Jon Derek Croteau Event – ‘My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within’ 6pm Thursday, 4th Sept.

August 27th, 2014

Jon Derek Croteau discusses his new book My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within on at 6pm on Thursday, September 4th.


My Thinning Years is an emotional journey through Jon Derek Croteau’s struggle with eating disorders and accepting his identity as a gay man. In his struggle to accept his sexuality, Croteau attempts to erase his pain through trying to erase himself. This is an honest, powerful and raw insight into the self-punishing, self-harming and consuming force of eating disorders.
—Grace Bowman, author of Thin

It’s rare I tell someone they must read a book. My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within by Jon Derek Croteau is a book you must read. It doesn’t matter if you’re gay, straight, male, female, young or old. Whether you’re affected or afflicted by an addiction or disorder. If your experience in reading this book is like mine, then you will walk away with a better perspective on life. You will know you can overcome any obstacle. You will learn how to love and accept yourself, as you are. You will see through the life of Jon Derek Croteau how he did it. You must read this book. I’m going to read it again, and again.
—Steve Thompson, Executive Producer, Pure Motive Radio

A fantastic and harrowing story, told deeply and honestly…an emotional read…a generous, hopeful book I dearly hope gets into the hands of the many people who face similar hardships and desperately need to hear Jon Derek Croteau’s story.
—Randy Harrison, actor, Queer As Folk

Come join us! As always this event is free and open to the public.

Helena Worthen Event ‘What Did You Learn At Work Today?’ at 6pm on Friday, August 29

August 27th, 2014

Labor Educator and Professor Helena Worthen discusses her new book What Did You Learn at Work Today: The Forbidden Lessons of Labor Education on Friday, August 29 at 6pm.


Our land of opportunity has become the land of bad jobs – low wage, dangerous, precarious, and stressful. Does it have to be this way? What does it take to make bad jobs into good jobs?

Helena Worthen looks at organizing as learning. As a labor educator, she has worked with unions in all over the US designing and delivering education programs to help working people make bad jobs better.

Her new book is “What Did You Learn at Work Today?” She wrote it for people with no knowledge of the US system of workplace law, people who may ask, when they get their first taste of the power relationships of work, “Can they do that?”

The answer, unfortunately, is yes…. Unless! Come to this author event and hear what people have done and what you can do.

Hope to see you here!

Jon McGoran Event ‘Deadout: A Thriller’ at 6pm on Thursday, August 28!

August 27th, 2014

Come join us for Jon McGoran’s new thriller, Deadout, at 6pm on Thursday August 28!


In this riveting follow-up to DRIFT, the acclaimed first title in the biotech thriller series, McGoran effortlessly continues the complex plotline surrounding Detective Doyle Carrick: A mysterious plague is killing an island’s bees. A big government contract is at stake. And a beautiful researcher fans the embers of a stalled relationship.

A trip to an island off the New England coastand away from the demands of police work might be just what is needed to jumpstart Detective Doyle Carrick and Nola Watkins stalled relationship. But a mysterious plague is killing the island’s bees. Nola takes a job at an organic farm hit hard by the disease, working for the rich, handsome, and annoying Teddy, with whom she quickly becomes a little too friendly for Doyle’s liking. When Teddy’s estranged father offers Doyle a big payday to keep his son out of trouble until he can close a big government contract and when Doyle meets Annalisa, a beautiful researcher studying the bees Doyle decides to stick around.

Stoma Corporation, a giant biotech company, moves in with genetically modified super bees that supposedly are the answer to the world’s bee crisis. As tension grows between protestors and a private army of thugs, Doyle realizes that bees aren’t the only thing being modified. Annalisa’s coworkers start to go missing, and she and Doyle uncover a dark, deadly, and terrifying secret. Things spin violently out of control on the tiny island, and when Doyle closes in on what Stoma Corporation is really up to, he must race to stop them before their plot succeeds, and spreads to the mainland and the world.

