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Ben Goldfarb, Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter

07/19/2018 - 7:00PM

In Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North America's lakes and rivers. The consequences of losing beavers were profound: streams eroded, wetlands dried up, and species from salmon to swans lost vital habitat. Today, a growing coalition of "Beaver Believers"--including scientists, ranchers, and passionate...

Open Fiction Book Group Reads Quiet Until the Thaw

07/23/2018 - 6:00PM

The Open Fiction Book Group reads one paperback novel a month and its discussions are led by local author Chrysler Szarlan. The group typically meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Since the store will officially close at 6:00, please arrive a few minutes early to purchase your books.    July 23 - Quiet Until the Thaw by Alexandra Fuller   Lakota Oglala Sioux Nation, South Dakota.   Two Native American cousins, Rick Overlooking Horse and You Choose...

Lauren Groff, Florida in conversation with Judith Frank

07/24/2018 - 7:00PM

Lauren Groff will be in conversation with Judith Frank. In her thrilling new book, Lauren Groff brings the reader into a physical world that is at once domestic and wild--a place where the hazards of the natural world lie waiting to pounce, yet the greatest threats and mysteries are still of an emotional, psychological nature. A family retreat can be derailed by a prowling panther, or by a sexual secret. Among those navigating this place are a resourceful pair of abandoned sisters; a lonely...

Ottessa Moshfegh, My Year of Rest and Relaxation

07/27/2018 - 7:00PM

From one of our boldest, most celebrated new literary voices, a novel about a young woman's efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes Our narrator should be happy, shouldn't she? She's young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, works an easy job at a hip art gallery, lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for,...

Where's Waldo 2018

07/28/2018 - 2:00PM

Where's Waldo? In the Pioneer Valley, of course! The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five different local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including stickers, book coupons, and more! You will find Waldo figures in businesses such as Atkins Farms in North Amherst, The Children’s Museum in Holyoke, Jones Library in Amherst, Magic Wings in South Deerfield, three businesses in Thornes...

T. Greenwood, Rust & Stardust

08/07/2018 - 7:00PM

Greenwood's glowing dark ruby of a novel brilliantly transforms the true crime story that inspired Nabokov's Lolita. Shatteringly original and eloquently written....So ferociously suspenseful, I found myself holding my breath." --Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You Camden, NJ, 1948. When 11 year-old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the local Woolworth's, she has no way of knowing that 52 year-old Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, is...

Crime Club Reads I.Q.

08/13/2018 - 7:00PM

The Crime Club reads one paperback mystery a month and its discussions are led by Joanne Picard. The group typically meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m.  Note: Even though the store is closed, we will still meet at 7:00 p.m.. However, you must use the upstairs (College Street) entrance, as the ground floor entrance (parking lot) will be locked. In addition, if you wish to buy the book for the subsequent month (at the regular club discount), please...

Shakespeare Club reads The Taming of the Shrew

08/19/2018 - 3:45PM

The Shakespeare Club reads one play each month and its discussions are led by UMass Professor Arthur Kinney. The group typically meets the third Sunday of each month at 11 a.m. Until further notice the book club meetings will be held at Professor Kinney's house. Please contact the store for more details.   August 19 - The Taming of the Shrew

Active Citizens Book Group Reads The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels 

08/26/2018 - 4:00PM

The Active Citizens Book Group! Join us to discuss current affairs in the US and around the world. Future topics will include the environment, racism, economic and gender inequality, and workers' rights. This group meets monthly on the last Sunday of the month, at 4 p.m. Sunday, August 26, 4:00pm - The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham...

Open Fiction Group Reads The Plague of Doves

08/27/2018 - 6:00PM

The Open Fiction Book Group reads one paperback novel a month and its discussions are led by local author Chrysler Szarlan. The group typically meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Since the store will officially close at 6:00, please arrive a few minutes early to purchase your books. Monday, August 27, 6:00pm - The Plague of Doves A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, The Plague of Doves—the first part of a loose trilogy that includes the National Book Award-winning...

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