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|Happenings at the Bookstore and Around Town May 2012|
May in Montclair! We're starting with a bit of a drizzle, but that's actually fine for our Prize Winning May Basket - "Ivy."
In all the busy-ness of this month, do try to take some time out and breathe - and read!
And treat yourself...come out for an author event
and be a part of the discussion!
Margot, Carolyn, Marina, Nicole, Marisela and Liane
|At the Bookstore|
Meet the Authors, Join the Discussion
Wednesday, May 9, 7:30-9pm
Emily Sylvan Kim has organized a spectacular group of writing women in celebration of Mother's Day -- edgy mom style. Romance novel maven Sarah Wendell, humor blogger Deborah Goldstein, life coach Julia Roberts, Baristanet honcho Debbie Galant, and novelists Kim Purcell and Lizzie Foley. Share the laughter, the edge, and the search for the right words!
Writing Matters Panel Living the Dream
Thursday, May 10, 7pm
A special event that touches on every aspect of book publishing today. Meet a debut author who made the leap from micro press to major house, an acclaimed author who is new to her publisher, an author with multiple internationally bestselling titles--and the gifted editor of all three. Our lineup will also include an independent book publicist responsible for launching careers--and dreams.
Barista Kids Ladies Night Out
Confessions of a Scary Mommy
Friday, May 11, 7:30-9:30pm
at Trend Coffee House, 411 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair
A fun party and book signing with Scary Mommy, a national blogger who just released her book Confessions of a Scary Mommy. Enjoy cocktails, fruit and cheese, red velvet cupcakes and much more! Free event but space is limited. Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
Arielle Eckstut & David Henry Sterry
Monday, May 14, 7pm
The Book Doctors are back! The workshop gives you the nuts and bolts to launch your book successfully, from platform, to pitch, to publication. Limited to 25 people. $75 plus The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published. Register online
Meet the Author
Michael C. Gabriele
The Golden Age of Bicycle Racing in New Jersey
Saturday, May 19, 12-2pm
It's a bike celebration this weekend, with Bike&Walk Montclair on Sunday. To get you in the spirit, come and meet Gabriele and share New Jersey's cycling history.
Irish American Writers and Artists Salon
This is Your Brain on Shamrocks
with Musical Guest
Thursday, May 24, 7pm
Rock and Read Renowned Irish American culture vulture Mike Farragher turns a critical eye on himself in the pages of This Is Your Brain on Shamrocks and provides a funny, sweet, and certainly irreverent take on life, spirituality, parenting, music, and heritage.
Short Story Reading
Thursday, May 31, 7-8pm
Miami author Lynne Barrett returns to her home turf to introduce her new short story collection. "Barrett portrays adult lives with minimal flourishes and a powerful command of setting. Florida is electric with the tension of "all that can happen"--hurricanes, sinkholes, and a boom-and-bust history. - Publishers Weekly
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, May 11, Galileo's Dream, Kim Stanley Robinson
Fri, Jun 8, Einstein's Intersection, Samuel Delaney
Salon Espanol with Marisela Santiago Fri, May 18, Del Amor y Otros Demonios, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Mental Health Book Club with Joel Wechsler
Tues, May 15, The Memory Palace, Mira Bartok
Middle School Boys with Mary Funari
|Kids Bookmark Winners!|Saturday, May 12, 1pm
Meet the young artists and creators of our new store bookmarks inspired by Skippy Jon Jones.
For the Kids
Meet the Author!
Graphic Novel for Middle Readers
Saturday, May 12, 3-4pm
A fierce and fiesty heroine and her two sidekicks - an aspiring princess and her fearful younger brother, are off on a giant-slaying adventure.
Jorge will be talking about the story, about writing a graphic novel and about collaborating with his illustrator Rafael Rosado. As a special treat, Jorge will also be showing us the video "trailer" for the novel and a short video presentation on Rafael's digital illustration process. This is that graphic novel that Bone and Amulet lovers have been waiting for... don't miss it! All ages welcome, story geared to 7-11 year olds.
| For the Kids!|
Sat May 5
Magritte's Marvelous Hat by D.B. Johnson
Van Gogh and the Sunflowers by Laurence Anholt
Art masters is what it's all about at this weeks story time. Let's explore Van Gogh's sunflowers, Magritte's hat and our own artistic talents.
Sat May 12
Froggy Rides a Bike by Jonathan London
Duck Rides a Bike by David Shannon
To celebrate the Tour De Montclair join us while we read about our favorite frog on his own bike adventure. So, bike, walk, hop, skip, or jump to the children's Room here at Watchung Booksellers.
Boy & Bot by Ame Dyckman
Chloe Instead by Micah Player
Bring a friend and join us to find out what a boy, a robot,a girl and her sister have in common? Hint: FRIENDSHIP.
Let's Do Nothing
by Tony Fucile
I Am Not Sleepy and I will Not Go to Bed
by Lauren Child
How many times have we heard " I have nothing to do" or "I'm not tired". Join us for a story time where we will learn that there is always something to do and that there are lots of ways to make one tired.
And now, our new 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.
| Around Town...and You are Invited
Wednesday, May 9, 6:30pmFrench Institute Alliance Francaise, The Carriage House, 331 Claremont Avenue. Free, RSVP fiaf.org/nj
Green Brook Country Club
in N Caldwell
Please contact Book Review Director Marlene Cohen or call 973-228-1800 to make your luncheon reservation.
| wb April Bestsellers
Wild, Cheryl Strayed
My Two Moms, Zach Wahls
The President's Club, Nancy Gibbs
Driving Mr. Yogi, Harvey Araton
Arcadia, Carol Graff
Calico Joe, John Grisham
50 Shades of Grey, EL James
Gone, Michael Grant
Hunger Games series, Suzanne Collins
Wonder, RJ Palacio
Legend, Marie Lu