About the Author

Jon McGoran has written about food and sustainability for 20 years, previously as communications director at Weavers Way Co-op in Philadelphia and as the former editor of Grid magazine. McGoran is also an advocate for urban agriculture, cooperative development, and labeling of genetically engineered foods. He is a founding member of the Philadelphia Liars Club, a group of published authors dedicated to promotion, networking, and service work.

Sounds fascinating!

Dusty Miller Event “Danger At the Gates: An Alice Ott Mystery” Friday, 22 August

August 5th, 2014

Local author Dusty Miller discusses her new book ‘Danger at the Gates: An Alice Ott Mystery‘ at 6pm on Friday, August 22


“I love the credibility of Alice Ott, a hero who can be old, in love, principled, and pass out when her oxygen runs out. Dusty Miller turns a polemic against nukes into a readable educational novel that doesn’t preach.” – Sara Paretsky.

Dusty J Miller, mystery writer and local activist, is the author of Danger at the Gates:An Alice Ott Mystery, and Danger in the Air, the first in the Alice Ott mystery series. She is a retired psychotherapist and author of Women Who Hurt Themselves and other popular psychology books. For more information about Danger at the Gates and upcoming book readings, contact her at:

As always, this event is free and open to the public!

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DATE CHANGE: Lynn Levine Event: Mammal Tracks & Scat Pocket Guide Friday, Sept. 19th

July 18th, 2014

Local author, Forester, and tracker Lynn Levine will be discussing her new book,
Mammal Tracks & Scat:Life Size Pocket Guide at 6pm on Friday, the 19th of September!


Mammal Tracks & Scat, the original edition is fantastic, so we hope to see you here!

CANCELLED: Eric Stanway ‘Madame Sherri: The Special Edition’

June 13th, 2014

Unfortunately Eric has had to cancel tonight’s event, we will reschedule for a different time.


Susan Schroder Event ‘You Come Too: A Tribute To a Beloved Horse’ on Thursday, June 26 at 6pm

May 30th, 2014

Pioneer Valley author Susan Schroder discusses her new memoir ‘You Come Too: A Tribute To a Beloved Horse’ at 6pm on Thursday, June 26th.


Anger, fear, and uncertainty power the first day this horse and woman meet. The horse, six-months old, the woman, barely out of her teens, are to bond for life. But how is this going to happen? You Come Too is a compelling invitation to all animal lovers who appreciate the depth of feeling and meaning pets bring into our lives.

The author of this true story, Susan Schroder, artfully describes behaviors her equine heroine exhibits, giving the reader an intimate view of their relationship. This unique story focuses on the horse and her adaptation to the human world including her strong need to belong, to learn, to love, to heal, to play, and to get what she wants. It is heartwarming and inspirational. Beware. It may even change the reader’s idea about how this majestic species interplays with life.

New York Times bestselling author (The Good Good Pig) and naturalist Sy Montgomery writes, “You Come Too is riveting, beautifully crafted, full of love and insight, and has a powerful narrative arc. Everyone who has ever loved an animal will relate to this book – and even those who have known horses for years will learn something new from it.”

Best Selling author (The Dog Who Loved Too Much), world renowned animal behaviorist, and founding member of Veterinarians for Equine Welfare Nicholas Dodman, DVM writes; “You Come Too is a beautifully written saga of a 28-year relationship between the author and her horse in which both came to deeply understand and trust the other. The connection between them was almost spiritual. The end of the story is very moving and testifies to the powerful and eternal bond of love that a person can have with an animal.”

Come join us!

Eric Stanway Event ‘Madame Sherri: Special Edition’ Friday, June 13, 2014

May 21st, 2014

New Hampshire author Eric Stanway  is back with a brand new and updated edition of ‘Madame Sherri’! He will be here to discuss what he has since discovered at 6pm on Friday, June 13th.



“Take a walk through West Chesterfield, New Hampshire, and you will discover, deep in the woods, the crumbling remains of Madam Sherri’s castle. Theatrical, eccentric and flamboyant, Madame scandalized the locals for years, before succumbing to poverty.

