Giving Undelivered Political Speeches Their Due
In his latest book Undelivered: The Never-Heard Speeches that Would Have Rewritten History, Jeffrey Nussbaum cites Election Night of 2000 as the beginning of his fascination with the undelivered speeches of history.
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Molly Coogan

Molly Coogan is store manager and buyer for the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore in Vineyard Haven.

On Monday, following Gov. Charlie Baker’s mandate, the store closed its doors at 2 p.m. for however long is necessary.

Ms Coogan hit the road doing a few last deliveries.

“I took some kids books — Frog and Toad, Ferdinand, some other classics ­— to a family with little kids, and dropped off the new Emily St. John Mandel novel The Glass Hotel to another customer. It comes out officially tomorrow so she got it early,” she said.

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Donors Buoy Bookstore
An online fund drive for the Bunch of Grapes bookstore in Vineyard Haven has raised more than $54,000 in two days.
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Travel Light, Move Fast
There will be a book talk and signing on Friday, August 9 with Alexandra Fuller at the Bunch of Grapes bookstore in Vineyard Haven.
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Mary Gordon Reading

On Friday, June 9, Mary Gordon will give a reading and talk at the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore.

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Bunch of Grapes Bookstore Will Move to New Main Street Location
After nearly five years in its current location at 35 Main street in Vineyard Haven, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore is relocating down the block into the two-story building formerly occupied by Juliska.
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Hillary Clinton Attracts Overflow Crowd for Book Signing
Olivia Hull

A line of people eager to greet Mrs. Clinton stretched all the way to the Steamship Authority wharf just before the rainy-day event Wednesday at the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore in Vineyard Haven. The former Secretary of State and longtime Island visitor was noncommittal about a run for the presidency.

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School Rules at Bunch of Grapes
Bunch of Grapes Bookstore in Vineyard Haven hosts a series of special events highlighting authors and young people with 20 per cent of all book sales during the week benefitting Island school libraries.
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Bunch of Grapes Bookstore is Sold
Lauren Martin

The Bunch of Grapes Bookstore will reopen next month in temporary quarters on Church street, after Vineyard Haven resident Dawn Braasch yesterday closed a deal to buy the business from Jon Nelson.

Ms. Braasch has run a multimillion dollar trucking firm, started a successful catering company, taught preschool in Chilmark and South Carolina, and worked for a year as the events coordinator at the Bunch of Grapes before the Fourth of July fire devastated the building and closed the business.

Purchase price for the business has not been disclosed.

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Readers Regroup at Bunch of Grapes, Where Books Aren’t the Only Tear-Jerkers
Mike Seccombe

Last Thursday night, having turned off the lights after the first full day’s trading at the newly-reopened Bunch of Grapes bookstore, Katherine Fergason sat down in the aisle, in the dark, in the silence and cried.

Happy tears this time.

It was not just that the bookstore was back — albeit in temporary form and in a temporary location — after the July Fourth fire.

It was the smell of 4,000 brand new books. And the smiles of scores of old customers.

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