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Art Sparks Book Launch

09/21/2019 - 2:00PM

  Join us on Saturday, September 21 at 2:00pm to celebrate the launch of Art Sparks: Draw, Paint, Make, and Get Creative with 53 Amazing Projects! by Summer Art Barn founder Marion Abrams and Summer Art Barn Assistant Director Hilary Emerson Lay. This event is family friendly, and will include hands-on art activities for kids and adults of every age!  About the Book Kids love arts and crafts and every kid can be an artist with this book as their guide. Working with basic art...

Open Fiction Group

09/23/2019 - 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, September 23: The Overstory by Richard Powers Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize New York Times Bestseller A New York Times ...

Christopher Benfey

09/24/2019 - 7:00PM

Join us on Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00pm for a book reading and signing with Christopher Benfey, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College and author of If: The Untold Story of Kipling’s American Years. About the Book A unique exploration of the life and work of Rudyard Kipling in Gilded Age America, from a celebrated scholar of American literature. At the turn of the twentieth century, Rudyard Kipling towered over not just English literature but the entire...

Nemata Blyden

09/26/2019 - 7:00PM

Join us on Thursday, September 26 at 7:00pm for a book discussion and signing with Nemata Blyden, an associate professor of history and international affairs at the George Washington University and author of African Americans and Africa: A New History. This event is co-sponsored by the Mount Holyoke College Department of History. About the Book An introduction to the complex relationship between African Americans and the African continent. What is an “African American” and how does this...

Active Citizens Group

09/29/2019 - 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, September 29: Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland by Jonathan M. Metzl About the Book A physician reveals how right-wing backlash policies have...

A Night of Poetry

10/08/2019 - 7:00PM

  Join us on Tuesday, October 8 at 7:00pm in Gamble Auditorium at Mount Holyoke College to celebrate the release of author Shira Erlichman's debut poetry collection, Odes to Lithium. She will be joined by Franny Choi, celebrated writer of poems, essays, and plays, and Ocean Vuong, the New York Times bestselling author of On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous and the critically acclaimed poetry collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds. This event is co-sponsored by the Mount Holyoke...

Marta McDowell

10/09/2019 - 7:00PM

Join us on Wednesday, October 9 at 7:00pm for a book reading and signing with Marta McDowell, author of Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places that Inspired the Iconic Poet. About the Book From New York Times bestselling author Marta McDowell, an illustrated exploration of how gardening and plants inspired Emily Dickinson, one of the most beloved poets of all time. A new perspective on one of America’s most enigmatic literary figures Emily Dickinson is...

Lew Cohen

10/10/2019 - 7:00PM

Join us on Thursday, October 10 at 7:00pm for a book discussion and signing with Lew Cohen, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts-Baystate School of Medicine and author of A Dignigfied Ending: Taking Control Over How We Die. About the Book Each year, more than one million people and their loved-ones arrive at a decision to cease attempts at curative medical treatments and shift to hospice care, while one-in-five Americans now live in in geographical regions that...

Laura Sims

10/15/2019 - 7:00PM

Join us on Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00pm to celebrate the paperback release of Looker with author Laura Sims. About the Book In this taut, arresting debut, a woman becomes fixated on her neighbor—the actress.  Though the two women live just a few doors apart, a chasm lies between them. The actress, a celebrity with a charmed career, shares a gleaming brownstone with her handsome husband and three adorable children, while the recently separated narrator, unhappily childless and...

Jon Clinch

10/16/2019 - 7:00PM

Join us on Wednesday, October 16 at 7:00pm for a reading and signing with Jon Clinch, the author of Marley: A Novel. About the Book From the acclaimed author of the “marvel of a novel” (Entertainment Weekly) Finn comes a masterful reimagining of Charles Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol with this darkly entertaining and moving exploration of the twisted relationship between Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley. “Marley was dead, to begin with,” Charles Dickens tells...

Tatiana Schlossberg

10/17/2019 - 7:00PM

  Join us on onThursday, October 17 at 7:00pm for a book discussion and signing with former New York Times science writer Tatiana Schlossberg, author of Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have. About the Book An urgent call to action, Inconspicuous Consumption will empower you to stand up to climate change and environmental pollution by making simple but impactful changes. With urgency and wit, Tatiana Schlossberg explains that far from...

David Heatley

10/22/2019 - 7:00PM

Join us on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00pm for a reading, multimedia presentation, and book signing with David Heatley, author of Qualification: A Graphic Memoir in Twelve Steps. About the Book Brimming with black humor, Qualification explores the ultimate irony: the author’s addiction to 12-Step programs. David Heatley had an unquestionably troubled and eccentric childhood: father a sexually repressed alcoholic, mother an overworked compulsive overeater. Then David's parents enter the...

Rachel Seidman

10/24/2019 - 7:00PM

Join us on Thursday, October 24 at 7:00pm for a book discussion and signing with Rachel Seidman, director of the Southern Oral History Program in the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Speaking of Feminism: Today's Activists on the Past, Present, and Future of the U.S. Women's Movement. About the Book From the Women's Marches to the MeToo movement, it is clear that feminist activism is still alive and well in...

Archer Mayor

10/29/2019 - 7:00PM

Join us in Tuesday, October 29 at 7:00pm for a reading and signing with Archer Mayor, author of Bomber's Moon: A Joe Gunther Novel. About the Book The murder of a small-time drug dealer snowballs into the most complex case ever faced by Joe Gunther and his VBI team. It is said a bright and clear bomber’s moon is the best asset to finding one’s target. But beware what you wish for: What you can see at night can also see you. Often with dire consequences. Bomber's Moon is Archer...

SOLD OUT! Rachel Maddow, Blowout

11/17/2019 - 4:00PM

***This event is SOLD OUT! Tickets were sold on a first come, first served basis, and there are no more available seats for the public. We will not be giving out tickets on the day of the event, as there will not be any additional seats available. There is no wait list for those who did not get tickets. We appreciate your interest in this event, and we apologize for any inconvenience. If you'd like to pre-order Rachel's new book, you can do so in-store or on our website.*** Rachel Maddow...

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