This special edition of the popular history includes dozens of new photographs from Sherri’s life, as well as many reminiscences from those who knew her so long ago.” Madame Sherri, The Special Edition by Eric Stanway & David Fiske


Come and check it out!

photo courtesy of Brenda Darroch


It’s coming…

April 9th, 2014


WHEREAS, the citizens of Brattleboro stand committed to promoting the pleasure of reading for all members of the community, from middle- and high school students to families and retirees — and to any and all who may not have ready access to printed books; and

WHEREAS, “World Book Night,” a national celebration of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday on April 23, 2014, promotes reading in this community and 6,000 communities across America;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that  Literature calls on the citizens of Brattleboro to endorse “World Book Night ” and commits our community to support the volunteers who have already signed up to get free paperbacks to those without means or access to printed books on a regular basis.

- Everyone’s Books


World Book Night U.S. is an ambitious campaign to give thousands of free, specially-printed paperbacks to light or non-readers. Volunteer book givers help promote reading by going into our communities and handing out free copies to those without means or access to a printed book.

With the organizational support of local bookstores and libraries, WBN volunteers share the free WBN books in locations such as hospitals, mass transit, nursing homes, food pantries, underfunded schools and more. This is not a random giveaway, but a person-to-person, carefully planned outreach.

World Book Night takes place on April 23, 2014 – Shakespeare’s birthday – and is in its third year in the U.S. WBN reach includes all 50 states, Puerto Rico, USVI, and overseas military bases.
The WBN picks are by a wide array of award-winning and bestselling adult and YA authors, as well as classics, books in Spanish, and books in Large Print. The assortment of WBN titles is based on diversity in subject matter, age level, gender, ethnicity and geography. The books were chosen in a vote by librarians, booksellers, and last year’s givers.
Volunteers applied online to be givers by stating where they intend to seek out book recipients, and noting which of the special WBN Book Picks they’d like to hand out. The volunteer givers come from all walks of life: teachers, book club members, social workers, first responders, local businesspeople, librarians, booksellers, students, parents, and more.

Of note: It is too late to volunteer to be a giver this year, but anyone can join the WBN mailing list in order to be notified when giver application process begins anew in the fall for 2015.
For more information:
Spreading the Love of Reading. Person to Person.
World Book Night U.S. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supported by UPS, authors, publishers, the American Booksellers Association, the American Library Association, Barnes & Noble, and the Ingram Content Group.


Shirley & Rudy Nelson ‘The Risk of Returning’ at 7:15pm on Friday, April 4

March 22nd, 2014

Authors Shirley and Rudy Nelson discuss their new book of fiction, The Risk of Returning on Friday, April 4th at 7:15 pm (immediately after Tom Ragle and Toni Ortner’s event)


The place of return is the country of Guatemala in 1987.  The “returner” is forty-year-old Ted Peterson from Boston.  His purpose:  To solve the mystery of his father’s disappearance years before.  Caught in a culture of violence and deadly secrets, what he discovers is as much about himself as about his father.

“I have just read an extraordinary book, The Risk of Returning.”  William Jersey, film maker, Peabody Award winner.

“A remarkable novel.”  Eugene Mirabelli, author of Renato the Painter, first prize for fiction, Independent Publisher Awards.

“It deserves a place next to the very finest political novels.”  Chris Robinson, co-host, NCPR Book Show.

“A great thriller and a great portrait of Guatemala.”  Frances Fitzgerald, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist.

The Nelsons, who live in Amherst, Mass., are the authors of four earlier books, including award-winning The Last Year of the War.  This is their first collaborative book.  They will read from it and discuss the process of collaboration and the adventure of self-publishing on Friday, January 3, at 7:00 PM.  Public welcome.

The authors’ proceeds from all sales of the book at the event will go to the Guatemala Human Rights Commission.

Hope to see you here!

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