some special Harry Potter treats and giving out Harry Potter quiz sheets.

Special surprises at Elm Street Books while the supplies last.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Elm Street Books won again.

We were voted "Best Bookstore" in Moffly Media's Annual "Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut" contest. Thank you to all our wonderful customers who voted for us. Our goal at Elm Street Books is to exceed your customer service expectations and bring you into the exciting world of books.
Our staff is composed of  enthusiastic readers. Whether you are 9 or 90, you'll find a member of the Elm Street Books team to help you find the right book for you.

Stop by soon.

It's our 10th anniversary at our 35 Elm Street location. Mention this blog at the register to receive 10% off you purchase.

Read On!!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Stop by to toast Wendy Walker!!!
Summer Thrillers
Watson is a terrific thriller writer. This one revolves around the death of the protagonist's sister. Was it an accident or murder. As the main personality starts to investigate her sister's life there are quirky internet elements that completely ensnare her.
I picked up this book after hearing from a few publishers that they were completely thrown off the scent with this thriller. Love that! Starting out with the hit and run  accident of a five year old, the single Mom is shattered. She disappears from sight hoping to lose herself and her grief. As this tale moves forward we realize this is a twisted case which none of the Bristol police will let slip away.
You will actually gasp out loud!
"This isn't just a good novel; it's a great one. I trusted no one in these pages, yet somehow cared about them all. Before The Fall brings a serrated edge to every character, every insight,
and every wicked twist."
-Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times Bestselling author

 This is the summer book that we can't keep on the shelves. Lots of buzz between booksellers and customers.

 A foggy summer night plane crash leaves only two survivors. As the passengers' intrigues unravel odd coincidences point to a conspiracy.
Page turner!!!
All three of these thrillers will keep you turning pages.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Great Event at the Wilton Library April 12th

Don't miss Suzanne Rindell tonight at the Wilton Library. www.wilton

 “Suzanne Rindell’s latest novel is a riveting account of three young adults struggling to define themselves against issues of family, race, and sexual identity in the intolerant world of the '50s. Three-Martini Lunch is a gripping study of the ways in which people betray others and themselves in an effort to carve out places for themselves in a competitive and unforgiving world.”—Sara Gruen, New York Times-bestselling author of Water for Elephants and At the Water’s Edge

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Join Elm Street Books For Earth Day Saturday April 23 at 1:30pm
The New Canaan Nature Center

The Humane EconomyHow Innovators and Enlightened Consumers Are Transforming the Lives of Animals

Join us for this fascinating speaker,
Wayne Pacelle, CEO of The Humane Society of the United States.
Booksigning to follow.
A major new exploration of the economics of animal exploitation and a practical roadmap for how we can use the marketplace to promote the welfare of all living creatures, from the renowned animal-rights advocate Wayne Pacelle, President/CEO of the Humane Society of the United States and New York Times bestselling author of The Bond.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

 Author Talk with Nancy Jo Sales for her book "American Girls Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers."

Don't miss this!!

Wednesday April 27th, 6:30 pm @ the Wagner Room,
@ the New Canaan High School.

This event is sponsored by Elm Street Books, New Canaan Cares
and the New Canaan Library,
Register Online

Friday, January 15, 2016

When Breath Becomes Air

This week a wonderful book, a memoir of a most talented surgeon, Paul Kalanithi published on Tuesday. Copies have been flying out of the store and with good reason. This is such a powerful book,sharing both  the eyes of an exceptional man confronting his mortality and the acute vision of the world of medicine as doctor and patient Don't miss it.
Follow this link to the NYTimes review.