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|Happenings at the Bookstore and Around Town July 2012|
|Dear Friends, |
Hope everyone enjoyed the perfect day on the 4th.
We're back! Our new store space is unbelievable! More space to browse and discover new books. As a celebration, we invite you for wine and cheese on Friday evening, 5-7pm.
(No sneak-peak photos, because you have to see it to believe it!)
Happy 25th Birthday to Waldo!
Savenger Hunt in Watchung Plaza! Come by the store to get started.
Margot, Carolyn, Marina, Nicole, Marisela and Liane
|At the Bookstore|
Meet the Authors, Join the Discussion
Comfort Summer Reading
Thursday, July 12, 7-8pm
An evening with Dottie Frank is not one to be missed, full of laughter and great stories. Dottie will share her newest bestseller, Porch Lights. A nurse returns to Sullivan's Island after serving in the Irag War to find her life altered by tragedy. With the help of her son and her aging mother, she rediscovers love and purpose in life.
New York City Historical Fiction
Thursday, July 26, 7-8pm
Zimmerman, a nonfiction writer focusing on the changing role of women in American, is coming to talk about her debut novel. The story of a beautiful, determined female trader in 1663 New Amsterdam, the Dutch colony at the foot of Manhattan Island, who sees orphans go missing and decides to catch the killer before it's too late. A love story wrapped around a murder mystery, The Orphanmaster
draws on Zimmerman's copious research into the history of early Manhattan.
Writing Matters Panel Series
Writing and Publishing Women's Fiction
Friday, July 27th, 7pm
Workshop hosted by Lisa Verge Higgins. Panelists: Lisa Dale and Shelley Noble
If you write women's fiction, would like to know more about how it's done, or just enjoy reading stories that relate to love, friendship, family, and career, come and meet three authors who can tell you all about it. It's a chance to chat, ask questions, sip some summer refreshment, and pick up some new reading for the beach or pool.
| Around Town...and You are Invited |
Green Brook Country Club
Book Review Luncheons
Wed, July 18th 11:30am
In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. RSVP
Wed, August 29th, 11:30am
A chilling, eye-opening journey into Mumbai's seed underworld -- and the nightmare of two orphaned girls swept into the international sex trade. RSVP
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Wed, September 19th, 11:30amMajor Pettigrew (reitred) lives quietly, and honorably, in a small English village. As he befriends Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village, their blossoming friendship rattles the social order of the village. RSVP
| wb June Bestsellers |
Canada, Richard Ford
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers
Mission to Paris, Alan Furst
Let's Pretend this Never Happened, Jennifer Lawton
Twilight of the Elites, Chris Hayes
Barack Obama: The Story, David Maraniss
Idea Factory, Jon Gertner
Wild, Cheryl Strayed
State of Wonder, Ann Patchett
The Cat's Table, Michael Ondaatje
Caleb's Crossing, Geraldine Brooks
Maine, J Courtney Sullivan
Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes
The Family Fang, Kevin Wilson
50 Shades of Grey, EL James
The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach
Unfamiliar Fishes, Sarah Vowell
Destiny of the Republic, Candice Millard
Blue Nights, Joan Didion
Randy Riley's Really Big Hit, Chris Van Dusen
Revenge of the Dinotrux, Chris Gall
Planet Tad, Tim Carell
Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms, Lissa Evans
Hunger Games series, Suzanne Collins
Wonder, RJ Palacio
|Family Book Club
In this club, the whole family reads together! We invite your family to join us in reading a couple of classic favorites (ok, so we picked a couple of our childhood favorites...) and then come on over to the store for an animated group chat, pizza, and fun family activities.
Ages 6-9, Wednesday, July 11th, 6:30pm
My Father's Dragon
Ages 10-13, Wednesday, July 18th, 6:30pm
A Wrinkle in Time
Workshop for Preschool Parents
Melissa Jacobs, JFS Social Worker
Monday, July 16, 10:30-11:30am
Jewish Family Concierge
for Montclair and Surrounding Areas
in Partnership with Jewish Family Service of MetroWest invites you to a workshop at the bookstore. Children are welcome (snacks will be provided).
| For the Kids!|
Miss Elaine's Super Special Summer Storytime Tuesdays in July, 10:30am
Ages 3-6 welcome (no RSVPs needed but space is limited). Let's have fun reading about the "Important Stuff" -- Manners, Feelings, Families and Friends.
Mommy & Me Storytime
Moms and their little darlings, 2yrs and younger, come join us on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 for a Mommy and Me Storytime.
Write It! Zine
for Young Writers is back!
The watchung booksellers
Write It! Zine is back, and ready to receive your best summer writing.
- Who can enter? All kids, grade 4 through 12.
- What kind of writing? Story, Essay, or Poem. Please send only one piece per category per person.
- How long? Up to 1000 words, or about two pages. For more info.
So find a quiet spot, catch your best idea, ride your imagination, and let the writing begin.
We can't wait to hear from you!
|In-House Book Groups |
All are welcome. 7:00pm
No registration required for the adult book groups If the book appeals to you, and you've read it, come and join us.
Great Writers with Marina Cramer
Beam Me Up Science Fiction with Eileen Duffy
Fri, Jul 13, Last Theorem, Fredrik Pohl
Fri. Aug 10, Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
Fri, Sept. 21, Maria, Jorge Isaacs
La Casa de la Laguna, Rosario Ferre
Middle School Boys Book Club with Mary Funari
Sun, Sept 23, Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series
Suggested Summer Reading Christopher Paolini's Eragon series