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JULY 9, 2020
Big Al's Books win BIG! A Big Al Bear Hug, Big Al Cleans the Park, Case of the Missing Cooler, and Big Al's Treasure were each the the recipient of the Purple Dragonfly Award presented annually by Story Monsters Ink. Bear Hug Books is proud to be honored by the wonderful organization.
OCTOBER 15, 2019
Valuing Our Children Literacy Program will be hosting "The Big Read" at the Athol Public Library on November 26th from 5:30-7pm. Bear Hug Books will be reading two books from The Big Al Children's Book Series beginning around 6pm.
OCTOBER 8, 2019
The Athol Public Library will be hosting Bear Hug Books for a reading/signing on Saturday, November 2nd at 10:00am in the Children's Room. 
OCTOBER 1, 2019
Midnight Madness in Orange/Athol will be held on December 14th and Bear Hug Books will be "popping up" in one of the storefronts that evening to sell and sign books. I will post on this page, Facebook and Instagram where I will be set up once it is determined.
SEPTEMBER 25, 2019
Trail Head Outfitter & General Store will be hosting us for a reading & signing of one of the Big Al Books. Kids can also decorate a homemade bear cookie and color a picture from the Big Al Coloring Book. Sure to be great fun! Saturday, October 5th at 3pm.
SEPTEMBER 25, 2019
Please come by and see us at the Garlic & Arts Festival on September 28 & 29. I will be set up at the North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce booth, selling and signing books. Bring the kids by to take their picture with "Big Al". Big Al Helps Clean The Park and the Big Al Coloring Book are now available!
SEPTEMBER 20, 2019
The Big Al Books are now available for sale at the Petersham Country Store in Petersham, MA. Stop in and support this wonderful and iconic business.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2019
Bear Hug Books will be selling and signing books at the North Quabbin Fall Festival on Saturday, September 14th, in downtown Athol from 9am-4pm. Bring the kids by to take a picture with "Big Al".
JULY 17, 2019
Bear Hug Books will be selling "A Big Al Bear Hug" at the Orange, MA Third Thursday Street Fair on Thursday, July 18, 2019 between 5pm-8pm. 
JULY 17,2019
"A Big Al Bear Hug" has arrived. The first shipment of books is here and ready for purchase on this website. The books are also available for purchase online at Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Local shops in the Orange/Athol MA area will be stocking them soon.
JULY 14, 2019
Release of  "A Big Al Bear Hug" is due to happen within then next week or two. This will be the first book in the Big Al Series to hit the shelves. Books may be purchased through this website.  
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