Get in the holiday spirit during Wellesley Square’s annual Holiday Stroll. This great community event brings families to the Central Street/Wellesley Square area to visit Santa, enjoy merchants' hospitality and do some holiday shopping in a festive atmosphere! Wellesley Books will be hosting Chef Joanne Chang, artist Ralph Masiello, and children’s author/illustrator Aaron Becker for book signings throughout the day. Let us help you pick out the perfect, personalized gift for your loved ones!
12:00 - 1:00 PM – Booksigning and tasting with Chef Joanne Chang
Local favorite Chef Joanne Chang returns to Wellesley Books for Holiday Stroll! Joanne will be signing copies of her latest cookbook, Flour, too, and sharing delicious samples. Flour, too includes recipes for the savory fare that has made her four cafés Boston's favorite stops for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This mouthwatering collection is a necessary addition to any home cook's bookshelf. To enter the signing line customers must have purchased a copy of Flour or Flour, Too from Wellesley Books.
1:00 - 2:30 PM – Booksigning and drawing with author Ralph Masiello
'Tis the season to be an artist! Ralph Masiello returns to Wellesley Books to share his incredible talents. In the tenth book in his drawing series, Ralph Masiello brings the spirit of Christmas alive with Ralph Masiello’s Christmas Drawing Book. In this engaging work, Ralph gives budding illustrators step-by-step instructions to teach them to draw trees, lights, ornaments, and wreaths. Ralph will be giving drawing demonstrations and signing books. To enter the signing line customers must have purchased a copy of Ralph Masiello’s Christmas Drawing Book from Wellesley Books.
2:00 - 3:30 PM Booksigning by debut author Aaron Becker
Aaron Becker’s Journey is a gorgeous addition to any child’s library. In this beautifully illustrated, wordless picture book, a lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and escapes into a world where adventure and danger abound. With supple line, luminous color, and nimble flights of fancy, Becker launches an ordinary child on an extraordinary journey. To enter the signing line customers must have purchased a copy of Journey from Wellesley Books.