Tales of Cape Cod 2024

Titcomb's is thrilled to be partnering with Tales of Cape Cod for their 2024 season! View the program schedule and buy books below.

All programs begin at 7 pm.  Admission prices, unless otherwise noted, are $15 for nonmembers; $10 for members.  Open seating, Tales of Cape Cod does not sell advance tickets. Generally, the programs last 45 minutes, followed by a brief Q & A, book signing, and dessert or wine and cheese reception.  Books will be for sale courtesy of Titcomb’s Bookshop. Memberships, which allows for reduced admission prices, can be secured at the door.

WHERE: The Olde Colonial Courthouse, 3046 Main Street, Barnstable Village, MA 02630

More info about Tales of Cape Cod on their Website

 

2024 Season

Tuesday, May 28:  Jim Ellis - Myths, Tall Tales & Half Truths
As told by favorite West Barnstable storyteller JIM ELLIS. 

Monday, June 3:  Alexander Brash - Whaler at Twilight
A long lost true story of an American whaler in search of adventure, absolution and redemption as told by his great great grandson ALEXANDER BRASH. 

Monday, June 17:  Eric Jay Dolin - Left For Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery and Survival at the Edge of the World
A gripping story of 1800’s seafaring brought to life by acclaimed author ERIC JAY DOLIN. 

Monday, July 1:  Emily Franklin - Lioness of Boston: The Life of Isabella Stewart Gardner
The evocative story of the life of Isabella Stewart Gardner presented by best-selling author EMILY FRANKLIN. 

Monday, July 8:  Ann Hood - Fly Girl, also her new book The Stolen Child
Gifted story teller ANN HOOD, author of Fly Girl entertains with an amusing and sometimes moving account of her adventurous years as a flight attendant.  

Monday, July 15:  Casey Sherman - Murder in Hollywood
New York Times
bestselling author Casey Sherman pulls back Tinseltown's velvet curtain to reveal the dark underbelly of celebrity.

Monday, August 5:  Ben Shattuck - Six Walks in the Footsteps of Thoreau, also his new book History of Sound
Presented by BEN SHATTUCK. By retracing Thoreau’s path through Cape Cod, the author demonstrates the ways walking in nature inspires us all.  

Monday, August 12:  Robert Martello - Midnight Ride; Industrial Dawn & The rise of American Enterprise
Paul Revere’s ride to warn the colonial militia of the British march on Lexington and Concord is a legendary contribution to the American Revolution. Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn reveals another side of this American hero’s life: that of a transformational entrepreneur instrumental in the industrial revolution.

Tuesday, September 3:  Greg Skomal - Chasing Shadows
Accomplished marine biologist and author of Chasing Shadows, GREG SKOMAL discusses the fascination with shark ecology, history and behavior. 

Monday, September 23:  Michael Tougias - Ten Hours Until Dawn, also his new book The Power of Positive Fishing
In the midst of the Blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the shoals in Salem Sound off the Massachusetts coast. The Coast Guard heard the Mayday calls and immediately dispatched a patrol boat. Within an hour, the Coast Guard boat was in as much trouble as the tanker.

Myths, Tall Tales and Half Truths of Cape Cod By James H. Ellis Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781467154444
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - July 31st, 2023

A Whaler at Twilight: A True Account of Whaling and Redemption in the South Pacific By Alexander R. Brash, Robert W. Armstrong, Tom Kiernan (Foreword by) Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9781493074761
Availability: In stock at our warehouse - Ships in 5-12 business days
Published: Lyons Press - September 5th, 2023

Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World By Eric Jay Dolin Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781324093084
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Liveright - May 7th, 2024

The Lioness of Boston By Emily Franklin Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781567928099
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: David R. Godine Publisher - March 19th, 2024

Fly Girl: A Memoir By Ann Hood Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324050414
Availability: In stock at our warehouse - Ships in 5-12 business days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 4th, 2023

The Stolen Child: A Novel By Ann Hood Cover Image
$22.39
ISBN: 9780393609806
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 7th, 2024

A Murder in Hollywood: The Untold Story of Tinseltown's Most Shocking Crime By Casey Sherman Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781728276502
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks - February 13th, 2024

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Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau By Ben Shattuck Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781953534040
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tin House Books - April 19th, 2022

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The History of Sound: Stories By Ben Shattuck Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593490389
Availability: Pre-order now. Click "DETAILS" below for publication date.
Published: Viking - July 9th, 2024

Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn: Paul Revere and the Growth of American Enterprise (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology) By Robert Martello Cover Image
$45.50
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ISBN: 9780801897580
Published: Johns Hopkins University Press - October 21st, 2010

Chasing Shadows: My Life Tracking the Great White Shark By Greg Skomal, Ret Talbot Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780063090835
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow - July 11th, 2023

Ten Hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do By Michael J. Tougias Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780312334369
Availability: In stock at our warehouse - Ships in 5-12 business days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 30th, 2006

The Power of Positive Fishing: A Story of Friendship and the Quest for Happiness By Michael J. Tougias, Adam Gamble Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781493075416
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lyons Press - September 5th, 2023