Graphic novelist Rachel Lindsay as shares her memoir about the treatment of mental illness, treating mental illness as a commodity, and the often unavoidable choice between sanity and happiness. A portion of the profits from book sales will be donated to the United Counseling Service.
This event will take place at the Manchester Community Library
Contact: The Northshire Bookstore
Please join Ann Dávila Cardinal in celebrating the release of her new novel, Five Midnights (Tor Teen, 2019). There will be Latin music, salsa dancing, and Puerto Rican appetizers from Café Anna at Vermont College of Fine Arts. There will be a short reading from the novel, and Bear Pond Books will be on hand with copies for sale.
Cash bar offering special El Cuco Mojitos.
This is a free, family-friendly event!
Cheryl Strayed: Wild
New York Times bestselling author Cheryl Strayed will speak in celebration of Brattleboro Area Hospice’s 40th anniversary. A Wild Life: Growing Through Life’s Challenges is an evening of inspiration, wisdom and storytelling. There will be a book signing after the talk.
Cost: $25-100. This is a fundraiser for Brattleboro Area Hospice.
Contact: Catamount Arts
Naomi Wolf: Outrages: Sex, Censorship, and the Criminalization of Love
Cost: This is a tickeded event. Space is limited. With the purchase of one ticket, you will receive a free copy of Outrages. Ticket information will be available soon on the Northshire Bookstore website.
Contact: Northshire Bookstore
Deirdre Heekin, Duncan Holaday, Paula Marcoux: A Celebration of the Independent Spirit (Joan Hutton Landis Summer Reading Series)
Jane Lindholm is the host for the Vermont Public Radio’s Vermont Edition, producer and host of But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids, and former director/producer of Marketplace. Kit Norton is a reporter for VTDigger, and he previously worked at public radio’s Living on Earth. Maggie Cassidy is the new editor of The Valley News daily newspaper; she had previously been a reporter and web editor for the paper.
Contact: Strafford Town House Forum
Winners of the Literary Arts Awards along with the judges, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, will have a panel discussion. Open to the public with a book signing and reception to follow.
This event will be held in Filene Auditorium in the Moore Building on the Dartmouth College campus.
Luncheon and author talk with Abi Maxell, author of The Den.
This event will be held at Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Company.
Cost: $20, which includes luncheon, author talk and donation to North Conway Library. Purchase tickets by May 18, from the bookstore (603) 356-3200, or from the North Conway Library (603) 356-2961.
Contact: White Birch Books
Elayne Clift: Around the World in Fifty Years
Contact: Next Stage Arts
Next Stage Arts presents award-winning author Elayne Clift’s book launch event as part of its ongoing literary series, Next Stage Speaks hosted by Vermont Poet Laureate Chard deNiord. Clift’s 13th book, Around the World in Fifty Years: Travel Tales of a Not So Innocent Abroad, is a collection of selected stories about her global travels, told in prose and poetry.
There is a suggested donation at the door of $10.
Janet Pocorobba, author of The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sense and Me will be at The Galaxy Bookshop to read from her book, answer questions, and share the music of the three-string shamisen, an ancient and difficult to master Japanese instrument.
Free and open to the public.
Join Northshire Bookstore for Booktopia 2019, where authors and readers meet. Booktopia features author events, presentations, book signings, meet and greets, and a celebratory dinner. Booktopia is all about the attendees meeting authors and discussing their work. Each year seven or more authors are invited to participate. Authors and guests find Booktopia special because attendees are avid readers who have often read the titles being discussed—so the conversation is rich and insightful.
2019 Booktopia authors and presenters:
Amy Einhorn: Flatiron Books Publisher
Sarah Blake: The Guest Book
Christopher Castellani - Leading Men
Stephen Mack Jones - Lives Laid Away
Andrea Lawlor - Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl
Bianca Marais - Hum If You Don’t Know Words
Abi Maxwell - The Den
Jay Parini - The Damascus Road
Dave Patterson - Soon the Light Will Be Perfect
Maura Roosevelt - Baby of the Family
Cost: $175. One ticket entitles you to all Booktopia 2019 sessions and activities taking place May 3 to May 4. You will also receive a $50 gift certificate to our store when you check in. Buy your tickets online.
Peter Money: Oh When The Saints
Salt Hill Pub (Lebanon)—with the Salt Hill Irish Language Group and the Norwich Bookstore—will host a book send-off event for longtime West Windsor writer Peter Money, in their Galway Room.
The event includes Irish music, introductions, a brief selection of readings, books for sale, and—of course—all else for which Salt Hill is known.
Contact: The Norwich Bookstore