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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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!

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It’s coming…

April 9th, 2014

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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

 

MORE ABOUT WORLD BOOK NIGHT
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:  www.us.worldbooknight.org
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)

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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!

Tom Ragle & Toni Ortner Event at 6pm on Friday, April 6th

March 18th, 2014

At 6pm on Friday, April 4, local authors Tom Ragle and Toni Ortner read from their new works, ‘Take This Song’ and ‘Traveling, a Perspective’.

Lee Bramble is the pen name of Tom Ragle, a professor of English literature with a bias toward the classical English poetic tradition. A graduate of Harvard and Oxford, he has taught and served in administration during his forty year career in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including over 20 years as President of Marlboro College, as a visiting professor at the University of Vermont and Peking University, and as Director of the Salzburg Seminar in Austria. He recently retired from the board of Write Action, where for a decade he served as Vice President and took primary responsibility for organizing the annual prose and poetry contests. Retired, he and Nancy, his second wife of 48 years, live in the 1780 Guilford, VT farmhouse where she grew up and where they raised their seven children.  He will be reading from his recent collection “Take This Song”.

Toni Ortner is a poet and author who lives in Brattleboro, Vermont. She is a member of the Write Action Board, a non-profit writers’ group that runs events such as readings, contests, and collaborative projects for Vermont writers. She hosts the Write Action Radio Hour on the fourth Sunday of each month on l07.7 FM 5-6 pm. where she interviews published writers and they read their work. She also showcases writing programs at colleges and has students read their work.

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

CANCELLED: Shirley & Rudy Nelson Event ‘The Risk of Returning’ Friday Jan 3 at 7pm

December 28th, 2013

DUE TO POOR WEATHER, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED.

Local authors Shirley and Rudy Nelson will be in store next Friday, January 3 at 7pm to read from and discuss their new novel ‘The Risk of Returning’.

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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.

 

 

Hild is here!!

November 15th, 2013

So!! Excited!!!

As I said (or perhaps ranted), Nicola is a brilliant writer and you should all go buy her books! I very highly recommend Slow River and Ammonite, and we still have a copy of Always in stock – let us know if you want it. :-)

 

hild“Steeping us in the taste of seventh-century England’s mead, the weight and warmth of its gorgeously woven and embroidered fabrics, and the myriad sights, sounds and scents of long ago, Seattle writer Nicola Griffith has created a marvel and a joy… But it’s the book’s sheer beauty that will most astonish readers. As Hild rushes to rescue her now-grown half-brother and his wife, she envisions herself as a hawk stooping to kill his pursuers. ‘Waking and sleeping alike were one thing of hollowing air and falling.’ Sharp as steel, clear as garnet, essential and sensual and right, Griffith’s telling of Hild’s adventures offers us something far better than mere comfort: the lure of the sublime.” —Nisi Shawl, Seattle Times

“I expected big things from this book, and I was not disappointed. Griffith’s prose is a tapestry, stitched so meticulously that I found myself gasping, at times, at the perfection of her word choices. . .[Hild] has it all—the epic sweep, the utterly convincing level of detail, and the larger-than-life characters. Griffith has taken a handful of pages from the Venerable Bede and made a gift of them for us all, creating in Hild a passionate, unique and thoroughly unforgettable heroine.” Alyx Dellamonica, Tor.com

Think Wolf Hall plus Game of Thrones, with a feminist twist. The writing is exquisite, with all the beautiful and gritty details of the early medieval period. Fans of historical fiction will gobble it up, but the setting lends just enough mysticism that fantasy readers will want to take a look, too. One of the best historical novels I’ve read in quite some time.”  Darien Library’s Blog

 

 

Charles Butterfield Event ‘Field Notes’ at 6pm on Friday, Nov. 1

October 26th, 2013

Local author and retired teacher Charles Butterfield discusses his new book of poetry Field Notes, on Friday, November 1 at 6pm.

“Charles Butterfield is not a dog lover who writes poems, he is a poet who writes about dogs. Or perhaps it is more accurate to say he writes poems where the topic is dogs, but the themes are age, death, relationship, love — all the concerns of a full life. From the very first poem, “A Dog Is Not a Fit Subject,” the reader can see how our relationship with dogs acts as a lens to magnify our humanity. After an unsentimental list of things that dogs do at the beginning of the poem, he ends with “His whimpering home in the dark/pawing quills from his snout is not a poem/but your opening the door to him/with a rock in your gut is.” Gail Sosinsky Whitman, Reader’s Favorites

Speaking personally, I was greatly reminded of Seamus Heaney when reading Field Notes. Though the writing styles are different, the clarity of writing and the deepness therein  is fabulous.

Please come join us for what I think will be a fascinating evening!

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