Bunch of Grapes

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.

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.

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.

Mary Gordon Reading

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

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.

Hillary Clinton Attracts Overflow Crowd for Book Signing

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.

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.
Dawn Braasch

Bunch of Grapes Turns the Page, Will Move to Bowl and Board

The Bunch of Grapes, the landmark Vineyard Haven bookstore that has been the go-to place for Islanders and summer visitors alike — including sitting U.S. presidents — to buy their books for more than 40 years, will relocate, owner Dawn Braasch announced last week.

Buy a Book, Help a Brother

The Bunch of Grapes Bookstore has teamed up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Martha’s Vineyard to help out this holiday season. Little Brothers and Sisters in the mentoring program are invited to visit Bunch of Grapes and create a wish list of up to six books. Community members may then view the wish lists and choose a book to give to a little. Bunch of Grapes is offering a 20 per cent discount on these gifts.

This opportunity is available until Dec. 31, 2011.


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

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.