Bookstores Helping Bookstores

Saturday, July 29, 2023 - 9:30am to 5:30pm

This Saturday we will be joining forces with other bookstores in Vermont to raise money for the rebuilding efforts of Bear Pond Books and Next Chapter Books after the recent flooding. Stop by our store (or one of the many other participating bookstores) on Saturday to contribute to the cause!

Participating Bookstores
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Bear Pond Books - Stowe
Bennington Bookshop - Bennington
The Book Nook - Ludlow
The Bookstore - Brandon
Bridgeside Books - Stowe
The Eloquent Page - St. Albans
Flying Pig Books - Shelburne
Norwich Bookstore - Norwich
Phoenix Books - Burlington, Essex + Rutland
The Vermont Book Shop - Middlebury
Village Square Booksellers - Bellows Falls
Yankee Bookshop - Woodstock

Event address: 
25 Elliot Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Books We Recommend for Disability Pride Month

July is Disability Pride Month, a celebration of the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and of disabled people themselves! In honor of this month we have combed our stacks to pull out all of the books we carry by and about disabled people and while many are on display in our store, we have so many more to share with you all. You can find links to all of them below, broken up into categories for easy browsing.

Children's Books We Recommend for Disability Pride Month

Middle Grade Books We Recommend for Disability Pride Month

Young Adult Books We Recommend for Disability Pride Month

Adult Fiction Books We Recommend for Disability Pride Month

Nonfiction Books We Recommend for Disability Pride Month

Memoirs & Biographies We Recommend for Disability Pride Month

Jen Ellis - Bernie's Mitten Maker

Friday, May 12, 2023 - 6:30pm

118 Elliot, Everyone’s Books, and Green Writers Press welcomes celebrated author Jen Ellis who will read from and discuss her hot-off-the-press debut memoir Bernie’s Mitten Maker (Green Writers Press).

Join us on Friday May 12th, 2023 at 118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT.
Doors open at 6:00 pm; Reading will begin at 6:30.
Books will be available for purchase/signing. Event is free but donations are appreciated.

ABOUT THE BOOK
Bernie’s Mitten Maker is a raw and honest account of the joy, stress, and shock of sudden internet fame. Told with captivating storytelling, this memoir explores the many roads that led to the Bernie Sanders mitten meme sensation that followed the 2021 presidential inauguration. Jen Ellis’s debut publication reads like an intimate conversation with an old friend. Vermont teacher, mother, and crafter, Ellis weaves the stories of her life together with humor and thoughtful insight. She shares her struggles with childhood trauma, infertility, and homophobia and shows us how crafting can build community and generosity can bring joy. 

PRAISE
“In the fine old Vermont tradition, Jen Ellis keeps it real—as well as warm and fuzzy. Not even going viral stays this crafter from her self-appointed rounds of neighborliness, generosity, and radical kindness. Bernie’s Mitten Maker is an engrossing memoir about the healing power of handwork and the generative potential of an openhanded approach to life. And when you think about it, what’s an upcycled, fleece-lined mitten but a wide open hand?”

-- Alison Bechdel, comic artist of Dykes to Watch Out For and Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

“At the heart of Jen Ellis’s book is the core belief in the incredible power of building human connection. And the thread that binds these chapters together is that having a generosity of spirit feeds others but also feeds us. She points us towards writing that thank you card, telling others what they mean to us, and yes, sending someone a crafted pair of mittens to show our gratitude.”

-- Becca Balint, U.S. Congresswoman, author of The Girl in the Yellow Pantsuit: Essays on Politics, History, and Culture

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jen Ellis was a teacher and crafter when the mittens she sewed for Senator Bernie Sanders became the inspiration for millions of memes. Originally from South Portland, Maine, Ellis’s teaching career spanned nearly two decades in the public schools of North Carolina and Vermont. She is a songwriter, beekeeper, and crafter of the occasional pair of mittens for local non-profit fundraisers. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Counseling from the University of Vermont. This is her debut publication. Ellis lives in Vermont with her wife and daughter.

Event address: 
118 Elliot Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Books: 
Bernie's Mitten Maker By Jen Ellis Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9798986532455
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Green Writers Press - May 2nd, 2023

Bernie’s Mitten Maker is a raw and honest account of the joy, stress, and shock of sudden internet fame. Told with captivating storytelling, this memoir explores the many roads that led to the Bernie Sanders mitten meme sensation that followed the 2021 presidential inauguration. Jen Ellis’s debut publication reads like an intimate conversation with an old friend.


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